5 Top Things to do in Vernon BC in 2023

Greetings, Vernon enthusiasts! Lisa Salt here, your guide to all things exciting in our beautiful town.
Today, we're diving into the top five activities that will make your year in Vernon unforgettable. Whether you're a local looking for something new or a visitor exploring our fair area, these experiences are sure to top your list.
Exploring the Spectacular Greater Vernon Lakes:
First up, and it's no surprise, the Greater Vernon Lakes take center stage. With three lakes within an eight-minute radius of downtown Vernon, you're spoiled for choice. Okanagan Lake, the largest at 84 miles long, offers a plethora of activities, from boating to Wednesday evening sailboat races. Kalamalka Lake, known as the lake of many colors, is a beauty to behold, especially on a sunny day. Swan Lake, a more serene option, is perfect for nature lovers and bird watchers. In both peak and off-peak seasons, these lakes offer a variety of experiences, including ice skating and fishing.
Embarking on Scenic Hikes:
Vernon's hills, mountains, and valleys create the perfect backdrop for hiking adventures. The historic Gray Canal Trail, Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, and BX Creek and Falls Trail are just a few options to explore. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll or a more challenging trek, the trails around Vernon offer something for every hiking enthusiast.
Indulging in Luxury at Sparkling Hills:
For a treat that will rejuvenate your senses, head to Sparkling Hills Resort. Known for its modern design and stunning architecture, this luxurious retreat offers healing spa treatments and world-class amenities. While the spa is exclusive to guests, locals can still enjoy the breathtaking views, exquisite restaurants, and hiking trails surrounding the resort.
Teing Off at Vernon's Premier Golf Courses:
Vernon may not have a multitude of golf courses, but the ones it boasts are exceptional. From the executive Hillview Golf Course to the challenging Predator Ridge, golf enthusiasts can enjoy scenic views and well-maintained courses from mid-March to the end of October.
Winter Wonderland at SilverStar Mountain Resort:
When the snow falls and the golf courses close, head to SilverStar Mountain Resort, the third-largest ski resort in BC. Whether you're into downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or tubing, SilverStar has it all. Even in the summer, the resort offers biking, hiking, and gondola rides, making it a year-round destination for adventure seekers.
Vernon, with its lakes, trails, luxury retreats, golf courses, and winter wonderlands, truly is a four-season paradise. Whether you're a longtime resident or considering a move to the Okanagan, these experiences will help you make the most of everything Vernon has to offer. So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the excitement and make this year in Vernon one to remember!


About the Author: The article above, 5 Top Things to do in Vernon BC in 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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