The Okanagan Life

The Okanagan Valley is renowned for its laid-back lifestyle, with access to a ton of activities throughout all four seasons as well as cultural events, arts, and entertainment. There’s never a dull moment in Kelowna or the surrounding area, with concerts, ski hills, mountains, lakes, rivers, fishing, and more just outside your door. Regardless of which area of Kelowna you decide to move to, you’ll find easy access to all of these activities, and more.

Within the Kelowna core, explore everything from galleries to fine dining, all within walking distance (or short ride) to beautiful Okanagan Lake. Parks and playgrounds abound for families while daredevils can enjoy summer watersports or a winter thrill ride on local mountains. There’s never a shortage of things to see or do throughout the year; as well as regular cultural events and celebrations for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you enjoy relaxing or discovering a new challenge, Kelowna has everything you need.

Golf

The Okanagan is simply a golfer’s paradise and offers one of the longest golf seasons in Canada. Within the Kelowna area you’ll find no fewer than 18 courses, ranging from executive to world class. In case you ever tire of local haunts, there are a host of additional courses in nearby Vernon, Penticton, Osoyoos, and so on; many offering stunning views of Okanagan and other local lakes, as well as local mountains and forests. Odds are there are at least a few golf courses near the home you are considering – imagine the convenience of having one just outside your door.

Wineries

The dry, warm summer season makes the Okanagan the perfect place to grow grapes and create some of the world’s best wines. In the Okanagan Valley, you’ll find over 120 wineries, each waiting for you to explore at your leisure. From large, multi-generational estates to small boutique wineries, you’ll find plenty to please your palate and can easily spend a day (or week) visiting some of the country’s most esteemed wineries in Kelowna and the surrounding area. Whether you are a sommelier or simply enjoy a crisp cabernet, there are a plethora of wineries out there waiting to be discovered.

Lakes

Surrounding the Kelowna area are a host of lakes to enjoy. Major lakes like Okanagan Lake, Skaha, and Kalamalka are perfect for water sports or enjoying a relaxing day at the beach with your family. Nearby, you’ll find hundreds of small lakes which offer fishing, camping, kayaking, canoeing, and opportunities to get in touch with nature and unwind. Don’t forget winter too – where you can find ice fishing, skating, and other activities on local lakes. Whether you’re looking for a luxury lakefront property, a weekend cabin, or simply wish to have easy access to lakes in the Kelowna area you’ll find everything you need here to get you started.

Outdoors & Parks

Kelowna is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts. Offering a variety of parks throughout the city, families and pet owners will find one (or a few) nearby to incorporate into regular visits. Meanwhile, local trails connect much of downtown Kelowna and the surrounding areas for walking, cycling, and mountain biking, while a short trip can take you to longer trails that connect to the Trans Canada Trail and KVR Railway Trails, linking to Penticton and the surrounding area. Enjoy hiking, biking, or simply going for a walk at one of the many parks and trails found within the area.

Arts & Culture

Moving to Kelowna doesn’t mean giving up on your pursuit of culture; here you’ll find everything from theatres to museums to keep you and your family engaged. Check out The Kelowna Community Theatre for local productions, while the Rotary Centre for the Arts offers a place for musicians and dancers to perform. The area features several museums and many galleries where you can explore art and history. Downtown Kelowna offers a vibrant cultural district where you can access art and entertainment, as well as amazing culinary experiences. It’s all just waiting to be discovered!

Winter Activities

The fun doesn’t end when the snow starts to fall; in fact, for many people living in the Kelowna area the winter heralds their most active season. Within the Kelowna area, you’ll find easy access to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails, ice skating, sledding, and more. Big White Mountain is just an hour away and offers world-class downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as other activities. For variety, you’ll find a host of other terrific ski mountains close by including Silver Star, Sun Peaks, and Crystal Mountains. Don’t let the weather slow you down, here in the Okanagan Valley the winter simply offers new opportunities to embrace the outdoors!