A person walking in the mountains by a lake

Greater Vernon

Welcome to Vernon, located in the traditional territory of the Syilx People of the Okanagan Nation. In this sunny corner of the Okanagan Valley our turquoise lakes meet pristine shorelines that climb skyward into rolling hills, and those hills lead the way to mountains full of endless adventures. We raise toasts to the apples on the branch that now dance in our cups, and we can't wait to welcome you to it all. 

person canoeing on mountain lake

Here in Vernon we prioritize happiness, relaxation, and lifestyle, and we enjoy a casual vibe. We welcome you to come and embrace that Okanagan way of life. Experience the serenity of paddling out on perfectly still, clear-blue lake waters, answer the beckoning call of adventure at that next trailhead, and taste the true meaning of farm-to-table as you dine amongst the orchards that grew your meal.

woman snowshoeing in the forest

There is simply no where else like it, and we can't wait for you to experience it. 

Welcome to Vernon.

By The Numbers

people living here (that's juuust right)
hours of Okanagan sunshine (that's 301 days!)
metres above sea level
mm of rain annually
lakes to play in within an hour
months in the warm season (nice and sunny)