If you need some quick essentials, you can head over to the Shannon Lake
Convenience Store that’s just a 2 minute drive from home. For bigger grocery
hauls, it’s a short 5 minute drive to Super Store, a 6 minute drive to Wal-Mart,
and a 7 minute drive to Nature’s Fare. Just pick your favourite!
West Kelowna is an ever-growing community that has everything your family
needs to thrive, including public education for all ages. Shannon Lake
Elementary School is a 3 minute drive from home, Constable Neil Bruce Middle
School is a 5 minute drive, and Mount Boucherie High School is a 13 minute
If you’re looking for a night on the town, Downtown Kelowna is a 15 minute drive
away. This brings you to concerts or WHL hockey games with the Kelowna
Rockets at Prospera Place, plays and shows at the Community Theatre, and
dinner at the Kelowna Yacht Club Cactus Club. Smith Creek offers families a
quiet life in a great neighborhood that is 15 minutes away from the hustle and
bustle of downtown Kelowna.
As told by Tourism Kelowna, Kelowna averages more than 2,000 hours of sun
each year – this makes the city a golfer’s dream with one of the longest, driest
golf seasons in Canada. The city of Kelowna has more than 19 golf courses,
which means there’s something for golfers of every skill level. Closest to home,
Shannon Lake Golf Club is 3 minutes from Smith Creek Hills, Two Eagles Golf
Course is 7 minutes away, and Kelowna Golf and Country Club is just a 20
minute drive away.
Kelowna is the birthplace of winemaking in British Columbia and is known for its
award winning wines. The Okanagan Valley is celebrated for its renowned wines
and the Kelowna area itself is home to more than 40 wineries all within a 20 minute drive. There are several first-rate wineries located near Smith Creek including Ciao Bella Winery (4 minute drive), Kalala Organic Vineyards Ltd. (4 minute drive), Off The Grid Organic Winery (6 minute drive), Quail’s Gate Winery (11 minute drive), Mission Hill Family Estate Winery (11 minute drive).
Boating and Beaches
You haven’t truly experienced life in the Okanagan until you’ve spent a day on
the lake. The West Kelowna Yacht Club is a 9 minute drive from Smith Creek
Hills and is the perfect place to store your boat. Another nearby alternative for
boat rentals and storage is the Downtown Kelowna Marina only a 16 minute drive
or the Dockside Marine Centre 12 minutes away from home.
Ski Hills and Resorts
Living in Kelowna you have the privilege of experiencing all four seasons. In the
winter months, many locals take advantage of the multiple ski hills Kelowna has
to offer. Voted the best ski hill in Canada, Big White Ski Resort is located an
hour and 10 minutes away from Smith Creek Hills. Silver Star Ski Resort is
offers an alternative option and is an hour and 20 minute drive away.
As well as numerous hiking trails at your doorstep, there are multiple fitness
facilities within close proximity to Smith Creek Hills. World Gym and Gravity
Fitness are only an 8 minute driving distance from home, and Oxygen Yoga and
Snap Fitness are located 6 minutes away.
Kelowna International Airport
YLW, Kelowna’s local airport, is only a 30 minute drive from Smith Creek Hills.
YLW was recently expanded and handles 38 commercial departures per day.
The single runway airport operates scheduled air service to Vancouver, Toronto,
Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Seattle, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and
Phoenix and can take care of all of your travel needs!