Big White Ski Resort is one of Canada’s topflight winter playgrounds. Located in the Monashee Mountains 56 km north of Kelowna, the resort offers extraordinary experiences of skiing, snowboarding, skating, tubing and many other activities through the royal Okanagan champagne powder. Big White also has a vibrant neighborhood surrounding the resort with affordable accommodation facilities. There are groceries, boutiques, restaurants, pubs and other amenities nearby. Big White Medical Clinic serves local residents with 24/7 medical assistance.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: Big White Community School
Carr’s Landing retains a harmonious community along the eastern slopes of Okanagan Lake. Starting at Okanagan Centre Road, Carr’s Landing stretches as far as the northern boundary of Lake Country. Conveniently located between the Okanagan Lake and Kelowna, local residents enjoy close proximity to Kelowna, Vernon, Predator Ridge golf club and Kelowna International Airport. The neighborhood is occupied by an array of breathtaking lakeside residences and acreages, blooming vineyards and orchards and a handful of award winning wineries like ExNihilo and Arrow Leaf.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: Davidson Road Elementary, Peter Greer Elementary, George Elliot Secondary, Oyama Traditional
Christian Valley is a rural community with beautiful farms and outlying ranches. Being a one hour drive from Kelowna, this is the perfect place to get away from the hustles and bustles of a busy world. The Kettle River flows north south of the community and Rock Creek is located south of it. There is a general store, pub, gas station, country hardware store within walking distance. Other amenities can also be found in close proximity. One of the best fall fairs in Canada takes place at the local fairgrounds alongside the Kettle River. Surrounded by rivers and mountains, Christian Valley is a beautiful place to live peaceful life.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: West Boundary Elementary School
Glenrosa is a neighborhood with a rural touch located in West Kelowna. Glenrosa occupies the south west of downtown Westbank and runs through the Glenrosa Valley. Lying at the foot of the Coquihalla Highway, the area is quickly accessible to the Lower Mainland. Glenrosa offers close proximity to all major amenities as well as reasonable housing prices.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: Glenrosa Elementary, Glenrosa Middle, Mount Boucherie Secondary
Only a 20 minutes drive away from Kelowna, Joe Rich is a community fenced in between hills and forests. Joe Rich’s landscapes showcase astounding views of Kelowna and its surroundings. Located to the east of Kelowna, the neighborhood expands from east of Goudie Road to north of Mission Creek. Being close to Rutland, Joe Rich residents can find necessary amenities along Highway 33 and Highway 97. Groceries, banks, clinics, restaurants and a wide range of shops are available nearby.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: Rutland schools
Lake County integrates the neighborhoods of Winfield, Carr’s Landing, Okanagan Centre and Oyama. Abounding with water bodies like Kalamalka Lake, Okanagan Lake, Duck Lake and Wood Lake this community can be deemed as a lakeside paradise. Other local attractions include Gray Monk Winery, The Jammery, Creekside Theatre, Kangroo Creek Farm and the Art Walk. Besides being a cornucopia of scenic beauty, the community also contains all major amenities as it is a central region to Kelowna and Vernon.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: Davidson Road Elementary, Peter Greer Elementary, George Elliot Secondary
Peachland is a vibrant community with a relaxed but festive atmosphere. Located to the south of Kelowna on the shores of Okanagan Lake on Highway 97, Peachland offers fabulous lakeside residences with panoramic views of the Okanagan Lake. In spite of being a small town, Peachland is a self sufficient area with abundance of amenities. Peachland residents also have many recreational options; Hardy Falls Regional Park and the beaches of Swim Bay being the most popular ones.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: Peachland Elementary, Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary, Glenrosa Middle School
Oyama is a Lake County neighborhood situated between Kalamalka Lake and Wood Lake. With a population of only 1000, Oyama residents enjoy a quaint life surrounded by serene lake waters and flourishing orchards. The sandy beaches of Kamalka and Oyama Lake, Gatzke Orchards & Café and Oyama Zip Lines are the most popular tourist spots in the area. All amenities can be found in the neighboring Lake County community of Winfield, which is only a short drive away.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: Oyama Traditional School
Situated in the West of Okanagan Lake, West Kelowna consists of 6 distinct neighborhoods and currently has a population of 30,000. West Kelowna, Lakeview Heights, Shannon Lake, Smith Creek, Westbank and Glenrosa are the neighborhoods included in West Kelowna. West Kelowna features magnificent scenic beauty including mesmerizing mountain views and of course, unrivaled views of the pristine Okanagan Lake. The area boasts a plethora of shopping centers and retail shops including the likes of Wal Mart, Home Depot, Great Canadian Super Store and Save on Foods. All prerequisites of living a modern life can be found within this area. West Kelowna residents also savor a rich diversity of recreational options. The area has several parks with beautiful walkways and two golf courses. Crystal Mountain is only a 15 minute drive from the community, enabling West Kelowna residents to enjoy the thrills of skiing and snowboarding.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: Chief Tomat Elementary, George Pringle Elementary, Glenrosa Elementary, Helen Gorman Elementary, Hudson Road Elementary, Rose Valley Elementary, Shannon Lake Elementary, Constable Neil Bruce Middle, Glenrosa Middle, Mount Boucherie Senior
Westbank Center is a neighborhood in the municipality of West Kelowna, nestled between the mountains and the Okanagan Lake. The community is easily accessible and has proximity to all necessary amenities. There are some exquisite wineries in the area like Mount Boucherie, Quail’s Gate, Mission Hill and Volcanic Wines. Shannon Lakes and Eagle Quest golf courses are located in this area. Gellatly Heritage Park, The Nordic Cross Country trails, the Westside yacht club are some of the popular tourist destinations in the area.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: Glenrosa Middle, Glenrosa Elementary, Constable Neil Bruce Middle
Shannon Lake is a West Kelowna neighborhood with an energetic urban vibe. The neighborhood lies on the core of downtown West Kelowna, sandwiched between Smith Creek and Rose Valley. Known for the eponymous lake in the area, Shannon Lake is also home to the famous Shannon Lake Golf Course.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: Shannon Lake Elementary
Smith Creek is a hillside suburban area only a few minutes away from West Kelowna. The area is easily accessible and close to all necessary conveniences. Smith Creek is situated to the north of Glenrosa and to the south of Shannon Lake. Smith Creek is a popular destination for hiking and mountain biking.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: Shannon Lake Elementary, Glenrosa Elementary, Glenrosa Middle
Lakeview Heights is an appealing residential area stretching along the shores of Okanagan Lake. With beautiful sceneries of the lake, mountains, vineyards and orchards, Lakeview Heights characterizes the true beauty of Okanagan Valley. Lakeview Heights prides itself on several award winning vineyards and restaurants such as Mission Hill, Quail’s Gate and Mount Boucherie Estates. Food stores, gas stores, specialty shops and seasonal fruit stands are a common sight within the neighborhood.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: Chief Tomat Elementary, George Pringle Elementary, Mount Boucherie Senior, Constable Neil Bruce Middle
Vernon is a city enfolded by verdant hills and sparkling lakes in North Okanagan, British Columbia. The city is a short drive away from Kelowna via Highway 97 and is home to tourist attractions including world famous Silver Star Ski Resort, the Rise Golf Club, Predator Ridge Resort, Cougar Canyon, Kekuli Bay Provincial Park and many others. The city is surrounded by three lakes and also has a hundred of small fishing lakes, making it a dreamland for water enthusiasts. The city holds all major amenities required for modern life.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: School District 22
Summerland is a town standing between Kelowna and Penticton on the West side of Okanagan Lake. Mild, pleasant weather and spectacular natural sceneries of the town promises an unparalleled living experience. Ranging from an extinct volcano to flourishing orchards, Summerland has a broad spectrum of natural attractions to offer. The Kettle Valley Steam Railway, Darke Lake Provincial Park, Summerland Ornamental Gardens, Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park are some of the nearby tourist spots. Being a half an hour drive away from Kelowna, local residents have access to all major amenities.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: School District 67
Penticton is a city nestled between two beautiful lakes-Okanagan and Skaha Lake. Penticton is a typical Okanagan city with a magical blend of metropolitan amenities and natural grandeur. Apex Mountain Resort, Penticton Golf & Country Club and a collection of world class wineries allure tourists from all over the world to Penticton. The city also buzzes with economic activities and offers a multitude of career opportunities. A full service hospital, convenient shopping facilities and excellent school system make Penticton a desirable place to live.
NEARBY SCHOOLS: School District 67