Okanagan Military History

Meet the people from the Okanagan Valley who served in the armed forces.

Discover the military history of the Okanagan

Articles and stories from military historians

1944: A Summer of Loss

1944: A Summer of Loss

Many Okanagan communities grieved the loss of at least one citizen during the Second World War. According to the Okanagan Honour Roll, 50 people died in Canada or Europe between June 1 and September 31, 1944. They were between the ages of 19 and 39, served in all...

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Visit the Okanagan Military Museum

Step inside and feel the dedication to service and memory which inspired the museum’s founders. The Okanagan Military Museum reveals how local men and women met the call of duty and contributed to events on the world stage.

“For two decades now, our collection has wowed both locals and visitors, and we’re excited for that to continue. This is part of our shared history and a chance for us to come together in remembrance.”

 – Keith Boehmer, Military Historian