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Kelowna

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​​Kelowna is home to the Southern Medical Program, the fourth site in UBC's distributed MD Undergraduate Program.

Kelowna is a city on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley, in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. Its name derives from an Okanagan language term for "grizzly bear". Kelowna ranks as the 22nd largest metropolitan area in Canada.

Kelowna is the seat of the Regional District of the Central Okanagan, the third-largest metropolitan area in British Columbia and the largest in the British Columbia Interior. With scenic lake vistas and a dry, mild climate, Kelowna has become one of the fastest growing cities in North America.

Kelowna is a year-round tourism destination, known for its hot summers and temperate winters. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the great four-season weather, stunning landscapes and boundless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Due to the Okanagan's climate and vineyard-filled scenery, it is often compared to Napa Valley, California.  Kelowna produces wines that have received international recognition. Vineyards are common around and south of the city where the climate is ideal for the many wineries. During the warm months, the lakes teem with opportunities for fishing, sailing, boating, and swimming. There's great skiing within an hour's drive and many parks for hiking, camping, and climbing. The region is also culturally rich, boasting a wide range of attractions and events such as theatre, art, and music events.

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