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Travel Trade

Vernon is a phenomenal travel destination for groups or FITs. In this sunny corner of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, our turquoise lakes meet pristine shorelines that climb skyward into rolling hills, and those hills lead the way to mountains full of endless adventures. We raise toasts to the apples on the branch that dance in our cups, and we can't wait to welcome your group to it all.


  • 4 ½ hours from Vancouver
  • 7 hours from Calgary
  • 6 hours from Banff
  • 7 hours from Seattle


Vernon is an easy, beautiful, 30 minutes drive from Kelowna International Airport (YLW)

  • 55 minute flight from Vancouver or Calgary
  • 1 hour, 5 minute flight from Seattle 
  • 4 hours, 15 minute flight from Toronto
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From luxury resorts to unforgettable campsites, Vernon’s accommodation choices are as varied as the beautiful terrain that surrounds it. For groups small to large, we have the ideal location that will cater to your needs.

Where to stay

Recommended Activities

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Farms & Orchards

Our beautiful lakeside country is dotted with orchards and farms where you can pick your own fruit and picnic on manicured grounds.

Visit local orchards

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Beaches & Lakes

Fortuitously located at the epicenter of three of the most beautiful lakes in the region, Vernon is just steps away from sand and rock beaches and pristine shorelines to explore.

More about our lakes

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“The Official Trails Capital of BC” isn’t a title they give away lightly. We are proud to welcome you to our beautiful valley and invite you to explore its 300km of spectacular trails. 

Find your trail

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With five unique courses in the area set on dramatic backdrops of azure blue lakes and bluebird skies, you might want to pack your clubs.

Golfing in Vernon

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Eat & Drink

Vernon has a food scene as unique and delightful as the array of people who call it home. Our world-class chefs take the freshest ingredients from the valley's orchards, farms, and vineyards and transform them into your next favourite dish.

Where to dine

Suggested itineraries

Need a little inspiration? Check out our trip ideas for activity suggestions and favourite spots to visit.

Trip Ideas