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Kelowna BC Canada
Kelowna is a city in British Columbia, Canada, located in the Okanagan Valley on Okanagan Lake in the province’s southern interior. Provincial parks, pine forests, vineyards, orchards, and mountains engulf it. It lies 80 miles (129 kilometers) north of the United States (Washington) border, on the east shore of Okanagan Lake (there bridged), 284 miles (457 kilometers) east-northeast of Vancouver. Its downtown includes a waterfront City Park as well as a lakeside cultural district. More than 20 local vineyards offer wine tours and tastings, It serves as the head office of the Regional District of Central Okanagan. The name Kelowna derives from the Okanagan word (kiʔláwnaʔ), referring to a male “grizzly bear”.
Kelowna is the 3rd largest metropolitan area in the province and the largest in the Interior. It is Canada’s 20th-largest metropolitan area. Kelowna’s metropolitan population is expected to be 224,000 in 2021, with a city population of 144,000. The city council has adopted a long-term plan intended to increase density in the downtown core, which resulted in more construction of taller condo buildings, including One Water Street – a 36-story condominium with commercial stores on the ground floor. This is among the tallest structure in Kelowna completing in 2021. Additional high-rise developments have already broken ground or been approved since then, including a Leon Avenue 42-story tower which will be the tallest building in the city and among the tallest in B.C.
The city is now the focal point for one of Canada’s largest fruit-growing districts. Lumbering, fruit packing and canning, tree nurseries, winemaking, and machine-shop working are the economic mainstays. Since 1906, an international regatta has been held each summer, and tourism is becoming an increasingly important source of revenue. To the west, across Okanagan Lake, is the City of West Kelowna (also known as Westbank and Westside); to the north, Lake Country and Vernon; to the southwest, Peachland; and to the south, Summerland and Penticton. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Kelowna has a humid continental climate or an inland oceanic climate because its coldest month has an average temperature a little above 3.0 °C (26. 6 °F) and below 0 °C (32 °F), with dry, hot, sunny summers and cool, cloudy winters, and four seasons. The official climate station for Kelowna is situated at the Kelowna International Airport, which is sited at a higher elevation than the city core, resulting in slightly higher precipitation and cooler nighttime temperatures. After neighboring Penticton, Kelowna has the second mildest winter of any non-coastal city in Canada. This is due to the moderating effects of Okanagan Lake, as well as the mountains that separate most of British Columbia from the prairies; however, Arctic air masses do occasionally penetrate the valley during winter, usually for brief periods.
The coldest documented temperature in the city was 36.1 °C (33.0 °F) on December 30, 1968. During the summer, clear, dry air allows nighttime temperatures to drop quickly; nevertheless, nights in Canada are still very warm. The city receives approximately 380 mm (15 in) of rainfall per year, with approximately one-fifth of the precipitation falling as snow, with the majority falling in December and January; however, June is the wettest month of the year. And in some smaller communities such as Blue River and Golden get less wind, Kelowna has the highest proportion of “calm” wind observations of any major Canadian city (39 percent of the time). Kelowna is divided into ten sectors, each of which contains several neighborhoods.
Central City is a commercial district that runs along Harvey Avenue from downtown to Highway 33. The Capri Centre Mall, the Landmark buildings, and the Orchard Park Shopping Centre are all major commercial developments.
Downtown Officially classified land is located north of Highway 97, south of Clement Avenue, east of Okanagan Lake, and west of Richter Street. The commercial district is located between Richter and Abbott streets, with the latter being adjacent to the lake. Due to high levels of drug trafficking, violence, and robberies, Kelowna has designated a 1 km2 (0.39 sq mi) downtown area as a “red zone. The red zone extends west from Okanagan Lake to Lake Avenue, then to Rowcliffe, Ethel, Stockwell, Doyle, and back to the lake. Kelowna became British Columbia’s second city to declare a red zone.
Mission Known as “The Mission” locally (or “Okanagan Mission”) to differentiate it from the Lower Mainland city of Mission, this area was a separate jurisdiction before being amalgamated with Kelowna in the mid-to-late 20th century. Its northern border is K.L.O. Road. It is frequently divided into two parts: Lower Mission and Upper Mission. The Upper Mission begins to extend into the foothills and higher terrain, with many parts of this area boasting spectacular views of the city, mountains, and Okanagan Lake. This area of town is widely recognized as opulent, and it is one of Kelowna’s most expensive neighborhoods. It is not uncommon to see homes worth a million dollars or more, with the most expensive reaching 5 million or even slightly higher. The Lower Mission contains lots of aforementioned commercial areas such as shopping malls, grocery stores, coffee shops, and boutiques. Two of Kelowna’s most popular beaches, Gyro Beach and Rotary Beach, are also located in the Lower Mission.
Dilworth Mountain, located near the city’s geographic center, is a fairly low, isolated mountain of just over 2000 feet. It has been heavily developed over the years, with scenic neighborhoods with suburban personalities just minutes from Central City.
Glenmore is a reasonably prosperous suburb primarily located within Glenmore Valley, a section of the Okanagan Valley in the Kelowna area. It has grown significantly over the last two decades, from a small rural suburb to a large suburban neighborhood with several elementary schools and a rapidly expanding commercial hub. The majority of its homes are on the relatively flat valley bottom, but several large and recent neighborhoods, including the community of Wilden, are being built into the adjacent mountains.
Midtown, which is bounded to the north by Enterprise Way and to the south by Springfield and Baron Road, is a popular shopping location for locals. Orchard Park, a shopping center in the interior of British Columbia, is nearby. Because most of Midtown consists of large, car-oriented big-box stores, it is frequently criticized for its blandness; its efforts to urban sprawl and the decline of the pedestrian-oriented Downtown; and its lack of green space, as the area was once a linear park and golf course.
Rutland neighborhood is Kelowna’s largest neighborhood. The Majority of the area sits on the valley bottom and that made it relatively flat, the fringes continue up into the hills and are built at higher elevations and it possesses more expansive views than the remaining neighborhoods, An improvement and gentrification effort has been ongoing for the past decade, with new parks, widened sidewalks, a renovated YMCA, bike lanes, many new shops and, condominiums are being added.
Lots of neighborhoods
- Black Mountain
- East Kelowna
- Kettle Valley
- McKinley Landing
- North End
- Poplar Point
- South Kelowna
- Quail Ridge
- North Glenmore