Heritage buildings, structures, sites and streetscapes are those physical elements of the past which reflect each community's historic evolution and unique identity. Vernon, as the oldest incorporated city in the Okanagan Valley, has a rich inventory of heritage resources. For more than a century, Vernon has welcomed people from all parts of the world who were attracted by its character and physical beauty, together with its economic and cultural diversity. Today Vernon continues to grow, while maintaining for both newcomer and old-timer alike the connections with the past that lend a sense of stability and continuity to the community.
Ready to make a BIG splash! Atlantis Waterslides has something for everyone! Atlantis Waterslide Park offers 10 slides to choose from including two kiddie slides and the very popular "River Riot" Tube Slide, sure to thrill sliders of all ages. A sunny, grassed picnic area is provided with tables, umbrellas and chairs to spend the day under the hot Okanagan sun! After your wild-water sliding, Atlantis features a concession to enjoy a treat or a relaxing soak in the large hot tub, or challenge your friends and family to play miniature golf.
Climb aboard the "Spirit of the Okanagan", Cruise Okanagan's 42 foot Cruise Boat for the ultimate sight-seeing experience into the heart of the valley on Okanagan Lake . Relax, have a bite to eat from our onboard menu and sip on a frosty brew from our fully stocked bar, while you enjoy the sights and the great hospitality provided by our friendly crew! Who knows, you might even spot the Ogopogo!
Davison Orchard Country Village is a family owned and operated farm consisting of 50 acres of fruit and vegetables, a farm market, a country gift shop and a bakery as well as a picnic and children's play area for families. Tour the fruit orchards, stroll the vegetable and flower gardens, or sip pure apple juice squeezed right at the farm. Come and pet the animals, pick your own bouquet of flowers, visit Auntie Mae's gift shop and our own in-house bakery!
Eager listeners thrill to the tales of Vernon’s gruesome past, ghostly children, haunted theatres, UFO’s and all sorts of other delightfully disturbing oddities. Tours leave from the steps of the Vernon Museum – it’s an outdoor walking tour and runs rain or shine so dress appropriately.
Explore our heritage further at the GreaterVernon Museum and Archives, where an impressive collection of artifacts is cleverly displayed to demonstrate a wealth of natural history, native history, and modern growth and development in the region. The museum offers a great gift shop, with an array of mementos and books for further reading.