Kelowna has become one of the most desirable places in Canada to retire in as well as one of the hottest tourist destinations for hipsters, foodies and celebrities. Kelowna has a very unique vibe that has something to offer everyone. The scenery of the area is incredible, boasting enormous recreation lakes, tall hiking mountains and world-class ski hills for the outdoor enthusiasts. In town, the nightlife and culture are something to write home about as Kelowna is the most desirable wine country in North America, as well as being one of Canada’s food capitols and premiere festival destinations. And if all of that is not enough, Kelowna also demonstrates the friendly attitude that the world has come to love about British Columbia in its human interactions.
The outdoor recreation of Kelowna and the rest of the Okanagan Valley is one of its main attractions. In the summer, the enormous Okanagan Lake is full of yachts, boats, jet skis and other water vehicles and equipment that aquatic athletes and enthusiasts come from around the world to enjoy. The tall mountains that surround the Okanagan Valley give tourists and locals innumerable hiking opportunities, as well as climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding. In the winter, the world-famous Big White ski hill opens up, attracting winter athletes from across the globe to test their skills on the variety of slopes.
Within the Kelowna city limits, one can find a vast array of entertainment, dining and social events. Kelowna is home to some of the best vineyards in North America, which are a tasting and event destination for the world’s elite. The restaurants, bars and night clubs are packed with local culture, and the concerts, festivals and events that frequent the city bring people in from all over. Everywhere you turn, people are all smiles and relaxation due to the peace, enjoyment and desirable way of life in Kelowna.