Kelowna is located next to Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley, in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. Its population was estimated as 179,839 (2011 Census)
Kelowna has borderline oceanic/humid continental climate with its coldest month having an average temperature slightly above −3.0 °C (26.6 °F); dry, hot and sunny summers, and cold, cloudy winters and four seasons.
Things to Do and Living.
Visitors come to the Kelowna area for going to wine touring and tasting locally produced food, to visit museums and galleries, and to take advantage of many outdoor recreation opportunities.
Kelowna is home to some great golf courses, scenic trails, and plenty of beach and water-based fun.
Here are some suggestions for things to do in Kelowna BC: http://www.tourismkelowna.com/do/
Economy & Employment.
Kelowna produces wines that have received international recognition. Vineyards are common around and south of the city where the climate is ideal for the many wineries. Kelowna is also the home of Sun-Rype, a popular manufacturer of fruit bars and juices.
The service industry employs the most people in Kelowna, being the largest city in the tourist-oriented Okanagan Valley. In summer, boating, golf, hiking and biking are popular, and in winter, both Alpine skiing and Nordic skiing are favourite activities at the nearby Big White and Silver Star ski resorts.
With its scenic lake views and a dry, mild climate, Kelowna has become one of the fastest growing cities in North America. However, Kelowna is the fourth least affordable housing market in Canada, currently maintaining the classification of “Severely Unaffordable”.
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