Welcome to the City of Vernon, B.C. With a population of 38,150, Vernon is the commercial hub of the North Okanagan. Nestled in the grassland hills and surrounded by three lakes, Vernon boasts year round recreation opportunities that make it an attractive location for residents and tourists alike.
In 2010, Vernon was ranked the third best city in BC by MoneySense Magazine based on prosperity, affordable housing, lifestyle and weather, and was ranked number one in entrepreneurial spirit by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. Vernon's Historic Downtown boasts many local and unique businesses to meet all your shopping needs.
With cycling and hiking trails expanding every year, a growing transit system (providing direct access to UBCO), and a new public library and secondary school under construction, Vernon is the ideal location to raise your family, start a business or retire.
The Okanagan Valley has one of the most enviable
climates in Canada. This makes Vernon and the Okanagan Valley a
popular choice among visitors, immigrants and other Canadians who
are relocating or retiring. Although Vernon enjoys a four seasons
climate, it is not unusual to see golfers on the courses in the
spring while skiers enjoy the deep powder of nearby mountains.
Annual Mean Daily Temperature
January Mean Daily Temperature
July Mean Daily Temperature
Annual Extreme Max/Min Temperature
1903 hours per annum
Annual Mean Total Rainfall
248.1 mm per annum
Annual Mean Total
102.2 cm per annum
Average Frost Free Period
159 days, late April
to early October
Source: Environment Canada: Climate Severity