The Central Okanagan is located in the Interior of British Columbia
. It stretches from Lake Country
in the north to Peachland
in the south. The region's major city is Kelowna
, which has a population of over 120,000 people. This scenic region has numerous accommodation options with the best each season has to offer at your vacation rentals doorstep. Need accommodations in the Central Okanagan? Find a vacation rental home with Owner Direct.
The Central Okanagan has something for everyone – find your own holiday home along Okanagan
Lake, shack up in a chalet rental at Big White
, or take in the views of the Central Okanagan vineyards and orchards from a luxury high-rise condo rental. The climate varies in the Central Okanagan. As expected, the winter months bring cooler temperatures and snow. Despite this, the Central Okanagan is considered to have the mildest winter temperatures in Canada
. The summers are hot and sunny. The Central Okanagan has vacation rental opportunities in any season.
In winter the mountains get heavy snowfalls, providing opportunities for various winter recreation activities including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skating, and tobogganing. There is a variety of mountain lodging available at the main ski resort, Big White. Or find accomodation in Kelowna, just a 45 minute drive to the ski hill.
Summer is a popular season in the Central Okanagan. Attractions include wineries and vineyards, fruit-laden orchards, and plenty of recreational sports such as boating, swimming, fishing, golfing and hiking. Temperatures have been known to reach thirty-five to forty degrees Celsius on a summer day. On a hot day, residents and tourists take the opportunity to visit one of the many beaches
for relief from the heat. Owner Direct has several beachfront vacation rentals
– you can even have your own private dock!
Kelowna tends to be the most popular choice for tourists, but a short drive in any direction will be well worth the trip. Across the bridge is West Kelowna
. Here you will find the famous and breath-taking winery Mission Hill, as well as smaller ones such as Quails' Gate and Mt. Boucherie. Southwest of Kelowna you will find the quaint lakefront town of Peachland with excellent condo rentals as well as restaurants, shops, beaches and parks.
North of Kelowna is the district of Lake Country . This area tends to feel less busy than Kelowna. Relax on a quiet beach with your favourite book or sip a glass of Okanagan
world-renowned wine at Gray Monk Winery.
Whatever your Central Okanagan destination, Owner Direct offers a wide variety of accommodations to suit your needs.