Account Login/Registration

Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.




Privacy Policy

Kelowna ranks 5th as a city Canadians would consider moving to: study

There’s no shortage of Kelowna residents who weren’t born in the Okanagan.

Packing up your life and moving to Kelowna is a popular choice for many Canadians and recent research from Finder backs that up.

<who>Photo Credit:

Kelowna ranks fifth on the list of cities that Canadians would consider moving to, behind Toronto, Halifax, St. Catharines/Niagara and Ottawa.

For west coast Canadians, Kelowna is the most popular spot to move to, while it’s the second most popular city for people from the Prairies to start anew in.

Finder suggests that more than half of the adult population is open to moving cities in hopes of owning their own home.

<who>Photo Credit: NowMedia

Despite what many would consider a difficult housing market to get into over recent years, Kelowna still seems to check all the boxes for Canadians on the move.

“The number of Canadians willing to relocate to fulfill their goal of homeownership skyrockets among younger generations,” said Angus Kidman, global-editor-in-chief at Finder.

“Just under 70% of Millennials and 85% of Gen Zers are open to moving cities.”

<who>Photo Credit: NowMedia

Kidman adds that willing to move somewhere and actually doing it are two different things.

“Those looking to buy outside of their city of residence need to consider house prices, their earning potential and the overall cost of living,” he explained.

Vancouver is the next highest BC city on the list, coming in at 10th place, while cities like Saskatoon, Windsor, Whistler and Regina came in near the bottom of the rankings.

We are asking for your support of local journalism. If you like what we do and believe it has value that adds to our community, we would appreciate your consideration. Please click here to learn more about how you can support local journalism.

Visit our Facebook page to comment on this story.

Sign up for local eNews delivered to your inbox by 7 am every day.

Send your comments, news tips, letter to the editor, photos and videos to

To report a typo, send an email to







Top Stories

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Youtube Listen on Soundcloud Follow Our RSS