City of Vernon Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Vernon is the perfect place to live if you want to surround yourself with natural beauty and also be bang in the middle of a year-round tourist destination. It is in the Okanagan region of the Southern interior part of British Columbia, Canada, around 270 miles northeast of Vancouver, nestled snugly in the grassland hills and surrounded by three gorgeous lakes. It is also the commercial hub of North Okanagan. With a population of 40,000, this is the largest city in the North Okanagan Regional District.
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There is a lot to do in Vernon. Each winter, the city hosts the Vernon Winter Carnival – Western Canada’s largest and North America’s second-largest winter carnival. In summer, the city hosts the Sunshine Festival on the main street. The Komasket Music Festival takes place in August every year. A multi-cultural village is created in the town during the Festival that attracts large crowds from across the country. Performances include national and international talent. The Vernon Film Society hosts two film festivals every year. It also hosts the Powerhouse Theatrical Society, and the Creative Chaos art fair for artisans who sell everything from candy and chocolates to clothes, jewelry, decorations, and household items. Vernon is also known for its beautiful lakes and beaches, hockey and skiing.
Vernon comes under School District 22 Vernon that has 14 elementary schools and five high schools that are Vernon Secondary School, Clarence Fulton High School, W.L. Seaton Secondary, Kalamalka High School and Charles Bloom Secondary. The Vernon Christian School is an independent school that caters to both elementary, middle school and high school. The city is home to Okanagan College that offers full degrees, summer courses and yearly courses. There are several community and specialty colleges here as well.
The city of Vernon’s health facilities includes Vernon Jubilee Hospital – a regional hospital that provides emergency care, ambulatory care, psychiatry, pediatrics, maternity and medicine and surgery services. There are two residential care facilities – Noric House that provides nursing for patients who require complex care, and Gateby Intermediate Care that provides nursing care for patients who require complex care, rehabilitation and respite daycare. The Downtown Primary Care Centre provides excellent health care to anyone in need of assistance.
Three provincial highways connect the city of Vernon. Highway 97 connects north to south, Highway 97A starts at Vernon and goes all the way north to Armstrong and Enderby. Highway 6 ends in Vernon and runs east to west to Lumby. Each of these highways has undergone massive renovations over the last couple of years. Improvements have included a new interchange system and four-lane expansion at Highway 6 and Highway 97 junction. The Vernon Regional Airport serves the city.