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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to East Kelowna.

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Around East Kelowna ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Kelowna. It lies just west of East Kelowna. Kelowna has a population of 107,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Vernon. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the north of East Kelowna and has a population of 35,900 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from East Kelowna and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Armstrong   [Map]   4,258   N   41 miles [66 km]
Coldstream   [Map]   9,471   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Enderby   [Map]   2,828   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Keremeos   [Map]   1,289   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lumby   [Map]   1,634   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Oliver   [Map]   4,370   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Peachland   [Map]   4,883   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Penticton   [Map]   31,909   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Salmon River 1   [Map]   53   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Summerland   [Map]   10,828   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Ellison   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lakeview Heights   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
McCulloch   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Myra   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Nahun   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Okanagan Centre   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pixie Beach   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rutland   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Traders Cove   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Trepanier   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
West Kelowna   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Westbank   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wilson Landing   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Winfield   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Woodsdale   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Kelowna ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cedar Grove   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North of East Kelowna   [Map]
Crescent Beach   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Peachland   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pixie Beach   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Rutland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Summerland   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Traders Cove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Trout Creek   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for East Kelowna.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around East Kelowna. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the Province of British Columbia

    British Columbia Tourism
    Parks for British Columbia

    Fishing in British Columbia
    Hunting in British Columbia


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near East Kelowna ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to East Kelowna.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Vernon Rgnl. (YVE/CYVK)   [Map]   CYVK   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Penticton Rgnl. (YYF/CYYF)   [Map]   CYYF   SSW   29 miles [46.7 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to East Kelowna.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from East Kelowna. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Vancouver Intl. (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]   CYVR   WSW   175 miles [281.6 km]
Spokane Intl. (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]   GEG   SSE   176 miles [283.2 km]
Victoria Intl. (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]   CYYJ   WSW   199 miles [320.3 km]
King County Intl. (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   BFI   SW   208 miles [334.7 km]
Seattle - Tacoma Intl. (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   SEA   SW   213 miles [342.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Penticton Rgnl. (YYF/CYYF)   [Map]   CYYF   SSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Kamloops Airport (YKA/CYKA)   [Map]   CYKA   NW   73 miles [117.5 km]
West Kootenay Rgnl. (YCG/CYCG)   [Map]   CYCG   ESE   88 miles [141.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Vernon Rgnl. (YVE/CYVK)   [Map]   CYVK   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Oliver Airport   [Map]   CAU3   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Quilchena Airport   [Map]   CBT6   WNW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Princeton Airport(ICAO: CYDC)   [Map]   CYDC   WSW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Salmon Arm Airport(YSN/CZAM)   [Map]   CZAM   N   56 miles [90.1 km]
Osoyoos Airport   [Map]   CBB9   S   57 miles [91.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vancouver Intl.   (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]
        Website for Vancouver International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Princeton Airport   (ICAO: CYDC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Salmon Arm Airport   (YSN/CZAM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Spokane Intl.   (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]
        Website for Spokane International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Victoria Intl.   (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]
        Website for Victoria International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
King County Intl.   (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]
        Website for King County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.   (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]
        Website for Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Penticton Rgnl.   (YYF/CYYF)   [Map]
        Website for Penticton Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kamloops Airport   (YKA/CYKA)   [Map]
        Website for Kamloops Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
West Kootenay Rgnl.   (YCG/CYCG)   [Map]
        Website for West Kootenay Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vernon Rgnl.   (YVE/CYVK)   [Map]
        Website for Vernon Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for East Kelowna. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for East Kelowna were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from East Kelowna. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- East Kelowna) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for East Kelowna. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from East Kelowna

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Kelowna. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.8667, Longitude: -119.4000     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to East Kelowna), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for East Kelowna.