Located in the heart of University Village, Academy Ridge is within proximity to all the essentials.

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. 

Okanagan lifestyle.

There’s no better place to soak up the Okanagan lifestyle than at Academy Ridge. A number of nearby walking & hiking trails, beaches, acres of outdoor space, and golf courses 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.

Transportation hub.

Academy Ridge is near UBC Okanagan, a transportation hub where you can easily access Airport Village and YLW, Orchard Park Mall, downtown Kelowna, Vernon, Lake Country and more using BC Transit.

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Exploring the outdoors.

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.

Dining. Essentials. Shopping.

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 the Kelowna Brewing Company, 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. 

A taste of the Okanagan.

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.

Sip and Savour.

There are over 40 wineries between Lake Country and West Kelowna — all within a 25 minute drive of Academy Ridge! Enjoy a winery tour, complete with culinary experiences.

Nearby amenities and attractions

Drive Bike Walk
Academy Ridge community trail 0 0 0
Okanagan Rail Trail Lougheed Rd Trailhead 3 4 19
Wood Lake Loop 16    
Spion Kop Trails 19    
Okanagan Centre Beach Trail 19    
McKinley trails 16    
Waterfront Boardwalk 16    
Kelowna Brewing Company 3 6 14
Golden Island Asian Cuisine 3 6 14
Tossing Pizzeria 3 6 14
The Jammery 8    
Pita Pit 5 18 46
Dunnenzies Pizza 5 18  
Kaya Sushi + Grill 5 18  
Made in India - Lake Country 12    
L'Isola Bella Bistro - Lake Country 13    
The Salty Caramel Kitchen 19    
Okanagan Lake McKinley access 9 34  
Kelowna City Park - downtown 23 49  
OK Centre Rentals 20    
Wood Lake 18    
Kalmaka Lake - Lake Country 22    
UBC Okanagan 2 10 19
Aberdeen Hall Private 1 3 9
Okanagan College 15    
Ecole Dr. Knox Middle School 6    
Glenmore Elementary 8    
Elementary French Immersion 11    
Kelowna Secondary 17    
Ancient Hill Winery 10    
Ex Nihilo Winery 16    
Mission Hill Estate Winery 25    
Gray Monk Winery 18    
Arrowleaf Cellars 16    
Blind Tiger Vineyards 14    
Intrigue Wines 16    
O'Rourke's Peak Cellars 16    
Coffee Shops
Starbucks - Airport Village 7 19  
Tim Hortons - Airport Village 5 18  
Lake Country Coffee House & Art Gallery 13    
Dog Parks
Ellison Dog Park 8    
North Glenmore Dog Park 5    
Hartman Road Dog Park 7    
Enterprise Park 9    
Lake Country Dog Park 13    
Mission Dog Park 19    
UBC Sports Courts & Ice Rink 2 10 19
Landmark Cinemas Grand 10 8 20  
McCurdy Bowling Centre 8 20  
Kangaroo Creek Farm 8 27  
Boat Launch - Okanagan Centre 18    
Scandia Golf & Arcade 7 16  
Big White Ski Resort 54    
Silverstar Mountain 57    
The Okanagan Golf Club - Bear & Quail 10 28  
Kelowna Springs Golf Club 5 14  
Predator Ridge Resort 30    
Shadow Ridge Golf Club 6 16  
Black Mountain Golf Club 14    
Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club 9 24  
Tower Ranch Golf & Country Club 10 25  
Grocery & Essentials
Nesters Market 7 18  
Academy Corner Store 3 6 14
Academy Hill Medical 3 6 14
Pharmasave 7 18  
Academy Hill Liquor Store 3 6 14
Kelowna Fruit Stand & Cafe 7 20  
Costco 9 32  
Orchard Park Shopping Centre 9 32  
Walmart 9 30  
Superstore 11 32  
Save-On - Lake Country 12