Land development

Development Opportunities  

Why choose YLW? 

Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is a hub of economic activity, a gateway to the Okanagan Valley, and a prime location for businesses to grow and thrive. Whether you are looking for commercial, destination, industrial, logistics, or aviation land use, YLW has something to offer you. 

Here are some of the top advantages of locating your business at YLW: 

  • Strategic location on Highway 97, the main corridor connecting the Okanagan region and beyond. 
  • Competitive lease rates and tax climate, with incentives and support from the City of Kelowna and the Regional District of Central Okanagan. 
  • Long runway of 8,900 feet, capable of accommodating large aircraft and cargo operations. 
  • Multiple land use types and sizes, ranging from 0.5 to 40 acres. 
  • Connectivity to multiple transportation service providers and networks, including air, rail, road, and marine. 
  • Proximity to downtown Kelowna, Lake Country, and other amenities, such as shopping, dining, entertainment, and recreation. 
  • Fast-growing and entrepreneurial city, with a diverse and skilled workforce, a vibrant culture, and a high quality of life. 
  • Busy and expanding airport, serving over two million passengers in 2018 and 2019, and offering direct flights to major domestic and international destinations. 
  • Available long-term leases, providing business stability and security. 
Current opportunities

YLW has several development opportunities available for interested businesses, depending on your needs and preferences. Here are some of the current options: 

West lands development

This area is ideal for retail, commercial, and hospitality businesses, as it is located near the terminal building and the highway. It also offers high visibility and exposure. The land parcels range from 0.5 to 4 acres, and can accommodate various types of uses, such as hotels, restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations, car rentals, and more. 

Retail, commercial and hospitality

Available properties are ideal for commercial as they have excellent highway exposure and access.  

East lands development (aviation and industrial)

This area is suitable for aviation and industrial businesses, as it is located near the runway and the apron. The land parcels range from 1 to 40 acres, and can accommodate various types of uses, such as hangars, warehouses, manufacturing, distribution, and more.

How to get started?

If you are interested in learning more about the development opportunities at YLW, or if you have any questions or inquiries, please contact us at YLWdevelopment@kelowna.ca. We would love to hear from you and discuss how we can help you achieve your business goals at YLW.