"The urban centre of the Okanagan Valley" Top 5 Page for this destination Kelowna by Carmanah
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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Location: 49° 53' North, 119° 29' West
Population: 106,707 (2006 Census)
Incorporated: May 4, 1905
Kelowna is the largest city in the Okanagan Valley, a semi-arid valley located half way between the Rockies and the coast. It's a popular summer getaway destination for many nearby families because the summers are always hot and dry while having many activities to do.
Kelowna is located on the eastern shore of Lake Okanagan and is blessed with many sandy beaches. In the summer these beaches are popular for swimming, jet-skiing, water-skiing, and boating. Kelowna is also surrounded by dozens of wineries. As a result, it makes for a good base if you wish to do some winery tours and wine tasting.
Because I grew up in Vancouver, my family would often spend our summer holidays around Kelowna and the Okanagan. I have a lot of fond memories here.
- Pros:Hot summers, beautiful lakeside promenades and beaches, close proximity to over 65 wineries, nearby several ski hills during the winter months
- Cons:Lots of suburban sprall = lack of character in the city, Hwy 97 cuts down the middle of the city
- In a nutshell:A perfect summer getaway
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