Is it Better to Live in Vernon or Revelstoke?


Are you contemplating a move to the picturesque Okanagan Valley but can't decide between Vernon and Revelstoke? Today, we'll delve into everything you need to know to make an informed decision.

Let's start with the size of these two charming towns. Vernon boasts a population of approximately 44,519, and when you factor in its surrounding areas like Coldstream, the number increases to around 55,500. On the other hand, Revelstoke is more quaint, with a population of 8,275, making it around 15% the size of Greater Vernon.

Both cities are nestled amidst the natural beauty of valleys, with the Okanagan Valley being wider and more open compared to Revelstoke, which is enveloped by the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges. Interestingly, Revelstoke is known as the world's only inland temperate rainforest, adding to its allure.

Another crucial factor to consider is the range of amenities available. Vernon, being the larger city, offers a diverse array of conveniences, including numerous traffic lights, retail stores, big box outlets, and various tourist attractions. Additionally, you'll find a well-equipped hospital and Okanagan College in Vernon.

In contrast, Revelstoke's charm lies in its more intimate atmosphere, with only one traffic light and a more laid-back feel. While it may not boast as many amenities as Vernon, Revelstoke's captivating natural beauty and tranquility more than make up for it.

Ultimately, your preference between Vernon and Revelstoke will depend on your priorities and lifestyle preferences. Whether you favor the bustling vibrancy of Vernon or the serene charm of Revelstoke, both cities have their unique allure.

We hope this blog has provided you with valuable insights to help you make your decision. If you're considering relocating to the Okanagan Valley, whether in nine days or 90, don't hesitate to reach out to us at RE/MAX Vernon. We'll gladly provide you with a free relocation package tailored to your needs.

If you have any questions about Revelstoke, Vernon, or Vernon real estate, feel free to call/text us at 250-549-SALT (7258) or email us at



About the Author: The article above, Just Released! Real Estate Market Update for June 2023, was provided by Lisa Salt, an authority on Vernon BC and area real estate and a leader in the field of real estate blogging and vlogging.  Lisa and her group have helped literally helped thouands of families buy and sell homes since 1993. 


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