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Top 8 Summer Activities in and around Vernon, B.C

Summertime activities, Vernon, British Columbia, Okanagan, biking, Okanagan Rail Trail Biking along the scenic Okanagan Rail Trail. Photo credit: Melanie Adair

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Discover fun summer activities for all ages in and around Vernon, B.C

Top 8 Summer Activities in Vernon BC - Summertime is the perfect way to explore your area and try different activities. There are a ton of things to do in and around Vernon, B.C but here are 8 of my favourite summer activities.

Top 8 Summer Activities 

Summer activities in Vernon with live music at BX Press Cidery. 

1. Live Music Sessions

What better way to enjoy the outdoors than a live music session at BX Press Cidery from 7-8:30 pm. But be warned, it is super popular and reservations are needed. Therefore to enjoy the live music, you need to make a reservation from 6 pm onwards with a purchase of a meal and drink. They also have live music (and sometimes happy hour) on Monday and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 pm, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Picking cherries at Peter's U-pick. Photo credit: Nicole Adair

2. U-Pick Farms

Living in the Okanagan, fresh fruit and vegetables are abundant everywhere you go! Therefore there are many U-Pick Farms to choose from around Vernon. Ranging from blueberries to cherries to raspberries to tomatoes and garlic depending on what is being harvested.

Vernon's Farmers' Market. 

3. Farmers' Market

Normally when I attend a Farmers' Market, there are a few stalls with limited options. The first time visiting Vernon's Farmers' Market, I was blown away by the selection, not just in food but also in other crafts and goodies for sale. Vernon's Farmers' Market happens every Monday and Thursday from 8 am-1 pm at Kal Tire Place. Check out their website for an updated list of vendors.

Biking the Okanagan Rail Trail. Photo credit: Nicole Adair

4. Okanagan Rail Trail

Okanagan Rail Trail is where the CN Rail Line used to run and was removed in 2013. Today, it provides a beautiful, scenic flat trail along Kalamalaka Lake, Woods Lake, and all the way to Kelowna (~50 km). You can either hike or bike, with biking allowing you to venture further along.

If you do not have a bike, no problem! Vernon has many bike rental options with Kalavida Surf Shop being only 15 seconds from the trailhead. They have 2 hr, 4 hr, or full-day rentals. A popular option is biking to Oyama and back (~36kms) which will take anywhere from 2-4 hrs depending on how many stops you make.

BX Creek Trail. Photo credit: Nicole Adair

5. Hiking

Living in the Okanagan also means unlimited hiking options ranging from easy to difficult. Kalamalka Provincial Park is just a stone's throw away with a variety of hiking distances, a waterfall, and a beach. Ribbons of Green Trail Society has a detailed map of all the hikes around the area or here are my Top 8 After-work hikes that are all under 2 hours.

Pier at Kal Beach. 

6. Beaches

Beach days are life with all this hot weather we are having. There are many beaches located in and around Vernon with the main 3 being: Kal Beach, Kin Beach, and Juniper Bay/Jade Bay Beach located in Kalamalka Provincial Park. Other options outside of Vernon include Hulburt Park and Ellison Provincial Park.

30-minute Adventures from Vernon

Starlight Drive-in. 

7. Starlight Drive-in

This Drive-in is located just outside of Enderby, B.C. With only 3 Drive-ins left in British Columbia, it's a must to hit up this one if you're in the area. Check out Starlight Drive-in's website for upcoming movies and it is highly recommended to purchasing your ticket online.

Finding gnomes at SilverStar Mountain Resort. Photo credit: Melanie Adair

8. SilverStar Mountain Resort-Gnome Roam


SilverStar Mountain Resort offers biking and hiking options along with a Gnome Roam. Regardless of your age, it's fun for everyone but can be a little bit of a challenge finding them all, they do hide quite well!

Try these Top 8 Summer Activities in and around Vernon, B.C to fill up the rest of your summer!

 Top 8 Summer Activities in and around Vernon, B.C

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Comments 4

Eh Canada Travel on Friday, 20 August 2021 21:47

Really enjoyed this read Melanie Adair . Did not know of the drive in. Movie and star gazing. Sounds good to us.

Really enjoyed this read Melanie Adair . Did not know of the drive in. Movie and star gazing. Sounds good to us.
Samantha Sewell on Saturday, 21 August 2021 03:35

check for all 8 LOL!

check for all 8 LOL!
Melanie Adair on Saturday, 21 August 2021 04:44

Samantha Sewell you must be a local lol)

Samantha Sewell you must be a local :(lol)
Janel Coe on Saturday, 21 August 2021 22:56

Wow it looks like there's a ton of cool things to do in Vernon, I've gotta get there one of these days. Thanks for sharing!

Wow it looks like there's a ton of cool things to do in Vernon, I've gotta get there one of these days. Thanks for sharing!
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