The City of Kelowna has a lot to offer current residents, visiting tourists and those considering a permanent move to the Okanagan. Kelowna is a growing city with a population of 118,507 (2008 census) which is a growth of 3.3% from 2006. The median age of Kelowna residents is 41.3 for males and 44 for females which contributes to a progressive municipal culture.
Kelowna is the hub of the Okanagan Valley. Main industries include fruit growing, tourism, light industrial, forestry and manufacturing. A growing high tech sector including aerospace development, video game development and IT service is bringing more and more business from Silicon Valley in the US to the Okanagan Valley causing some to call Kelowna the Silicon Valley of the North.
Downtown Kelowna Plan
Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, 2012 Economic Profile
Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, 2009 Demographic Profile
For more information please contact the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission , the City of Kelowna or Stats Canada.