Visit Kelowna - Best of Kelowna

Kelowna (/kəˈloʊnə/) is a city on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley, in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. It serves as the head office of the Regional District of Central Okanagan. Its name derives from an Okanagan language term for "grizzly bear". Kelowna is the third largest metropolitan area in the province and ranks as the 22nd largest in Canada, with a population of 179,839 in 2011. Nearby communities include the City of West Kelowna (also referred to as Westbank, Westside) to the west across Okanagan Lake, Lake Country and Vernon to the north, as well as Peachland to the southwest and, further to the south, Summerland and Penticton.


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Kelowna Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Kelowna tips for your visit

  • Do visit Kelowna Visitor Info Center for detailed information about the attractions and events in the City. Also, the staff will help you out with maps or if you are having any trouble with the directions in the City.
  • Do carry sunscreen and first aid kit – might come in handy while you are on the go.
  • Carry a good pair shoes for the hike and biking, swim wear for the beach sports and other gear you might require based on the season you are planning to visit Kelowna.
  • Smoking in public places is prohibited.
  • It is not mandatory but is considered polite if you tip the staff of any restaurant, bar or spa. Tips are not part of your bill and you can tip the staff based on your experience and how satisfied you are with the service provided.
  • U.S. citizens need to have a valid U.S. passport and for other International visitors – a valid passport and the required travel visa.

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Facts and Stats for Kelowna*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kelowna

    Know the pollution level of Kelowna before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 36.25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 31.58 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 20 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 23.75 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Kelowna: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kelowna for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kelowna.

    • Burglary and Theft 55 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.91 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.61 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 26.79 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 44.49 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 61.21 (High)
    • Attacks 38.36 (Low)
    • Drug offense 74.57 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.78 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35.59 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.36 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.29 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 68.1 (High)
  • Living in Kelowna - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kelowna is 166.72 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 49.71 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.65 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 24.28 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 38.59 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.41 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 71.3 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.55 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 103.82 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kelowna

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kelowna

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.04 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 49.73 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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