The Okanagan Valley has a population of over 300,000, and is the 22nd largest metropolitan area in Canada. This area is blessed with a pleasant climate, warm summers averaging 27-30°C, and cool dry winters with minimal snow. The crowning jewel of the Valley is Okanagan Lake, which provides the beautiful beaches and space for water sports of every variety. Kelowna features all the conveniences of any major city with countless shopping, dining, recreation, and cultural options. On top of this is the inspirational beauty provided by the blue lake and rolling hills, combined with the lush green of the vineyards and orchards that surround this area.