Visiting The City Of Vernon BC
Vernon British Columbia Tourism
Summer in Vernon BC, and the North Okanagan Regional District, offers some great family friendly attractions that you don't find elsewhere in the Okanagan Valley.
With climate and weather that is much similar to the rest of the Okanagan, Vernon British Columbia enjoys long warm summer days and little rain in the summer months.
With an outdoor water park, fun nature tours, and popular Kal beach on Kalamalka Lake, there's lots to do to enjoy a summer vacation.
You can also take head up to Silver Star Resort in the winter, for skiing and snowboarding, and in the summer explore the many provincial parks and trails that surround the city.
Vernon British Columbia is is centrally located in the North Okanagan and is easily accessed through 3 major routes; Highway 97, Highway 6, and the Coquihalla highway. It is only a 45 minute drive from Kelowna and about 1 1/2 hours from Penticton. The city of Vernon is also near the Shuswap, making it the most ideally located city in the Okanagan Valley.
It is a wonderful place to visit, both summer and winter. In contrast to the South Okanagan, this region is largely farming and agricultural, with rolling hills, open fields, and grasslands surrounded by the Monashee Mountain range.
Golf and Wine
Vernon has golf courses for those on a golf vacation and although most Okanagan wineries are in the southern part of the valley, there a few wineries in the North Okanagan for those who love to tour.
Silverstar Mountain is host to the Summer Okanagan Wine Festival.
Vernon BC offers some great family friendly attractions:
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Top Hotels In Vernon BCHoliday Inn Express
Village Green Hotel
Best Western Plus Lodge
Super 8 Motel
Best Rated B&B's In Vernon BCLakeshore Paradise
Castle On The Mountain
Richmond House B&B
Cedar Grove B&B
Okanagan Lakeview B&B
For more information about Vernon British Columbia Tourism, stop at the local Visitor Centre in the city.
701 Hwy 97
Vernon, British Columbia
Telephone: (Toll-free) 800-665-0795
Or (250) 542-1415
Interesting Vernon BC Facts
Vernon BC lies near the Monashee Mountain region, in the interior British Columbia, between the Columbia River and Okanagan North Thompson Rivers.
The name "Monashee" means "Peaceful Mountain". The Monashee mountains are a subrange of the Columbia Mountain Range stretches 530 km (329 mi) from north to south, all the way from Valemount BC across the United States border and 150 km (93 mi) from east to west.
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