Kelowna, British Columbia is located in the heart of the interior of British Columbia located on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, approximately 380 kilometers north east of Vancouver, BC. With a population of approximately 190,000, the city offers numerous reasons why it is a great place to live, work and play. Kelowna has a perfect mix of urban and rural life, providing many of the things that people value.

 

Living in Kelowna

Living in Kelowna

Residents of Kelowna enjoy the urban qualities of a healthy and diverse economy, high quality health care, excellent educational institutions, an abundance of retail shopping and numerous cultural and food services. At the same time, they appreciate the comforts and conveniences of small town life – friendly people, quaint locations and low crime rates.

Residents of Kelowna enjoy the urban qualities of a healthy and diverse economy, high quality health care, excellent educational institutions, an abundance of retail shopping and numerous cultural and food services. At the same time, they appreciate the comforts and conveniences of small town life – friendly people, quaint locations and low crime rates.

 

 

 

Working in Kelowna

Working in Kelowna

There are 13, 579 businesses in the Central Okanagan, which creates many employment opportunities in a variety of areas, such as finance and insurance, health care, real estate and construction, professional services, the high tech industry and educational institutions.

88% of these businesses have less than 20 employees. 

 

 

 

 

 

Government

Government

The City of Kelowna is governed by an elected Council comprised of a Mayor and eight Councilors. Councilors are elected for three-year terms and each member represents the city at large. All departments, including fire, library, police and public works, offer high quality service to the residents of Kelowna. The community is also supported by a wide range of non-profit associations.