West Kelowna Tourism

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West Kelowna is a city in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. The city encompasses several distinct communities including historic Westbank, Glenrosa, Smith Creek, Shannon Lake, Rose Valley, West Kelowna Estates, Casa Loma, and Lakeview Heights. West Kelowna's population in 2011 was 30,892, making it the second-largest municipality in the Kelowna-based Regional District of Central Okanagan. West Kelowna was originally incorporated on December 6, 2007, as Westside District Municipality, so-named because it was the name of the regional district rural electoral area at the time. On January 30, 2009, the district was renamed West Kelowna. The area is also referred to as "Westbank". The district municipality was redesignated as a city on June 26, 2015.


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Facts and Stats for West Kelowna*

  • Pollution Statistics in West Kelowna

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

    • Air Pollution 21.88 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.17 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 10.42 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20.45 (Low)
  • West Kelowna: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 53.65 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 29.89 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 42.02 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.02 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 40.43 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.15 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 34.24 (Low)
    • Drug offense 71.2 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.77 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.3 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.48 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.28 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.3 (High)
  • Living in West Kelowna - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of West Kelowna is 168.15 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 53.82 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.65 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 28.95 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.83 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.11 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 68.37 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.44 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 109.17 (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 West Kelowna

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.12 USD

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

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