Kelowna is the largest city in the BC interior and the third largest metropolitan area in the province. It ranks as the 22nd largest city in Canada, with a population of 194,882 in 2016. Situated along Okanagan Lake, in the Okanagan Valley, it is known for its beautiful beaches, hot, sunny summers, and many world-class wineries. In the winter, Kelowna is a base camp for internationally recognized Big White Ski Resort, attracting skiiers and boarders from around the globe.
West Kelowna is the second-largest community in the Central Okanagan, located on the west bank of Okanagan Lake, just across from Kelowna. West Kelowna has a lot to offer its residents, from its many hiking and mountain biking trails to exceptional wineries and dining opportunities, like Quail’s Gate and Mission Hill winery. West Kelowna residents get to enjoy a small-town atmosphere just minutes from the heart of downtown Kelowna.
Lake Country is the gateway to the North Okanagan. A 20 minute drive north of Kelowna, Lake Country is a district made up of four small communities: Winfield, Carr’s Landing, Oyama, and Okanagan Centre. Nestled amid orchards, vineyards, pastures, and — of course — several lakes, Lake Country is a great community for families and those looking for a slower pace.
Peachland is the southernmost community in the Central Okanagan, located just minutes from West Kelowna. Its varied geography offers both secluded mountainside views and beachfront properties in a laid-back, natural setting. While Peachland offers you all the basic amenities you need, you’re also no more than 20 minutes from Kelowna proper, and a half-hour from Penticton.
Big White is the Okanagan’s premier skiing destination. Located only an hour from Kelowna up highway 33, Big White is a world-renowned winter sports resort. With 118 ski runs, a new terrain park, outdoor skating rink, and tube park, there’s something for everyone. Big White’s alpine village offers many dining and shopping options, as well as spas, events, and more. In the summer, Big White is a popular mountain biking destination.