Kelowna is a four-season playground, nestled in the Central Okanagan along Okanagan Lake. A gateway to mountains, lakes, beaches, and wineries, the city offers a lifestyle like none other. With a growing population of 142,146, Kelowna provides an abundance of opportunities and community connections. The city is a year round destination with easy access to world class ski resorts, golf courses, hiking and boating.
The Central Okanagan is one of the fastest growing regions in the province. It is expected by 2036 the population will increase by 60,000. The city is known for exceptional health, education, recreation, and entertainment amenties.
School District 23 provides public schooling for children in Kindergarden to Grade 12 in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, and Peachland.
UBC Okanagan Campus is a campus of UBC which is one of the world's top ranked universities. They are planning to double the size of the campus and establish a new presence in downtown Kelowna.
Okanagan College offers diplomas, bachelors degrees, trades, professional development and much more.
Wineries & Culinary Experiences
Kelowna is located centrally in the recognized Okanagan wine region. Minutes from our lakeside city, you can discover over 40 wineries that produce award winning reds, whites and roses. Along with the unforgettable winery and vineyard views, you will find an abundance of culinary experiences that pair perfectly with our local wines.
Wine Directory and Kelowna Wine Trail Information:
Interior Health provides a network of care through hospitals, community health centres, assisted living, mental health facilites and much more. The Kelowna General Hospital is the largest and most comprehensive hosiptal in the Interior Health region offering speciality services such as cardiac surgery and angioplasty.
Canada’s Best Ski Resorts
Big White Ski Resort is Canada's Favourite Family Ski Resort and only a 45 minute drive from Kelowna. This all season resort offers phenomenal skiing in the winter and now hiking and mountain biking in the summer.
Silver Star Mountain Resort is located 22 km northeast of Vernon or a 55 minute drive from the Kelowna International Airport (YLW ). Enjoy skiing in the winter and world class biking and hiking in the summer.
Apex Ski Resort is located is located 33 km from Pentiction or 90 minutes from Kelowna International Airport.
Kelowna has one of the longest and driest golf seasons in Canada. Challenge your golf game while enjoying the stunning views of the valley.
Predator Ridge Resort: 25 minute drive from YLW