Cradled within a glorious range of mountains is a sanctuary filled with pristine lakes, pine forests, abundant gardens, orchards and vineyards, sandy beaches, and superb amenities. Stretching from north to south about 110 km (68 miles) is gorgeous Okanagan Lake, which sustains several diverse communities along this corridor. These communities make up the Okanagan Valley and house many gorgeous Kelowna homes for sale. Kelowna real estate along the waterfront of Okanagan Lake is spectacular and a must see!
IN THE OKANAGAN VALLEY LIES THE CITY OF KELOWNA...
Nestled in the heart of the Okanagan Valley lies the city of Kelowna. A four season wonderland of activities both indoor and out. Surrounded by glistening lakes and sandy beaches there is ample time for boating, swimming, windsurfing, water-skiing and fishing, all summer long. Kelowna has miles of beautiful parkland so if you don’t feel like hitting the water, why not hit one of the beautiful world-renowned golf courses the valley has to offer.
The Okanagan Valley is located at the most northern part of the Sonora desert, shared with Napa, hence the semi-arid climate, boasting long warm summers and short mild winters. This climate is perfect for growing grapes. The Okanagan Valley is home to hundreds of wineries and produce 90% of British Columbia's wine.
Flowing vineyards and blooming orchards make the transition into fall a breeze with many events including the Okanagan Wine Festival, a huge hit for Kelowna residents and tourists. Let us not forget about the winter, Kelowna is cradled within a glorious range of mountains and is minutes away Canada’s favourite ski-in, ski-out resort, Big White.
The city of Kelowna is the largest community in the valley and continues to be the top growing community in Canada. Located mid province, with a population of 122,000 and about four hours from Vancouver BC, Kelowna is the business, transportation and service hub of the valley.
The Kelowna International airport is the 10th busiest airport in Canada and connects to the major North American cities. With daily flights, Vancouver and Calgary are only 60 minutes away and Seattle is 70 minutes away.
Kelowna’s growing Cultural District covers a six-block downtown area and features a concentration of galleries, museums, theatres, a casino, artists’ studios, fine dining, unique shops and a vibrant cultural life all year round.