Vernon (pop. 42,000) is located in the northern region of British Columbia’s world renowned and stunningly beautiful Okanagan Valley. The moderate climate, laid back lifestyle and exceptional recreational and cultural experiences make Vernon and the surrounding area one of the most desirable places to visit. Established in 1846, Vernon is surrounded by lakes, forests, mountains and agricultural land. Kalamalka Lake, the lake of many colours, has been called the most beautiful in the world. Vernon offers a wide selection of amenities, experiences and places to stay, and they offer them year round. Okanagan Lake is home to the legendary Ogopogo, and our smaller lakes are well known for the fishing and recreation.