Think Kelowna, Think IGK!

The international gateway to British Columbia’s sunny Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is an extraordinarily scenic destination surrounded by rolling, pine-covered mountains. It is characterized by award-winning wineries, a thriving agricultural and orchard community, and an array of leisure activities.

This glacial activity occurred during the Tertiary and Quaternary periods where mile-thick ice layers retreated 10,000 years ago, scraping the surface and leaving behind valuable sedimentary deposits along its borders. Additional mountain river erosion and flooding left behind nutrient and mineral rich soils which today still form the foundation of the Okanagan’s successful agricultural economy.

Okanagan Lake, the largest of the lakes, is 135 km (84 miles) long and ranges from about 3.2 to 6.4 km wide. East of Okanagan Lake are Swan, Kalamalka (a Salish word meaning lake of many colours) and Wood lakes. To the south are Skaha, Vaseux and Osoyoos lakes. The system drains south into the Okanagan River, crosses the border into Washington, and joins the Columbia River. The Columbia then veers west and carves a path through the Cascade and Coast Mountain ranges to drain into the Pacific Ocean

Three mountain ranges surround the region: the Columbia Mountains, a range of the Rockies, and comprised of the Purcell, Selkirk, Monashee and Cariboo sub-ranges lay to the east of the Okanagan Valley; the Cascade Mountains, specifically the Okanagan, Hozameen and Skagit ranges, form the south-western border; and the Coastal Mountains are to the west.

Kelowna is..

Home to IGK School! Kelowna’s original (est.2002) and most trusted language school.

Kelowna has miles of beautiful parkland and several sandy beaches which provide wonderful opportunities for boating, swimming, water-skiing, windsurfing and fishing.

Home to top ranked Universities. IGK University Partners!
Orchards and vineyards thrive within a 10-minute drive from the downtown core and provide seasonal delights year-round. You can pluck ripe cherries or juicy peaches from trees, or spend a delightful day sampling the award-winning wares of our internationally acclaimed wineries.

Orchards and vineyards thrive within a 10-minute drive from the downtown core and provide seasonal delights year-round. You can pluck ripe cherries or juicy peaches from trees, or spend a delightful day sampling the award-winning wares of our internationally acclaimed wineries.

Kelowna is never too crowded despite playing host to visitors the world over. The Kelowna International Airport, one of the busiest airports in Canada, easily connects to major North American cities. With daily flights, it’s just a 60-minute flight from Calgary or Vancouver and 70 minutes from Seattle. Daily direct flights to Toronto are also available.