Kelowna is Canada's leading wine-growing and tourist destination. It is also one of Canada's liveliest cities. Having a temperate maritime climate, hot in summer, mild in winter, more hours of sunlight, large fresh water lakes, high forest coverage, all help provide the residents and visitors of Kelowna numerous outdoor leisure activities to choose from. More and more tourists from China, the United States, Europe, Vancouver and Toronto come to Kelowna and right away fall in love with it. Escape from big city noise and endless traffic james, the absence of skyscrapers or cement forests, make Kelowna an attractive place to live.
You can drive to the city center within 15 minutes from all areas of Kelowna. Take your children to the beach, go skiing at Big White Mountain Resort, or go swimming, boating and fishing on the Lake. Kelowna is definitely a great place for families to live, work and study.
There are some of the province's most reputable primary and secondary schools within the Okanagan including but not limited to: Okanagan College and University of British Columbia (UBCO) where many overseas students choose to enroll in ESL and exercise their English and independent ability.
Compared to Vancouver and Toronto, which have large Chinese circles, Kelowna's Chinese circle is smaller, more united, with a friendlier closer-knit group of people. This can help new people really feel like they are part of a great community.
There are also many Chinese restaurants such as the "Tradition" Restaurant in the centre of the city, where you can savour the tastes of your hometown. "O-Lake Café" has an amazing cup of hot chocolate for those winter months, "Okanagan Pizza" has some of the best pizza in town, "Mi Ne Sushi" is great for a convenient and delicious Japanese food option, "88 Grand Buffet" is good for family dinners or birthday parties, "Sun Asian Market" for your one-stop Asian grocery shopping, and "Formosa Cafe" for your Bubble Tea fix.
Kelowna is the next big centre of British Columbia and the property market is only getting hotter. Many that come here are skilled migrants, investment immigrants and students; so now the real estate industry is flourishing.
Kelowna's job market is also rapidly growing, most notably in the high-tech IT industry, construction, emerging energy-saving technology, catering, tourism, agriculture, and real estate industry. The town needs more skilled workers, so many young families are moving to the Okanagan because of these jobs.