Described by national and international writers as the “Palm Springs of the North”
and by locals as “a four seasons playground for young and old.” The Okanagan Valley has all the amenities an individual, family or retiree(s) could ever want whether it’s recreational or business. Kelowna and the surrounding communities (Peachland, Westbank, Ellison, Rutland and Lake Country) typically enjoy average summer time temperatures of 28.4 C with over 2,000 hours of sunshine. The average daytime highs during December and January is a mild 0 degrees.
The Okanagan Valleys semi-arid and temperate climate combined with its several recreational lakes (such as Okanagan Lake), world class golf courses, award winning wineries, 200+ parks/beaches and crystal clear night skies create for engaging encounters for all. Celebrated cultural events, fairs and festivals fill the calendar year
in all the neighboring communities. Culturally the valley is home to museums, art galleries, theatre/symphony companies, a new Arts centre and Canada’s number one concert/ice venue Prospera Place. This facility is also the home of the popular WHL Kelowna Rockets Hockey team. Fall sees the valley turn into a kaleidoscopic paradise with numerous scenic trails to explore. Exceptionally mild winters help the higher elevations produce some of the finest champagne powder snow on the globe. To help you enjoy all of what the mountains have to offer you Kelowna boasts four major resorts Big White, Silver Star, Crystal Mountain and Apex Alpine.
Kelowna is the most rapidly expanding area outside the lower mainland and bloats of having one of the most stable business environments in all of Western Canada. Construction, retail, tourism, business and health services have all experienced major growth. The Okanagan Valley is accessible to major municipalities (such as Vancouver/Calgary) by two major highways and an enlarging international airport. The communities industrial and technology sectors are quickly expanding and in some areas pioneering. The University has two main campuses that recently attained the level of degree granting status. Kelowna BC is a visitors paradise... why not live here too!