“A museum is not just a building full of old stuff. A museum is a record of time, a place, and its people.”
The Silver Star Mountain Museum is a partnership between SilverStar Mountain Resort and the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives.
A satellite of the Vernon Museum, the Silver Star Mountain Museum intends to preserve artifacts and stories from the past about the people and events on the mountain. The Syilx People of the Okanagan Nation and the Splatsin First Nation of the Secwépemc peoples have been in the area since time immemorial. Settler activity on the mountain dates back several hundred, with mining and forestry activities, as well as recreational use in recent years.
Go on a self-guided walking tour of Silver Star. Start at Pinnacles, the original Day Lodge, where there are many historical photos and a beautiful mural. The route takes you down through the Chilcoot Lodge and Vance Creek Hotel, then through the village, as you learn everything you ever wanted to know about the history of “The Star”.
This summer, the Museum is hosting tours and presentations every weekend. Join experts and Silver Star locals to deepen your understanding of the mountain. The majority of tours depart at 10am from the Museum tent near the Ticket Office, however see details below for tours starting at different times. For more details click here: Museum Weekend Events.
Sun. July 02: Herbs as Healing Remedies Part 1
Sat. July 08: Herbs as Healing Remedies Part 2
Sun. July 09: Brewers Pond Eco Tour (Meet at Brewers Pond. Walk starts at 1pm)
Sat. July 15: Rocks Beneath our Feet (Tour starts at 9:30am)
Sun. July 16: History of Silver Star
Sat. July 22: Allan Brooks Nature Centre Tour (Tickets required here)
Sun July 23: Flowers and Plants of Silver Star (Meet at Brewers Pond)
Sat July 29: Insect Safari (Meet at Brewers Pond. Walk starts at 1pm)
Sun. Aug 06: Silver Star Fire Lookout (Gondola Pass required)
Sat. Aug 12: Trees of Silver Star
Sun. Aug 13: Brewers Pond Eco Tour (Meet at Brewers Pond. Walk starts at 1pm)
Sat. Aug 19: Allan Brooks Nature Centre Tour (Tickets required here)
Sun. Aug 20: Rocks Beneath our Feet (Walk starts at 9:30am)
Sat. Aug 26: Drawing with Ginny Hall
Sun. Aug 27: History of Silver Star
For advanced registration or any questions please email Debbie Dell at firstname.lastname@example.org.