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During the summer, visitors and locals alike congregate around Okanagan Lake. The lake is large, warm in the summer and surrounded by beaches - and even has its own lake monster, the Ogopogo.
During the winter, nearby Big White Ski Resort is a major attraction, being the largest ski resort in the interior of BC.
Summers are hot and dry, winters are cold, with snowfalls being common. The hottest days of summer approach 40 °C, but 25-30 °C is more common. When it rains, it rains hard, but that only happens a few times a year. Very cold winters might get to -20 °C, but around zero is much more common. Snow isn't ever present during the winter, but it can last for weeks at a time.
Kelowna International Airport (YLW) offers flights to/from Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Prince George, Seattle, Edmonton, Victoria, and seasonal to/from Cancun, Las Vegas, Puerto Vallarta and San José del Cabo.
From the interior of Washington State, cross the boarder at Oroville, then take highway 97 north to Kelowna.
Greyhound servies Kelowna from all major destinations.
Car is by far the preferred way to get around Kelowna. Most attractions are spread out and hard to get to otherwise.
Bus service is pretty good in Kelowna, but it is far from ideal. You can get from downtown to the shopping mall, to the beaches fine with public transit, but many attractions are hard (or impossible) to get to by transit.
If you're staying downtown, and don't want to stray too far, by foot is fine. Other than downtown, however, Kelowna is spread out, so it is hard to get around by foot.
There are plenty of bikes in Kelowna, but they are more for recreation than transit. Bike lanes are rare, and motorists have little respect for bikes, make it dangerous to rely on them too much for transport. Remember than wearing a helmet is mandatory for biking in British Columbia.
Kelowna is big on chain restaurants, so the common BC restaurants - Cactus Club, Earl's, Joey's, etc. are ever present. If you want something unique, stick to downtown or Lakeshore drive.
There are plenty of pubs spread all over town. Most pubs are sports bar style, and often locate in or near hotels. Like with eating out, downtown and Lakeshore drive have better choices for pubs with character. Nightclubs are concentrated downtown, mostly on Leon and Lawrence Avenues. Popular Flashbacks is on Ellis street.
|Kelowna - SameSun Backpacker Lodge||245 Harvey Ave Kelowna, BC||Hostel||82|
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Postal service is provided by Canada Post, a crown corporation owned by the government but run as an independent business.
To format the envelope of a letter sent within Canada, put the destination address on the centre of its envelope, with a stamp, postal indicia, meter label, or frank mark on the top-right corner of the envelope to acknowledge payment of postage. A return address, although it is not required, can be put on the top-left corner of the envelope in smaller type than the destination address.
The lettermail service allows the mailing of a letter. The basic rate is currently set at $0.63 for one standard letter (30 grams or less). The rates for lettermail are based or weight and size and determine whether the article falls into the aforementioned standard format, or in the oversize one. The rate is the same for a postcard.
Mail sent internationally is known as letterpost. It can only contain paper documents. The rate for a standard letter is of $1.10 if sent to the United States, and $1.85 if sent to any other destination. Oversize or overweight letters may be charged a higher fee
Larger parcels can be shipped via Canada post both domestically and internationally, the rate is dependent on the weight and destination. 
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