• Kelowna Fun Facts

    fun facts kelowna okanagan canadaOn your amazing Okanagan wine tour your tour guide will share many of the following facts with you as well as a wealth of other information (one of our biggest compliments we get is that even our local guests frequently comment that they learned something new on our tours).

    Kelowna is named after the Interior Salish word for “Grizzly Bear”

    Kelowna’s official floral emblem is the Arrowleaf Balsamroot, often referred to by locals as the Okanagan Sunflower.

    Kelowna is home to more than 122,000 people.

    Kelowna encompasses 214 km² of land and 48 km² of water area.

    Kelowna is 344 metres (1,129 feet) above sea level.

    The average daytime high during July and August is 27.4 C. The average daytime high during December and January is -0.3 C.

    Kelowna receives over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually and 28 cm of rain.

    Kelowna boasts an international airport being serviced by an increasing number of airlines transporting travelers to non-stop destinations.

    The average resale cost of a home in Kelowna in 2013 was $499,500.

    Kelowna General Hospital is the largest and most comprehensive in the southern interior of B.C. with a full treatment cancer clinic.

    The W.R. Bennett Bridge opened in May 2008, and has replaced the old Okanagan Lake Bridge (built in 1958) as the only vehicular crossing over Okanagan Lake.
    Please ask your tour guide questions while on your wine tour. We are always happy to share our knowledge of the valley with our guests.