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Museums & Heritage Sites
A 900 square foot building, that once was the MP shack, the museum is located to the south side of Patricia Way when entering the camp via way a RV Papa. The Museum was created in conjunction with the Cadet Training Center and the Vernon Museum to assist in the presentation and education of the Cadet Program in Canada as well as the history of the Vernon Military Camp.
Spas & Wellness, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
Over 3.5 million crystals infused within this modern oasis – a most remarkable hotel and wellness centre with European-inspired design elegance. Nestled in the mountains near Vernon, BC, and overlooking Lake Okanagan, your personal journey to whole body health and wellness begins at our standout among British Columbia resorts. Wellness Packages at KurSpa Sparkling Hill’s reputation as an internationally-renowned wellness center and health retreat is unparalleled. What better way to spark your journey towards a new you than our Wellness Packages, providing savings on spa and wellness treatments at KurSpa. Learn more about our Weeklong Wellness Packages. Also be sure to explore our fitness classes and meditation workshops to promote well-being in mind, body and spirit. KurSpa: A Holistic Health Spa The heart of our Lake Okanagan resort is KurSpa, our 40,000 square foot European-inspired spa, clinic, and wellness center. It is the largest spa in Canada and shines brightly as a worldwide wellness destination. Relax, renew, and revitalize at KurSpa’s seven unique aromatherapy, steam, and sauna rooms. Swim in Kurspa’s serenity pool featuring underwater music and a Swarovski crystal night sky. Choose from over 100 transformative spa treatments and therapies to detoxify the body and promote optimum health. Consult with our professional team including our naturopathic physician, psychiatrist, massage providers and kinesiologists and view their renowned clinic services. Enhance your relationships with the help of our SHaRP program, which can range from romantic to work relationships. Schedule yourself a mini silent retreat in our Serenity Room. Or, experience the first European Cryo Cold Chamber (-110ÃÂ°C) in North America, our signature KurSpa treatment. Our Luxurious British Columbia Resort Take in the stunning beauty of the Okanagan Valley from our BC resort’s luxury guest rooms and penthouses, which feature sweeping lake and mountain views and operable floor to ceiling glass window walls that can be opened to instantly transform your room into an outdoor oasis. Swarovski crystals illuminate fireplaces, fixtures and ceilings, lending a luminous and luxurious ambience to every space. Fresh Fine Dining Sparkling Hill Resort is also home to the best fine dining destinations in Vernon, BC. PeakFine, our signature restaurant, serves a menu emphasizing the freshest and finest ingredients the Okanagan Valley has to offer. Known as the “Napa of the North” the region’s spectacular wines are on offer at PeakFine and Barrique & Java, our more casual wine, tapas, and coffee bar. Stunning Swarovski crystal chandeliers and accents imbue our dining spaces with glamour and elegance, and those seeking an elegantly rustic setting for private dining or special events will find it in Gernots. Discover Sparkling Hill Recognized as a trendsetter in healthy living and wellness hospitality, our Okanagan Lake resort is a distinctive destination for the modern sophisticated traveler. Whether planning a couple’s escape, corporate wellness retreat, or incentive travel, our British Columbia resort delivers an unforgettable blend of relaxation, restoration, and wellness. Please explore our website; we look forward to welcoming you to Sparkling Hill Resort on your personal journey to whole body health and wellness.
Parks & Wilderness Areas
Perched atop the grasslands 5 min. south of Vernon the Allan Brooks Nature Centre is a top attraction and a great place to satisfy your natural curiosity and reconnect with the joys and excitement of the natural world. Here you will be rewarded with outstanding views of the surrounding landscape including Okanagan, Kalamalka, and Swan Lakes and four distinct ecosystems of the region. If you’re looking for information on parks and recreation amenities of the region, including biodiversity hotspots and the very best bird watching locations, you’ll find plenty of it here at the nature centre.
Okanagan Recreational Rentals is a recreational-tourism company specializing in marine / boat rentals, boat sales, parts and service. In the winter we offer snowmobile rentals/tours at Vernon’s Silver Star Mountain Resort. Whether renting, purchasing or taking a tour, our mission is about making long-lasting, unforgettable memories and experiences for our valued clients, their friends and families.
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Attractions, Farms & Markets
CAMELOT HAVEN ALPACAS – Open by Appointment – May 12th, 2019 to October 14th, 2019. Guided (educational) Alpaca Tours/Walks – Please EMAIL us in ADVANCE to book your Guided (educational) Alpaca Tours/Walks (please view website for more information). Alpaca Country Store – Open by Appointment, so please feel free to EMAIL us to arrange a convenient time to visit. Alpaca Country Store (seasonal hours) Open Fridays and Saturdays, November 13th â December 21st, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. â 2:00 p.m. Treats and Apple Cider (hot beverages) For a unique shopping experience, come shop in the Alpaca Country Store. Fine Alpaca Clothing/Accessories, including socks/insoles. Unique gifts, blankets, Alpaca Toys, Quality Alpaca yarns from our herd, Alpaca roving, Alpaca felted items, Camelot’s all natural soil enhancer, and much, much more.
Boating, Wineries & Wine Tours
Who are we? Well we put the FUN in adventure wine touring! This is not your stuffy, luxury tours, but more down-to-earth, fun and relaxing wine touring. We want you to have the BEST DAY EVER! Whether you are just exploring the wines of the Okanagan Region, or adding an adventure like paddle boarding, wake surfing, zipping, e-biking or relaxing on our Beach Bum Pontoon Boat. Give us a call and we will make your day unforgettable!
Locally owned specialty tea shop! We carry over 130 types of loose leaf teas and we love sharing our passion and knowledge for tea. We specialize in Persian teas which we blend in-house! We also carry a variety of teaware ranging from locally handmade pieces, cast iron teapots, mugs and everything else you need to make the perfect cup of tea! Stop by before work and grab a cup of tea to-go or meet-up with friends at our tea bar. Don’t forgot to also try one of our freshly baked Persian sweets!
Theatre & Performing Arts
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre is a not-for-profit premier entertainment venue in the North Okanagan. VDPAC is operated by a nonprofit society who presents shows under the Spotlight Presentation Series. VDPAC is also a roadhouse for rental performances.
Aurora Helicopters offers VIP luxury helicopter tours from our modern hangar at the Vernon Regional Airport, in Vernon BC. Stop by today to take an amazing unforgettable trip in our air-conditioned Airbus H120 helicopter.
Canada’s first precious opal mine is operated by Opal Resources Canada Inc. Arrange a day trip to go opal digging to unearth your own treasure. Advanced booking required for digging trips.
O’Keefe Ranch was founded in 1867 by Cornelius O’Keefe. His family lived on site for 110 years before it was opened as an historic ranch, meaning it still houses one of the most complete collections of one family’s stuff (from the Victorian and Edwardian eras) in all of the province. Today O’Keefe Ranch is operated by a non-profit society and is a registered charity. Come visit us during our open season from May to October – stroll along the boardwalk, visit our original buildings (set up as they were more than 100 years ago!), visit the Greenhow museum, and go say hello to our many farm animals.
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