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These days, pretty much everyone is on the quest for the ultimate Instagram-worthy snapshot to show to the world. While Vernon has no shortage of amazing views and lakes, the options can be overwhelming.
Don’t worry - we’ve narrowed it down for you.
Here are the top 5 Instagram-worthy spots in Vernon, brought to you by Tourism Vernon.
With beautiful views and fascinating plant life, the trails at Allan Brooks Nature Centre have so many photo opportunities.
Big birds, colourful flowers and bright butterflies are just a few of the things that Allan Brooks Nature Center has to offer.
You can see dozens of cute little marmots bask in the sun on the rocks along the Grasslands trail in Marmot City, too.
The breathtaking view of Vernon and its lakes from their lookout and trails will have your followers demanding to know where you got such a stunning shot of the city.
If you take the trails, you will be greeted with wild grasses and interpretive signs along the way explaining plant and animal species native to the area - you might even be able to get a picture with one of the Great Basin Gopher snakes that are commonly seen!
What British Columbian doesn’t love visiting the orchard and picking up some farm-fresh fruit?
Davison Orchards is a local favourite because of their delicious pies, apple slushies and inviting atmosphere from spring to fall.
Take a spring tour around the orchard being pulled by a tractor and grab a few pictures of the beautiful bounty that the Okanagan Valley has to offer.
You can also plan another visit for the fall to go for a ride in the pumpkin patch to pick out your perfect pumpkin, it’s the perfect spot for a first date.
If you want the perfect #foodstagram picture, venture over to the Farmhouse Cafe and grab lunch and a latte for that picture-perfect meal, the cityscape as your photo's background will elevate the aesthetic of your post even more.
If you’re not hungry, you could try out a local favourite - their iconic apple juice.
Sparkling Hill Resort is a go-to for locals who want to treat themselves to an all-around exhilarating experience.
From dramatic views of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains, spectacular sunrises and even more sensational sunsets offered in one suite, to serene and peaceful views of the lake and mountains offered in another, it offers the perfect scenery for photo-worthy captures.
Capture some of the beauty that Vernon has to offer out on your deck or from one of their many amenities like their indoor pool that overlook the mountains or heated infinity pool that overlooks the lake and the mountains.
Another thing you might want to get a picture of is their Swarovski Crystal chandelier which was customized to be shaped like Okanagan Lake.
If you want to elevate your outdoor photography, look no further than Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.
With glacier clear water, dense ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests and fresh air, the trails are a must-see for anyone who wants to fill their Instagram page with exquisite scenery, or for anyone who just wants to get out and take in some exceptional views.
The peaceful park is the perfect place to experience everything that British Columbia has to offer. With 432 plant species identified in the area, it’s a rare find for such a small space.
Venture the variety of trails and see what you can find!
Explore the panoramic views of the captivating Okanagan Valley and the Monashee Mountain range and get some quality content for your page at Silver Star Mountain Resort.
Take a ride up the mountain on the gondola (yes, you get to ride the gondola in the summer) and see some amazing wildlife from an amazing vantage point. You can also hike up there too, but that’s a little less exciting.
Take in the mountain air, glance at the wildflowers and see some of that amazing Vernon wildlife. There’s always something new to see when you’re out exploring the Okanagan.
Admire the clear blue skies on your way up and get a birds-eye view of the valley before you make your way back down the mountain.
Are you planning a trip to the Okanagan and want more information about places to stay or things to do in Vernon? Contact the Tourism Vernon team for more information or visit their website today.
Be sure to share your adventures on social media using #TheBestDayEver!