Westbank – West Kelowna Community, BC

Some insight

City of West Kelowna, located on the central western shores and hillsides of Okanagan Lake, is the primary gateway into Central and North Okanagan from Highway 97C (the Okanagan Connector). As with the Okanagan in general, West Kelowna is known for its four season playground, from water recreation to snow fun. The City of West Kelowna rightly describes itself as follows:

“West Kelowna is a visually stunning community and a four-seasons playground, located on the western shores and hillsides of Okanagan Lake”.
(reference: About West Kelowna)

On June 26, 2015, the Municipality of West Kelowna was reclassified to the City of West Kelowna. Generally, many still refer to West Kelowna as Westbank, Westside or Greater Westside.

The name of “Westbank” came from the “Westbank First Nations”, located within the boundaries of West Kelowna. Westbank is one of the many communities within the City of West Kelowna. The area of Westbank First Nation is 5,340 acres of Reservation land.

Other communities within the City of West Kelowna are: Bear Creek, Casa Loma, Gellatly/Goats Peak, Glenrosa, Green Bay, Lakeview Heights, Pritchard/Sunnyside, Raymer, Rose Valley, Shannon Lake, Smith Creek, South Boucherie and West Kelowna Estates.

Many of these community-neighbourhoods, such as Glenrosa, Lakeview Heights and Westbank, to name a few, have rich histories in the Okanagan Area, some as far back as the mid-19th century.

City of West Kelowna hosts a large array of amenities for Okanagan living and tourism. With it four season recreational opportunities from beaches and Okanagan Lake to Skiing at the local Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, West Kelowna is complemented with businesses and services as big box stores, retail outlets, theatres and tourist accommodations and attractions and cafes and restaurants. This includes the many businesses owned and managed by Westbank First Nations people.

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West Kelowna City Hall

Below we provide some contact information and general information for the City of West Kelowna:

Westbank First Nations Administration Offices & Services

Below we provide some contact information and general information for the Westbank First Nation administrative offices:

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Westbank First Nations

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About Westbank-West Kelowna

Mount Boucherie-landscape view, West Kelowna.

 © Travel British Columbia.com Article by: Travel British Columbia.com Westbank is part of the City of West Kelowna and boasts

Westbank-West Kelowna Recreation

Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre (JBMAC) is an easily accessible multi-use facility where people of all ages and abilities gather

Whiski-Jack’s Pins & Pints West Kelowna’s destination for bowling, food and fun. Located next to Pins + Pints in West

The Westbank Farmers Market wants to provide a full and varied experience for our community and invites local and area

Kid on the beach building a sand castle

Westbank-West Kelowna beach list. Having family fun and recreation at our beaches. View some of our best water recreation spots.

Westbank History

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2021-01-22 © Gordon H. Ficke | Artisan Publications Cycle kart Racing is a Fun and Inexpensive Way to Access Motor

Milton poses beside 1940 two-ton Ford truck in 1945

2021-01-22 © Gordon H. Ficke | Artisan Publications Article by: Gordon H. Ficke “My dad, Thomas Benjamin Reece and his

Westbank Yacht Clubhouse-2012

2021-01-22 © Gordon H. Ficke | Artisan Publications Article by: Gordon H. Ficke The Westbank Yacht Club was about to

Peter Klein looking over hocolate Mayflower

© Carol Ellison Magazine: Beyond 50 Winter Issue – 2010/11, page 8. Article/Magazine archived: https://issuu.com/csekcreative/docs/beyond50winter2011 My Brush with Greatness Article by:

Westbank Lions Club

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Who are the Lions Club? The Westbank Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International, a world-wide service club organization.

Westbank-West Kelowna Stories

Police say a motorcyclist who blasted through a West Kelowna construction zone last week was likely impaired. RCMP were called

Search and rescue crews were called in to help locate a missing off-roader Sunday evening in West Kelowna. Search manager

The West Kelowna Fire Department has launched a 50/50 draw benefiting three local charities. The Fundraiser is running from April

Westbank-West Kelowna Events

Celebrating All July with Virtual and Socially Distanced Events! Check the schedule at https://westsidedaze.com/ 

Join the Fun!  For all ages.  In order to enter to win, you simply have to find one of our

Easter Chocolate isn’t just for the kids!  Hip Hop over to Volcanic Hills Winery and join us this Good Friday-Easter