Vernon Living

Nestled in the incomparable Okanagan Valley, Vernon offers an idyllic lifestyle, without sacrificing urban comforts.

Benefits Of Vernon Living

Small Town Charm

With a population of 40,000+ Residents from all walks of life can appreciate the warmth and approachability of a small town, where big-city amenities are always available.

  • Thriving business community
  • Excellent schools
  • Wide variety of restaurants and shopping choices
  • Cultural opportunities and recreational activities

Four-Season Recreation

Greater Vernon is often regarded as a four-season recreation paradise due to its diverse range of outdoor activities available throughout the year.

  • Golf courses for every skill level
  • World-class skiing, champagne powder and bluebird days on your doorstep
  • Hiking, trail running and mountain biking;
  • Three magnificent lakes to swim, boat, or paddle, or even just relax on the beach

A Community For All

The Vernon area has housing options for all budgets.

  • Safe, family-friendly neighbourhoods
  • Luxury waterfront villas
  • Remote acreages
  • Colourful historic homes
  • Urban multi-unit buildings

Always More To Explore

And there’s so much more.

  • The fertile valley offers excellent farm-fresh produce
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables from the farmers’ markets and the surrounding orchards and farms
  • Award-winning sips from local winemakers, cideries, and breweries – the Okanagan is a globally-recognized wine region!

For Vernon Families

Vernon is an excellent place to raise a family! With great schools, child-friendly amenities, and plenty of outdoor recreation, there’s no better spot to create your nest.

Recreational activities abound in Vernon

  • Find hiking and biking opportunities for all skill levels
  • Enjoy warm weather family fun at the beaches, pools, or the fun-filled local parks
  • Visit the Atlantis Waterslides, the Kangaroo Farm, or the Oyama Zipline
  • Explore the changing, hands-on exhibits at the Okanagan Science Centre
  • Catch an evening movie at the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby
  • Davison Orchards welcomes families for old-fashioned autumn fun
  • Historic O’Keefe Ranch showcases Vernon’s heritage
  • Head to the hills in winter for skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding
  • Celebrate the season at Vernon’s annual Winter Carnival

Excellent schools in the city

  • Vernon Public Schools operate 14 elementary schools and 5 secondary schools
  • Strong academic, Arts, and applied skills programs
  • French Immersion, Aboriginal education, and International exchange options
  • Several private, faith-based educational schools