West Kelowna (pop. 30,892) has always been appreciated for its quiet beaches, rolling hills of orchards, and fantastic outdoor activities. The people here are proud of their rich history in agriculture, of the feisty Fur Brigade Traders and of their relationship with the Okanagan People. The once small sleepy town has grown into a thriving independent municipality. West Kelowna has a ‘rural sophistication’ — with vineyards, wineries, summer concerts, trails and agricultural pursuits, along with shops that offer the familiar comforts of home.
A dormant volcano, Mt Boucherie has created a terrain that is dynamic and interesting, while at the same time rich and lush. Its volcanic soil has primed the land for growing premium grapes. These vineyards, coupled with lake views and vistas, make for some spectacular pictures. The betterment and development of the nut growing industry in British Columbia began here at what is today known as the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park.