Vernon, British Columbia is a vibrant city located in the North Okanagan region of BC. With stunningly picturesque mountain views, Vernon is the perfect place to relax and explore nature. As the largest city in the Okanagan Valley with a population of nearly 40,000 people, Vernon offers something for everyone – from outdoor sports and activities to family-friendly attractions. One of those attractions is the annual Vernon Winter Carnival that typically takes place in February every year.
The carnival includes a variety of events such as Country Music Concerts, Concerts in General, A Family Fun Park, Kickball tournaments and games, and Carnival Days at O’keefe Ranch.
Winter in Vernon also is full of other opportunities from snowshoeing and skiing at Silver Star Mountain Resort, to ice skating on Kalamalka Lake by day or night, there’s something for everyone at this family-oriented event. Other popular activities include tubing down Monster Tube Park, riding the chairlift up to Sasquatch Mountain and exploring Predator Ridge Golf Course trails during Nordic skiing sessions. Visitors can also take part in unique events such as axe throwing competitions or a two-legged race!