Kelowna & Area

Looking for Kelowna Real Estate? Learn about what makes Kelowna a great place to live.

Living in Kelowna

A Four Season Playground To Live, Work, and Play… 150,000+ people call Kelowna home. At the heart of the Okanagan Valley, in beautiful British Columbia, sits the desirable city of Kelowna. Surrounded by mountains and lakes, it is a true four-season playground. Kelowna is the major city center within the Central Okanagan. Situated alongside Okanagan Lake, with several other lakes nearby, Kelowna is located 471 km east of Vancouver and 606 km west of Calgary.

Weather

Summer temperatures average 27.4° C, though it does get considerably warmer.  Kelowna winter temperatures are mild, averaging 0° C, with a mix of rain and snow.  Kelowna receives over 2,000 hours of sunlight and 14 inches of precipitation annually.

Recreation

Kelowna and the entire Okanagan Valley is surrounded by parkland, beautiful lakes and beaches, mountains, world class golf courses, and a variety of other recreational activities. In the winter months spend your time downhill skiing and snowboarding at Kelowna’s Big White,Westbank’s Crystal Mountain, and and Vernon’s Silver Star Mountain. Or spend your days cross country skiing, skating, or snowmobiling. The rest of the year you can golf, hike, bike, mountain climb, boat, fish, swim, and enjoy the sunshine.

Orchards and vineyards lie within a ten minute drive from Kelowna’s downtown core, including:

Arts & Culture

The Cultural District in downtown Kelowna is a hub of arts and culture.  This six block core houses all the major arts and culture attractions, and brings together great cultural and theatrical programming all year round.

THE MAJOR CENTRES FOR ARTS AND CULTURE INCLUDE:

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON KELOWNA VISIT

The Downtown Kelowna Association
Tourism Kelowna