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Store Feature: West Kelowna

In British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, you will find a lakeside city called West Kelowna, located 120 Kilometers north of the US border via Hwy 97. Residence and visitors there can now visit a Spiritleaf store, in a convenient location near the main highway. Providing a modern retail model that offers legitimacy, reputability, professionalism and a feeling of confidence for consumers to enjoy.

The community, known to locals as The Westside, is a thriving independent municipality. It has a rich history in agriculture, offering a variety of well-established orchards and vineyards with some of the oldest vines in the Okanagan. Agriculture pioneers in the area grew more than just grapes, establishing the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park helping the betterment and development of the industry. The surrounding landscapes are said to be the most photographed in the Okanagan Valley, featuring a dormant volcano and many spectacular vistas.

Okanagan Lake is a popular spot for both boating and swimming. These activities include stand-up paddleboard (SUP), wake boat, sailboat, pedal-boat, charter boat, kayak, or canoeing. With as many as 30 beaches throughout the area and with a maximum depth of 232 meters (761 ft), the lake provides endless fun for all. There you can even catch a glimpse of the legendary sea monster, Ogopogo!

Within the city, you will find traditional shopping areas with several retail outlets, cafes and a collection of ethnic restaurants.  Music lovers can attend free Friday night concerts, held in July and August. With temperatures averaging 0 °C in mid-winter to 19 °C in summer, making it the ideal four-season community. Making it easy to enjoy outdoor actives all year long.

Below are some brief answers from the owner of the Spiritleaf location to learn about his background in fitness and his passion for Cannabis!

  1. Who are you and what is your background?

My name is Michael Adams and I have been a resident of West Kelowna since 2002. My background is in fitness and martial arts instruction. I am a lifelong martial artist and have owned a martial arts club for over 20 years. I am married and have two amazing children.

  1. Where is your store located?

My store is in beautiful West Kelowna, close to World Gym.

The address is 104-1195 Industrial Rd. West Kelowna, BC V1Z 1G4.

  1. Why did you choose to open a Cannabis retail store-front?

I saw how responsible cannabis use could make a positive impact in people’s lives- including my own.

  1. What attracted you to Spiritleaf?

Spiritleaf shared the same core values that I do- of how a modern and professional cannabis retail store should look and operate.

  1. Other interesting facts about you that the public should know?

I was a former professional mixed martial arts athlete for 15 years.

The Spiritleaf stores offer a meeting place for those who value life-changing experiences. Find your nearest store by searching the locations page on the website!

References:  Wikipedia, WikipediaThe City of West Kelownavisitwestside.com, Google Maps, Wikipedia , Tourismkelowna.comclimate-data.org  and tourismkelowna.com.

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