Let our story become a part of your story. Vernon is a true four season vacation destination. In the spring, you’ll find fields and valleys bursting with blooms. Summer is a time to enjoy our warm and inviting lakes. In the fall, experience a harvest season like no other. In the winter, take home tales of a mountain with champagne powder snow and horse drawn sleighs.
Hike, bike, snowshoe or cross country ski on our trails. Explore by car, or start walking and see what you can discover. Our rolling hills, majestic mountains, beaches and sunshine are the perfect backdrop for your Vernon visit.
Our history is rich with tales of the Interior Salish First Nation, fur traders, miners, Oblate Missionaries, the Hudson’s Bay Company, ranchers, politicians and farmers. Take a walk and watch it unfold in front of you on the 28 murals that grace our downtown buildings. These larger than life paintings depict our history, culture, folklore and scenery. (downtownvernon.com/things-to-do/murals) There’s a new mural over at the Powerhouse Theatre that depicts the history of the theatre in Vernon.
o Choose your adventure in Vernon. We have world-class resorts, boutique shopping, theatre, music, championship golf courses, wineries, cideries, meaderies, distilleries, and terrific produce and restaurants. Come in any season and you’ll find there are plenty of ways to relax, recharge or energize yourself. We invite you to immerse yourself in an Okanagan holiday, Vernon style.
o It is Vernon’s 125th birthday and Canada’s 150th. We celebrate a lot of things here, and this year we have two important birthdays, which means we have even more events, festivals and celebrations in 2017. We have events year-round. Pick your season and take in an event or two. Check out our events section on page 48 for more information.
In the warmer months, take in some live music, outdoor theatre, sports tournaments, and wine festivals. There’s plenty of hiking and biking on our world-class trails too. Soak up summer on our sun-drenched beaches then come back in the winter and enjoy a winter wonderland sought after by visitors from around the world. The cooler weather just means a change to warmer clothes. Enjoy hot air balloons and snow sculptures at the Vernon Winter Carnival or head up the mountain for some cool fun.
This is Vernon. It is a place where tall tales are created. Whether it’s a morning on our world-class links, an afternoon on the champagne powdered slopes, or a day on a lake, this is the place where you become the hero of your own story.
Explore our endless mountain and lakeside trails, where raptors soar over ancient grasslands. Taste the flavour of our home at our boutique wineries, craft cidery, craft brewery, meadery and award-winning distillery.
We invite you to make our home, your home away from home, as you enjoy all the wonders Vernon has to offer.