A little over five hours from Vancouver and two hours from Kammloops, Vernon is surrounded by 3 lakes and hundreds of small fishing lakes, world-class golf, great beaches and trails, spectacular farmers’ markets three days a week, and family-friendly attractions and festivals.
From boating to alpine skiing, each season presents plenty of exciting things to do in the Okanagan Valley. A true outdoor-lover's paradise, the region offers miles of mountain hiking trails, kayaking, alpine and cross country skiing, snowboarding, golf, cycling, and sandy lakeside beaches.
The 180km long Okanagan Valley is nicknamed "The Napa of the North" for the many world-class wineries in the region. Harvest time in late Summer and early Fall is a particularly rewarding time to visit. Peach and apricot orchards also dot the landscape and offer visitors to visit and pick their own fruit during the Summer. Visit one of the many in the region.