crowd at wine tasting event at Silver Star
Lianne Viau

What's On in June

Check out our monthly round up for what's going on and what the locals are up to in June. June is jam-packed with events and opening dates for some of the best outdoor fun in the sun. Choose your own path this June in the Trails Capital of BC.

Arts & Culture

traditional powwow events

Way’ come and join the 2nd Annual Komasket Powwow hosted by the Okanagan Indian Band on June 7-9. Held at Komasket Arbor on Westside Road, the traditional Powwow is a celebration of local Indigenous culture including events for all with performances, craft vendors, food trucks and more. 

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people lounging next to the lake with a bike in the foreground

Paint outdoors and explore nature with your brush in hand at the Rail Trail Plein Air on Sunday June 9th. Everyone is welcome to join in at Polson Park for live music from 3-5pm after the painting portion of the day. 

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Support the Okanagan Science Centre at their Science of Illusion Fundraiser Gala on June 15th. This enchanted evening event is filled with wonder, innovation and the artistry of illusion. 

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Featured June Events

people on waterpark tubes lined up in tube river

Family Fun

School is out for summer this month so check out some of our favourite family activities to welcome the official start of summer break. 

Splashdown Waterpark - re-opens June 22 

Lakeview Wading Pool - opening this summer

Davison Orchards - open 7 days a week

Canadian Wildlife Museum - open 7 days a week

Planet Bee Honey Farm - open 7 days a week

 

Outdoor Adventure

three ladies riding bikes amongst flowers
Vanessa Garrison

Let’s get tropical with 2024 Bikefest on June 5-9 put on by our friends at the North Okanagan Cycling Society. There are some great events for everyone to get involved and celebrate all things biking. Check out the full line-up of events including a movie night at Sun Country Cycle, Legends ride, evening social at Ratio Restaurant and so much more.  

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two mountain bikers riding downhill at silverstar bike park
Robb Thompson

SilverStar Bike Park opens for their 30th anniversary season. There are tons of fun activities happening on opening weekend June 21st including the Solstice Sips Wine Festival, Slay the Dragon trail running race and the kick-off of the summer music series on Saturday afternoon. 

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Pro-Tip

June is Pride Month and we want to welcome you to our colourful region. Check out Travelling Out in the Thompson Okanagan for inclusive and fun travel ideas across the Valley.

Tips before your Trip

Make sure to book your accommodation in advance. Check out our latest hotel deals to save on a place to rest while you explore Vernon.

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There are a variety of places to stay ranging from budget-friendly motels to quaint bed & breakfasts.

Book your Stay

If you are arriving here via Kelowna International Airport, book your shuttle to Vernon in advance. U-Ride and taxis are also available outside of the arrivals area.

Getting Here

If you are driving here make sure to check the road conditions to plan ahead.

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