What To Do in Vernon This Fall?

What To Do in Vernon This Fall?

Great Pumpkin Classic

Do you have a green thumb? Have you ever grown a giant pumpkin? We do mean GIANT – minimum 300lbs – big enough to fit in an adult paddler. What? Yes, we need pumpkins for boat races in Okanagan Lake.

Pumpkin Festival at David's Orchards Farm

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October take a ride out to the Pumpkin Patch and pick your favorite pumpkin straight from the field. Visit the farm animals, run and play in Crazy Cow Kids Corral, and enjoy the fall displays with a Pumpkin Steamer or mulled Apple Cider.


Salmon Tour

Enjoy an intimate and unique perspective of the fall salmon run in the Okanagan. On this tour you will:

  • View the salmon at one of their popular spawning grounds near Enderby, BC;
  • Get to ask all of your questions about the salmon run in BC;
  • Enjoy a customized tour experience just for you & your group.


Wild Mushroom Tour

Whether you’re a modern day druid, an edible wild mushroom connoisseur, or just enjoy a walk in the woods, come out for a day of wild-mushroom hunting in the Okanagan.  As an introduction to mushroom identification, we will visit two local organic farms to find some of the more common, delectable species, and then head out into the wild forests of the Monashee.



Dine, sip, laugh!

Dine around downtown and taste creations from some of the Okanagan’s best chefs.


Step Into local Arts and Culture

Vernon’s artistic community is front and centre in the downtown area, with 28 public murals depicting local history and culture. You can join a guided walking tour of the murals with the Downtown Vernon Association, or get the walking map and art description to enjoy it at your own pace.

History buffs will want to stroll through 125 years of Vernon’s past at the Famous Figures exhibit at the Vernon Museum. This interactive installation includes historic photos, trivia, and selfie opportunities with life-size replicas of Vernon’s famous figures.


Hike, Bike!

Enjoy the crisp, fall air on the dozens of trails in the Vernon area. Beginner, intermediate or expert, here’s a summary of Vernon’s top 10 trails, with options for all levels of hikers and bikers. And don’t forget your camera because many trails offer stunning views of mountains, waterfalls and Kalamalka and Swan Lakes, as well as a chance to spy the area’s abundant birds and wildlife.