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Kelowna, Canada

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 17, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Kelowna, Canada. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Kelowna?

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"It was a small modular home on the banks of Okanagan Lake. It's not a typical home for the area although there are quite a few areas in Kelowna with this type of low cost housing," said another expat in Kelowna.

What is the average cost of housing in Kelowna?

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If you are thinking about moving to Kelowna, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"What we got for our money made it worth every cent. We were paying $750.00 per month and had our own beach. Averages in the area vary depending on the type of homes. House prices range from around $150,00 to around $3 million," remarked another expat in Kelowna.

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How do I meet people in Kelowna?

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When we asked people living in Kelowna about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"Most things happen in, on or around Okanagan Lake which divides Kelowna and West Kelowna. There are two waterfronts with walkways. Music in the park on Friday evenings during summer. Festivals, street parades, wine tasting, cherry picking, beaches, parks, bears, hiking, mountain biking," explained one expat.

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What should I bring when moving to Kelowna?

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People living in Kelowna were asked what three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They wrote:

"I should have brought more summer clothes, a good moisturiser with a sunblock and more photographs. I can't think of anything I wish I left behind," remarked another expat in Kelowna.

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Will I be able to find a job in Kelowna?

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When we asked people about industries and career opportunities in Kelowna, they reponded:

"There are lots of shopping centres, restaurants and small businesses in the area which has a good transport system in place. There are numerous vineyards and orchards in the area and quite a few new housing developments. Glaziers and Chefs are in high demand," said another expat in Kelowna.

What is life like in Kelowna?

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When we asked people living in Kelowna what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"There are many young families and lots of activity on the water in summer and in the snow during winter. Lifestyle - paradise in summer," remarked another in Kelowna.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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