Kelowna is the largest city in the Okanagan Valley, situated on the 135-kilometre long Okanagan Lake and in the Sonora Desert where residents enjoy long warm summers and short mild winters. The city is renowned for its world-class wineries, golf courses and sandy beaches, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, retirees and beach-goers alike.
During warm summer months, Kelowna draws a large crowd of tourists who are lured by the lake, RV parks and campgrounds, pristine golf courses and hiking trails. Despite the large number of summer residents, Kelowna easily accommodates the influx of visitors with a wide variety of accommodations, activities and facilities. A popular golf destination, Kelowna’s 20 world-class golf courses offer panoramic views of the lake and rolling hills of the region’s many orchards and vineyards.
With over 25 wineries and a selection of breweries, distilleries and cideries, Kelowna has gained international recognition for its top quality wines. Vineyards located a mere 10-minute drive from the city have proven to be popular destinations to enjoy scenic wine tours and sample exquisite BC wines.
During the winter months, residents and visitors enjoy their pick of four ski resorts: Big White, Silver Star, Crystal Mountain and Apex, which are all within a short drive from the city. Kelowna also has a popular snowmobiling culture, with a network of snowmobile trails starting at the edge of the city.
The city of Kelowna is expected to grow at an annual rate of 1.15% through to 2030. The increase in new residents is welcomed by the city, as reflected in its official community plan, which highlights sustainability as a main focus of the community’s goals, objectives and overall policies.
Those not wanting to undergo the four-hour drive from Vancouver to Kelowna can enter the city via Kelowna International Airport, which offers over 60 non-stop commercial flights each day to cities across North America, as well as seasonal flights to Mexico.
Whether you’re looking for your very own vineyard, lakeside resort or sandy-beached estate, our Kelowna real estate professionals can help you find your ideal home.