Commercial shops and restaurants are a short walk to the north and a new series of bus stops will be easily located steps away to allow access to UBCO and the world of amenities that Central Kelowna and Lake Country have to offer. Academy Ridge is also minutes away from the airport making it a perfect location for easy travel access.
Surrounded by nature and park space, Academy Ridge offers a perfect blend of rural serenity and urban convenience.
Academy Ridge is surrounded by an extensive park network and there are a plethora of trails just outside your door. Jump on your bike and ride down to the Okanagan Rail Trail, a 52 km trail that connects you to many of the natural wonders of the Okanagan. There is also a 7+ acre designated park directly across the road from Academy Ridge for you to enjoy.
There’s no better place to soak up the Okanagan lifestyle than at Academy Ridge. A number of nearby golf courses, walking & hiking trails, beaches and acres of outdoor space make the location ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.
With three popular lakes — Okanagan Lake, Wood Lake and Kalamalka Lake — just a short drive away, spending summer days out on the water is easier than ever. In the winter, snow lovers can make the trek to either Silverstar or Big White Ski Resorts in less than an hour to enjoy world-class skiing and amenities.
With both Kelowna and Lake Country nearby, the opportunities for shopping and dining are endless. The Okanagan is home to a number of impressive restaurants, from well-recognized hotspots, to locally-inspired eateries, to quaint cafes, to mouth-watering food trucks.
Local shops can be found all throughout the Okanagan, including the Academy Hill Commercial Centre which is only a short five minute walk away. Enjoy a convenience store, medi centre, and options for take-out and dine-in. The nearby Airport Way Commercial Centre is home to Nesters Market, Pita Pit, Freshii, sushi, pizza, and more.
Larger stores such as Costco and Orchard Park Mall can be found just 10 minutes away.
Academy Ridge is near UBC Okanagan, a transportation hub where you can easily access the nearby YLW international airport, downtown Kelowna, Orchard Park mall, and Vernon using BC Transit.
If you love amazing wine, fresh-picked fruit, and locally-grown vegetables, then you’re in luck. The Okanagan in well-known for its abundant orchards, farms and vineyards, amazing produce, and award-winning wines. The seasonal Farmers Market is only 10 minutes away and many farm gates are even closer.
Explore the many wineries and markets throughout the Okanagan and savour all that this beautiful region has to offer.