Destination guide

Welcome to the sunny Okanagan Valley

Tucked away in BC’s sun-drenched Okanagan Valley, Vernon blends an upbeat downtown scene with beautiful rural scenery. In summer, Vernon’s trio of lakes attract legions of vacationers, and Vernon vacation rentals are a great way to make the most of the sunshine and take advantage of the city’s lakeside setting. The best properties boast coveted lakefront locations, complete with private swimming beaches, sunny decks, and gorgeous views. Visit in winter, meanwhile, and Vernon serves up some of BC’s best downhill and cross-country skiing.

Things to do

From the sand to the slopes

With sumptuous swimming beaches, great fishing and plenty of hiking trails, Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park offers something for everyone. Nearby Okanagan Lake is also lined with some attractive beaches, all within a few minutes of downtown Vernon. Little ones will love Davison Orchards, a family-friendly farm where you can ride tractors, cuddle farm animals, and guzzle down fresh apple juice. When winter arrives, Vernon transforms into a snow sports hub. It’s just half an hour from the legendary Silver Star Mountain Resort, famous for its champagne powder and sweeping slopes.


Discover Vernon’s viticulture scene

Vernon vacation rentals put you in the heart of the action, with cozy apartments just steps from the city’s best cafés, restaurants, art galleries, and studios. As the oldest city in the Okanagan, Vernon has plenty of history to soak up. Start with a tour of historic O'Keefe Ranch, then enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea at Mackie Lake House. Thanks to its fertile soil and sunny climate, the Okanagan produces some of North America’s best wines. Vernon is a great base for exploring the region, so why not designate a driver and sip your way through Lake Country’s world-class vineyards? With rolling hills and leafy nooks, Vernon’s wineries make for stunning wedding venues.


Winter near the Monashee Mountains

With warm, dry summers and snowy winters, Vernon has a slightly more moderate climate than other cities in the Okanagan Valley. Spring brings an explosion of colorful wildflowers, while fall sees Vernon’s aspen and cottonwood trees turn brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow. Thanks to variations in altitude, Vernon’s seasons are incredibly elastic. This means you can enjoy a morning round of golf in the valley, then hit the slopes at Silver Star.

Natural features

Escape to Lake Country

Vernon is located in the northern end of the Okanagan Valley, in British Columbia’s Southern Interior. It’s surrounded by rolling grasslands and shimmering lakes, with distant views of BC’s Monashee Mountain range. As well as swimming beaches, Vernon also maintains a handful of designated dog beaches. If you’re here with a furry friend in tow, Vernon vacation rentals unlock access to a host of pet-friendly properties. Just be sure to keep your pups leashed, because Vernon is classified as bear country. This means you could spot both black bears and grizzlies.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Vernon

The nearest airport is in Kelowna, BC (YLW-Kelowna Intl.), located 22.1 mi (35.6 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Vernon?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 548 vacation rentals near Vernon. From 232 Houses to 96 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Vernon for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Vernon?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vernon:

  • Foothills: 16 vacation rentals
  • Okanagan Landing: 18 vacation rentals
  • North End: 291 vacation rentals
  • Silver Star Mountain Resort: 199 vacation rentals
  • South Pandosy: 211 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Vernon?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Vernon. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Predator Ridge - Ridge Course: 657 vacation rentals
  • Predator Ridge - Predator Course: 659 vacation rentals
  • Vernon Golf and Country Club: 572 vacation rentals
  • Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club: 379 vacation rentals
  • Kalamalka Provincial Park: 639 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vernon listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Vernon?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 232 Houses in Vernon. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Vernon include:

  • Cabins: 96 rentals available
  • Cottages: 96 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 117 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Vernon?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 171 vacation rentals with pool available in Vernon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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