KELOWNA
Cradled within a glorious range of mountains is a sanctuary filled with pristine lakes, pine forests, abundant gardens, orchards and vineyards, sandy summertime beaches, and superb amenities.

Beautiful Okanagan Lake stretches 110 kilometres (about 70 miles) and sustains several communities—from Vernon in the north to Penticton in the south, along the agricultural corridor known as the Okanagan Valley. Between – Peachland and Summerland, whose very names describe our quality of life.

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 The Okanagan Valley is located at  the northern-most end of the  Sonora Desert and enjoys a semi-arid climate, boasting long warm summers and, by Canadian  standards at least, short mild  winters. The city of Kelowna is  the largest community and is  located midway in the valley.  Kelowna has a population of  about 125,000 (that can triple in  the summer), and is the  transportation, business and  service hub of the valley.

 And, of course, Kelowna is also  the hub of the Okanagan’s burgeoning wine industry. With more than 170 wineries encircling both Okanagan Lake, but stretching as far south as the US border, 90 minutes away, internationally recognized brands such as Mission Hill, CedarCreek, Quails’ Gate and Black Hills draw wine-savvy visitors from around the world.

 ALL ACCESS
If you’re thinking about investing in a home, recreational or investment property in the Okanagan, it’s important to know about our easy access.  Kelowna International Airport (YLW), the 10th busiest in Canada, connects to all major North American cities, with many daily, year round flights from Vancouver (40 minutes), Calgary (65 minutes), or Seattle (75 minutes). Direct flights to L.A.,Toronto and points east and south are also easily available via WestJet and Air Canada.
 

ACCOMMODATION
A variety of accommodations offer choices ranging from lakeside resorts to cozy bed and breakfasts. According to your needs, we’d be happy to ensure your stay with us is well taken care of, with our preferred rate, of course. Please feel free to contact us.

RECREATE

Kelowna has miles of beautiful parkland, and numerous sandy beaches that provide wonderful opportunities for boating, swimming, water-skiing, windsurfing and fishing. As well, you can hit the links at one of our many golf courses nine months out of the year. In cooler months, four major ski resorts are located within 75 minutes, where our snow-capped mountains and pine filled forests are a haven for skiers, boarders, snowmobilers and outdoor adventurists of all types and levels. 

Orchards and vineyards thrive within a 10-minute drive from the downtown core and provide seasonal delights.  You can pluck ripe cherries or juicy peaches from trees, or spend a delightful day sampling the award-winning wares of our internationally acclaimed wineries. The Spring and Fall Wine Festivals offer hundreds of activities focused on wine making, tasting and touring. Enjoy our terroir!

That’s not all.  Kelowna’s growing Cultural District covers a six-block downtown area and features a concentration of galleries, museums, theatres, a casino, artists’ studios, fine dining, unique shops and a vibrant cultural life all year long.  Prospera Place, a 6,000-seat multi-purpose facility that’s home to the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League, attracts major entertainers and events, and is also located in the heart of the city. 

A trip to Kelowna would not be complete without taking the time to search for Ogopogo, the legendary lake ‘monster’ that reputedly resides in Okanagan Lake.  The myth dates back to the Interior Salish Native people who exchanged stories of a lake creature, or “N’ha-a-itk”, more than a century ago.   The creature later became known as Ogopogo and purported sightings over the years continue to strengthen the legend.  To ‘see’ Ogopogo for yourself, be sure to visit the statue of the creature found on Bernard Avenue near City Park, where locals and visitors alike arrange to meet before a visit to one of our wonderful restaurants, wine bars, or a simple walk on the beach.
 

RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS

Year Round

Raudz Regional Table

Waterfront Wine Bar

West Coast Grill + Oyster Bar - Prestige Hotel

Smack Dab - Manteo Resort Hotel

Bouchons

Wasabi

Old Vines at Quails’ Gate
 

 

May to September Romance

The Terrace at Mission Hill

CedarCreek Winery

Old Vines at Quails’ Gate

Summerhill Winery

 

 

 

How to Contact Me


250.317.4008

manuellafarnsworth@gmail.com



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