Built on the shores of Okanagan Lake, Kelowna provides residents with all of the benefits of urban life, while maintaining its heritage charm and rural roots.
The biggest city in the region, this is a four-season playground. Beaches, mountains, world-class skiing and golf courses and a thriving cultural scene have long attracted visitors and residents. Tourism is an essential pillar of the bustling economy, along with agriculture, medicine, higher education, and most recently, the tech sector. Forestry and natural resources also comprise a significant employment base. The Okanagan is a widely celebrated wine region, and Kelowna wineries consistently win global awards, making wine tourism increasingly popular. Lush vineyards nestle in the hills, among mature orchards and small farms.
Kelowna is an excellent place to raise a family, with child-friendly amenities, an extensive park system, numerous extracurricular opportunities, and outstanding public and private schools.
Plentiful post-secondary educational opportunities and a vibrant nightlife make it a favourite place for young adults. A focus on healthy living helps Kelowna attract retirees from across Canada, as well as outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.
Kelowna residents love the perfect balance their city offers. Big city amenities and a recreational lifestyle, a diverse and welcoming population, and a stunning natural setting make this an excellent place to call home.