Best Neighbourhoods of Vernon BC - Swan Lake West

If you're looking for a rural escape with beautiful views and a peaceful atmosphere, then the Swan Lake West neighborhood in Greater Vernon, British Columbia, might just be what you're looking for. Located on the outskirts of Vernon, Swan Lake West is known for its rolling hills, stunning scenery, and views overlooking Swan Lake.

In this article, we'll take you on a tour of the area and explore what Swan Lake West has to offer.


Swan Lake West is a sub-area of Greater Vernon located just outside the border of the city of Vernon. The area spans from Alexis Park to Lawrence Heights Modular Park, extending over Old Kamloops Road and Highway 97. It's a more rural area, with homes on larger lots, properties located right on Swan Lake, and small and large acreages.


Although Swan Lake West is a rural area, it's still very close to the amenities of Vernon. Properties on the south end of Old Kamloops Road are only a hop, skip, and a jump into the north end of Vernon. Amenities such as Caltire Play Safeway, London Drugs, Village Green Mall, and Cactus Club are only a 13-minute drive away.

The best amenity in the area is Swan Lake itself. The freshwater lake is approximately 5 km long and 2 km wide, making it ideal for water-based activities such as boating, fishing, water skiing, swimming, and kayaking. Although there aren't many beaches, there are several boat launches, parks, and places for picnics. You won't see any docks in front of the lakeshore homes on Swan Lake; they aren't allowed.

Swan Lake is more for nature lovers, surrounded by rolling hills and lush vegetation. It's an ideal destination for photographers, nature lovers, wildlife watchers, bird watchers, and picnickers. On the north end of Swan Lake, there's a nature reserve with protected land, making it a cool place to have an easy hike and do some bird watching.

Other amenities in the area include Spell Machine Golf Course, which is right on the head of one arm of Okanagan Lake. The golf course features an 18-hole championship course, a full-length nine-hole executive course, a clubhouse restaurant with a patio, a golf simulator practice facility, and a full-length driving range. Across from Spell Golf is a historic O'Keefe Ranch, founded in 1867 as one of the largest cattle ranches in the British Columbia interior. The ranch is home to a collection of heritage buildings, including the original ranch house, barn, and stables, and is a popular destination for cultural events and activities, including concerts, fairs, and festivals.

Real Estate

Swan Lake West is a beautiful sub-area of Greater Vernon, offering a rural escape with beautiful views, larger lots, and easy access to amenities in nearby Vernon. With its stunning scenery and views overlooking Swan Lake, it's a popular destination for nature lovers, photographers, wildlife watchers, and bird watchers. If you're looking for a peaceful and tranquil lifestyle, Swan Lake West might just be the perfect place for you.

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