Permitting has been received for Site 22 ( Kin Beach) and Chapman Industries will begin construction the week of November 20, 2023. Construction will take place while the weather is favourable and will finish in the spring. Construction will be slow going at first while the archeaology team coordinates with the contractor during the excavation.
The City is working to formalize lake accesses to Okanagan Lake. Different locations are in different stages of design, and drawings are available through links on this page.
- Two sites will be constructed in 2023 and are anticipated to be open by summer 2023.
- Lake Access Site #25, 8797 Okanagan Landing Road
- Lake Access Site #11, 8130 Tronson Road (boat launch replacement)
- Permitting is underway for two sites. The designs are complete, but the sites would be constructed once permits are acquired and the sites are tendered for construction.
- Lake Access Site #22, 3000 Lakeshore Road
- Lake Access Site #26, 8835 Okanagan Landing Road (boat launch replacement)
- Preliminary design is underway for two other sites, and the designs are yet to be finalized and permitting is still required.
- Lake Access Site #20, 7300 Tronson Road
- Lake Access Site #30, 9499 Eastside Road
For more details on the two sites slated for development in spring 2023 include:
(links to Engage Vernon Site)
|22||8130 Tronson Road||Boat Launch Replacement|
|25||8797 Okanagan Landing Rd||Recreational Area|
Throughout numerous public participation initiatives and consultation for the Official Community Plan, Parks Master Plan and Lake Access Plan, the City has consistently heard that the public would like to see more access to Okanagan Lake. Given that much of Vernon’s lakeshore property is privately owned, Vernon’s lake accesses play an important role in connecting residents, drainage, and wildlife to Okanagan Lake. Unlike parks, lake accesses are public road rights of way that provide access to water bodies, and when used recreationally are intended for short interludes.
One of Council’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan goals is to develop a minimum of one lake access site per year. To achieve that goal, the City is focusing development of the 15 priority lake access sites listed within the 2018 Lake Access Plan. The two lake access sites planned for development in 2023 are listed in the top 15 priority lake access sites.