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Kelowna named Canada’s greenest city: Study

Metrics used included walkability score, parks, green space
The view from the top of Dilworth Mountain in Kelowna, B.C. (Tourism Kelowna)

With its mountainous landscape, abundancy of open water and plenty of parks, a recent study has named Kelowna as the greenest city in Canada.

Greater Toronto Homes Pros, a real estate company based in Ontario, compiled data based on a number of different metrics for Canada’s cities, such as walkability, parks and green space.

“Blessed with abundant natural beauty, it’s not surprising that the city ranks number one on this list, with a green score of 70.63,” reads a release.

Kelowna scored a perfect ten in both pedestrian and cycling-friendly scoring, and was close to perfect in parks capital expenditures. Where Kelowna faltered was in public transit at a score of 3.18/10, and a 2.17/10 for parkland as a percentage of city land.

Lethbridge, Alberta ranked number two in Canada, with a score of 66.39/100. North Vancouver was the second-highest rated in B.C. in fourth place, while Vancouver proper, Saanich, Richmond, Langley and Surrey all cracked the top 20.

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Jake Courtepatte

About the Author: Jake Courtepatte

Editor of Kelowna Capital News & West K News since February 2022. I have spent the majority of my career working in the Toronto area as both a sports reporter and a general reporter.
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