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Studying in Kelowna: Education, Learning & Living in the Okanagan

Kelowna Sails

Located in the heart of the Okanagan, Kelowna is a vibrant city blessed with a variety of attractions providing for a broad range of adventuresome, relaxing and educational experiences. Visitors to Kelowna often return time and time again to enjoy our spectacular memorably rewarding mountain scenery, sandy beaches and mountain lakes. As an all-year-round recreational playground, residents are able to take full advantage of an endless range of activities, a few of which include hiking routes, camping, golfing, skiing, boating and horseback riding adventures. 

Culturally, Kelowna offers a community theater and a modern public art gallery. A newly constructed multiplex arena brings a wide variety of sporting and international events into the area. Kelowna is home to several local theatre groups, a symphony orchestra and a museum.

Kelowna Dolphins

Okanagan summers are known for their sunny days and beautiful warm weather. Sports and outdoor activities abound in this valley of diverse activities in the Center of British Columbia. Winter months provide skiing and snowboarding pleasure at resorts such as Big White and Silver Star mountain

Situated on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, mid-way between Penticton to the south and Vernon to the north, Kelowna is the largest community in the interior of British Columbia. Surrounded by deep green forests with vineyards and lush orchards overlooking Lake Okanagan, Kelowna residents and tourists alike find that the lake offers wonderful recreation and adventure opportunities for a wide range of activities.

Average Weather daily maximum's and minimum's-CelsiusKelowna Temperatures

Additional Facts:
  • The Central Okanagan Regional District has a population of more than 145,000
  • Kelowna receives over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually and just over 11 inches of rain.
  • Okanagan Lake is 145 km. (90 miles) long.
  • Okanagan Lake Bridge (newly constructed) is the longest floating bridge in North America
The Okanagan's mysterious Lake monster Ogopogo

Ogopogo, in the past decade, has attracted television crews from around the world, inspired countless authors and fired the imagination of dozens of young artists.

The natives who settled this land called him "N'haitik", meaning 'monster of the lake'. Gifts were carried to appease him whenever they had to make a crossing of the lake, and travelers were happiest when he was not sighted!

Okanagan Map

Perhaps part of Ogopogo's mystery is where he lives - Lake Okanagan is more than 1,000 ft deep in some parts and some 132 km in length! Visit these 50 links to find out more about the Ogopogo.

If you have any questions about relocating and studying in the Okanagan then please contact us.

We would be happy to assist you and answer any of your questions.

More links about Kelowna and Area:


Kelowna Tourism

Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Kelowna Association

Kids and Community (American Planning Association)
Okanagan Institute for Learning in Retirement
Okanagan Regional Library

Recreation Hobby

Okanagan Dog Owners Association
Central Okanagan Sailing Association

Cross Country Skiing (Nordic)
Cross Country Skiing (Telemark)
Kelowna Figure Skating Club
Kelowna Power & Sail Squadron

Kelowna Community School of Music