Vernon is located between three lakes, surrounded by world renowned golf courses and Silver Star Mountain Resort. It is located in the Okanagan Valley in the south central region of British Columbia. Greater Vernon includes the City of Vernon, District of Coldstream, and surrounding Electoral Areas.
Nature remains Vernon's biggest asset. Famous champagne powder at Silver Star Mountain Resort, just 13 miles from downtown, attracts skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and snowmobilers. In summer, myriad hiking and cycling trails explore every area from the historic Grey Canal within the city to the nearby provincial parks and the rugged Monashee Mountain Range. Mountain biking is also a big draw at Silver Star.