About Us

About Bannister Cadillac - Your Kelowna Car Dealership, Selling and Servicing New and Used Vehicles.

Bannister Cadillac Kelowna is known as a "Family Business with Family Values", located in the very heart of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. We proudly accomodate customers from all over BC, with our service area covering Lake Country, West Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland and more.

We sell and service all makes of cars throughout our entire region, however are proud to be the highest rated Cadillac franchise in the Interior of BC. Thanks to our diverse product lines, we have the car, van, truck, SUV or crossover that fits your budget with every feature you might want. Our large selection of used vehicles in Kelowna includes many Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. Our knowledgeable shop technicians are well-trained and skilful on all vehicle makes.

Our friendly parts staff will do their best to help you to customize your vehicle with genuine GM accessories. You can place your trust in our state-of-the-art collision center, which is also ICBC accredited. We are experienced in handling insurance claims from start to finish, with same day service on many glass replacements.

A PROUD MEMBER OF THE BANNISTER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

As a proud member of Bannister Automotive Group, our store has the leverage of ten dealerships spanning through BC and Alberta. Across the group we sell and service brands such as GMC, Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, Ford and Honda with thousands of 5-star reviews. Since 1979, all Bannister stores have been united by the same motto - "A Family Business with Family Values", and we proudly carry on this legacy to our local market.

The Bannister Automotive Group Story

The Bannister Group of dealerships' story began in 1979. Lyn Bannister, our founder, attended the University of Denver on a hockey scholarship where he received his Bachelor of Physical Education, followed by a Masters of Education from the University of Minnesota. After that, he went on to pursue a career in education and coaching hockey.

Thanks to Lyn’s entrepreneurial spirit and the support of his wife, Joanne, he left his education career in 1975. In 1979 the couple moved to Barrhead, Alberta where they focused on raising their three children, Mark, Chad and Mary-Jo. It was in Barrhead where Lyn had the opportunity to purchase the GM store, Lyn Bannister Pontiac Buick, which was backed up financially by Motors Holding, a General Motors division.

In 1990 Lyn and Joanne sold their store in Barrhead and moved to the Okanagan, where they purchased Bannister GM Vernon.

In 1996 Lyn was honoured with the McLean’s Magazine Dealer of Excellence Award for the province of British Columbia, which recognises the best new car dealers across Canada. Lyn has served on multiple boards in the automotive industry, locally, provincially and nationally.

All three of Lyn's children have taken post-secondary education in business and the automotive industry. Both Mark and Mary-Jo attended the Canadian Automotive Institute in Barrie Ontario, and later transferred to Northwood University in west Palm Beach, Florida for their final year. There, they they obtained their Bachelor of Business Administration, Automotive Marketing. Chad attended Camrose Lutheran College where he obtained his Bachelor of Economics, followed by a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Upon graduation he enrolled in the CA program with KPMG obtaining his Chartered Accountant designation. Both Chad and Mary-Jo have taken the dealer academy training throughNADA.

What started out with Lyn working in the business for 20 years has truly transformed into a family business.

In July 2013 Bannister Cadillac Buick GMC was purchased. Chad and his family returned to the Okanagan and currently call Kelowna their home.

The Bannister Automotive Group is swiftly becoming one of Western Canada’s most well-known and trusted dealer groups. Lyn and Joanne have raised their children with essential values such as integrity, hard work, honesty and treating others with respect. Their strong belief in family has translated to this family business perfectly, which is why you will be able to experience it yourself.

 

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OUT OF TOWN EXPERIENCE

Learn why you should visit us even if you are not from Kelowna

Local or not, here at Bannister Cadillac Kelowna we value our customers just the same. We know that you have the option of buying elsewhere, but the service that we provide in this experience makes the out of town visit to us worthwhile.

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