Getting Started

If this is your first time using i-Search Kelowna, the following information guides you through a simple search on the home page. You will also find help to navigate the map by clicking on the "?" icon located on the right hand side of the map page.

Step 1: Determine the kind of housing that you are looking for. You can refer to our housing definitions to help you decide the category of housing that best meets your needs. If you are looking for housing that would be considered “market rental” in Kelowna, you may wish to check out rental agencies or www.castanet.net for more options.

Step 2: Narrow down who the housing is for:

• Is the housing for an individual only, or are you looking to house a couple or family?
• Is the housing for a specific gender (male/female/transgender)? This is most relevant if you are looking for housing that caters to a specific gender only - such as a women’s shelter.
• Is the housing that you need for a specific age group (child (under 15), youth (15-25), seniors)?

Step 3: Submit. When you have finished selecting your options, hit the submit button. You will be redirected to the map site where the results most related to your choices will be displayed.

Advanced Search

While your initial search may provide you with housing options that align with your criteria, you may be interested in creating a more detailed search incorporating additional filters.

Step 1: Click on the advance search icon - the red button with three lines on the top left of the map.

Step 2: Select the icons that match the criteria you are searching for (if you hover over the icons with your mouse you will have a short description). Your search will determine which markers then appear on the map.

Step 3: Using the buttons "Items that match all fields" and "Items that match any field" you can set your filters to include ALL of the search items or JUST the search items that are contained in all of the filtered markers.

This tool is built on google maps. You can drag the map around using a mouse, zoom in and out, and set your maps default view on full screen using the buttons on the right hand side of the map.

To have a brief introduction to the map's functionality, please click on the Question Mark button on the right side of the map to activate a short help tutorial.

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