Living in Kelowna, BC
Kelowna, BC, offers a vibrant, active lifestyle that is a special draw for those who choose to move here.
The city is nestled among lush mountains that cradle the stunning focal point of Okanagan Lake, creating spectacular vistas at every turn. With long, hot, and dry summers, and short, mild winters, Kelowna is the perfect destination to call home.
Vibrant Arts & Culture
Jane Hoffman Realty is a strong supporter of arts & culture in Kelowna, and has been so pleased with the growth and vibrancy of the city’s offerings. The Cultural District covers a six-block area of downtown Kelowna, and offers galleries, museums, theatres, and artists’ studios. Ballet Kelowna and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra each stage professional productions at a level often reserved for larger city centres.
This region really is a four-season playground, made even more special by the enviable mountain and lake vistas. Many people move to Kelowna to enjoy the plethora of outdoor recreational activities in the area. World-class golf, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, horseback riding, boating, watersports, rock climbing, and hockey keep area residents busy all year-long. Beautiful and peaceful walking, biking, and running trails and paths wind throughout the city and surrounding hillsides.
Big City Dining & Shopping
Okanagan residents make the most of this year-round vacation lifestyle. Kelowna offers a wonderful array of family, ethnic, and fine-dining restaurants and cafes, including several led by award-winning chefs.
With an emphasis on supporting our creative local entrepreneurs, Kelowna offers plenty of choices when it comes to shopping. Downtown and the Pandosy shopping district boast a wide variety wonderful local boutiques, where shoppers can find unique treasures. In addition, a large, central shopping mall and several neighbourhood shopping centres have all of the larger national and international retail and discount stores essential to a regional hub.
World-class Kelowna Wineries
Kelowna is home to an ever-growing list of excellent wineries, ranging in style and size. Each one offers a delicious portfolio of wines and a unique all-around experience. Small, artisan, boutique wineries, and magnificent, world-renowned, larger companies showcase the incredible flavours of our local terroir. Visitors can learn about the variations in how the grapes are grown and the wines are crafted, while enjoying the awe-inspiring design additions that each one boasts, such as open-air amphitheatres, casual or formal dining, and even spiritual or historical influences on the architecture.
Explore these local treasures, and you will know why the region is considered among Top 10 Best Wine Regions to Visit by USA Today.
Favourite Kelowna Wineries
Cedar Creek Estate Winery – Kelowna BC
St. Hubertus Estate Winery – Kelowna BC
Summerhill Estate Winery – Kelowna BC
Tantalus Vineyards – Kelowna BC
The Vibrant Vine – Kelowna BC
Quails’ Gate Estate Winery – West Kelowna BC
Mission Hill Family Estate – West Kelowna BC
Gray Monk Estate Winery – Lake Country BC
50th Parallel – Lake Country BC