For 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, all year long.

  • 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

Find excellent schools in the city and the surrounding areas

  • 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

Vernon offers endless opportunities for family fun!

With so much available to support families, Vernon is the place to make a lifetime of memories.