Over twenty-plus years my father-in-law gathered a vast collection of vintage farm equipment, industrial tools, antiques in various states of repair. He had a deep appreciation of farming history, and he was always questing for pieces that hearkened back to his time as a child on a farm in the Fraser Valley. If I hadn’t known he had a day job I’d have thought he was a curator for some local museum.
Take a self-guided walking tour through the property and you’ll come across a little blacksmith shop, a tool museum, and three sheds housing tractors, trucks and other gems. You’ll be able to read about the pieces, how they were used when they were still in service. A number of the pieces have very specific connections to farming and business heritage in the Okanagan Valley, or the province, for example:
Take your time and wander through history. ‘Big Jake’ would have welcomed you to enjoy his collection with a firm and friendly handshake and a proud smile. We promise to do our best to make you feel just as welcome.