Greater Vernon is located between three lakes, surrounded by world renowned golf courses and Silver Star Mountain Resort.Greater Vernon is located in the Okanagan Valley in the south central region of British Columbia. Greater Vernon includes the City of Vernon, District of Coldstream, and surrounding Electoral Areas.The City of Vernon is the largest city in British Columbia’s North Okanagan Regional District and provides all the amenities of a major city.
Information provided by Tourism Vernon. For more information, along with Things to Do, Places to Stay, and Travel Info, please see www.tourismvernon.com.
About Salmon Arm
Nestled between the peaceful shores of Shuswap Lake and beautiful surrounding mountains and hills, the city of Salmon Arm is located in a lush valley, offering an incredible diversity of economic and tourism-related amenities. Conveniently situated on the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1), Salmon Arm has long been a popular year-round vacation destination for cultural, seasonal and outdoor enthusiasts.
A Salmon Arm experience combines outstanding wilderness scenery, countless recreational activities, and plentiful shops and boutiques; all enriched by a friendly, warm and welcoming community.
Salmon Arm is host to the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, an event that attracts over 30,000 people to the region every year. Salmon Arm’s cultural scene also sees stage productions and musical events that regularly feature local artisans who captivate and compel with their art and stories.
Whether you are looking for fun in the sun or winter wonderland adventures, Salmon Arm is the place to be, whatever the time of year.
Information provided by Shuswap Tourism. For more information, please see www.shuswaptourism.ca.
Armstrong (population 4,342) is the quintessential small farming community with a pleasing blend of country activities and outdoor recreation.
The town’s authentic western look is complemented by its heritage buildings, shady streets and huge fair grounds.
People come to go shopping for antiques and locally handcrafted goods, to visit farms and orchards, and to take circle drives. Professional and amateur theatre companies attract drama fans while hikers find opportunities for bird watching, wildlife viewing and hiking to scenic viewpoints.
Armstrong gives lots of options for taking in the country vibes. Walking down the main street with its western heritage feel and general store is a good start.
Information provided by Hello BC.com. For more information, please see www.hellobc.com/armstrong.
Located on the banks of the Lovely Shuswap River, with the Enderby Cliffs soaring overhead, the little City of Enderby is one of nature’s playgrounds. With a downtown ambience reminiscent of earlier days, it offers a wide array of shopping and dining experiences enveloped in a spirit of heritage. Antique shops, the Enderby and District Museum, art & craft galleries and cafes tempt a visitor to linger, and everything is within easy reach. With several farm and market gardens in the area fresh fruit and produce are always available.
The Shuswap River, the jewel in Enderby’s crown of natural beauty, runs through town, along which one can take a stroll on a quiet path, perhaps catching sight of some wildlife, such as deer or eagles, maybe even a painted turtle.
The surrounding area is a year round paradise for outdoor recreation. Located at the top of the Okanagan Valley, Enderby is the perfect destination for activities such as kayaking, canoeing, camping, hiking and ski-doing. Ten minutes north an easy walking par three golf course awaits, or you can take in miles of water as a paddler, on the Shuswap River, Mabel or Mara Lakes. For a day at the beach or fishing, Mabel Lake is only 30 minutes away. Known for its unusually smooth waters, it is an idyllic setting with sandy beaches and an undeveloped shoreline.
Enderby, B.C. is located centrally, approximately 500 km (300 miles) from Calgary, Alberta, Vancouver, B.C., Spokane and Seattle, Washington State.
Information provided by Enderby.com. For more information, please see www.Enderby.com.
Falkland, British Columbia, is a rural settlement of about 600 residents, situated along Highway 97, between Vernon and Kamloops.
In a narrow part of the Salmon River Valley at the base of TuktakaminMountain, the area was originally known as Slahaltkan, an Indian name meaning “meeting of the winds”. Not a windy place in fact, the story goes that natives didn’t favour the area for hunting camps because of downdrafts and the frequent shift in wind direction. It was impossible to stay out of campfire smoke.
Falkland was named after Colonel Falkland Warren, an English gentleman and early pioneer of the valley who pursued the establishment of a post office in the area.
Falkland today is home to children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of its early settlers, along with a slowly increasing mixture of newcomers who relish the community’s stability and friendliness. Newcomers find Falkland is both community and family oriented. Life centres around the primary grade school and the community hall. The image of Falkland is a ranching community. But forestry, small business, and retirement income provide economic support.
Information provided by the Community of Falkland. For more information, please see http://hp.bccna.bc.ca/Community/Falkland/
Lumby is a vibrant, ever improving and developing community. Nestled on the northern edge of the Okanagan, the town’s location provides an excellent starting point for outdoor adventures. Whether you like fishing, hunting, hiking, or camping, the possibilities are endless.
Located twenty-five minutes east of Vernon, British Columbia on Highway 6, and only fifty minutes from the Kelowna International Airport, the town is a very accessible place to visit. Stroll our historical mural walk and Salmon Trail. Shopping in downtown Lumby reveals a healthy array of businesses all within the reach of a small town.
Information taken from Monashee Tourism. For more information, please see www.monasheetourism.com.
About Lake Country
Lake Country is a district municipality with a population of approximately 12,000 in the Okanagan Valley region of British Columbia, Canada. It is a part of the Central Okanagan Regional District, and of the Kelowna metropolitan area. The city of Kelowna lies to the south, while the city of Vernon lies to the north. As its name suggests, there are a number of lakes in the vicinity of Lake Country, and outside the municipal boundaries in the hills to the east. Okanagan Lake defines the western boundary of the municipality, while the entirety of Wood Lake and the southernmost portion of Kalamalka Lake are encompassed by it.
Information taken from Wikipedia. For more information, please see www.okanaganway.ca