Family of four walking amongst the trees in the orchards at Davison Orchards
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The Ultimate Spring Itinerary for a Memorable Vernon Adventure

Embark on a spring adventure in Vernon, BC, that promises a weekend filled with breathtaking natural beauty, cultural discoveries, and unforgettable experiences. Nestled in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Vernon is a haven for outdoor activities, local history, and culinary delights, making it the perfect destination for those looking to explore the essence of spring in British Columbia. Whether you're an avid adventurer, a culture enthusiast, or a foodie, Vernon has something special in store for you!

  • 2 days
  • Apr - May
  • Easy
Kalamalka Provincial Park view of colourful waters and hills

Day 1: Exploring Nature and Local Culture

Morning: Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park

Start your adventure with a morning hike at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. The park is famous for its "lake of many colors” and offers numerous trails with breathtaking views. With panoramic views of Kalamalka Lake's turquoise waters and the hillsides adorned with the golden blooms of Arrowleaf Balsamroot, the experience is more than a hike—it's an immersion into nature!

Discover Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park

Tractor ride at Davison Orchards

Afternoon: Davison Orchards Country Village (Opening May 1st)

Once you've worked up a hunger, make your way to Davison Orchards Country Village for a nourishing farm-to-table meal at their cozy Farmhouse Cafe. After refueling, immerse yourself in all the delightful experiences Davison Orchards has to offer. From leisurely tractor rides and meeting the farm animals, to letting the kids loose in the corral play area, there's a slice of joy for everyone!

Also, don't miss their Spring Tours, starting May 3rd! It's a fantastic opportunity to dive into the world of bees, blossoms, and the ins and outs of farming in Vernon.

Discover Davison Orchards


Make sure to try a glass of their famous pure Apple Juice! It’s so good that you might want to purchase some to take home with you!

Woman dining at Intermezzo Restaurant with a bowl of pasta and a glass of white wine

Evening: Explore Downtown Vernon

Spend your evening exploring downtown Vernon. The area is bustling with art galleriesboutiques, and murals that tell the story of Vernon's rich history and culture. When hunger strikes, indulge in a culinary adventure at local gems like Intermezzo Restaurant and Wine Cellar and Midtown Bistro where dishes are crafted from locally-sourced ingredients! And for those eager to explore a diverse palette of flavors, our comprehensive list of restaurants showcases the best of Vernon's culinary scene. Dive in here!

View Vernon's Restaurants


For a unique and intimate dining experience, call ahead and request a table in the wine cellar Intermezzo Restaurant!

Ariel shot of Predator Ridge with views of golf course
Shawn Talbot

Day 2: Golf, Relaxation and Local Delights

Morning: Predator Ridge Resort

The second day dives deeper into the heart of Vernon's natural landscapes and the refined experiences that define the Okanagan lifestyle!

Start your day at Predator Ridge Resort for a morning of leisure and activity! Whether you're in the mood for a challenging round of golf, a rejuvenating yoga session, or a serene nature walk, the resort's stunning landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for any outdoor adventure!

Discover Predator Ridge

Cider and a woodier pizza at Cambium Cider Co.

Afternoon: Kalamalka Lake Beach and Cambium Cider Co. 

After a morning of activity, head to Kalamalka Lake Beach (aka "Kal Beach") for some relaxation by the lake. The crystal-clear waters and sandy beach make it a perfect spot for a picnic and a refreshing swim. For those keen on discovering more of the local shores, dive into our curated list of pristine beaches and serene lakes right here!

Later, visit Cambium Cider Co. to delve into the craft of cider-making and savor the rich flavors of ciders produced right on the premises. This family-operated orchard provides a fascinating glimpse into the heart of local agriculture and artisanal skill. And while you're there, be sure to indulge in some culinary delights from their charming farm-to-table restaurant!

Discover Cambium Cider Co.


Plan a return trip to Cambium Cider Co. in the autumn to not only replenish your supply of expertly crafted local cider but also to stock up on fresh, organic apples harvested directly from the apple trees in the orchard!

Group of men and women enjoying a guided tasting at Okanagan Spirits

Evening: Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery

Wrap up your day with a visit to Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery. Enjoy a tour of the facility, learn about the distillation process, and sample some of the finest spirits produced in the Okanagan Valley!

Discover Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery

From the tranquil beauty of Kalamalka Lake to the rich cultural tapestry woven through the streets of downtown Vernon, and the immersive experiences at local orchards and distilleries, this weekend adventure is just the beginning of what Vernon has to offer!

Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to check out the our events calendar for a comprehensive list of events and activities that promise to keep everyone entertained and engaged, no matter when you choose to visit.

Check out our events calendar