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Kelowna, BC

Kelowna, BC

Kelowna, BC

Moving to Kelowna, British Columbia, in Western Canada
The city of Kelowna, British Columbia, lies in the Okanagan Valley by Okanagan Lake. It even derives its name from the Okanagan word for “grizzly bear.” The over 100,000 residents enjoy nice weather year round, with calm winds, warm summers and suprisingly mild winters. A popular destination for wine lovers, Kelowna's wines have gained worldwide recognition. If you are moving to Kelowna, you may agree with 90% of the residents, who say “My city is a great place to live” according to a survey by Canada Pulse.

Why Moving to Kelowna, British Columbia, Means Moving to a “Great Place”

Conveniences: The largest city in the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna has all the conveniences of modern cities. Its center of commerce includes lots of malls, large department stores and small boutique shops. The Orchard Park Shopping Centres boasts 170 retailers. The variety of restaurants in Kelowna is quite impressive: Thai, French, Mediterranean, Memphis barbecue, and East Indian, just to name a few.

Transportation: Kelowna is connected by Highway 97 to the Trans Canada Highway. The Kelowna Regional Transit System provides bus service for the city and area. The Kelowna International Airport provides flights to Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle and even seasonal service to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Mexico.

Outdoors: There are many adventures for those who love the great outdoors. Single track offroad biking trails, scores of hiking trails throughout the Okanagan region, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing a short distance away, great birdwatching, just to name a few. Okanagan Lake is 110 kilometers long, ideal for boaters and skiers, full of hidden coves, isolated beaches and parks.

Wineries: The Okanagan Valley is renowned for its vineyards. The 20 wineries in Kelowna and over 100 in the valley will keep any wine aficionado occupied and content.

Culture: The Cultural District will please lovers of art, music and theater. Kelowna is home to the Geert Maas Sculpture Gardens and Gallery and has its own professional symphony orchestra, The Okanagan Symphony. Prospera Place hosts an exciting lineup of performers, from Neil Young to Jay Z to Michael Buble.

Education: Over 5000 students attend Okanagan College and almost 8000 go to University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Helpful Links for Moving to Kelowna, BC
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The service center for Kelowna, BC is located in Surrey, BC.

Information about Kelowna, BC

Est. Population: Unknown
County: Central Okanaga
Latitude: 49.8833
Longitude: -119.4833
Zip Codes: V1P1A0-V1P9Z9