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Tucked away in rolling green hills and leading down to a serene lake, Vernon is a city that feels close to nature, yet still manages to have excellent facilities and a thriving arts and culture scene. This diverse, historic city is full of charming buildings from different eras, some of them covered in elaborate murals to display the talents of local artists.

Things to see

North-east of the city lies the Silver Star Ski Resort, with dozens of ski and snowboard trails running down the slopes, as well as Nordic ski tracks where you can go at your own pace and take in the breathtaking view. The resort has a colorful village area, full of cozy restaurants where you can enjoy some après ski. To the south of the city you’ll find Kalamalka Provincial Park, a wild, natural park with trails leading through the long grasses, fragrant wildflowers, and private beaches where you can enjoy the sounds of the bird-life all around you. If you want to learn more about the flora and fauna of the area, then Allan Brooks Nature Centre is a fun and informative day out, especially for those with kids, and you can enjoy activities in the purpose built center, or in the rugged grounds the overlook the green hills. Polson Park is an oasis of calm in the city center, with well-manicured, blooming gardens, as well as a small water park where kids can run around and cool off in the summer. If you feel the need to shop, head to the Village Green Centre; an enclosed shopping wall with over 60 stores all on 1 floor. With several large department stores, as well as boutiques and restaurants, it’s a paradise for shopaholics.

Hotels in Vernon

There are some high-quality lakeside resorts in Vernon; popular with couples and families alike. You can enjoy facilities such as outdoor pools, barbecue grills, picnic areas, and fitness facilities. Retire to your guestroom which will often have amenities such as balconies, air conditioning, DVD players, bathrobes, and refrigerators. If you decide to travel in Vernon on a tight budget, there are some cheaper hotels in Vernon that still have great facilities such as WiFi, laundry facilities, and complimentary breakfasts. Rooms are clean and comfortable, and you’ll often find extras such as hair dryers and refrigerators to make your trip easier.

Where to stay

Downtown Vernon has many historic buildings, and you can take a mural tour to learn more about these unique pieces of art. It’s a vibrant, diverse area where you’ll often see buskers on the street, or people sitting outside pavement cafes enjoying the friendly atmosphere. Tourists who are here for outdoor activities may want to stay close to Okanagan Lake to the west of the city. This area is peaceful and rural with tall pine trees, and rugged, private areas of beach where you can take a dip in the calm blue lake waters.

How to get to Vernon

Vernon, BC (YVE-Vernon Regional) is a small airport where you’ll often see private jets landing, and it’s a popular spot for skydivers who are seeking a thrilling view of the lakes. Its location just west of the city makes it popular with tourists and business travelers alike, as it’s less than 10 minutes from the city center. Kelowna International Airport to the south has routes across the USA and Canada. Simply pick up a rental car or book a taxi, and you can get to Vernon in about half an hour, with much of the journey along lakeside roads with breathtaking views. There’s also a pre-bookable shuttle bus service between Kelowna’s airport and Vernon which takes around 45 minutes and can be a cheaper alternative.