DescriptionWest Kelowna (Westbank) was a link on the fur-trading route from the north-central part of the province, called New Caledonia, to the Columbia River. In the early 1860s fortune seekers en route to the Cariboo gold mines followed the old trail through the Okanagan Valley.
Ideal climatic conditions in the Okanagan Valley nurture the city's many orchards and vineyards. Vacationers also are drawn by the favorable weather in the valley. Downhill and cross-country skiing in the surrounding countryside are popular in winter.
Visitor InfoWest Kelowna Visitor Centre 2376 Dobbin Rd., Suite 4 WEST KELOWNA, BC V4T 2H9. Phone:(250)768-2712