Aerial view of Kelowna British Columbia.

Fun Facts about Kelowna and the Okanagan

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, wine aficionado, or foodie, there is something for everyone in Kelowna and the beautiful Okanagan Valley.

As the third largest metropolitan area in British Columbia, this spectacular region perfectly encompasses the beauty of city ease and country calm and comfort. All the convenience at your fingertips while still having the time and peace to stop and smell the lavender.

Stay active at any time of year.

You won't find better weather anywhere else in Canada. Residents of the Okanagan get to enjoy impeccable summers with low humidity and an average temperature of 27 degrees. With over 2,000 hours of sun annually, it’s easy to make the most of all that the Okanagan has to offer including its 300 km of bike lanes and over 40 km of multi-use paths!

Prefer winter activities? Enjoy an average winter temperature of just 1 degree and 700 cm of annual snowfall making it a perfect environment to comfortably enjoy the Okanagan winter experience with snowshoeing, snowmobiles, skiing or snowboarding.

The Okanagan Valley really is a haven for any range of outdoor enthusiasts. No matter what your passion may be, you will love being within 60 minutes of over 20 lakes, 2,904 square kms of beaches, 19 golf courses, 63 community parks, and 132 ski runs.

Stop and smell the Wine

Kelowna is a popular vacation spot for many reasons but what it’s most known for is its strong Wine culture. With over 240 vineyards, Kelowna is Canada’s #1 wine destination. If Wine isn’t your main squeeze, Kelowna also has over 30 breweries, cideries, and distilleries, all within a 60 minute radius.

Where entrepreneurs thrive.

Dig past the Okanagan’s gorgeous exterior and discover the endless career opportunities it has to offer. As Canada’s #1 entrepreneurial region and its booming tech industry that contributes over 1.7 billion into the economy annually, Kelowna is the perfect place to grow personally and professionally.