Stay and Play

A Great Place to Play

There is so much to see and do in the Vernon area.  For more information on all the options please visit the Vernon Tourism website.

White Elephant Trail

One of the lowest elevation trails used in the event. Prefer classic? Rode BV15 hardwax was magic.

Lake Views from Aberdeen Trail

Kalamalka Lake is on the left, Okanagan Lake on the right. Neither freezes, allowing paddling all year.

Kalamalka Lake

It is shorts weather on the running and biking trails at the valley bottom, with Kalamalka Lake in the background.


Vernon is best known for the three lakes in the summer, along with four major mountain bike trail systems.

With the valley at 400m elevation and the ski trails at 1600m, there is a long period in spring where you can ski in the morning and paddle/bike/golf in the afternoon before exploring the local wineries with dinner. 

Thompson/Okanagan Region

The area goes well beyond the wine and fruit it is famous for.  The region hosts seven Nordic venues, incredible networks of mountain biking and hiking trails, almost endless road and gravel riding routes on peaceful country roads, and brilliant clear blue lakes.

Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is 40 minutes from the event venue at the centre of the region.