Kelowna is a city in British Columbia, Canada. It is on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley. The name "Kelowna" comes from the Okanagan word for "grizzly bear". Kelowna is the 22nd largest metropolitan area in Canada. In 2011, it had a population of 179,839.
The communities nearby include the district municipality of West Kelowna (also called Westbank, Westside) to the west across Okanagan Lake. Lake Country and Vernon are to the north. Peachland is to the southwest and Summerland and Penticton further south.
Kelowna is also sometimes called "Ktown" for short.