Vernon travel guide

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You're Going to Love Vernon

With a population of 47,274, Vernon is a must-see destination in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Vernon has to offer.

Where to Eat in Vernon

If you’re looking for affordable options, PeakFine at Sparkling Hill Resort (888 Sparkling Pl) and The Med - Vernon (2915 30 Ave) are great picks.

When to visit Vernon

Vernon in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 152
1 night at 3-star hotel
Vernon in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 152
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Vernon in July, when the average temperature is 20 °C, and the highest can go up to 26 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -5 °C, with an average temperature of -3 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 49 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Vernon, with an average rainfall of 25 mm.

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How to Get to Vernon


Although Vernon doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Kelowna (YLW), which is located 35 km from Vernon. Kelowna is the most popular, with regular flights from Air Canada, Swoop, Air North and other airlines departing from Canada. The shortest domestic flight to Vernon departs from Vancouver and takes around 50m.


Another option to get to Vernon is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 296 km from Vernon. You’ll find branches of Discount Car & Truck Rentals and Hertz, among others, in Vancouver.


Ebus operates bus routes to Vernon.

Airports near Vernon

Airlines serving Vernon

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Air France
Good (494 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,193 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,438 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,027 reviews)
Good (780 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (477 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,057 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (132 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (360 reviews)
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Japan Airlines
Excellent (578 reviews)
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LATAM Airlines
Good (886 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (232 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,740 reviews)
Philippine Airlines
Good (257 reviews)
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Where to stay in Vernon

Average rates range from around C$ 385 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 161 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include The Vance Creek Hotel & Conference Centre and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Vernon.

Where to stay in popular areas of Vernon

Most booked hotels in Vernon

Prestige Vernon Hotel
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 129+
Prestige Vernon Lodge
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
C$ 137+
Sandman Hotel Vernon
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
C$ 111+
Econo Lodge Vernon
Good (7, Good reviews)
C$ 89+
Riviera Plaza & Conference Center Vernon British Columbia
Okay (5.9, Okay reviews)
C$ 76+
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Renting a car in Vernon

Renting a car in Vernon costs C$ 85 per day, on average, or C$ 170 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 17% more expensive than at Kelowna.

Expect to pay C$ 1.73 per litre in Vernon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 20.76 and C$ 27.68. Standard (Jeep Grand Cherokee or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Vernon, while also 52% cheaper than other types, on average.