Regional District of Central Okanagan

The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia, comprising the City of Kelowna, City of West Kelowna and their surrounding municipalities. The regional district's offices are located in Kelowna.

Central Okanagan
Regional District of Central Okanagan
Downtown Kelowna from West Kelowna

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Location in British Columbia
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Established1967
Office locationKelowna
Government
  TypeRegional district
  BodyBoard of Directors
  ChairGail Given (Kelowna)
  Vice ChairGord Milsom (West Kelowna)
  Electoral Areas
  • Central Okanagan East
  • Central Okanagan West
Area
  Land2,904.86 km2 (1,121.57 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
  Total194,882
  Density67.1/km2 (174/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
Websiteregionaldistrict.com

Statistics Canada defines the Kelowna CMA (Census Metropolitan Area) or Kelowna Metropolitan Area as being identical in area with the RDCO. The population in 2005 was 165,221, an increase from the official Canada 2006 Census total of 162,276 (these figures exclude the population of reserves belonging to the Westbank First Nation). The area is 2,904.86 square kilometres.

Communities

Incorporated municipalities

Communities and neighbourhoods

  • Kelowna neighborhoods
  • District municipality villages

Regional district electoral areas

Central Okanagan West Electoral (Central Okanagan J)

Central Okanagan West Electoral Area used to be known as the Westside Electoral Area. It was created from the merger of Central Okanagan G and Central Okanagan H. The 2005 population. exclusive of anyone living on an Indian Reserve, was 37,638 people. In 2007 most of the electoral area's population transferred to the jurisdiction of the newly incorporated District Municipality of West Kelowna.

Communities

Central Okanagan West

  • Beau Park
  • Blue Grouse
  • Brent Road
  • Caesars Landing
  • Cinnabar Estates
  • Crystal Mountain
  • Estamont
  • Ewings Landing
  • Fintry Delta
  • Jenny Creek
  • Killiney Beach
  • La Casa Resort
  • Lake Okanagan Resort
  • Muirallen Estates
  • Nahun
  • Pine Point
  • Secret Cove
  • Shelters Cove
  • Traders Cove
  • Trepanier Bench
  • Upper Fintry
  • Valley of the Sun
  • Wainman Cove
  • Westshores Estates
  • Wilson Landing

Central Okanagan East (Central Okanagan I)

Indigenous reserves

(within the boundaries of, but not part of, the RD)

  • Governed by the Okanagan Indian Band:
    • Duck Lake 7 (N end Ellison Lake, just south of Winfield)
  • Governed by the Westbank First Nation
  • Tsinstikeptum 9 (in West Kelowna)
  • Tsinstikeptum 10 (usually known as the Westbank Indian Reserve, in West Kelowna)
  • Mission Creek 8 (Okanagan Mission)
  • Medicine Creek 12, 10 km SE of Kelowna
  • Medicine Hill 11, 15 km SE of Kelowna

Demographics

Ethnic groups in Metro Kelowna (2016)
Source:
Population%
Ethnic groupEuropean156,37582.1%
Aboriginal13,1906.9%
South Asian3,9252.1%
Chinese2,3401.2%
Filipino1,8851%
Japanese1,5750.8%
Black1,2600.7%
Latin American1,0700.6%
Southeast Asian7700.4%
Korean6300.3%
West Asian3900.2%
Arab3000.2%
Multiple minorities5050.3%
Visible minority, n.i.e.2850.1%
Total population194,882100%

References


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