Image Credit: 2007, West Kelowna became a district in British Columbia. This community is known to have a long history of being a key provider in the regions agricultural industry. You will find many vineyards, as well as orchards and farms spread throughout West Kelowna.

West Kelowna’s economy also offers manufacturing, tourism, construction and retail. The Council in West Kelowna has made a commitment to enhance all the community assets, and create one-of-a-kind opportunities. The growth and stability of the economy, along with the inviting lifestyle has attracted many people to the West Kelowna area.

West Kelowna is the second-largest district in the Regional District of Central Okangan. There are an estimated 30,892 people, and all kinds of housing opportunities.

Originally, the Lakeview Heights Shopping Center was the major attraction in West Kelowna. However, in 1990, water was brought into the community from the Okanagan Lake. This brought numerous opportunities to those who reside in this area. Building of commercial opportunities began to happen along Highway 97. This sprung the birth of more shopping centres, housing developments and golf courses.

West Kelowna has several schools within their district. These facilities include:

  • High School: Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary School.
  • Middle Schools: Constable Neil Bruce Middle School and Glenrosa Middle School.
  • Elementary Schools: Hudson Road Elementary School, Rose Valley Elementary School, Chief Tomat Elementary School, Shannon Lake Elementary School, George Pringle Elementary School, Glenrosa Elementary School, Helen Gorman Elementary School, and Sensisyusten House of Learning.
  • Post-Secondary Educational: UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College.


West Kelowna has a lot to offer its residents, as it is rich in economic resources. There are two arena’s, the Mount Boucherie Community Centre and Jim Lind Arena, that are used for hockey, figure skating and ringetter. Hiking trails are offered on Gellatly Road.

Swimming in the Okanagan Lake can be done at Willow Beach. Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre also offers swimming, along with other community programs. The parks in this area offer soccer areas, ball fields, children play areas and trails to hike.

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