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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Try these Top 8 Summer Activities in and around Vernon, B.C to fill up the rest of your summer!
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Really enjoyed this read Melanie Adair . Did not know of the drive in. Movie and star gazing. Sounds good to us.
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!