Vernon Attractions

Sandman Hotel Group features properties located within a rich mosaic of neighbourhoods and surrounding areas, each with a distinct, welcoming personality. We have compiled a list of useful information below to enhance your stay.


Vernon (population: 38,968) rests at the north end of the Okanagan Valley in a landscape as welcoming as its people.

Surrounded by rolling grasslands with rocky outcrops and stands of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, its three lakes and mountain views in every direction command attention.

When driving through Vernon on Highway 97, there might not appear to be much to this city, but turn right or left off the highway and the diversity of attractions is truly surprising.

People come to Vernon for water and winter activities, hiking and skiing, golf and outdoor adventure, culture and history, family fun and to peruse the local shops.

Sightseeing Vernon


Vernon is the hub of an excellent road transportation network.

Highway 97 runs through the city and continues south through the Okanagan Valley into Washington State.

To the north, it intersects with the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) at Kamloops, while Highway 97A meets the Trans-Canada at Sicamous. Both routes provide easy access to Vancouver and Calgary.

Highway 6 runs east to the Kootenay Rockies region from downtown Vernon. 

Transport Vernon


Vernon is a four-season destination with activities that take full advantage of its unique setting.

Bounded by three lakes and rolling grasslands with easy access to forested uplands and the Monashee Mountains, the focus is on outdoor recreation.

But this community also supports plenty of urban attractions.

Activities Vernon


Surrounded by three lakes, hundreds of small fishing lakes, world renowned golf courses and award winning Silver Star Mountain Resort and Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre, you can stay active all year round. 

The Vernon area is also becoming well known as a mountain biking destination. The Bike Park at Silver Star offers challenging routes and Kalamalka Provincial Park and Ellison Park have mountain bike trails that are developed to "Whistler Standards" by the North Okanagan Cycling Society. 


Vernon, BC & the North Okanagan is the place to be! Great wine tours, golf, shopping, restaurants, maps & more. Whether you're looking for that hard to find antique or the perfect outfit - the North Okanagan has it all!

From jewellery to toys, sporting goods and so much more; take a stroll downtown or into one of the shopping centres. If you love to shop, you've come to the right spot!

Village Green Centre is located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, an area renowned for its spectacular scenery and recreational opportunities.

The enclosed centre is the largest in the North Okanagan and is home to over 68 stores and services including: The Bay, Zellers, Save-On-Foods, Winners, Sport-Chek and the Signature Liquor Store.

The Village Green Centre is strategically located at the intersection of 27th Street and 48th Avenue. 48th Avenue is an arterial road leading to Highway 97 which is the major north-south route in the B.C. Interior.


Denny's 24 Hour Restaurant

24 Hour Family Restaurant located at the hotel. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Appetizers and Desserts. Special menu items for Kids, Seniors and Late Night dining.