KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Bertram Beach, Kelowna, B.C.

City Profile & Statistics

Centered in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of B.C., Kelowna is one of the fastest growing cities in British Columbia. It enjoys an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine with moderate winters, making it ideal for those who love outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, golf, horseback-riding in the summer, and skiing or snowboarding during the winter. This lakeside city is surrounded by glorious beaches, as well as the Big White Ski Resort located within an hour of town. This makes Kelowna the perfect place for families, as there is an abundance of outdoor activities for children, and activities the whole family can share such as leisurely hikes in the Okanagan Mountain Park, spending a day at the beach or the Okanagan Lake, a fresh water lake for recreational water sports, and enjoying a free concert at the park. Kelowna is also famous for being the home to many exquisite orchards and wine estates!

Kelowna consists of a variety of neighbourhoods, including a vibrant downtown sector, located directly on the Okanagan Lake. Its surroundings include sandy beaches, a shopping district, restaurants, museums, art galleries, and a casino. Kelowna has a convenient regional transit system that that spans the entire city.

  Population: 179, 839

Approx. 400 kilometres northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia

53.9 kilometres southwest of Vernon, B.C.

 January Average Temperature: 2° Celsius

 July Average Temperature: 28° Celsius

Education: 41 Public Primary and Secondary Schools, and 10 Post-Secondary Institutions

Top Industries: Agriculture, Forestry, Orchards, Wineries, Tourism, Construction, Finance, Health Care, and Manufacturing


Major Local Events: Farmers’ & Crafters’ Indoor & Outdoor Market, Parks Alive! (free, live, outdoor concerts), and Beer & Wine Festivals

Closest Airport: Kelowna International Airport

Cost of Living: Moderately Affordable

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