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Schools and School Districts in Kelowna

When individuals are looking for their new Kelowna condo or Kelowna townhome, they may ask their real estate agent about the nearby schools and school districts. Those living in the Kelowna community can find most answers to their questions about the public, private, and higher education available in this guide. Here's what to know about the public school districts, private schools, and colleges and universities in the Kelowna area.

Public School Districts Serving Kelowna

All residents of Kelowna fall under the Central Okanagan School District. It is the fifth-largest school district in British Columbia and continues to grow each year. Over 40 elementary, middle, and high schools are currently operating. Programs are available in English and

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Art and Culture in KelownaKelowna is a city rich with artistry, a tapestry of beautiful sculptures, paintings, performances, and more. Looking to bring a bit of artistry into the home or mind? Check out these great places in Kelowna to embrace the artistic side, regardless of age or skill level.

Kelowna Art Gallery

The Kelowna Art Gallery holds interactive art and cultural exhibits for people of all ages. Located in the cultural district of Kelowna, it offers a respite from the heat with its welcoming air conditioning. It is free on Thursdays to see local Canadian art, and the exhibits are always changing. However, the permanent collection boasts 800 artworks and publications representing contemporary and historical Canadian artisans and authors. Art classes for kids,

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3 Tips for Planning Your Home AdditionMany homeowners would rather not sell a home but make upgrades that will accommodate their changing needs. Extra space may be needed when families grow, an aging parent moves in or when business owners work from home. These are only a few of the many reasons for a home addition.

Homeowners need to understand that changing the structure of a home does require thought and planning. Before getting started on a home addition, get a better understanding of what will be required to ensure a legal addition with few headaches.

What Are Your Goals?

Decide on key objectives. What exactly will be accomplished with the home addition? Some common goals homeowners have include:

  • Increasing living space;
  • Boosting storage capacity; or
  • Improving the
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Best Golf Courses in Kelowna

Golfing in Kelowna is a widely popular pastime, with the city of Kelowna being home to several masterfully designed golf courses residents can visit. Peppered with lush hills, challenging course designs, and groomed landscapes, the golf courses in Kelowna are sure to astound.

Whether you're just moving to Kelowna or simply looking for fun outdoor activities to do in the city, you're sure to have a good time golfing here in Kelowna. Want to learn more about Okanagan golf adventures? Read more to discover the best golf courses in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Black Mountain Golf Club

The Black Mountain Golf Club provides a unique, fun, and friendly experience with plenty of challenge. The par-71 course is found in Kelowna and offers an experience

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Looking for the Top Pizza Places in Kelowna, BC? Don't Miss These Local FavouritesKelowna residents know their local food joints well. Pizza is a fitting food for just about any time of day and any day of the week, so it's one of the most popular menu items year-round. When the urge for Italian-style pie arises, residents recommend these three top pizza places in Kelowna, BC.

Olympia Greek Taverna: Home to Delicious Pizza

While its Mediterranean culture is heavily represented on the menu, the pizza at Olympia Greek Taverna is rated as some of the best in town. The artisans here hand-make and toss dough fresh for each pie and top it with an authentic tomato sauce that's loaded with flavour and generous toppings. There are several specialty pizzas on the menu, and patrons can customize their order with toppings not found at

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How to Winterize Your HomeWinter in the Okanagan is the reason why so many people from the shivering prairies move or retire to Kelowna.  Our winters are mild.  So mild in fact that many people don’t even own a pair of winter boots.

However, this doesn't mean Kelowna never has harsh winters.

Winter weather can bring frigid temperatures, ice, high winds, rain, snow, and flooding. It can damage roofs and foundations. It can freeze and break water pipes and eventually lead to rotting wood and mold. These can be costly to remediate, so it is best to protect homes from damage by taking appropriate winterization steps.

Here’s what Kelowna residents need to know about winterizing their homes before cold weather hits.

Home Improvements to Winterize Your House

There are

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Impact of the Pandemic on the Kelowna Housing Market

The coronavirus pandemic has sent shockwaves throughout the globe affecting every aspect of our economy. Not only that, it’s lasted so long that it’s starting to have long-term effects on our lives. As changes become permanent and people start to adapt, the structure of our economy has been transformed. It’s no shock that the Kelowna housing market has also drastically changed and it’s time to reevaluate your options.

Changing Home Preferences

People often overlook the beautiful city of Kelowna as a permanent place to live because it’s often overshadowed by the largest city in British Columbia, Vancouver. Even with Vancouver’s exceedingly high home prices, people are forced to live in the

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How to Hardscape Your BackyardWhile people have virtually always landscaped their yards, hardscaping has started to gain popularity as we've begun to put more focus on extending our living spaces to the outdoors. Here's what you need to know first.

What is Hardscaping?

Hardscaping includes all the non-organic design elements on your property - that means retaining walls, paved walkways, decks, fences, pergolas and sculptures.

Should You DIY Your Hardscaping or Hire a Professional?

Simple cosmetic projects like stone patios and fire-pits can be handled on your own if you're feeling handy, but defer to professionals when it comes to big projects that could affect slope or drainage. Contractors who specialize in hardscaping will help you achieve your vision for the space

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Which Upgrade Renovations Yield the Best Returns?Most homeowners want to upgrade their bathrooms. Homeowners may use a contractor or decide to do a do-it-yourself (DYI) project. Whether it's because their fixtures are outdated or because they're just tired of staring at the same old paint job, the improvements are usually made with the residents in mind rather than the future buyers. But if homeowners can please both themselves and the next people who live in their home, it's definitely the cherry on top of the sundae. Homeowners who want to make strategic moves should keep the following tips in mind.

Think Small

Smaller bathroom renovations tend to have the highest returns. This is because a return on investment (ROI) for a bathroom is going to be highly dependent on the area in which a

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Agent Warning Signs You Should KnowAll Glenmore home buyers and sellers need to work with a real estate agent to get the best value they can when buying or selling a home. Here's why everyone should hire a real estate agent when working in real estate and what to look out for when choosing an agent.

Why Should You Hire a Real Estate Agent?

In the age of the Internet, many clients ask us why they should hire a real estate professional to help them sell their house. Without a real estate agent, some people do okay, but most don't. Here are five reasons you SHOULD hire a professional agent to help market and sell your property.

Education and Experience

You don't need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional who does. The

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