Make it Yours – for mountain biking
Vernon is emerging as a new mountain biking destination. Located in the North Okanagan, Vernon shares the enviable lifestyle of other Okanagan communities – beaches and peaches - but has the added benefit of having great hillsides and mountains right next to the city. Nearby Silver Star, Kalamalka and Ellison Provincial Parks – all have mountain biking trails. The ones in Kalamalka and Ellison are developed and maintained by the North Okanagan Cycling Society. These trails have been created over the past two years. The beauty of some of these trails is that you can jump in the lake after a great ride!
Silver Star Resort is located just 25 minutes from downtown Vernon and has lift accessed mountain bike trails with over 1600 vertical feet of great terrain. The trails have been created to meet a full range of riding expectations from beginners to experts.
For accommodation information or to learn more about Vernon, check out tourismvernon.com or call us at 1.800.665.0795. Make it yours for mountain biking!
Vernon has everything for a great vacation including rides that end at the beach!
NORTH OKANAGAN CYCLING SOCIETY (NOCS) – NOCS is a volunteer based non-profit society; the general profile of our membership is individuals of all ages and families who are dedicated to an active outdoor healthy lifestyle. NOCS has received tremendous support from its members who have volunteered countless hours of labour, machine time and expertise to enable us all to enjoy the wonderful trails in our area. If you would like to make a contribution to NOCS please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the NOCS Calendar for weekly Toonies, Group rides and Trail days.
Driving – Getting to Vernon is easy. We are situated in the heart of the North Okanagan. Highways 97 and 6 intersect at Vernon and Highway 1 (Trans Canada) is 45 minutes north. Vernon is located 441 km (275 mi) from Vancouver, BC, 556 km (345 mi) from Calgary, AB, and 184 km (114 mi) from the US/Canada border. To get a better idea on how to get here from there, check out Google Maps.
Bus – Greyhound has bus service to over 1100 locations, and serves 6.5 million passengers every year. The Greyhound office in Vernon, at 3102 30 Street, also offers Greyhound Courier Express. You can book your ticket at Greyhound Canada online.
Let’s Go Transportation is licensed to pick up and drop off throughout Kelowna, Vernon & South Okanagan.
Fly In – The Kelowna international Airport (YLW) is 30 minutes south of Vernon and provides national and international flights daily. Several airlines fly in and out of the Kelowna International Airport, which serves all the communities within the Okanagan Valley.
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