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Kelowna

About Kelowna

117,312 in city
178,446 in metro
211 km² (81 mi²)
430.078029749 m
Located on the central shores of Lake Okanagan, Kelowna was founded in the 1860s as a supply town to the Cariboo gold miners. The CPR sternwheeler made regular stops at Kelowna (the only way to reach Kelowna was via the water until 1925) which led to further development. By 1892 a new townsite was laid out and the city was incorporated in 1905. Growth was moderate through WWI and WWII, but exploded through the 1950s. A floating bridge (one of only a few found in the world and one of only two found outside of Washington State) was completed in 1958. Today the Valley is one of the most productive in the Province. Apples, peaches, cherries, ginseng, plums, grapes, and some of the best wines come from the lands in and around Kelowna.

Metro Cities

Kelowna, Peachland

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
30 All Buildings
20
existing
2
under construction
7
planned
1
unbuilt

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Skye 289 ft 2009
2 Discovery Pointe Resort 230 ft 2005
3 The Lagoons 184 ft 2000
4 The Dolphins 184 ft 1993
5 The Lofts Downtown 131 ft 2006

Building types

No. Type
21 high-rise building
9 low-rise building