Happy National #TourismWeek

Happy National #TourismWeek! We had such a fantastic time celebrating our stunning region. We spent the week highlighting why the people in our industry do what they do and have been so excited to share stories from the staff at Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, Sparkling Hill Resort, and the Historic O’Keefe Ranch, as well as our own visitor centre staff!

As a way to celebrate the end of a fantastic week, we wanted to give away some fantastic local prizes to our amazing visitors donated by a few of our stakeholders! All our visitors had to do to win a prize was to tell us what their favorite part of visiting Vernon and/or BC was!

Susan from New Zealand who was spending a couple days in Vernon said “I love the wide open spaces and the clean lakes, I went swimming this morning and I really enjoyed it.” (Photo 1)


Freddy and Floortje from the Netherlands said they “were excited to explore the murals in the downtown and the wineries in the nearby area” during their two-night stay. To commemorate their stay they left with a prize bag from the Vernon Museum! (Photo 2)

Yasmin and Marc from Switzerland were most impressed with the nature and the wildlife in BC! They took home a fabulous hat from Okanagan Spirits! (Photo 3)


Coming from further south in Penticton the Harmon family is visiting Vernon as they are looking to relocate to the area! So they came to explore the city this weekend. We convinced them here a little longer with a gift card from Mr. Mike’s! (Photo 4)

Not all our visitors walk on two legs! Xola and her human mom came from Victoria and are going to fill their days in Vernon taking in the sunshine and frolicking through some of Vernon’s many dog parks! They are going to buy some veggies with their gift certificate from the Vernon Farmers Market! (Photo 5)


To wrap up the giveaways we met Joanne and Mike Jarecki visiting from Winnipeg, Manitoba! They shared with us that they are on vacation and looking forward to exploring Vernon.  Joanne and Mike received a t-shirt from Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, which was one of the attractions they were planning to stop at!

Thank you to everyone who participated in National #TourismWeek! We had so much fun connecting and we can not wait to see what this year has in store!


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