Vernon Travel Guide

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Vernon Overview

Vernon is a city in the interior of British Columbia. It sits next to Okanagan Lake. The city of Vernon, at 37,000 people, is growing and becoming an interesting tourist destination. Some tourist attractions of interest include Davison Orchards, O'Keefe Ranch, and Kalamalka Provincial Park. A good time to visit the city is on the July long weekend, as the Funtastic slo-pitch tournament is held then, and every February when Vernon Winter Carnival takes place. Besides the lake, Vernon has some good skiing in Silver Star resort.

Vernon gets hot in the summer, which makes for great beach weather on one of the two main lakes(Kalamalka is the other one) and also very cold and snowy in the winter. It is a good location ,too, for seeing more of the Okanagan, as it's within day trip distance of many other major cities in the Interior including Kelowna, Armstrong, Salmon Arm, and Kamloops. 4.5-5 hours West of Vernon is Vancouver.

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One of BC's largest cities, and the Okanagan Valley's largest city, Kelowna can be found on Okanagan Lake. A busy city, with a lot of traffic, the main part of Kelowna lies on one street, …
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