The Kelowna of the north! Many would say Vernon reminds them of Kelowna 30 years ago. That’s about right with its charming old town - small town feel, Vernon is coming up in the world with a great downtown core and multiple shopping districts. This is the perfect sized town for those that feel Kelowna is a touch too metropolitan for them. Vernon is 51km north of Kelowna.
The North Okanagan is home to over 61,334 residents, 40,116 live in Vernon proper (2016 Census data).
In summer high temperatures average 26°C/79°F with some days well into the 30°C/90°F range. Some snow in winter with average daily highs around the freezing (32°F). Annual rainfall is around 426mm (17").