November 2015

Found 9 blog entries for November 2015.


The east Kelowna development of Kirschner Mountain could soon have room for more housing.

The developer, who is building the community across from Black Mountain on Highway 33, has approached city council looking to revise the Official Community Plan. Roycroft is seeking to amend the eventual unit composition and therefore, the density of Kirschner Mountain by more than 25 per cent of the original application.

The original plan included a residential built of approximately 600 units. Now, the developer would like to build more townhomes, increasing the number of residential units to 771.

Since the structure plan for Kirschner Mountain was approved 14 years ago, 200 residential units have been constructed so far.

Reasons for the amendment

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Kelowna Arts and Culture - Image Credit:

2014 saw a great year for the arts and entertainment scene in Kelowna, British Columbia. Here are the best of last year and which ones to watch for this year.

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.

The heART School

This art school has been a destination for art enthusiasts since 2012. It is known for art and book studies, which are ongoing throughout the year in order to encourage people to get in touch with their more creative side.

Tutt Street Gallery


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BicycleThere are many sports shops found in Kelowna. Here's a look at some of the top choices.

Bicycle Shops

Kelowna Cycle is located at 2949 Pandosy Street and place 1st place in Bicycle Shop in 2014 and 2015.

Fresh Air Experience is conveniently located at 555 Groves Avenue and had several places of acknowledgment in 2014 and 2015.
2014: Bicycle shop 2nd place, and Ski & Snowboard Shop 1st place
2015: 2nd place in both Bicycle Shop and Ski & Board Shop

Golf Clubs

The Harvest Golf Club placed 1st in 2014 as a leading course; and 2nd place in 2015. The course is located at 2725 K.L.O. Road.

Predator Ridge Golf Resort is located at 301 Village Centre Place, in Vernon. In 2014 and 2015 the course placed 3rd.

Ski and Snowboard Shop

Fresh Air

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A popular urban trail in Kelowna is about to get longer, and more interesting.

The Mission Creek Greenway, a favourite hiking and bike trail, is going to be extended further west to Lakeshore Road.

When it was established almost 20 years ago thanks to the perseverance of community members, the goal was to create a trail that ran through to Lake Okanagan.

Now, the City will cut the ribbon on a new one-acre park at Truswell and Lakeshore Road which is part of the Greenway extension along Mission Creek. The new space will be freshly landscaped and include a parking lot.

The park, at a cost of $250,000, is near the site of the old La Mission Motor Inn. The lots were purchased by the City of Kelowna and used as a staging area for construction

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Kelowna, BC

When trying to discover Kelowna and get to know the local attractions, it's a good idea to find out the best ones before you get started. There are some excellent outdoor attractions like Knox Mountain and Waterfront Park, as well as campgrounds such as the Bear Creek or Beaver Lake Resort, and you'll definitely want to spend date night at attractions like the Summerhill Winery or Hotel Eldorado.

Try a local hiking trail for beautiful views or check out an annual parade and festival like the Okanagan Wine Festival, Parks Alive! or Canada Day. Kelowna is the place to get active with your community, enjoy the beautiful sites and appreciate the natural beauty. Here is a look at the top local attractions you can enjoy.

Parks Alive! – 1304 Ellis

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Spa TherapyIf you want to look and feel your best in Kelowna, here are a few places you should check out.

Loyal Hair Therapy

Loyal Hair Therapy is a market leader when it comes to hair. Every hair therapist in the salon has undergone advanced technical training and is therefore very skilled. This luxury boutique is all about helping you create a self-image that you love, one that exudes confidence anytime you step in a room. They offer guests a consultation that will help them come up with a style that fits their lifestyle.

Some of the services they offer include:

  • Designer haircut & style
  • Blow out
  • Full head highlights
  • Permanent wave
  • Specialty wraps
  • And much more!

If you want to learn more about the Loyal Hair Therapy salon visit

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Farm Restaurant - Image Credit: Creek’s Vineyard Terrace Restaurant is a great choice in the area for fine dining and wine tasting. It’s found inside local winery CedarCreek Estate Winery known as the Vineyard Terrace Restaurant which is open seasonally. It’s a great setting for enjoy the vineyard’s creations from the wine to the food while overlooking beautiful views.

It’s an open-air restaurant which means you can sit all over the vineyard and enjoy breath-taking views. Enjoy delicious food that falls into the farm-to-table philosophy and enjoy a glass of wine from the vineyards. Here is a look at the restaurant you’ll want to experience.

About Cedar Creek’s

The Vineyard Terrace Restaurant can be found at CedarCreek Estate Winery at 5445 Lakeshore Road in Kelowna, BC.

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October 2015 saw a record number of MLS® residential sales in the Kelowna region.

The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) released last month’s figures, which indicate 653 sales transactions were posted, up 3.8% from October 2014.  This breaks the previous record for the most number of residential sales in the month of October of 648 units.  This record was set in 2007.

OMREB president Christopher Miller called the demand for housing in the Central Okanagan “robust”.

Miller explained in a media release that several fundamental factors have profoundly boosted buyer confidence which has resulted in the rise of real estate transactions throughout Kelowna and most of the Okanagan.

Continued strength in the B.C. economy, very low

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