About Kelowna

Kelowna is the largest city in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and a short flight from Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary. Bordering Okanagan Lake and nestled in the heart of the rocky mountains, Kelowna is well known for its hot summers and temperate winters.

Kelowna boasts all the amenities of a major city: fine dining, unique shops and vibrant culture yet orchards and vineyards thrive within a 10-minute drive of the downtown core. Spectacular vistas await those ready to explore. A delightful day can be spent sampling the award-winning wares of our numerous internationally-acclaimed wineries, while several championship golf courses draw enthusiasts from all parts of the globe.

Situated on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake mid-way between Penticton in the south and Vernon in the north, Kelowna residents and tourists alike find the lake offers wonderful opportunities for boating, swimming or fishing. The nearby mountains attract hikers, skiers and outdoor enthusiasts of all descriptions.

The city’s facilities include Kelowna general hospital which is the largest most comprehensive medical facility in the southern interior of BC, Kelowna International Airport which provides 66 non-stop daily flights to 8 of North Americas largest gateway airports and UBC Okanagan campus.