Vernon may not be as well known as Kelowna, its Okanagan neighbour but it offers plenty of small-town charm, agricultural products, and outdoor adventure.
I headed there in February to check out the Vernon Winter Carnival and get my fitness pride back. Do you remember those commercials in the 1970s where Canadians were shamed over their fitness levels by comparing our activity levels to an aged Swede and finding us lacking? I’ve never forgot them.
In Vernon there are plenty of reasons to get outside – even in winter – and I took advantage of as many as possible. You can read about the buffet of activity choices in my story for Roadstories here.
Have you been to Vernon? What were your favorite finds? I thought one of the coolest parts of Vernon was the hotel with a river running through it. Yes, you read that right. The river runs through a hotel, not next to it. I’m not sure about the engineering that makes it possible but the river can be seen from the restaurant or the lounge and it’s a sizeable river. It rushes past the concrete and dinner tables, the sound of tumbling water adding unexpected quirk to a hotel common area.