Quick stats …
- 4 hours from Vancouver
In the area …
Ariva premium estate residences
CAD$ MLS Listing
Welcome to the eigth fastest growing community in Canada! Westbank First Nation is located in south central B.C. and one of eight Okanagan Nation communities. It is situated 25 minutes to UBC Okanagan and Kelowna International Airport and consists of planned living for lakeside living and active lifestyles.
Prior to becoming self-governing in 2005, Westbank’s 5,340 acres of lands near Kelowna had an assessed value of less than $500,000. Today it’s worth more than $2 billion, and $604 million in building permits have been issued in the last 14 years alone (with the time between a proposal being submitted and the shovels hitting the ground typically being a relatively quick three to six months). As a result, population growth of 30 per cent on its Tsinstikeptum Indian Reserve No.9 lands on the west side of Okanagan Lake was recorded as the eighth-strongest in all of Canada by Statistics Canada.
Westbank’s past joint venture projects were the Snyatan and Okanagan Lake shopping centres, with Anthem Property Group Ltd. and Churchill International Property Corporation, respectively.
Work: A thriving economy with diverse employment such as forestry, wine and tourism, health care, construction and small business.
Play: Westbank First Nation boasts beautiful wineries, restaurants, shopping and a grade A heritage museum.
Culture: Drop by the Sncewips Heritage Museum to learn more about local Indigenous history. Discover syilx culture through the encouragement of local artists and the display of art throughout the community, both on and off reserve.
Municipalities & Districts:
Westbank First Nation – wfn.ca
Westbank First Nation Listings
Ariva – arivakelowna.ca
Note: Population is listed by either municipality or region. Sample listing represents a home near the median average selling price in 2017. Real estate trend metric uses B.C. Assessment data for value and includes sales of all property types.