Summer Road Trip: Vernon


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If you are planning a road trip this summer and want to explore some of B.C.’s destinations, here are some of the top highlights you can see when visiting Vernon, BC.

Davison Orchards Country Village

Celebrating 80 years while welcoming thousands of visitors each year from all over, Davison Orchards County Village is a unique destination for all visitors. You won’t want to miss seeing fresh fruits and vegetables grown right on the farm, as well as delicious, homemade fruit pies and other baked goods. There are activities for the whole family, and children are invited to play in the farm-themed park or to visit with the farm animals. Plus, shopping is always fun at the unique country-themed gift store where you can purchase specialty foods and beautiful houseware goods. You can also take a tour of the farm on the Apple Train and witness the orchard first hand. The Orchard Tours run daily during the summer and during weekends in the spring and fall.

 

Predator Ridge Golf Course

Predator Ridge is an incredible golf course that features 36 holes of Championship Okanagan Golf. It is definitely the place where you can indulge your longtime passion for golf, or even find a newfound appreciation for the sport. The two Okanagan golf courses are set in a breathtaking mountainous background, and are designed by legendary course architect, Les Furber. The Predator Ridge Golf Course offers a challenge to players at any level, and makes for one unforgettable golfing experience. The newest course, opened in 2010, was designed by renowned golf course architect Doug Carrick and is a perfect complement to the stunning scenery.

Polson Park

Established in 1908, Polson Park is located near the heart of Vernon, adjacent to Highway 97 and Highway 6. Featured in the park is the Lawn Bowling Club, the Interior Space and Science Centre, the Arts Council, and Vernon Heritage Hall. Polson Park is most well known for the Floral Clock that was installed in 1958. The date is changed on a daily basis and makes for a great photo with its colourful and stunning background. Once you get further into the park, you will find the Japanese Garden and the Chinese Pagoda, which were both constructed in 1967 as Centennial Projects. The Rose Garden, a crowd favourite and also a Centennial project, is located in the south east of the park. To make an event such as a wedding, social gathering or concert even more special, you are able to reserve specific areas of the park for whatever you need.

If Vernon is one of the stops on your summer road trip, be sure to give our Prestige Hotel in Vernon a call so you can have a great stay with us! Our friendly guest services agents will be happy to accommodate you and answer any questions you might have about sites you want to see in Vernon.

 

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