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About VernonAt the confluence of five valleys and bounded by three lakes, Vernon is an important shipping and trading center for the Okanagan region. The town's history is portrayed in 26 large murals painted on downtown buildings. On Hwy. 97 at 25th Avenue, Polson Park encompasses a Japanese garden, a Chinese tea house, a floral clock made of 3,500 plants and a children's water park.

Boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and golf are popular in summer; winter activities include skiing, dogsledding and snowshoeing. Several recreational opportunities are available at nearby Ellison Provincial Park and Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.

Silver Star Provincial Park offers mountain biking tours from late June to mid-September. A chairlift to the top of Silver Star Mountain operates daily, July 1 to mid-September.

For relaxation, the Kalamalka Lake viewpoint, 5 kilometres (3 mi.) south of 25th Avenue on Hwy. 97, provides an excellent view of the lake.

Visitor Centers Tourism Greater Vernon 3004 39th Ave. Vernon, BC V1T 3C3. Phone:(250)542-1415 or (800)665-0795

Things to Do Allan Brooks Nature Centre

Atlantis Waterslides Ltd.

Davison Orchards Country Village

Greater Vernon Museum and Archives

Historic O'Keefe Ranch

Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park

Okanagan Science Centre

Planet Bee Honey Farm and Meadery

Vernon Public Art Gallery

GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENTS Lake City Casino

Recreational Activities

Skiing Silver Star Mountain Resort

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Vernon, BC

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