family petting farm animals at Okeefe ranch

What's On in May

Check out our monthly round up for what's going on and what the locals are up to in May. Spring is in full bloom and it's the perfect time to get outside to explore orchards, trails, and patios. Choose your own path this May in the Trails Capital of BC.

Mackie Lake House on Kalamalka Lake

Open for the Season

Many of our wonderful attractions re-open for the season in May. Experience fresh produce, outdoor markets, and unforgettable cultural experiences.

May 1 - Davison Orchards

May 11 - Historic O'Keefe Ranch

May 17 - Polson Artisan Night Market

May (TBD) - Mackie Lake House

May (TBD) - Caetani Centre


Take to the Trails

4 women mountain biking

Vernon is a hidden gem for mountain biking. As they say, "around here, there's a trail for everyone" and it rings true. Ranging from flat wide scenic paths to steep rocky trails through the trees, we have mountain biking for every skill level. Ask a local for their favourite trail recommendation.

mountain biking

man standing in lupines over vista

Catch the lupines and apple blossoms that cover the hills surrounding Vernon. Some of the best views can be found at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park and along the Grey Canal Trail - we suggest the Coldstream Valley section and the Bella Vista section.



Featured Events

Grab a Bite at a Top Patio

Arts & Culture

pottery mug

Experience some of the best community theatre this spring at the Powerhouse Theatre. With showings between May 1 and May 11, The Exquisite Hour "is a sweet ode to bygone days when the world's knowledge seemed to be contained in encyclopedias and peddled by a door-to-door salesman."

Catch the last two performances of the season at the Vernon Jazz Club on May 4 and May 25. 

The annual Mugs of May Art Show & Sale is your chance to nab a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of pottery made by local artisans. The show takes place throughout the month of May and new pieces are brought in regularly so be sure to pop in a few times.