Vernon BC is located between Calgary AB and Vancouver BC approximately 140 miles north of the US border at the Northern end of the diverse Okanagan Valley.
The region boasts several lakes including Lake Okanagan (home of the legendary lake monster “Ogopogo”) and Kalamalka Lake both of which are ideally suited to water sports like water skiing, swimming, and fishing. Less than 30 minutes away is a world-class ski hill – “Silver Star Mountain Resort”. Between the beaches and the ski runs you’ll find miles of trails ideal for hiking and mountain biking.
Golf enthusiasts will enjoy premiere golf courses like, “Predator Ridge” which played host to the 2000 Skins Game, the Vernon Golf and Country Club, Hillview Golf, and the Spallumcheen Golf Club.
Economy: Light manufacturing, forestry, retail, services, agriculture and tourism.
The Vernon/North Okanagan economy is well diversified and not dependent on any one industry. Over 3500 businesses employ a labour force of 33,000. Small businesses make up the majority of companies particularly businesses in financial services, forestry services and high tech industries. Entrepreneurship is strong in the Okanagan with an ever-increasing number of self-employed and home-based businesses.
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