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2015 Vernon Map Book & Guide We hope to help you plan your visit and explore the beauty of the Okanagan Valley. Find information for Real Estate, Wineries, Golf, Attractions, Shopping, Dining, Accommodations, Services and the most detailed up to date maps of Vernon and the Okanagan.


  • logo page 52/D1 & 55/A8

  • Scan our QR Codes in the Guide for even more information.We will be updating the info throughout the year so Scan Often!To Purchase or Ask About a Custom QR Code Call Us! 250.763.4848

    Publisher/Art Director:John Aguiar Caetano production@okmapguides.com

    Account Executives:Les Ingram les@okmapguides.comAlex Labreque alex@okmapguides.comKit Polley kit@okmapguides.com

    Accounting: Karen Stiewe karen@okmapguides.com

    Cover Photo:Shuswap and Okanagan Railway Located at 3101-29thStreet, Vernon For More on the Murals see pages 36-37Photo Courtesy Melanie Friesen

    To Reserve Ad Space in the NEXT Vernon Map Book and Guide, published annually, orto comment or get your Free Guide, call 250.763.4848 or email info@okmapguides.com

    2015 Okanagan Map Guides Ltd. Reproduction in whole or in part without the written consent from the publisher isprohibited. Okanagan Map Guides cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions in the material contained herein.

    SPECIAL INTERESTVisitor Information 3Silver Star Sovereign Lake 18-20 Downtown Vernon Murals 36-37

    DETAILED MAPSArmstrong and Spallumcheen 30-31North Okanagan Overview 30-32Lake Country 33Downtown Vernon 36-37Westside Road 45Lumby Cherryville 46-47Enderby & Grindrod Mabel Lake 48-49Coldstream 50-51Vernon 52-53Okanagan Landing 54-55Swan Lake 56-57


    WHATS INSIDEWelcome to Communities 2-6Festivals and Events 7-8Attractions 10-15Parks and Recreation 16-20Services 21 Golf 22-23Wineries 24-25History, Art & Culture 26-27Real Estate 28-29Shopping 34-35Accommodation 38-41Dining 42-44Street Index 58-62

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    Photo: Predator Ridge

    Photo: Melanie WolczukPhoto: Village Green Ctr

    Photo: Big Bear Tours

  • Stats & Facts: 2013 Estimate

    Vernon ColdstreamPopulation 38,135 10,163Elevation 416 m/1364 ft 416 m/1364 ftLand Area 78 sq km/30 sq m 67 sq km/26 sq mIncorporated 1892 1906

    The North Okanagan is comprised of 6 commu-nities including Vernon, Coldstream, Lumby,Armstrong, Spallumcheen & Enderby with atotal estimated 2013 population of 81,436. Themain economic drivers of the North Okanaganare agriculture, forestry & tourism. Incorpo-rated in 1892, Vernon is the oldest communityin the Okanagan Valley and the largest com-munity in the North Okanagan. Vernon is situ-ated 46km (29mi) north of Kelowna in theNorth Okanagan Valley, a 4.5 hour drive north-east of Vancouver, or a six hour drive west ofCalgary, Alberta. Vernon has been dubbedThe City of Murals for its massive and breath-taking historic murals drawn on buildingsthroughout the downtown core. Greater Vernon is surrounded by three lakes;the northern tip of Okanagan Lake to thewest, Kalamalka Lake, the beautiful emeraldLake of Many Colours to the east and SwanLake to the north. Although sparkling lakesand beaches make Vernon a popular summertourist destination, Silver Star Mountain SkiResort and its Victorian inspired village, alsomake Vernon a popular winter recreation des-tination. Silver Star Ski Resort, located just 25km (15.5mi) northeast of Vernon covers 3065acres blanketed annually with 700 cm/23 ofsome of the worlds best powder. Nordic enthu-siasts flock to Sovereign Lake Nordic Club.

    The City of Vernon also hosts and boastsWestern Canada's largest Winter Carnival. The North Okanagan area is noted for its agricul-tural attractions and year round outdoor recre-ation. Fabulous beaches, rushing rivers,scenic hiking and biking trails, winter mountainfun and world class spas are worth the visit.Golf choices are abundant and include theworld renowned 36 hole Championship GolfCourse, Predator Ridge which has playedhost to the Skins Game twice in eight years. ItsRidge Course was voted Canadas BestNew Golf Course 2010 by SCOREGolf andboasts views that are truly breathtaking!Explore the sections of this Guide to find listingsand exact map locations for Accommodations,Attractions, Parks, Golf Courses, Wineries,Shopping, Museums, History, Art Galleries,Restaurants, Real Estate, Services and more.Check out the Events page 7-8 and mark yourCalendar for the event of your choice. Seemore events throughout the Okanagan atwww.okmapguides.com.

    The printing of this guide and digitalproduction online are made possible onlythrough the generous sponsorship of ouradvertisers. Please support these busi-nesses when possible and tell them youfound them in the Vernon Map Book andGuide!



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    Photo Courtesy: Turtle Mountain Vernon Colin Jewel Photography

    For more info contactthe Vernon Tourism Centre

    3004 39th Ave1-800-665-0795


  • IMPORTANT NUMBERS:Emergency: 911Directory Assistance 411Vernon Comm. Policing 250-550-7840Crimestoppers 250-549-8477Crisis Line 250-545-2339Vernon Jubilee Hospital 250-545-2211City Hall 250-545-1361Vernon Regional Transit 250-545-7221Greyhound Bus 250-542-1131To Report a BC Forest Fire 1-800-663-5555Okanagan Map Guides Ltd 250-763-4848

    VERNON WEATHER (30 Year Average)www.weathernetwork.com

    Monthly Average Temperature (Celsius) Max. Min.Jan 1C -5CFeb 3C -4CMar 10C -1CApr 16C 3CMay 21C 7CJune 24C 11CJul 28C 13CAug 27C 12CSept 22C 7COct 13C 3CNov 5C -1C Dec 1C -5C Record Low: Dec. 29, 1990 -31.5CRecord High: July 24, 1994 39CAverage Annual Rain: 347mmAverage Annual Snow: 97cmAverage Annual Sunshine: 1903 hoursElevation: 416m

    TAXES:BC Consumers pay 12% tax on most goodsand services (5% GST & 7% PST). See www.gov.bc.ca to view exemptions.

    RADIO FREQUENCIES:105.7 fm Sun FM106.5 fm CBC Radio One107.5 fm KISS FM


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    Stats & Facts: 2013 Estimate

    Population 1,723Elevation 495m/1625 ftLand Area 5.27 sq km/2 sq miIncorporated 1955

    For more info contactthe Lumby Chamber of Commerce

    1882 Vernon Street250-547-2300


    Whether it's the landscape or the culture,the Monashee is on the "edge". The Hwy 6Hotsprings Route east of Vernon includesColdstream, Lumby, Cherryville and ArrowLakes. Less than 30 minutes from Vernon thismeandering highway bridges the Okanaganwith the Kootenays and is one of the great sce-nic drives in British Columbia.Visitors can experience daytrips or weekendsthat mix the rolling countryside of the Okanagangrasslands with rainforests and alpine mead-ows, all in a fantastic theatre of rivers, lakes,waterfalls and mountain peaks. The Lumbyarea has easy access to over 100 trails in aland of parks and nature preserves. Explorethe backcountry on foot, horse or ATV. Stay ata cozy heritage log cabin or lodge and discoverMonashee Provincial Park, Grandby ProvincialPark, the Greystokes and Aberdeen Plateau,Park Mountain, Shuswap Falls and RainbowFalls. Whether you walk the Alpine or paddle

    the Shuswap River, youll enjoy great wildlifeviewing.Relax with a round of golf amidst a wildernesslandscape at one of four golf courses in thearea. This area is also one of the best placesin Canada for hang-gliding & backcountry snow.

    Enjoy the heritage Village of Lumby with its mu-rals, outdoor markets and patios. Every Satur-day, the Lumby Public Market offers qualityarts and crafts. In the area, Art Studios andFestivals are home to some of BC's finestartists. Lumby Days, Cherryville Days and theWild Salmon Music Festival are just a few ofthe local events providing visitors with a greatopportunity to experience the great quality oflife rural BC has to offer.

    See page 7 to 8, Festivals & Events for event listings and page 46 for a detailed map.


    Photos Courtesy: Lumby Chamber of Commerce

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    Theres something going on here almostevery weekend, all year long! Situated just 23km (13mi) north of Vernon between the sunnyOkanagan Valley and the cooler, forestedShuswap Valley, Armstrong and Spallum-cheen offer visitors a warm welcome and ac-cess to great attractions.A bountiful area rich in agriculture and her-itage, visitors can tour historic Old TowneArmstrong featuring antique and specialtystores, farmers markets, unique dining expe-riences, theatre, Museum and Art Gallery.Throughout the year, visitors will find manyagricultural and 4H activities at the ArmstrongFairgrounds including the annual InteriorProvincial Exhibition, the largest a