Downtown Vernon BC is a marvelous and eclectic collection of restaurants, shops, galleries and other businesses. If you're in the mood for health food, asian food, or any traditional style of cuisine pop downtown and enjoy the energy that will surround you - and parking is easily found! read more... link to us.
Public transit is available throughout Downtown Vernon, allowing for easy shopping or fun exploration without a personal vehicle. On foot is the best way to explore the scenery, shop displays, and frequent events that take place downtown. Among the events are Sunshine Festival which closes several blocks of 30th Avenue a few times during the summer. At Sunshine Festival one can enjoy live music for free, browse the many booths offering craft and retail items from local and regional sellers.
Vernon Winter Carnival is apparent all around Downtown Vernon each year when businesses compete for storefront display prizes. Make sure you're wearing a Winter Carnival pin, or the Carnival Cop might put you in a make-shift jail for everyone to see. Many associations take part in downtown activities and it seems there is always something going on!
Downtown Vernon Murals project has been a great success. 27 murals depicting historic figures, local culture, scenery and lore are prominently displayed on downtown buildings including Vernon BC's multicultural mural on the Canada Post building. The Vernon Murals project has included all levels of government and provided employment for local youth. As part of Vernon BC's revitalization strategy, awareness and recognition of the artistic efforts of mural crews and heritage groups has resulted in great pride for Vernon BC's citizens and businesses.
In 2001-2002 the main street of 30th Avenue in Downtown Vernon BC was modified to widen the sidewalks and provide a more enjoyable experience for shoppers to promenade and window shop. Cafe's have introduced sidewalk tables, creating a more friendly and vibrant experience. Come take an hour, morning or afternoon to relax, shop and become part of the scenery - it might give you the chance to discover a restaurant you've always wanted to try. During several weekends in the summertime, the Vernon Sunshine Festival fills these four blocks of Downtown Vernon with exhibits, games, crafts, food and entertainment.
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