Okanagan Lifestyle


With a dynamic entrepreneurial energy, vibrant communities and spectacular natural environment, it’s no wonder the Central Okanagan is the fastest growing metropolitan area in Canada.

Love your Commute!

With an average commute time of 15 minutes, it's clear that the Central Okanagan beats typical big city commute times.

Drop your kids off at one of our excellent public schools and drive, bike, or ride the bus to work, all while enjoying beautiful mountain, vineyard and Okanagan Lake views. In Kelowna you'll never have to compromise your lifestyle for a career.

With the most extensive bicycle network for a region of its size in Canada and a mild and dry climate that allows for year round cycling, commuting by bike is an easy choice for many residents.


Long growing seasons, an abundance of roadside produce stands and weekly Farmer's Markets in Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland, make the Central Okanagan a chef's paradise. A true Farm-to-Table community, the Central Okanagan food scene is home to everything from food trucks to world class dining experiences, with no shortage of locally made craft beers, ciders, spirits and wine to pair.

Not just a foodie paradise, the Central Okanagan has art galleries, concert venues and a range of festivals and events including music festivals, art walks and the popular Spring, Summer and Fall Okanagan Wine Festivals.

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4 Season Playground

The Okanagan is a four season playground for outdoor enthusiasts. From sandy beaches to champagne powder, the region is a Mecca for skiers, golfers, cyclists, hikers and boaters.

  • 240 wineries and dozens of craft breweries, cideries and distilleries
  • 2000 hours of sunshine annually
  • Average July temperature is 27C
  • Average January temperature is 1C
  • 3 ski resorts with over 5,800 skiable acres
  • 20 lakes including 110km Okanagan Lake

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