Don’t hide indoors this winter! You’ll miss a million opportunities for fun in our area. Ski downhill or cross country, go tobogganing or tubing to relive the thrill of your youth, take a wild snowmobile ride, indulge in a few hours of ice-fishing, challenge the back-country trails on snowshoes, or take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through beautiful, unspoiled scenery.
Snowfall starts in November and continues into April, yet temperatures are mild, making for superb conditions. Silver Star is a world-class ski destination, with 84 fantastic runs, to suit every skill level. The total vertical drop is 2,500 feet and there are a total of 1,200 acres of skiing terrain. Eight lifts (including three quads) ensure that you don’t have to wait in long line-ups!
Located in beautiful Silver Star Provincial Park, near Vernon BC, at an elevation of 1,664m (5,500 ft) the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre includes more than 50km of manicured trails, a large full service day lodge, ski school, rentals, night skiing, biathlon range and more. The ski area is operated by the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club in cooperation with BC Parks to provide a world class skiing experience at the lowest possible price. Combined with the adjacent Silver Star Ski Resort trail system, there are more than 100km of trails.
“Sporting with Carnival” February 13-17, 2017
Vernon has so many things to do in the Spring and Summertime, perfect for family vacations with the kids!
Many of the area’s ecosystems are visable from the Allan Brooks Nature Centre. From birds of prey to wildflowers, this easily accessible site is ideally located to view and interpret the natural environment of the North Okanagan. Located 5 minutes from downtown Vernon on a knoll with an incredible panoramic view of the North Okanagan. For more information call (250) 260-4227.
For those with curious minds and a yen for learning, the Interior Space & Science Centre will pique your interest. Here you can view optical illusions, discover energy, learn about B.C.’s mines and forests, or explore the myths and legends surrounding the constellations in a ‘mini-planetarium’!
Come talk to the animals at Chickadee Ridge, featuring the incredible Miniature Horses along with Miniature Donkeys, Cows, Goats, Sheep, and Fallow Deer. A short 15 minute drive from Vernon. For more information please call (250) 546-9323.
Ready to make a splash? Atlantis Waterslide Park offers ten exciting slides to choose from, sure to thrill sliders of all ages. A sunny, grassed picnic area is provided, and Atlantis features a concession for snacks. After your wild-water sliding, take in a round of mini-golf.
During the summer, ride the chairlift and hike through pine scented forests. Rent a mountain bike or take a guided horseback ride and explore spectacular scenic ridges. Kick back and listen to a chorus of birdsong as you take time to watch a cloud go by.
Visitors can see Cascar, Street Stock, Sprint Cars, Dwarfs, Baby Grands, or participate in the ‘King of the Hill’. Fun for the entire family! For race schedule or track regulations call the SVMS office at (250) 545-1714.
Predator Ridge, The Rise, Vernon Golf & Country Club, Spallumcheen, Royal York, Hillview, Birchdale, Salmon Arm and River Ridge - 9 golf courses throughout the North Okanagan make this an ideal destination for visitors who never leave home without their clubs. Our many miles of meticulously groomed green grass are complemented by the Okanagan’s famous summer weather and limitless vistas, creating an irresistible temptation. See our Special offers for Golf Package information.
At Davison Orchards, you get fresh, local produce grown right here in Vernon, BC. And we don’t just grow it – we use the ingredients in our bakery and café to make the most delicious farm food you’ve ever tasted. You can see the crops growing, the fruit being picked, and the apples being peeled for our famous apple pie. Take an orchard tour, play in the Crazy Cow Kids Corral, visit the Farm animals, or shop through the gift shop. Spend a day at our farm and there is something the whole family will enjoy.
Opals! Find your own in the Okanagan Outback!! Light Adventure.
For complete and updated information please call (250) 542-9355.
For more information call Dave Fossum-Facility Manager (250) 542-5623 ext 103.
Cruise beautiful Okanagan Lake on Spirit of the Okanagan Vernon’s only licensed luxury tour boat. For more information please call (250) 545-8388.
Why do people come to Vernon? Situated between 3 lakes, Swan, Kalamalka, and Okanagan, Vernon has great beaches, fishing and boating. There is something for everyone to do on the water!
High-quality, fine arts and crafts show – the longest running of its kind in The Okanagan. The show of choice for many of the region’s professional artisans.
Visit Planet Bee and see live honeybees busily working behind glass in demonstration bee hives producing their numerous nutritional products. Book an educational tour of the screened outdoor observatory apiary and learn more about these marvelous insects and their intriguing social structure that has survived for millions of years.
Visit Historic O’Keefe Ranch and explore the buildings hand-built by Cornelius O’Keefe and his family. Tour the general store, blacksmith’s shop, St. Anne’s church and the original O’Keefe mansion. Take in the model railway exhibit and Cowboy Museum, then relax in the fully licensed restaurant and browse through the gift shop.