Make it Yours
for a day, for a weekend, for the best time of your
located in the North Okanagan of BC; is set
amongst valleys, mountains, rivers and three lakes
Okanagan, Swan and Kalamalka.
Combine this natural setting with wonderful Okanagan
weather and the result is a very desirable year round
destination. The secret to Vernons growing success
is that more and more people are turning off the highway
and discovering the wonderful experiences that Vernon
is an active community and most people live here because
of the easy lifestyle that encourages everyone to get
out and enjoy the surroundings.
With over 100 lakes
within 1 hour from
downtown; you can
boat, paddle, swim, fish or sail
to your hearts content.
Try your hand at standup paddle boarding
on Kalamalka Lake or rent a boat, kayak or canoe to
get a different perspective of the area.
can test their
skill Predator Ridge,
Vernon Golf & Country Club or The Rise.
For those that want a quick game; there are numerous
executive courses in the area as well.
5 Provincial Parks
adjacent to the community, there are endless opportunities
to hike, mountain bike, camp and enjoy a little wilderness
in a civilized setting. Silver Star Provincial Park
is located just 20 km from downtown - home to Sovereign
Lake Nordic Centre and Silver
Star Mountain Resort. The Resort has
a bike skills park and lift accessed mountain
bike and hiking trails in summer and
in winter downhill skiing,
tobogganing, skating and Nordic skiing
take place three times a week from April to October
so eating local is as easy as pie. With
the agricultural bounty surrounding Vernon, many Vernon
restaurants like ORA in the Prestige Hotel, Crush Bistro
in our downtown or Peak Fine in the dazzling new Sparkling
Hill Resort, showcase local food.
Orchards has been serving the community
for over 60 years and a visit to their farm and market
is always a must see when visiting Vernon.
From fresh baked pies and preserves to their famous
Applelanche frozen pure apple drink; Davisons
is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon.
Bee is located next door to Davisons
Orchards and offers many different flavours of local
honey and other bee products. Visitors can view bees
at work or spend some time looking for the queen bee
in the glass hive while the beekeeper explains the importance
of bees to our farms and orchards. New in 2011, is the
meadery at Planet Bee where you can sample 4 new releases
of their honey wines finished in off dry to dry styles.
Spirits produces international award
winning fruit brandies all sourced and distilled locally
and just released in August 2011 is their Gin made with
juniper berry, rose petals, lemon balm and other ingredients
that almost make it sound healthy! Okanagan Spirits
also produces Canadas only Absinthe
made in the traditional manner.
Allan Brooks Nature Centre
and Okanagan Science Centre
create wonder and awareness of the natural world and
our local environment. Visit the Vernon
Museum for a walk through our communitys
history or take a Ghost
Loughery is the talent behind the Vernon
murals that tell the story of the communitys
early settlers and history. And while you are downtown,
visit the many treasure box size stores.
Make it Yours
for a day, for a weekend,
for the best time of your life!
more information on where to stay and what to do in
Vernon, talk to a local at our Visitor
Or visit www.tourismvernon.com