Explore Vernon & Area
Historic O’Keefe Ranch tells the story of early BC Ranching and endeavors to preserve the history and culture of the early ranching era for future generations.
Located just a short 12 minute drive from the Village Green Hotel, Davison Orchards is a great place to bring the family for fun things to see and do. Don’t forget to visit the Critter Corral! Check out their website for more information.
Catch the buzz! Bring the family to Planet Bee and be both entertained and educated about the life of a honey bee. Located just a 12 minute drive from the Village Green Hotel. Tours and tastings daily. Try their brand new Mead Wine! Mmmm, delicious!
Voted Best Family Fun in Vernon and located just north of the Village Green Hotel on Hwy 97.
Stroll through downtown Vernon and enjoy the many beautiful murals displayed on city buildings. Mural Tours can be booked through the Downtown Vernon Association. Contact Holly or Mike at 250-542-5851.
Enjoy the shopping, sights & sounds of Downtown Vernon – located just a 7 minute drive for the Village Green Hotel.
Enjoy the finest Swiss Chocolate refined in Armstrong, just a short 15 minute drive north from the Village Green Hotel.
Click on the link above to access Tourism Vernon’s current list of events and activities in and around Vernon.
For exciting fun for the whole family, check out the schedule of events at the Motoplex Speedway & Event Park. The Village Green Hotel is proud to be the ‘host’ hotel for Motoplex Speedway and continue to welcome racing teams and their friends & families attending race events at the Park.
Located just a short drive north to Armstrong, The Village Cheese Company is a must see for those who enjoy the taste of an award winning Canadian Farmstead Artisan Cheese. Check out the link to their website to find out more about Tours & Tastings.
Local Golf Courses
Spallumcheen’s 27 hole facility is the golfing gem of the North Okanagan. Within 10 minutes of beautiful Vernon, British Columbia, Spallumcheen is your ideal holiday golfing destination. 9401 Hwy 97, Vernon 250-545-5824 (12.8 kms or 19 minute drive from hotel).
The pride of Vernon! Five tees on each hole and breathtaking views of the Okanagan Valley wilderness; truly a masterpiece in every respect. The Fred Couples Signature Course at The Rise was designed to give golfers an adventure they’ll be talking about long after the day is done. 8500 Rising View Way, Vernon, BC 250-542-3436 (8.8 km or 15 minute drive from the hotel).
For those wanting to test their golfing abilities and yet enjoy the pleasure of playing in a park-like setting, this is probably one of the best kept secrets in the Okanagan. The club is considered semi-private, but visitors are always welcome to enjoy its warm hospitality. Situated on Kalamalka Lake Road, off Highway 6, the golf course is only minutes from the Village Green Hotel & downtown Vernon. 800 Kalamalka Lake Road, Vernon 250-542-9126 (4.4 kms or 9 minute drive from the hotel).
An approximate 1 hour scenic drive from the Village Green Hotel, this highly regarded course is ranked #49 in Canada by Score Golf Magazine and rated #1 in British Columbia by readers of Pacific Golf Magazine. The extinct volcano cone of Mount Ida dominates the area of Salmon Arm and it is this natural feature that inspired renowned golf course architect Les Furber to design this award-winning course. Well worth the drive!
Experience the picturesque fairways of The Predator and The Ridge Courses at beautiful Predator Ridge Golf Resort. The Ridge Course was voted Best New Course in Canada for 2010 by SCOREGolf. 301 Village Centre Place, Vernon 250-542-3436 (17.6 km scenic drive from the hotel.)
Canoe Creek Golf Course, located near the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake in British Columbia, offers a new look and a very rewarding golf experience. The course features creeks, waterfalls, fountains and natural marshes, with fescue defining many of the fairways. This is a traditional look with a modern approach. Canoe Creek Golf Course is an approximate 50 minute drive from the Village Green Hotel.
Local: (250) 832-3285
Toll Free: 866-431-3285
Check out the wonderful day tours available through MJO Tours. They’ll pick you up in front of our hotel and drop you off after the day of wine sightseeing….
Located in beautiful Lake Country just a scenic 25 minute drive south on Hwy 97, Ex Nihilo Winery is a must see for any wine enthusiast.
Also located in Lake Country just a 25 minute drive south on Hwy 97, Arrowleaf Cellars is a family run business owned and operated by Joe and Margrit Zuppiger and their son, Manuel Zuppiger.
From the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, the Heiss family welcomes you to their Estate Winery. Gray Monk was established in 1972 by George and Trudy Heiss. Enjoy a delicious lunch on the patio that features a breathtaking view of Okanagan Lake. Located in Lake Country, just 25 minutes from the Village Green Hotel travelling south on Hwy 97.
Winter in Vernon
The Village Green Hotel is the closest off-hill, full service accommodator to popular Silver Star Mountain Resort. Enjoy all that Silver Star has to offer just a short 25 minute drive (23.5 km) from the hotel. Stay tuned for our 2013 -2014 Ski Packages (mid October).