Highway 97 then passes along the west shore of Kalamalka Lake before entering the city of Vernon and a junction with Highway 6 just south of the city centre. The highway then travels north for 10 km to a junction with Highway 97A near Swan Lake. Highway 97 continues northwest from Highway 97A for 81 km, past the town of Falkland, before it merges onto the Trans-Canada Highway at Monte Creek, and is known as the Vernon-Monte Creek Highway. The highway follows Highway 1 for 105 km west to Cache Creek.
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The City of Armstrong is located in the North Okanagan of the Canadian province of British Columbia, between Vernon and Enderby. It overlooks the Spallumcheen Valley, which forms a broad pass between the Okanagan Valley to the south and the Shuswap Country to the north, and is about 480 km from each of Vancouver, B.C., Calgary, Alberta, Spokane and Seattle, Washington. The town of Armstrong celebrated its centennial in 2013. Armstrong is a rural community and commercial center in the North Okanagan, with agriculture, grain farming of alfalfa and wheat, logging, and ranching being traditional economic activities.
Village Green Centre is a 364,474 square leasable foot shopping mall located in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, in the Okanagan Valley. It is the second largest mall in Okanagan. The enclosed mall is home to about 60 stores and services. Target Canada's lease is now held by Canadian Tire. The mall is served by public transit with BC Transit Vernon Regional Transit System bus routes: The mall is located near British Columbia Highway 97 via 48th Avenue. * Official website - Village Green Centre Hudson's Bay - department store. The Body Shop - personal care. CIBC - bank. Royal Bank of Canada - bank. Winners - consumer goods. Starbucks - coffee retailer. Sport Chek - sports retailer.
Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH) is a hospital located in Vernon, British Columbia, a city in the Okanagan region of Canada. Initial examination for constructing a hospital in Vernon began in 1895, when residents of the city demanded a hospital to be created. It was ultimately incorporated in 1897 and serves the North Okanagan regional district. The Vernon Jubilee Hospital offers core physician specialty, and emergency departments, in addition to acute and obstetrical care. This facility is home to 148 beds, although people who would like services that are not offered at the hospital are transferred to the Kelowna General Hospital, which is located in nearby city Kelowna.
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Okanagan Landing (Vernon). Fintry. Carr's Landing. Ewing (Ewing's Landing). Killiney Beach. Okanagan Falls. Okanagan people. Okanagan Trail. List of tributaries of the Columbia River. Kelowna Hydrofest. Skaha Lake. Summerhill Pyramid Winery. Bacon Magazine: The Ogo Pogo. Okanagan Lake History website. Gallery of Okanagan Lake steamboats.
Vernon Regional Transit System provides bus service to destinations in Vernon, Coldstream and North Okanagan area of British Columbia, using fully accessible low floor transit buses. This transit system is responsible for all local full-service and handyDART public bus transportation, in cooperation with the provincial agency BC Transit. Currently, thirteen scheduled routes are operated under the Vernon Regional Transit System name, as well as various other community bus services. * Vernon Regional Transit System
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Okanagan Landing was annexed to the city of Vernon in 1993, but the Association continues to maintain the area, now known as Paddlewheel Park. The Association holds monthly meetings in the Shipwrights Hall. The Hall was burned in 1999 and the New Hall opened in April 2000. The Station House holds the museum and archives, as well as meeting rooms. Organizations and activities supported by the Association include the playground, North Okanagan Sailing Association, Vernon Paddling Center, annual regatta, community pot luck suppers, community dances, and fall and spring "clean-up" days. Sicamous (sternwheeler). Steamboats of Lake Okanagan. Vernon, British Columbia.
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Highway 97E is a former highway between the Vernon and Monte Creek, which along with Highway 97W, made up a split of Highway 97. Highway 97E was designated in 1957 and replaced the original Highway 97A between Vernon and Salmon Arm. It went from the Highway 97/97W junction at Swan Lake, just north of Vernon, north to Salmon Arm where it continued west for to Monte Creek, cosigned with Highway 1, where it rejoined Highway 97/97W. In 1962, Highway 97E was renumbered to its current designations of Highway 97A and Highway 97B. Highway 97W is a former highway between the Vernon and Monte Creek, which along with Highway 97E, made up a split of Highway 97.
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The highway, here known as the Okanagan Highway, passes through the major Okanagan Valley cities of Penticton, West Kelowna, Kelowna, and Vernon, before ending in Kamloops. From Kamloops, it is known as the Cariboo Highway, and passes through Cache Creek, Williams Lake, Quesnel, and ends in Prince George. North from there, it is known as the John Hart Highway, and ends in Dawson Creek. From there, the highway then is known as the famed Alaska Highway, and travels northwest through the province until it reaches the Yukon border. Official Numbered Routes in British Columbia (British Columbia Ministry of Transportation). Map of numbered highways in British Columbia.
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It is divided into two parts—the Nelson-Nelway Highway between the Canada–US border and Nelson, and the Vernon-Slocan Highway between South Slocan and Vernon. Highway 6 is a north-south highway between Nelway and the Needles Ferry and an east-west highway between the Needles Ferry and Vernon; it has a total length of. It first opened in 1941, and its very winding path through the western Kootenays has not changed since. Highway 6 begins at the Canada–US border crossing at Nelway, where it connects with Washington State Route 31. It travels north for to the Burnt Flat Junction, where the Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3) merges onto it from the east.
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Throughout the Rockies, and especially in the national parks, the Alpine Club of Canada maintains a series of alpine huts for use by mountaineers and adventurers. The Canadian Pacific Railway was founded to provide a link from the province of British Columbia to the eastern provinces. The main difficulty in providing such a link were the Rockies themselves: treacherous mountain passes, fast rivers and sheer drops made for a difficult railway construction process. The following articles describe in detail the political and technical feats involved: Canadian Pacific Survey. Big Hill. Field Hill. Kicking Horse Pass. Spiral Tunnels. Ecology of the Rocky Mountains.
Vernon Regional Airport, is a small, non-towered airport located 1.8 NM southwest of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the few airports in the Okanagan Valley that can offer skydiving because all commercial operators must give written consent to a skydiving company for skydiving to occur, something which is not feasible at a larger airport like Kelowna International Airport. * List of airports in the Okanagan * Official site
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This was followed by other sales shops in Fort Victoria (1859), Winnipeg (1881), Calgary (1884), Vancouver (1887), Vernon (1887), Edmonton (1890), Yorkton (1898), and Nelson (1902). The first of the grand "original six" department stores was built in Calgary in 1913. The other department stores that followed were in Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. The First World War interrupted a major remodelling and restoration of retail trade shops planned in 1912. Following the war, the company revitalized its fur-trade and real-estate activities, and diversified its operations by venturing into the oil business.
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Their annual August gathering near Vernon is a celebration of the continuance of Syilx life and culture. In 1811 the first non-natives came to the Okanagan Valley, in the form of a fur trading expedition voyaging north out of Fort Okanogan, a Pacific Fur Company outpost at the confluence of the Okanogan and Columbia Rivers.
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The regional district's head office is in the district municipality of Coldstream, although the largest population centre is its immediate neighbour, the city of Vernon. Cities District municipalities Village *Lumby Regional district electoral areas Indian reserves NB These are excluded from governance by the regional district and have their own governments (the Spallumcheen Indian Band and the Okanagan Indian Band). * * RDNO website Armstrong. Enderby. Vernon. Coldstream. Spallumcheen. North Okanagan B. North Okanagan C. North Okanagan D. North Okanagan E. North Okanagan F. Enderby Indian Reserve No. 2. Harris Indian Reserve No. 3.
Lumby is wetter and cooler than Vernon, but is still dry enough to contain natural grasslands, especially on south facing slopes. During the summer months, Lumby has one of the highest diurnal temperature variations in Canada. The daily temperature swing of 20.1 C-change in August is only exceeded by Beaverdell. Lumby is at a transition point between the semi-arid dry belt to the west and the interior rainforest to the east. Thus, both wet and dry vegetation are common in Lumby. Weather Facts: Driest Year (1967) = 318 mm. Wettest Year (1982) = 788 mm. Warmest Year (1998) = 8.2 C. Coldest Year (1996) = 4.8 C.
Byron Hill Harmon
He was a charter member of and the official photographer to the Alpine Club of Canada from its outset in 1906. Over the next 30 years Harmon became a leading citizen of Banff, founding the local Board of Trade, the Rotary Club, and serving in municipal government. His collection of more than 6500 photographs provides an outstanding, thorough, and vivid representation of the Canadian Rockies in the early 20th century. The collection is now housed at the Whyte Museum in Banff. Byron Harmon Photos. Harmon Gallery. Postcard Collection.
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The Bugaboos Group. Carbonate Range. Dogtooth Range. Farnham Group. MacBeth Group. McGillivary Range. Moyie Range. Septet Range. Spillimacheen Range. Starbird Ridge. Commander Group. Stockdale Group. Toby Glacier. Truce Group. Yahk Range. Quesnel Highland. Gosse Range. Palmer Range. Goose Range. Palmer Range. Shuswap Highland. Hunters Range. Mabel Range. Park Range. Sawtooth Range. Seymour Range. Shuswap Range. Silver Hills. Trinity Hills. Okanagan Highland. Beaverdell Range. Mount Sir Sandford (3,519 m) (Selkirks). Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier (3,516 m) (Cariboos). Mount Farnham (3,493 m) (Purcells). Mount Jumbo (3,437 m) (Purcells). Howser Spire (3,412 m) (Purcells).
20082008 Vernon World Championships2008 World Women's Curling Championship
The 2008 Ford World Women's Curling Championship was held from 22 March to 30 March 2008 at the Wesbild Centre in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. This championship also served as one of the qualifiers for the 2010 Winter Olympics. March 22, 13:00 March 22, 18:00 March 23, 10:30 March 23, 16:00 March 23, 20:00 March 24, 8:30 March 24, 1:00 PM March 24, 18:30 March 25, 8:30 March 25 13:00 March 25, 18:00 March 26, 8:30 AM March 26, 13:00 March 26, 18:00 March 27, 8:30 March 27, 13:00 March 27, 18:00 Seven broadcasters presented the games both live and tape-delayed via television and the internet.
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Okanagan Indian Band (in Vernon). Upper Nicola Indian Band (near Merritt) - also part of the Nicola Tribal Association. Colville Confederated Tribes. Okanagan people. List of tribal councils in British Columbia. Map of Okanagan territory. Okanagan Tribal Alliance Homepage. "Original People", a Syilx account of their history. Westbank First Nation homepage. Okanagan Indian Band homepage. Penticton Indian Band homepage. Osoyoos Indian Band homepage. Lower Similkameen Indian Band homepage. Upper Nicola Indian Band homepage. Confederated Tribes of the Colville homepage.
Vernon Secondary is a public high school in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. It is part of School District 22 Vernon. A panther is the school mascot (closely resembling the Florida Panthers of the NHL) and the institution's recreational teams are thus named accordingly. The school's adopted colors are Navy Blue and Red, primarily, with the secondary color being White. The school's motto is "Pride on the Hill", referring to the hill the school is situated on. VSS is known for having one of the biggest shop and woodworks programs in the Okanagan Valley.
The International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) emerged from the International Council for Ski Mountaineering Competitions (ISMC) in 2008, is responsible for international competition ski mountaineering.
The Vernon Vipers are a junior "A" ice hockey team based in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Interior Conference of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). They play their home games at Kal Tire Place. The Vernon Jr. Canadians, Penticton Jr. Vees, Kelowna Buckaroos and Kamloops Rockets, four junior "B" teams, formed the Okanagan-Mainline Junior Hockey League in 1961 on the advice and determination of Canadians owner Bill Brown. After their inaugural season the Canadians changed their name to "Vernon Blades" and kept that name till the start of the 1967–68 season.
After retiring from politics, Vernon served as Agent General for the province of British Columbia in London from 1895 to 1899. He was married at Victoria 11 September 1877 to Katie Alma Branks of California; she died 31 March 1885 and was buried at Victoria. They had two daughters: Gladys Louise (1878–1892); and Beatrice Alma Ashley (1881–????), who went on to marry Captain Montague Furber. Vernon died in London in 1911. The northern Okanagan city of Vernon was named after him. * Biographical note at British Columbia Archival Information Network