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Things to Do


Our downtown is filled with more than charming buildings, historic murals, and friendly people – it’s a community of local entrepreneurs as well.

Window shop while you wander beautiful tree-lined streets

home decor items at a shop in downtown Vernon
Amir & Danielle

Around every corner you can find unique boutiques, shops, and adventure stores to peruse great local finds.

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Commemorate your trip with a one-of-a kind artwork purchase, or pick up the perfect souvenir to bring home to the kiddos.

shopping at the art gallery

Downtown Gift Shopping

Explore downtown and the shops that give it so much character. From our tasty creations to contemporary gifts, there's a little something for everyone.

specialty tea shop

Local Flavours

The flavours of our fruitful valley are extensive. Stop in one of our cheese, chocolate, tea, or sweets shops and pick up a little taste of Vernon to bring home with you. Visit Olive Us Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room for complimentary tastings during opening hours.


Riot on the Roof artwork

Art & Artisan goods

Nothing commemorates a vacation quite like a local piece of artwork that can hang in your home forever. Visit one of our fine art galleries and find the one that speaks to you.

record shop in downtown Vernon

Specialty Shops

For a unique souvenir, peruse one of our specialty shops. From vintage vinyl to one-of-a-kind kid finds, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list.

women shopping
Yana Crane/Do The Okanagan

Boutique Shopping

Vernon has a broad range of boutiques for your shopping enjoyment. Pick up a new outfit and hit the town.

man handing customer a rented paddleboard inside shop

Outdoor Adventure Shops

There's no place like Vernon for outdoor adventures and we have the gear shops to support whatever path or plunge you choose to take next. Gear up and get out there.

Shopping businesses