The Okanagan Mission is a historic neighborhood surrounded by mountains, award-winning vineyards, and Kelowna’s best sand beaches.
The local legend Father Pandosy first settled the Okanagan Mission area in 1958 as its own municipality. Now part of Kelowna proper, the Mission has grown to encompass the entire area between KLO Road and Bertram Creek Regional Park. The Mission has an upmarket village feel with its own commercial centre, beachfront marinas, fine dining, boutique galleries, and Kelowna’s best jewelers.
The Lower Mission is home to Kelowna’s finest beachfront properties boasting swimming pools, private docks, and maximalist late 20th century architecture. Lower Mission has a character all of its own town with quiet streets, hot sand beaches, resort hotels, and fine waterfront dining at El Dorado or Basil & Mint.
It’s easy to stay active in the Lower Mission with its excellent road biking, yoga studios, the Central Okanagan Sailing Club, and the H20 Centre, Kelowna’s newest indoor pool and fitness facility. Lower Mission is home to some of Kelowna’s best ranked public schools, Okanagan Mission Secondary, with a renowned arts and music program, and Dorothy Walker Elementary.
Crawford Estates is an exclusive rural neighborhood with large single family homes ranging from 3,000 to 7,000 square feet on generously sized lots. Located on top of a plateau, Crawford homes have amazing valley views, private backyards with swimming pools, and are surrounded by farmlands, vineyards, and park spaces.
From Crawford you can hike to the waterfall at Canyon Falls Park, or take a longer route through Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, home to some of the Okanagan’s very best mountain biking trails for beginners and experts alike. Amenities are abound in Lower Mission or in the Orchard Park mall area via Benvoulin Road.
The Upper Mission & South Mission is a highly desirable area for families surrounded by nature and elegance. Upper Mission begins at the base of Kuiper’s Peak on Chute Lake Road, extending to the waterfront at Bertram Creek Regional Park. Upper Mission has a variety of the single family homes ranging from 2,000 all the way up to 12,000 square feet with architectural styles from classic to ultra modern.
Properties in Upper Mission enjoy magnificent views over the lake and valley below, some of Kelowna’s safest streets, and a touch of elegance just 20 minutes drive from Kelowna. Some of Kelowna’s most beautiful and well-designed communities are located here: Kettle Valley, The Ponds, and Kestrel Ridge.
Enjoy tastings at Kelowna’s most prestigious vineyards including Summerhill, Tantalus, St. Hubertus, and Cedar Creek. For adventurous types, the nearby Kelowna Crags offer some of the best rock climbing in all of Kelowna.