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. Three major ski hills are within a one-hour drive.
Kelowna is the fastest growing Census Metropolitan Area in Canada, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada.
The Census, which was released by Statistics Canada Wednesday, shows that Kelowna’s population grew to 222,162 in 2021. That’s an increase of 14 per cent from 2016.https://globalnews.ca/news/8606476/kelowna-fastest-growing-city-census/