Relocating to Lake Country, BC
Lake Country is a vibrant and fast-growing municipality comprised of four neighbourhoods, Winfield, Oyama, Carr’s Landing, and Okanagan Centre. A common theme of stunning lakes, wineries, world class golf courses and orchards influence the lifestyle of each community. This area is a great hub for the ultimate lifestyle, serving approximately 15,000 residents.
The weather in Lake Country features hot summers, perfect for enjoying the surrounding lakes, with highs of 28 C. Winters are incredibly mild and short with lows of -4 C allowing for enjoyable outdoor recreation year-round. The average high temperature is 20 C and average low temperature is -2 C.
Lake Country offers countless attractions and opportunities for adventure. Home to three major lakes enjoy time swimming, boating or relaxing on the beaches of Wood Lake, Okanagan Lake and Kalamalka Lake. The trails and parks in Lake Country are fantastic for hiking, biking, walking. Family-friendly Spion Kop trails and the Okanagan Rail Trail make for a great Sunday morning outing as a family. Lake Country’s public parks are equipped for year-round sports including tennis, baseball, soccer, and beach volleyball and offer a variety of teams and leagues. The Friday afternoon Farmers’ Market showcases tons of local produce and artisan goods. Windy farm roads make for great leisurely bike rides. It’s common practice to spend a Saturday afternoon sipping award-winning wines at local wineries. For more outside the box activities, a visit to the Kangaroo Creek Farm, taking in a show at Creekside Theatre or going for a ride on the Oyama Zipline are great ways to try something new.
A mere twenty-minute drive south of Vernon and twenty-five minutes north of Kelowna, Lake Country’s central location is extremely convenient for those with who commute to work. Lake Country receives service from the regional public transit system with routes into Kelowna and throughout the Central Okanagan. HandyDART is an accessible, door-to-door shared transit service providing transportation to those living in the area. Commute to the Kelowna International Airport is extremely convenient, just 12 minutes by car, with daily flights to the oil patch, making it a practical solution for those who work remotely.
Food & Drink:
Lake Country is a truly a gold mine for the food and wine enthusiast, with several award-winning wineries minutes from each other, it’s common practice to spend a summer day hopping from tasting room to tasting room and enjoying a variety of fine wines. Lake Country is home to a variety of dining options, with something to suit everyone. From the Salty Caramel, a fabulous plant-based café, to authentic greek at the Greek House Restaurant, to fine dining at BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Estate.
Real estate options are varied in Lake Country, lakeshore lots and waterfront homes are abundant, the rapid growth the community is experiencing has prompted plenty of new townhome, condo and subdivision development. There are more established neighborhoods, adult communities and farms in the surrounding hills.
Lake Country falls within School District 23 and offers some great elementary and secondary schools as well as an incredibly short commute to post secondary schools.
Events, live music, wine tastings and more are offered year-round in Lake Country, there is never a shortage of things to do. Some yearly events to look forward to include The Live! In Lake Country free summer concert season, running all summer long, this free live music event takes place every Saturday throughout the community. September’s ArtWalk, showcases 300+ artists and draws art enthusiasts from across the province. Taste Lake Country takes place every April and includes delicious fare from eight local wineries.
Community Facebook Groups:
Resources for Amenities & Recreation:
- District of Lake Country
- Lake Country Maps & Zoning
- Lake Country Beach & Trail Guide
- Kaloya Regional Park
- Kopje Regional Park
- Wrinkly Face Provincial Park
- Turtle Bay Marina Resort
- Wood Lake RV Park & Marina
- Aspen Golf
- Blue Heron Villa Assisted Living
- Lake Country Lodge Retirement & Care Community
- Lake Country Museum
- Lake Country Art Gallery
- Gatzke Orchards