Welcome to Vernon, the hub of the North Okanagan and the oldest
incorporated city in the Okanagan Valley. A trading centre even before its
incorporation in 1892, Vernon has always been known for its business and
Today, cattle ranching and wheat production have been replaced with a
broader agricultural base, forestry and an ever-expanding service industry.
What remains the same, however, is the strong work ethic and a feeling of
Vernon is proud to be home to the Okanagan Indian Band, one of seven
bands of the Okanagan Nation. The band’s history dates back hundreds of
years, prior to the arrival of the first European settlers. As a result, its history
and culture play an important role within the community.
With a population approaching 40,000 and a business community that is
connected, committed and focused, economic opportunity awaits.
Vernon has so much to offer; isn't it time you called it home?