A Hidden Gem in the Wine Region of Okanagan – Vernon, British Columbia

Nestled in a valley next to the Monashee Mountains, Vernon is surrounded by nature. You are literally 10 to 20 minutes from three lakes — Kalamalka, Okanagan and Swan, each with stunning beaches.

As the oldest community in the Okanagan, Vernon offers small town charm with urban city amenities. Vernon celebrates our gold rush and cultural diversity in the 27 downtown murals and a delightful tree-lined Main Street with local and ethnic restaurants and shops.

Foodies love Vernon for the plethora of fresh fruits, vegetables, artisan foods, wines and spirits. Davison Orchard offers a variety of apples, tomatoes, squashes and more. Over 150 different farms, artisans and crafts are at Vernon’s Farmers’ Market. Explore how our local apples are used in the production of craft spirits at Okanagan Spirits, indulge in refreshing ciders at The BX Press Cidery and discover honey wine meads at Honeymoon Meadery. For those that favor hops over grapes, Brewpub offers a wide assortment of craft beers.

For the adventure seeker, Vernon offers a multitude of trails to hike or ride for all abilities. Our trails in Kalamalka Lake and Ellison Provincial Parks all lead to a cooling swim. Thrill seekers can zipline along the lakeshore or explore the new aerial tree experience. Downhill and crosscountry skiing are the local and visitor favorite in the winter.

Vernon is home to two musts on the Okanagan Bucket List, Sparkling Hill Resort and Predator Ridge Golf Resort. Visit Vernon, where endless adventure and a bounty of local foods await.

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