Things To Do
Vernon is a four-season destination with activities that take full advantage of its unique setting.
Bounded by three lakes and rolling grasslands with easy access to forested uplands and the Monashee Mountains, the focus is on outdoor recreation. But this community also supports plenty of urban attractions.
With Okanagan, Kalamalka and Swan lakes right on Vernon's doorstep, summer is the time to get wet. Warm waters beckon from beaches in secluded coves, a busy pier and family areas with picnic grounds and beach volleyball.
Among the provincial parks, Kalamalka Lake is especially popular with water skiers and wakeboarders, while Ellison Provincial Park offers the only marine dive park in the Okanagan for snorkelling and scuba. Bring a boat (there are plenty of launch sites) or rent one locally. Canoe and kayak solo or join a guided tour. Fishing is popular throughout the area.