With its own identity and unique landscape, the City of West Kelowna is one of the Okanagan Valley’s larger centres. Located on the west side of Okanagan Lake opposite the City of Kelowna, the two are connected by the WR Bennett Bridge, named after British Columbia’s 27th Premier who called the community home prior to his passing in 2015.
West Kelowna includes numerous lakeside and hillside neighbourhoods: Casa Loma, Gellatly, Glenrosa, Lakeview Heights, Shannon Lake, Smith Creek, Rose Valley, Westbank and West Kelowna Estates. In West Kelowna, you’ll enjoy both urban and rural living, beach and lake access with numerous vacation property communities along the shores.
While the population is more than 35,000, according to recent statistics, it doesn’t include about 15,000 residents who live on Westbank First Nations lands which are interwoven among West Kelowna properties. Properties located on Westbank First Nations have unique negotiated lease agreements for non-indigenous residents while enjoying community services like water, utilities, policing and garbage pickup under a longterm agreement with the Regional District of Central Okanagan.