Some people may wonder “Why Kelowna? Why not some larger area like Vancouver?”
The answer is a little more in-depth than the physical location. You see, while we love what Kelowna has to offer in terms of lifestyle there are also other reasons to live and work here.
Kelowna is centrally located on Lake Okanagan. It is the largest city in BC’s southern interior and boasts more golf courses and wineries than any other locality in Canada.
If you are a golfer there are more than 50 18-hole golf courses within a few hours drive of Kelowna. Of that almost half are located in and around Kelowna. And these aren’t your typical 18-hole courses. Many have been designed by some of the best known names in golf from Jack Nicklaus to Les Furber to Gene Bates.
If golf isn’t your thing then perhaps a tour of some of our award winning wineries. There are over 200 wineries in the area with about 25 of those located within a few minutes drive of Kelowna. Many of those wineries have won both national and international awards.
Skiing, Okanagan Lake, the Weather
Another unique fact about Kelowna – there are few other places in the world where you can go skiing in the morning and golfing or boating in the afternoon.
That’s right – Kelowna is home to one world class ski hill called Big White, with many others within driving distance of the city. Less than a two hour drive from the Big White village lands you on the shores of Okanagan Lake – one of the largest lakes in the BC interior.
Known for it’s calm temperate waters, Okanagan Lake has become a favorite vacation spot for families and business people alike. Many famous people also consider Kelowna and the surrounding Okanagan Valley home including hockey players, movie and TV stars and even world renowned musical performers.
Still need more reasons why we call Kelowna home? The average daily temperature ranges from just around freezing (0 C 32 F) in the winter to a comfortable 28 Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer. We also average around 2000 hours of sun during the year with only about 27 mm (1 inch) of precipitation, on average, per month.
Technology & Entrepreneurship
But it’s also not just about the golf, skiing, boating, wineries or weather that keeps us here. Kelowna also has a very vibrant small business community. There are more self employed people per capita in Kelowna than any other place in BC. Kelowna is also one of the more technologically advanced places in the province. At one time this town had more portable phones (cell phones) than any other city in the province including Vancouver, our provinces’ largest city!
We feel we fit right into this entrepreneurial town and that’s what keeps us here practicing our craft, day in and day out.
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