Vernon BC, Canada is located on the shores of Okanagan Lake and Kalamalka Lake. Vernon is the northern entry point to the Okanagan Valley and home to backcountry mountains, lakes, alpine plateaus, forests and agricultural farmland.
Activities most enjoyed in Vernon in the Okanagan Valley and the surrounding areas include golfing, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, windsurfing, birdwatching, boating, mountain biking, backpacking, dirt biking, SUP, rock climbing, atving, farm tours, spa, xc skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing and skiing and snowboarding (Silver Star Resort).
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing park and trail destinations located in Vernon, British Columbia and the surrounding areas includes the Polson Park, Wood Lake, Okanagan High Rim Trail, Silver Star Resort, Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, Turtle Mountain Trail, Ellison Bay Provincial Park, Swan Lake Nature Reserve Park Trail, Kekuli Bay Provincial Park, Cougar Canyon, Bluenose Mountain Trail, Mara Lake, Middleton Mountain Trails, Kin Beach, Paddle Wheel Park, Kettle Valley Rail Trail (KVR) and Kal Beach (Coldstream).
The most visited sightseeing attractions, art galleries, historical sites and cultural venues in and around Vernon, British Columbia include the Downtown Mural Walk, Okanagan Science Centre, Allan Brooks Nature Centre, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre, Vernon Museum and Archives, Powerhouse Theatre, Japanese Garden, Caravan Farm Theatre (Armstrong) and the 1910 Mackie Lake House.
Travel services important to travelers in and around the community of Vernon, BC includes accommodations (hotels, motels, vacation homes, cottages, bed and breakfasts, hostels), campgrounds, pubs, restaurants, gas stations, liquor stores, grocery stores, wineries, coffee shops, cell service, internet, banks and transportation services including taxi, bus, marina, and the Vernon Regional Airport and the Kelowna International Airport.