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Museums & Galleries

Whether you are seeking knowledge, inspiration, or a peaceful place to look at beautiful art and interesting artifacts, Vernon is proud to have a fine lineup of museums to explore.

Caetani art gallery

This magnificent place has inspired masterful works over the centuries that you can see on display in one of our many art galleries and museums. 

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From intimate mountainside venues to the largest public gallery in the North Okanagan, discover a wide range of art and history in beautiful settings.

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Caetani Centre

Caetani Centre features a gallery of Sveva Caetani’s recapitulation series and offers both guided and self-led heritage tours of the house and grounds leading you through 125+ years of intrigue, rumours, and secrets that have defined the home.

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Canadian Wildlife Museum

The Canadian Wildlife Museum

Located just minutes north of Vernon, the Canadian Wildlife museum is a destination where nature comes alive. Featuring over 350 mounted specimens, this 4,000 square foot facility showcases Canadian wildlife in a variety of exhibits and dioramas. The museum includes 120+ birds of prey, 115 different species of Canadian wildlife, and a beautiful butterfly and moth collection.

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Gallery Odin at Silver Star

Gallery Odin at SilverStar Mountain Resort

Experience a true celebration of two-and-three dimensional Canadian artistry. The inspirational Gallery Odin is an intimate venue perched in the pines atop Silver Star Mountain and showcasing Canadian talent in a way that attracts a global audience.

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Gallery Vertigo

Gallery Vertigo

Gallery Vertigo is a hub for artistic innovation in Vernon. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, drop in to check out the latest exhibit, enjoy the reading nook, or chat up local studio artists for the latest scoop on the local art scene.

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Headbones Gallery in Vernon

Headbones Gallery

Catch the latest exhibit at Headbones Gallery. The gallery specializes in drawing and contemporary works on paper and a small emphasis on sculpture.

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The Museum and Archives of Vernon

Take a stroll through Okanagan history at the Museum and Archives of Vernon. The museum maintains a comprehensive archive of the region’s history and features exhibits of both indigenous and modern historical importance.

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Paddlewheel Museum

Paddlewheel Park Stationhouse Museum

Paddlewheel was a bustling centre of commerce and shipbuilding more than 100 years ago. Now you can experience it as a museum with memorabilia, photos, and a scale replica of Okanagan Landing in 1914.

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Vernon Community Arts Centre

Vernon Community Arts Centre Gallery

Come and view the works of emerging and established artists who are members of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan. This welcoming facility also offers art classes and workshops for all ages and ability levels.

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Vernon Public Art Gallery

The Vernon Public Art Gallery

As the largest public gallery in the North Okanagan and offering up to 20 exhibitions a year, VPAG is an important part of cultural tourism in the region. VPAG presents exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career and established artists working in a variety of media, including paintings, sculpture, video and installation art.

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