February 15, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Find more information about Vernon - Hiking
One of the greatest things about Vernon and the North Okanagan is that you can ski in the morning and hike in the afternoon! The valley floor has little or no snow and the upper elevations have amazing snow for pristine skiing! One of our staff was out last Saturday and we thought it would be nice to share with the rest of BC what an amazing area we live in!
February 06, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Find more information about Vernon - Attractions
This past weekend here in Vernon brought the launch of the 52nd Winter Carnival! This is a two week long event with activities for every day of the week! Last Thursday was the Proclamation of the 52nd Queen Silver Star and Friday brought the hot air balloons floating over the City. As well Friday night was the balloon light up at Polson Park as well as the Official Coronation.
Saturday morning was the annual Winter Carnival Parade with over 100 floats what a great time we all had! The theme this year is “Sporting With Carnival “so everyone decorates their business and gets judged our Visitor Centre won 3rd place in our category. The Silver Star Mountain Resort and Tourism Vernon sponsored the resurrection of the Ice Sculpture competition - wow it was amazing!
Today Monday brings the beginning of the Downtown Broomball event and it will run for 3 day as well as free dance lessons at Cheek to Cheek Dance Academy.
Through the next two weeks there are many events, way to many to mention in this blog, but I encourage everyone to either stop in Vernon over the next week or weekend or plan to attend next year, as well as visit our facebook page for pictures of various events (Tourism Vernon) or visit our website for event listings.