Immaculate Conception Mission - Kelowna, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 50.988 W 119° 28.085
11U E 322578 N 5524852
Mounted on a large boulder inside the entrance of Father Pandosy Mission, this sign recalls the founding and history of the oldest Catholic Mission in the British Columbia Interior.
Waymark Code: WMQ9DG
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 01/15/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
Views: 4

Immaculate Conception Mission

Founded in 1859 by Father Charles Marie Pandosy, an Oblate Missiomary, to serve the Native Okanagan People, this was the first Roman Catholic Mission in the interior of British Columbia.

Within the Okanagan Valley the mission was the first permanent non-native settlement, site of the first school and place where the first fruit and vine crops were grown.

Restored in 1958. Designated a Provincial Heritage Site in 1983. Operated by the Okanagan Historical Society.
From the Sign at the entrance to the mission
Mission Mission
Mission Mission
Type of Marker: Cultural

Type of Sign: Historic Site or Building Marker

Describe the parking that is available nearby: PArking lot on site

What Agency placed the marker?: Okanagan Historical Society

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