Living in Kelowna
Kelowna is home to over 110,000 residents that enjoy the city’s amenities including a diverse selection of shopping opportunities, an endless variety of eateries and restaurants, quality schools, a top-notch cultural district, an abundance of lake activities, world-class skiing and snowboarding and so much more. There are a number of medical centres including family medical practices, specialist practices and walk-in clinics. Plus, the recently expanded Kelowna General Hospital that now features a Cardiac Surgical Centre, and the new Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Cancer Centre provide excellent care when you need it most.
Kelowna really is the perfect size, allowing residents the opportunity to benefit from top-notch amenities, yet still feel the warmth and friendliness of a smaller centre, especially within neighbourhoods such as Wilden.
Many choose to live in Kelowna for it’s remarkable four-seasons of beautiful weather. Each season is notable for having some of the best weather in Canada.
The weather, picturesque mountains, and beautiful lakes provide people with endless opportunity for recreation. With a comfortable climate all year, the summer’s are hot and dry and the winters are mild.
For a real-time view of what your stunning vista could be, view the Skylands in Wilden Kelowna webcam.
Things to do in Kelowna
In the winter, you will enjoy skiing at world-class Big White, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and even snowmobiling. The rest of the year you will enjoy boating, beaching, fishing, hiking, running, cycling and more..
With a WHL team, The Kelowna Rockets, the Rotary Centre for the Arts, the Kelowna Community Theatre, the Kelowna Art Gallery and a vibrant community, there is always something to do. Kelowna is perfectly situated to explore the Okanagan region. Local orchards provide in-season fruit ranging from cherries and strawberries to peaches and apples. An array of restaurants ranging from fine dining establishments with incredible views and quaint diners offering a delicious selection of comfort foods to ethnic eateries to tempt every taste bud and neighbourhood pubs to meet up with your friends, if dining out is your thing, you will have plenty of opportunity to find a number of favorite restaurants.
Big White Ski Resort
Award winning and boutique wineries dot the mountainside providing plenty of opportunities for wine tasting and tours. Over 25 wineries are located within Kelowna, but you are within an easy drive to the over 200 local Okanagan Wineries, including a number of favorite wineries just across the bridge along the Westside Wine Trail. Whether you wish to wine and dine at award-wining wineries, take a tour of a large estate winery, meet the team at a family-run boutique winery, or discover your new favorite wine, it goes without saying that living in Kelowna turns you into a wine enthusiast if you are not one already.
Start your tour by visiting these select Kelowna wineries
Calona Vineyards - BC's original winery ...
Beaumont Family Estate Winery - A boutique family winery where kids are always welcome to visit ...
CederCreek Estate Winery - Enjoy panoramic views and the Terrace Restaurant ...
Summerhill Pyramid Winery - Beautiful views overlooking Okanagan Lake, featuring pyramid-aged wines ...