Kelowna is home to more than 122,000 people.
Kelowna’s population is projected to grow at an annual rate of 1.51% through to 2030. That growth rate would translate into 45,485 new residents.
The average resale cost of a home in Kelowna is approximately $500,000
Over the next 10 years, the Upper Mission is expected to see an additional 1,000 households which translates to approximately 8,000 to 10,000 daily trips on the major roads in the area or approximately 25% increase in traffic flow.
Kelowna is named after the Interior Salish word for "Grizzly Bear"
Kelowna's official floral emblem is the Arrowleaf Balsamroot, often referred to by locals as the Okanagan Sunflower.
Kelowna encompasses 214 Km of land and 48 Km of water area.
The average daytime high during July and August is 27.4 C. The average daytime high during December and January is -0.3C.
Kelowna receives over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually and 28 cm of rain.
Kelowna is 344 meters (1,129 feet) above sea level.
Kelowna boasts an international airport being serviced by an increasing number of airlines transporting travelers to non-stop destinations.
Kelowna General Hospital is the largest and most comprehensive in the southern interior of BC with a full treatment cancer clinic.
The W.R Bennett Bridge opened in May 2008, and has replaced the old Okanagan Lake Bridge (built in 1958) as the only vehicular crossing over Okanagan Lake.