Kelowna - Central Okanagan

Welcome to the City of Kelowna

Highlights 

  • Population 175,00
  • Accessibility - the region's international airport is only 10 km. from the city centre
  • Close to Vancouver, Calgary and US Border
  • Mild, dry climate
  • Surrounding orchards and award-winning wineries
  • World-class skiing and snowboarding
  • Located on beautiful Okanagan Lake

Location

The city of Kelowna is located in the centre of the Okanagan Valley, approximately 400 km. east of Vancouver and 600 km. west of Calgary. Kelowna is easily accessible to visitors, only a four-hour drive from Vancouver or a quick 60-minute flight from Vancouver or Calgary

The Okanagan Valley is located in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada, making it a central location for visiting B.C.’s west coast (Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria) and the Rocky Mountains, bordering BC and Alberta.

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Winter Mountain View Kelowna Kelowna Walkway

Culture

Kelowna is the largest city in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and features all of the cultural and recreational amenities of a major centre. Although a quiet city and an excellent place to study English, the growing city of Kelowna offers a thriving Cultural District, shopping, theatres, music, restaurants, nightlife, spectator sports, outdoor festivals, beaches, parks and more.

Recreation

Kelowna is a sought after year-round vacation destination. Recreational opportunities include some of Canada’s best golf, snowboarding and skiing. In winter, Kelowna is a skier’s paradise, with powder snow conditions on nearby ski hills, including Big White and Silver Star. In summer, students can enjoy swimming, boating, camping, canoeing, sailing and numerous marathon and triathlon events.

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