Kelowna is the largest city in the BC Interior with a population of approximately 110,000. Easily accessible by car, bus and air, we’re 150 km. (90 miles) north of the United States border and 395 km. (247 miles) east of Vancouver. Situated on the eastern shores of Okanagan Lake the climate is semi-arid and can supply more than 2,000 hours of sunshine per year.
Kelowna boasts all the amenities of a major city – sports, fine dining, unique shops and a vibrant cultural life. The city is also strongly associated with the orchards, vineyards and wineries that surround it.
Rated among the most competitive places to do business in the Pacific Region of North America, Kelowna has become the main marketing and distribution centre of the Okanagan Valley, with a flourishing tree fruit industry and a growing light industrial sector that competes on a world scale. Best known for forestry and the manufacture of boats, plastics, fibreglass, body armour and oil field equipment, Kelowna also has a growing high technology sector that includes aerospace development and service, as well as a being a popular vacation destination.
Kelowna real estate varies from luxury homes on Lake Okanagan to gated senior communities, trendy condos, to family residential homes. The Kelowna real estate market makes it easy to choose a home for those who would like to live in this relaxed lifestyle area. Paige welcomes the opportunity to show you around!
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Kelowna’s airport is the 11st busiest in Canada with approximately 35 scheduled flights a day and is also one of the fastest growing in North America.
Prospera Place, a 6,000 seat multi-purpose facility is home to the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League, and attracts major entertainers and events.
Kelowna's art scene has several local theatre groups, a symphony orchestra, museums and numerous art galleries.
Kelowna sports and recreation includes many activities such as skiing, golf, water sports, beaches, hiking and walking trails, and mountain biking.
Kelowna and Area Schools from kindergarten to post-secondary in both the private and public sector.
Okanagan College offers university and transfer programs, as well as a wide range of adult education and trades courses.
UBC Okanagan opened in September 2005 now offering engineering and graduate studies in a variety of disciplines.
Kelowna Farmer's Market has grown to be BC's largest farmer's market with more visiters each year.
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce established in 1906, their mission is to foster a positive business environment by providing members with leadership, advocacy and services of value.