Transit-Accessible Outdoor Adventures in Vernon

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Discover BC through the eyes of its locals and visitors! This week, we’re featuringVancouver-based photographer, @bennnnnnnngie. He’s sharing a few of his favourite spots around Vernon that you can get to by bus.

Lookout Trail, Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park near Vernon

“Finding adventure in Vernon that’s accessible by public transit isn’t a difficult task. We picked up some bikes downtown and caught a bus out to Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, where we wound our way through meadows and up Lookout Trail, only to be greeted by a breathtaking vista looking into the valley. You can #explorebcbybus with BC Transit’s adventure itineraries at www.explorebcbybus.com. “

Kalamalka Lake

“Enjoying the view from one of the many lookouts along the ridge in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. We couldn’t resist the call from the vibrant waters of Kal Lake, so we did the responsible thing and headed down to the beach for a swim.”

Floating in Kalamalka Lake near Vernon.

“We scrambled through dry grass, along the rocky shoreline and jumped in without hesitation. The Okanagan sun had succeeded at heating up the water to a perfect temperature. It wasn’t hard to float around until the sun went down.”

Paddle boarding on Kalamalka Lake near Vernon.

“In case we hadn’t gotten enough of the lake on our first day in Vernon, we decided to head back and take out some paddle boards. We paddled out a few hundred feet, sliding above the crystal clear water watching the fish swim by underneath, eventually finding ourselves in the middle of the lake without a soul around. No need for a car when Kal Lake is on a BC Transit bus route.”

Relaxing in BX Falls near Vernon.

“The best summer hikes are the ones that reward you with an ice cold wading pool upon completion. Being a short half-day hike just outside of town, BX Falls in Vernon can definitely be added to that list!”

About @bennnnnnnngie:

Ben Giesbrecht is a travelling outdoors photographer currently based out of Vancouver, BC.

For more of Ben’s work, visit his website at www.benngie.com and follow him on Instagram at @benggggggggie

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