Welcome to Kelowna
Are you tired of the place you live in? Looking for a fresh start? Want to escape from all the hustles and bustles of cutting edge city life? Somewhere quieter, calmer and greener is more up to your taste but you also need all the facilities of modern life for your career prospects, your children’s education and meeting all other demands to maintain your living standards? If it’s so then pack your boxes and come to the lakeside paradise of Kelowna, the perfect place to open a new chapter in your life.
ABOUT THE FOUR SEASON’S PLAYGROUND
Nicknamed for its mild climate and vibrant natural scenery, Kelowna lies on the shores of the beautiful Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada. Kelowna has a population of 117,312 (May 2011 census) and ranks as the largest inland city in British Columbia.
Kelowna is famous for its astounding vineyards producing internationally acclaimed premium quality wine. The divine combination of mountains, fresh air, lakes and sunshine makes Kelowna an epitome of natural beauty. Besides being blessed with the exquisite charms of Mother Nature, the city of Kelowna boasts all the amenities of a metropolis. Since its incorporation back in 1905, Kelowna has been the economic hub of the Okanagan Valley.
As mentioned earlier, Kelowna is known as a four season’s playground for its golden autumns,brisk winters, colorful springs and sizzling summers. Sublime weather conditions prompt people from all over the globe to move in and settle in Kelowna. The Cascade Mountain Range shields Kelowna from the chilling cold breezes that affects the most of Canada. Kelowna enjoys more than 2000 hours of sunshine throughout the year with the average summer temperature of 30 degree Celsius per year.
Kelowna incorporates excellent education facilities ranging from preschools to post-secondary levels. School District#23 offers public schooling through various neighborhood schools. There are also a good number of private schools available. Okanagan College and University of British Columbia are the major post-secondary education institutions in the region. Both are known for their excellent education standards and the diversity of courses they offer.
Kelowna evokes the image of an urban paradise surrounded by the elegance of nature. It’s impossible to elude the allure of its sandy beaches, snow peaked mountains, crystalline lakes, widespread orchards and vineyards. The Okanagan Lake, Knox Mountain, Mission Hill Winery, Myra Canyon, Kelowna Waterfront are some of the spots that immaculately exemplifies the natural glamour of the lakeside community.
Thanks to the abundance of natural beauty, tourism has always been a thriving sector in Kelowna. But now, the local economy is expanding and there are loads of work opportunity in various sectors. Kelowna has attracted many top notch companies in the recent years(Disney, Shaw, Walmart etc), and these companies played a vital role to promote economic welfare throughout the region. The local authorities have a nurturing policy towards young entrepreneurs and provides ample support to boost their success.
SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Kelowna has a stellar reputation for its ski resorts and golf courses. Big white is the largest ski resort in the area that spans over 7355 acres of land. Kelowna also has some of the best golf courses in British Columbia. There are several other indoor and outdoor sporting options available all across the city. Kelowna is home to junior ice hockey team Kelowna Rockets and baseball team Kelowna Falcons. Kelowna also hosts numerous cultural events throughout the year. The Okanagan Symphony, Viva Musica, Bumbershoot’s Children’s Theater are some of the theater and music companies who offer live performances in the city. Kelowna houses many cultural venues in the city like Kelowna Community Theatre and Kelowna Art Gallery. There are four museums in the city and a handful of sports facilities like the Elkes Stadium(Home of Kelowna Falcons) and Prospers Place (Home of Kelowna Rockets). Besides sporting events these venues are also used to organize concerts and other festive activities.
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