City of Vernon parks, trails and boat launches are open. If you visit a public space, please continue to follow provincial health guidelines, including physical distancing. Please stay home if you are sick. 

Thank you for helping to contain the spread of COVID-19 to keep our community safe.

Download a copy of area hiking and bike routes from the Vernon Area Ribbons of Green.

McKergow Meadows

McKergow Meadows is a shorter and steeper hiking option, but the views from Middleton Mountain into the valleys and down to Kalamalka Lake below make this trip well worth your efforts. Mud Lake a small pond within this park, provides habitat for ducks, geese, toads, and salamanders. Please stay on the designated paths.

Becker Park Community Trail

Becker Park, located behind the Recreation Complex is a relatively short, but steep trail up Community Hill. Parking is available in the Curling Rink parking lot at 3500 - 39th Avenue. Look for the trail entrance here, and get ready to enjoy the reward of a beautiful view of the Vernon City Centre from the east face and a peek down the valley to Okanagan lake on the west. You can bring your dog to this park. Doggie refuse bags are available at the trail entrance.

Cools Pond

Cools Pond is a small pond/natural area located at the intersection of L & A Road and Rimer Road. A viewing platform with interpretive signs are provided.