Urban energy and cultural amenities
Big White, Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, Summerland, West Kelowna
The Central Okanagan is situated along the shores of Okanagan Lake and the area is abundant with rich agricultural land, forested hillsides, beaches and mountain peaks. Route 97 runs through the entire length of the region starting in Lake Country and moving through Kelowna to Summerland. The region sees over 2,000 hours of sunshine a year and is classified as a semi-arid climate.
Kelowna is an exciting hybrid of amazing food and wine, vibrant culture and beach-based vacations on the shores of Okanagan Lake. Visitors flock to the area to go wine touring and taste locally produced food, to visit museums and galleries, and to take advantage of endless outdoor recreation opportunities. The city is home to outstanding golf courses, scenic trails, and plenty of beach and water-based fun.
Further inland there are excellent hiking and biking trails, and in the winter snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are popular. An hour outside of town lies Big White Ski Resort with its renowned champagne powder and now featuring summer activities.