The Okanagan Valley is blessed with one of Canada's most temperate climates and receives over 310 days of sunshine per year. The area is a popular destination for Canadian and International visitors, alike.
Highlights of the region include azure blue lake waters, internationally acclaimed vineyards, championship golf courses, lush orchards and a healthy, semi-desert lifestyle. The Canadian Tourism Commission consistently rates the Okanagan Valley as Canada's premier golf destination, Japanese Newsweek Magazine lists Kelowna as one of the world's best places to retire and Frommer's Travel Guides ranks the Okanagan as one of the world's most alluring destinations. Big White, Apex, Silver Star and Crystal Mountain Resorts offer skiing and snowboarding on near perfect 'champagne powder' from December to April. Big White is recognized by Luxury Travel Magazine as one of the world's 'TOP 5' ski resorts.
With a population of over 120,000, Kelowna is the largest city in the Okanagan Valley and one of the fastest growing in Canada. Kelowna is surrounded by picturesque Okanagan Lake and a visit would not be complete without trying to sight the legendary lake monster, the Ogopogo.
Kelowna offers unique shops, restaurants, resorts, spas, health services and entertainment venues. Prospera Place Stadium, the cities largest entertainment venue, hosts a wide variety of cultural and musical performances and is home to the Kelowna Rockets ice hockey team. Kelowna is also home to the Kelowna Chiefs and Westside Warriors ice hockey teams, the Okanagan Sun football team, the Kelowna Falcons baseball team and the Okanagan Challenge soccer team.
Best of all, Kelowna provides a fun, safe, relaxing and friendly environment in which to study.
Air Canada, West Jet, Alaska, Sunwing and United Airlines offer non stop flights to Kelowna from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Toronto, Seattle, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun. Kelowna International Airport is Canada's 9th busiest with new routes and flights added on a regular basis. Greyhound Bus also serves Kelowna from all major centres.