1 day itinerary - #ExploreVernon by bike
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Getting there From Vancouver
Drive: Vernon is about a five-hour drive from Vancouver - 439.8 km) via Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 E
Fly: Both WestJet and Air Canada fly from YVR into Kelowna. Car rental service is available at the terminal.
Morning – Pick up your rental bike SunCountry Cycle, 102-1340 Kalamaka Lake Rd -
11 am – Bike past the Railway mural across from Ratio Café where you can fuel up on coffee and pastries, and then hit the Okanagan Rail Trail. It connects Vernon to Kelowna with more than 48.5 kms of trails along Kalamaka Lake, Wood Lake and alongside Highway 97. You can go for as long as you like. The Rail Trail also goes through traditional Syilx (Okanagan) people territory for about 2.5 kms. It’s a good chance to learn some of their history.
Here are a few other things to do in Vernon
Check out the Vernon Public Art Gallery where there are always new exhibits happening.
Go shopping at 104 Grey. In the area are also these stores: Michael Kors, Dex, Dex Plus Size, Maison Scotch, Gentle Fawn, Esprit, AG Jeans, Fidelity, C'est Moi, Hillberg & Berk Jewellery, and more
Lunch/dinner at Naked Pig Barbecue and Smokehouse
Grab an ice cream and rent a stand-up paddle board from KalaVida Surf Shop (they also rent bikes).
Where to stay
4:30 pm – Located about 20 minutes outside Vernon is Predator Ridge where you can make your home base. Golf, take a yoga class or do more cycling on 13 kms of trails that go all the way Okanagan Lake, and link to 40 kms of trails in Ellison Provincial Park. You can rent a bike at Predator Ridge, too.
Learn more about Vernon
Check out Tourism Vernon’s website to find out more about the region.
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