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Kelowna & West Kelowna British Columbia

Kelowna is a beautiful city that is located in the Okanagan Valley, south of British Columbia. The city sits on the Okanagan Lake, with so many fun activities to do along the shores of the lake. This culturally-rich city got its name from an Okanagan word which translates to a male grizzly bear in the English language.

Central Okanagan

It serves as the head office of the Regional District of Central Okanagan and is the third-largest metropolitan area in the province (After Victoria and Vancouver). The city is among the top 20 largest metropolitan areas in Canada and it is blessed with numerous natural resources that make it one of the highly sought-after places to visit in Canada. With a population of about 230,000 in the metropolitan area and 140,000 in the city proper, the city is experiencing fast development and more people are seeing reasons to move to the area. Some of the nearby communities include Vernon and Lake Country to the north; Penticton and Summerland to the south; Peachland to the southwest; and West Kelowna to the west. All these places are tourism grounds because there are tons of things to keep you entertained all year round. The development taking place in Kelowna in recent times is huge and more high-rise buildings are being erected in the city. Whether you are looking for a place to live or a place to visit on vacation, you can never go wrong choosing this city as your destination. Most people who came for vacations ended up buying properties in the amazing city, thanks to its beautiful scenery and welcoming inhabitants.


Talking about the history of the Okanagan Valley, it was first inhabited about 9,000 years ago by the Syilx people. They are known as the indigenous people of the Okanagan Valley and still live in the area today. The first European to travel to the Okanagan Valley was David Stuart and he did that in 1811. However, David didn’t settle in the region. It was in 1859 that a French Roman Catholic Oblate missionary, Father Pandosy, went and settle in the area, becoming the first European settler in the Okanagan Valley. Father Pandosy settled in a location called Bay of Sand, which he named in reference to the sandy shoreline. Throughout the 19th century, the population of Kelowna remained small. However, during the 1870s, sustenance fruit growing expanded in the area, and by the 1890s, commercial agriculture became well-known in the area.


Kelowna was officially incorporated on May 4, 1905, and the first mayor was Henry Raymer. It had just a population of just 600. Before agriculture became a mainstay in the city, it was transportation over the Okanagan Lake that prevailed until 1925. Now, the Okanagan region is known to be home to vineyards and wineries. There is hardly any local gathering you will see foreign wine be used. The city celebrated its centennial in May 2005. The same year, a lot of construction work took place in the area as a part of the plan to reduce traffic issues during the summer tourist season.


The climate of Kelowna is classified as humid continental and has one of the warmest summers in Canada. Due to the Okanagan Lake that passes through the region, many beaches and other water activities are located in the area. Whether it is boating, fishing, playgrounds, or spaces for a picnic, they are all available in this area. If you are a wildlife lover, there are many rare animal species to feed your eyes when you visit this amazing community. Some of the wineries in Kelowna have received international recognition. If you enjoy wines, visiting this area would make your experience a memorable one. There are many vineyards and wineries you can visit and have a taste of the local wines in the region. Whether you are a retiree or a working-class adult looking for where to spend the rest of your life, Kelowna is a good place to relocate to. There are all kinds of properties available for purchase. If your priority is buying a waterfront house, you will surely get it in this community. There are shopping malls, restaurants, golf courses, healthcare centers, and other amenities to cater to your needs. The people of the city are friendly and are ready to offer assistance to new settlers. In terms of education, The University of British Columbia has a campus in Kelowna and Okanagan College is also situated in the city. There are primary and secondary schools to meet your kids’ educational needs. If you care to live in a serene and beautiful environment, Kelowna BC has what it takes to make you comfortable.

West Kelowna

West Kelowna, also known as Westbank and Westside, is one of the most beautiful cities in the Okanagan Valley in the province of British Columbia. The city is characterized by different neighborhoods such as Glenrosa, Rose Valley, Casa Loma, Smith Creek, Gellatly, Westbank, Lakeview Heights, West Kelowna Estates, and Shannon Lake. The present population of the city stands at about 35,000. It was incorporated in 2007, as Westside District Municipal. However, on January 30, 2009, the municipal was renamed West Kelowna.

The Westside is well-known for its amazing outdoor activities, quiet beaches, and rolling hills of orchards. The Okanagan people are the indigenous inhabitants of this city and they have a rich history and culture. Agriculture is a major activity in the area with a lot of vineyards and wineries scattered all over the region. West Kelowna and its neighborhoods have been top spots for people looking for exciting places to spend quality time with friends and family. Whether you plan a day, a week, or your remaining life in this area, there are amazing houses available to purchase. Real estate is booming in the region, thanks to the amazing amenities and facilities that make life more pleasant.

Scenic Views

The landscapes of the city are among the most photographed in the Okanagan Valley. The dormant volcano, Mt Boucherie has created an interesting and dynamic terrain. The volcanic soil of the area has made it a spectacular place to grow grapes. There are vineyards and wineries for those who love wines, and the Okanagan Lake makes it possible for potential homeowners to buy a waterfront house. West Kelowna tends to have some of the oldest vines in the Okanagan and the area is also known as a place of agricultural development.


The Mount Boucherie Community Centre includes the Royal LePage Place arena, home to the BCHL team the West Kelowna Warriors, and Jim Lind Arena for ice sports clubs such as figure skating, hockey, and ringette. The beautiful city has numerous swimming areas along Okanagan Lake and a lakefront walking train alongside Gellatly Road. A good place to enjoy outdoor swimming and other recreational programs are the Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre, downtown Westbank. There are different communities and regional parks in the city, offering ball fields, soccer pitches, hiking trails, and children’s play areas. Some of the popular trails are located in Eain Lamont and Mount Boucherie Parks and Glen Canyon, Goats Peak, Kalamoir and Rose Valley Regional Parks. There are also golf clubs for those that are interested in golfing.

Something for everyone

If you are a family man or a retiree, there are good properties to buy in the Westbank region of the Okanagan Valley. There are shopping malls to buy your groceries and other needs, world-class restaurants to drink and dine, and dozens of outdoor activities to keep you thrilled all year round. West Kelowna is situated within School District 23 Central Okanagan. Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary School serves grades 9 through 12. There are two middle schools in the municipal, serving grades 6 through 8; Glenrosa Middle School and Constable Neil Bruce Middle School. There are nine public schools located in the municipal and two major public institutions; University of British Columbia Okanagan and Okanagan College.

The Okanagan Valley has some of the best places to live in Canada. All the amenities you could think of are available here, and there are outdoor activities that attract tourists on yearly basis.


Recent Property Listings

5 Beds 4 Baths 10257078 MLS® # Courtesy of Royal LePage Kelowna
Welcome to one of the best streets in Dilworth! This updated family home has so much to offer. Spacious yard, great views & super location in the city! Bright open updated kitchen w/quartz counters, abundance of cabinets with b/in's & b/in ss appls including gas cook-top, microwave, oven, dw & fridge w/water & ice, breakfast bar, bayed eating nook & in-line family rm w/cozy gas f/p. Garden door (with b/in retractable screen) provides access to the spacious cov. deck, great for entertaining & lower hot tub deck! Vaulted ceilings carried through from the kitchen, foyer & living/dining room w/hardwood & skylights provide such a feeling of space. Three bedrooms up with 2 full bathrooms, including the primary with a full ensuite with walk-in shower, b/in vanity & a wall of closets plus a walk-in! Convenient 2-pce powder & laundry/mud with exterior garden door (& direct garage access) off of the kitchen complete this main floor! Lower level has spacious family/games room & two large bedrooms. Could easily be suited as it already has a summer kitchen in the w/out basement w/separate entrance & a 2bd laundry area plus a family room w/gas f/p. Spacious bath down w/linen closets too! Updates include: roof, heat pump, garage door, window panes in the back & side of the house on the main floor, kitchen, appliances (+ brand new fridge), bathrooms, flooring, solar blinds on the main & basement updates! Walk-out to the cov. patio w/storage, fenced yard w/raised garden boxes! (id:2579)

979 Christina Place, Kelowna

Listing courtesy of Royal LePage Kelowna.

5 Beds 4 Baths 10257130 MLS® # Courtesy of RE/MAX Kelowna
Welcome to 200 Merlin Court - Elegantly designed featuring VAULTED CEILINGS, epic chandeliers and LARGE WINDOWS throughout. The GRAND entrance with 19 ceilings flows into the living room with 14 ceiling and 3-sided gas fireplace shared with the dining room. The large fully equipped island kitchen with gas cooktop w/2 wall ovens overlooks the backyard oasis. Breakfast nook steps out the pool area and is open to the family room with gas fireplace. The main level bedroom/office has a walk-in closet + cheater ensuite door to main bath. Laundry room ft newer washer/dryer, sink, built-in cabinets and laundry chute. Upstairs, enter through french doors into the LUXURIOUS primary suite with large private lake view balcony! It features 10' vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet and a 2-sided gas fireplace shared with the soaker tub. Dual sinks on an extended vanity, walk in shower and a separate toilet room finish the ensuite. Another 2 bedrooms with walk-in closets on this level, and main bath also with dual sinks and bright skylight. The basement has 10' ceilings with a pool table, theatre area and custom made wet bar to provide entertainment for all seasons. There are another 2 dens on this level as well as 3-piece bath with glass and tile shower. The private, fully fenced back yard features cherry + pear trees, covered patio with an OUTDOOR KITCHEN/BBQ area, SALTWATER POOL & gazebo with hot tub! TRIPLE car garage with epoxy floors, built-in cabinets, skylight, & wired alarm system. (id:2579)

200 Merlin Court, Kelowna

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Kelowna.

4 Beds 3 Baths 10256999 MLS® # Courtesy of Macdonald Realty Kelowna
LUXURIOUS POOLSIDE OASIS WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS from this immaculate 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom family home in the Upper Mission! Located near the rolling vineyards & orchards of the South Slopes, enjoy indoor/outdoor Okanagan living spaces in the perfect neighbourhood close to the Lake, schools, parks, shopping, restaurants, recreation & award-winning wineries! With approx 3341 square feet spread over 2 levels, this rancher walk-out offers an expansive great room concept with extensive hardwood, vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace & direct access to the covered balcony with gas BBQ hookup overlooking the pool oasis & valley below! The kitchen features a wrap-around 6-chair sit-up island with a pantry, tile backsplash, granite counters, coffee station & SS appliances including a 5 burner gas range + wine fridge! The main floor also integrates a formal dining area, laundry room off the 2 car garage along with a 4 pce bath & 2 bedrooms including the primary retreat with views, walk-in closet & luxurious 4 pce ensuite with dual vanities! Downstairs, 2 more bedrooms, a 4 pce bath, home gym/rec room & a large family room are serviced by a wet bar that opens up to the fully fenced stamped concrete pool deck with lounging spaces, a hot tub with pergola & a pool with hydraulic cover! Soak up the sun & move in this summer! Fast possession is possible! Situated on a 0.19 acre lot, enjoy tons of storage & lots of parking space! Please note: All room sizes & measurements are approximate. (id:2579)

614 Quarry Avenue, Kelowna

Listing courtesy of Macdonald Realty Kelowna.