Kelowna Facts, Stats And More
Kelowna At A Glance:
- Kelowna is home to approximately 110,000 people.
- The Central Okanagan Regional District has a population of 175,000.
- Kelowna is well known for its hot summers and temperate winters.
- The average daytime high during July and August is 27.4 C (81.32 F).
- The average daytime high during December and January is -0.3 C (31.46 F). The average low is -7.7 C (18.14 F).
- Kelowna receives over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually and 28 cm. (11 inches) of rain.
- Total annual precipitation is 366.4 mm. (280.7 mm. of rain and 105.5 cm. of snow).
- Okanagan Lake is 110 km. (68 miles) long.
- Okanagan Lake Bridge (built in 1958) is the only floating bridge in Canada, with a floating section of 640 m. (2100 feet)
- Kelowna encompasses 262 square km. (101 square miles)
- Kelowna is 344 m. (1,129 feet) above sea level.
- Kelowna General Hospital is the largest and most comprehensive in the southern interior of B.C. with a full treatment cancer clinic.
- Kelowna is home to several local theatre groups, a symphony orchestra, museums and numerous art galleries.
- Okanagan College offers university and transfer programs, as well as a wide range of adult education and trades courses.
- UBC Okanagan opened September 2005.
- New William R. Bennett opened in May 25,2008.
- Surface Area - 87000 acres
- Mean Depth - 76 Meters/249 feet
- Maximum Depth - 230 Metres/755 feet
- Total Volume - 24,644 km (cubed)
- Water Residence or Renewal Time - 52.8 Yrs
- Shoreline Length - 270 km/168 miles
- Maximum Width - 5 km/3 miles
- Minimum Width - 1.5 km/1 mile
- Average Width - 3.2 km/2 miles
K.L.O. - means "Kelowna Land and Orchard Company", the company owned most of the land in that area for many years.
Kelowna's Fall Wine Festival is ranked amongst the "Top 100 Events in North America" year after year.
Mount Boucherie is one of five extinct volcanoes found in the Okanagan.
Kelowna's five major performance companies produce over 15 plays and musicals each year.
The "Sunny Okanagan" earned its namesake due to the over 2,000 hours of sunshine that recreational enthusiasts enjoy each year.
Dilworth Mountain was named after John Dilworth, an early Kelowna farmer.
Knox Mountain was named after Arthur Booth Knox who arrived in the Okanagan in 1874.
The Shell Aero Centre welcomes private aircraft and provides pilot services such as sleeping quarters, cooking facilities and 24 hour Customs.
Helpful Kelowna Area Websites:
CENTURY 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.
Tourism Kelowna Video
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