The Okanagan Valley stretches 200km, from the desert climate of Osoyoos in the South to the forests and Vernon in the North. In the middle lies Kelowna, West Kelowna, Peachland and Lake Country with a temperate climate that is perfect for orchards and vineyards. Whether by air (30 min) or car (4 hours), the Okanagan is ideally situated in close proximity to Vancouver B.C.
The towns, cities, and mountains-scapes that comprise the Okanagan Valley are stunning in their beauty and offer a wide-array of recreational, cultural, and family activities. World famous Ski resorts, World class golf, world renowned wineries and orchards, a patchwork of lakes and streams, and top notch recreational facilities are just a few of the things that make the Okanagan Valley a wonderful place to call home.
WHL and CJHL Hockey, a wine festival for every season, cultural and family festivals, theatrical and musical headliner performances, and other activities allow residents the opportunity to 'play' in their hometown.
Hot summertime temperatures with warm evenings that give way to cooler, comfortable nights, extend from May until September and are perfect for camping, boating, and hiking in and around the lakes and mountains that line the valleys. The Okanagan's semi-arid environment accounts for the abundance of orchards, vineyards, gardens and farms in the area. Because of this, the Okanagan is often referred to as 'Canada's Fruit Basket'.
The relatively mild fall, winter, and spring temperatures also means that the Okanagan doesn't have an 'off-season'. Thus, the Okanagan really is a four-season playground. With winter temperatures that rarely get as cold as -10C, the Cariboo, Monashee, and Selkirk mountain ranges collect an abundance of fresh powder snow, ripe for some of Canada's best skiing. You will find great skiing resorts near any of the cities and towns in the Okanagan Valley.
The Okanagan Valley is truly one of the world's best places to call home.