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Kelowna ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Kelowna


Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Kelowna
3 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Kelowna

Rating: 6.0/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 6.0/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 6.0/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 6.0/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 6.0/5.0


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Rating: 6.0/5.0


Rating: 6.0/5.0

What school directors said about Kelowna

Dale Lockhart

1. Kelowna is Canada’s #1 resort destination and offers the country’s best weather and mildest climate with the least amount of rain and snow as it is a semi-desert. 2. Over 95% of city residents speak English as a first language so students learn faster in this TRUE immersion destination.

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Kelowna

International Gateway Kelowna

The thing that I liked most about the school is the relationships between the students and the opportunity to learn about different cultures.
I payed for 7 months of school and I think that it is very unprofessional that I didn't receive a book. Even the photocopies were just bad quality. They repeated more than 15 classes with the same themes and exercises. They put me with lower level students for classes during the winter because there were not enough students to open my level and in my experience if a person wants to learn good English conversation they need to be talking with people better than them in English.

14 April 2014
Course: General English 25 - 30 weeks
Student age: 19 years


Rating: 4

| 3 reviews
International Gateway Kelowna

the teachers are very capable
excellent school

14 August 2013
Course: General English 25 - 2 weeks
Student age: 50 years


Rating: 4

| 3 reviews
International Gateway Kelowna

being able to interact with so many people from all over the world
They are very good in creating a strong community of students and teachers, we all are friends

14 August 2013
Course: General English 25 - 2 weeks
Student age: 41 years


Rating: 4

| 3 reviews

Information about Kelowna

Why Kelowna? Kelowna is a dynamic city of 109,000 people in British Columbia?s Okanagan Valley. It boasts all the amenities of a major city - fine dining, unique shops and a vibrant cultural life - yet orchards and vineyards thrive within a 10-minute drive of the downtown core. Kelowna has a Cultural district that is home to several local theatre groups, a symphony orchestra, museums and numerous art galleries.

Key Facts about Kelowna

Population:   143,000
Time zone: +2h. (GMT -8)
Region: British Columbia, Regional District of Central Okanagan
Currency: CAD (1 CAD = 0.7351 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA can travel and study a language course up to 18 hours a week and for a maximum of 180 days without a full visa. It is just necessary to apply online for an ESTA card (Electronic System for Travel Authorization). Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Canada in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Canada on the official website - Government of Canada.
High season: July
Low season: November
Average course price per week (High season): 215 C$
Average course price per week (Low season): 290 C$
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:72* (28% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:53* (47% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:72* (28% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Canada average): 7.14 C$
    (2% more expensive than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Weather in Kelowna

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What to do in Kelowna

Kasugai Gardens
Kasugai Gardens

Arrival airport

Kelowna International (YLW) - 11 km. from Kelowna city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 80 minutes.

Main stops: Northbound 5640 block Airport, Eastbound Transit Way at Alumni Ave Bay D; Eastbound Transit Way at Alumni Ave BAy C, Westbound Highway 97 at Bertram

Taxi: 13 minutes drive to city center of Kelowna

Public transportation in Kelowna

FAQ about courses in Kelowna

  • International Gateway Kelowna has received the best overall rating in Kelowna.
  • Students rated the activity program at International Gateway Kelowna as the best.
  • International Gateway Kelowna was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • The student price index in Kelowna is 72.4. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Kelowna with 4.3 stars out of 5.

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