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Kelowna - Community Overview

The city was incorporated in 1905. The name Kelowna is a corruption of the First Nation word meaning “Grizzly Bear”. The history of the area involving European settlement began with the fur brigades in the early 19th century. Father Pandosy of the Oblate Order established a mission near the city in 1858. The apple trees he planted flourished, illustrating the fertility and potential of the area; in 1892 the first commercial orchards were planted and today Kelowna is the focal point of the largest fruit growing district in Canada. One-third of all apple shipments in Canada emanates from this city, thereby obtaining the nickname "Canada's Apple Capital".


Kelowna is the marketing and distribution centre of the fabulous Okanagan Valley. The city and surrounding area is the centre for a very large fruit tree industry, including grapes for the numerous world-renowned wineries. Lumbering is a key industry, with a number of new plants being established recently.


The City of Kelowna is situated on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, in the Okanagan Valley. Kelowna is located on Highway #97, midway between the cities of Penticton on the south and Vernon to the north, 150 km north of the United States border.


The population of Kelowna numbers approximately 106,707.

 

For more information about Kelowna:

City of Kelowna

1435 Water St. 

Kelowna, BC

V1Y 1J4

250-469-8500

https://www.kelowna.ca/

Weather

Kelowna has an average July temperature of 21.1°C and an average January temperature of -1.6°C. The average annual precipitation is 409 mm.

 

For daily or historical weather conditions, visit:

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca

MEDIA

One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper: 

 

The Daily Courier

250-762-4445

https://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/

 

Capital News

250-763-3212

https://www.kelownacapnews.com/

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrolment procedures, please contact: 

 

School District #23 (Central Okanagan)

550 Doyle Ave. 

Kelowna, BC

V1Y 7V1

250-860-8888

http://www.sd23.bc.ca/Pages/default.aspx


Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (School District 93)

2495 Enterprise Way

Kelowna, BC

V1X 7K2

604-214-2600

https://www.csf.bc.ca/


Additional educational institutes: 


Okanagan University College

250-762-5445

https://www.okanagan.bc.ca/

 

University of British Columbia-Okanagan

250-807-8000

https://www.ubc.ca/

Public Services

TRANSPORTATION

Motor Vehicle & Driver Licencing

ICBC 

1-800-950-1498

https://www.icbc.com/Pages/default.aspx

 

Public Transit

Kelowna Regional Transit System 

250-860-8121

https://www.bctransit.com/kelowna

COMMUNITY

Sports and Recreation

250-469-8800

https://www.kelowna.ca/


Okanagan Regional Library

250-762-2800

https://www.orl.bc.ca/


Parkinson Recreation Centre

250-469-8800

https://www.kelowna.ca/


Prospera Place 

250-979-0888

https://prosperaplace.com/


Kelowna Memorial Arena

250-762-3132

https://www.kelowna.ca/


Rutland Twin Arena

250-469-8504

https://www.kelowna.ca/


Capital News Centre

250-764-6288

https://www.capitalnewscentre.com/


For information about upcoming events in Kelowna, visit:

https://www.kelowna.ca

Special Attractions

GROCERY STORES

To find a grocery store in the Kelowna area, visit:


Sobeys

https://www.sobeys.com/en/

 

Save on Foods

https://www.saveonfoods.com


Specialty Stores

 

Caramoomel

Local Grocery

250-765-0574

http://www.caramoomel.com/

Shopping Centres

Orchard Park Shopping Centre

2271 Harvey Ave.

Kelowna, BC

V1Y 6H2

250-860-3742

https://www.orchardparkshopping.com/

Entertainment

Movie Theatres

To find a movie theatre near you, visit:

https://www.frontrowcentre.com/

 

Restaurants

To find local restaurants, visit:

https://www.restaurantica.com/

 

Live Theatre

For production information, visit:

https://www.kelowna.ca/

 

Nightlife

For information on bars and nightclubs, visit: 

https://www.masterhouse.net/onelight/


Parks to Visit

  • City Park

  • Kerry Park

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