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The Shuswap's premier heritage destination is the R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum, nestled on the east side of Salmon Arm at 751 Highway 97 B. It opens for the 2024 season on May 15. The Heritage Village spans 40 acres of picturesque farmland, showcasing 27 buildings—replicas and originals—and over 30 exhibits, including the iconic 1910 Haney House. Visitors are invited to delve into the rich history of the Shuswap's early settlers and pioneers.

The Village and Museum are open from 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday to Sunday. In July and August, we are open seven days a week. Your admission includes access to the Heritage Village and Museum, the Children's Discovery Centre, the Sprig of Heather restaurant, scenic walking trails, daily activities, and informative tours.

The Montebello Museum, a recipient of the 2018 Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay Commercial Building Awards "Award of Merit" and the Associations Canada 150 Lasting Legacy Project, anchors the Village with its nine captivating storefronts, each telling a unique story of Salmon Arm's past.

Located in the heart of the Village on the main level of the Broadview School House is the Children's Museum and Discovery Centre, providing hours of playful discovery for families with themes centred around nature, water, and history. The outdoor play area is located directly behind the Discovery Centre. Join us for story time and other daily activities in the Children's Museum.

If you want a unique lunch experience, the licensed Sprig of Heather restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm. Enjoy indoor or outdoor patio seating with views of the Village from every table. The menu includes a daily special. Sandwiches are made with in-house baked bread, fresh fillings, and greens served with your choice of our signature soups or garden salad with dressings made from scratch. There is always a variety of baked goodies on hand. If you only want to come for lunch, ask for a free visitor's pass at the kiosk.

A must-see is the very popular Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre Production. Ticket holders enjoy a home-cooked meal and live theatre with shows every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday evening in July and August. Reservations are a must, and seating is limited, so call early. You don't want to miss this highlight of Salmon Arm's summer entertainment!

Explore the property's natural beauty with a 2.3-kilometre walking trail winding through a woodland setting that covers two climatic zones along Canoe Creek. Armed with a Trail Guide, visitors delve into the property's natural history, identifying plants used by First Nations and early settlers.

Visit the Písell Landmark sculpture at the Village, a tribute to Secwépemc heritage by artisans Shayne D. Hunt and David Jacob Harder. Modelled after a Coyote Rock and adorned with intricate metalwork and carvings, it honours generations of Secwépemc tradition and underscores the commitment of the Secwépemc Landmarks project to preserve and celebrate cultural heritage.

This summer, thanks to the sponsorship by the Shuswap Rotary Club, families can unlock a world of adventure and discovery at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum! Throughout July and August, kids aged 12 and under get in free with a paid adult admission, providing the perfect opportunity for families to explore the largest heritage attraction in the Shuswap region.

Check out our events page HERE for information on the many special events throughout the season, like High Tea, Quilts in the Village with Thread and Paper, the Annual Car Show, Harvest Celebration, and more. For more information on event tickets, admission costs, hours of operation, daily activities, and volunteering opportunities, call 250-832-5243 or visit our website HERE.

Create lasting memories at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum from May through September.


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