Greater Vernon, BC has been recognized by Consumer Reports magazines as one of the six most desirable places to retire on the continent during the Early Show on CBS October 4th 2005. Greater Vernon, BC was one of two Canadian destinations listed among the other 4 located in the United States.
"According to statistics, there has definitely been an increase in tourism, development and relocations to our beautiful city" says Tracee Hopkins, Information & Events Coordinator.
Greater Vernon, BC is located in the Okanagan Valley surrounded by 3 gorgeous lakes and beaches, fruit orchards, world class skiing facilities, diverse restaurants, laid back atmosphere, friendly environment, an amazing climate, great health care, unique shopping and recreation opportunities galore.
"Greater Vernon has the small town convenience with big city charm! From awe inspiring theatre productions to mountain tops of Silver Star Mountain Resort, to the pristine lakes & golf courses - there is definitely something for everyone!" says Jennifer Strachan, Community Marketing Coordinator.
In the last three years Greater Vernon Services, has strategically changed their marketing vision and have implemented a strong consistent brand which is - Explore Greater Vernon. "The brand is developed to encourage everyone to truly "Explore" and to spend more time in the area. The new marketing initiatives of Greater Vernon Services and the efforts of the entire tourism community working together in synergy are proving to benefit the entire North Okanagan Region" says Dave Forai, Economic Development Manager.
Greater Vernon is positioned favorable to be a leading destination for tourism and development. Greater Vernon will be welcoming the World for the 2005 Nordic World Cup in December and recently showcasing a new development which is called The Rise - Okanagan Hills that has secured a Fred Couples five star signature golf course. These are just two examples to showcase the magnitude of Greater Vernon's vision. Greater Vernon, yours to Explore!
(Greater Vernon Services Commission)