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Things to Do


It’s an angler’s paradise around here. The three lakes that surround our beautiful town hold healthy populations of trout, char, bass, crappie, kokanee, walleye, perch and more.

marina on okanagan lake

Okanagan Lake, Kalamalka Lake and Swan Lake are just the beginning of the fishing opportunities around Vernon. 

Kalamalka Lake view

There are more than 100 lakes within an hour’s drive of town, and numerous streams in between. In the Okanagan, it's always a good day to drop a line in.

calm teal coloured lake in the mountains with clear blue skies

Helpful resources for anglers

The Angler's Atlas has helpful info about where to launch your boat and what's happening on the lakes.

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The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC is the authority for stocked lakes in the area.

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The official government site for British Columbia can provide you with all local fishing regulations.

Local Fishing Regulations

high view of lake

What's biting and where?

Kalamalka Lake is a popular fishing spot for rainbow trout, kokanee, lake trout, and northern pikeminnow

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Okanagan Lake is a popular fishing spot for rainbow trout, kokanee, and northern pikeminnow.

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Swan Lake is a popular fishing spot for yellow perch, rainbow trout, and pumpkinseed.

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Fishing lodges and resorts

Echo Lake Resort

Echo Lake Resort offers cabins to rent or camp sites. There are boat rentals available here on Echo Lake where you'll catch Rainbow and Gerrard Rainbow trout. This spring-fed lake is also a spawning ground for Kokanee and Lake Trout.

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Oyama Lake Eco

Lodge with camping, glamping, and cabin sites located on the 800-acre volcanic Oyama Lake, this lodge has a little something for everyone. You can rent all styles of boats and fishing gear from the lodge and will have plenty of opportunities to catch trout in this generously stocked lake.

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Beaver Lake Mountain Resort

Beaver Lake Mountain Resort has equipment rentals and guides to make your fishing vacation memorable. You can rent an aluminum fishing boat, a belly boat, or a pontoon boat for your day on the lake. Get up close and personal to loons and ducks in a kayak or canoe. Cabins and campgrounds are available, and they even have a wellness retreat to get out those kinks from fishing all day.

Visit Beaver Lake Mountain Resort

Fishing businesses