Vernon Regional Airport

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

Yale (provincial electoral district)

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Hudson's Bay Company

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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.

Regional District of North Okanagan

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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, British Columbia

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 Harmon

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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.

2008 Ford World Women's Curling Championship

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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.

Okanagan Nation Alliance

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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 School

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.

International Ski Mountaineering Federation

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.

Vernon Vipers

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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.

Forbes George Vernon

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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

Predator Ridge Resort

Predator Ridge Golf Resort is a 36-hole golf resort community in the Okanagan Valley outside Vernon, British Columbia. Predator Ridge Resort spans 1,200 acres and is home to a community of over 600 people. The community was acquired by Wesbild Holdings Ltd in 2007. Opened in 1991, Predator Ridge originally consisted of 27-holes, designed by Les Furber. The three nine-hole courses were named after resident birds of prey: The Osprey and The Red Tail (built in 1991) and eventually The Peregrine built in 2000. To expand into a 36-hole golf facility, architect Doug Carrick was hired to build 9 new holes as well as renovate the original 9-hole Peregrine course.

Motoplex Speedway

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Motoplex Speedway and Event Park, formerly known as SunValley Speedway, is a paved tri-oval auto racing facility located in Spallumcheen, north of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. The facility features a 7,500-seat, .5 mi NASCAR-sanctioned tri-oval. There are also hot pits for 38 cars, 105 polished cement pit stalls, and a 10 acre campground with elevated motor home parking. In 2010 the venue began being used for other events including concerts. * Official site

Silver Star Mountain Resort

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SilverStar Mountain Resort (SilverStar) is a ski resort located near Silver Star Provincial Park in the Shuswap Highland of the Monashee Mountains, 22 km northeast of the city of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. SilverStar's snow season runs from late November to mid-April weather permitting. SilverStar provides summer lift access for mountain biking and hiking from the end of June through to September. SilverStar has an annual snowfall of 700 cm or 23 ft There are a total of 132 marked trails, with a vertical drop of 760 m (2,500 ft). The elevation of the village is 1,609 m (5,280 ft) whilst the summit is 1,915 m (6,280 ft) above sea level.

Alice Barrett Parke

Alice Barrett Parke (November 5, 1861 – December 8, 1952) was a Canadian woman pioneer and diarist who lived for many years in Vernon, British Columbia. After her death, her extensive diaries were donated to the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives in Vernon, where they became the basis of an academic book and related publications. Barrett Parke was descended from a long line of Irish warriors and aristocrats who settled in Ireland in 1170. Her branch of the Barrett family (motto: Omnia virtute no vi) came originally from Normandy, and is believed to have been among Crusaders who accompanied Richard the Lionheart.

Okanagan College

In 2006 Okanagan College operated four main campuses, Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Salmon Arm as well as many smaller access centres. The College offers a wide array of programs in university arts and science, business, trades, health, technologies, adult basic education (upgrading), adult special education and continuing studies. Programs that may be of interest to international students include: ESL courses/language training, vocational and trades programs and four-year degrees in both Business and Computer Information Systems.

Stanley Mitchell hut

Stanley Mitchell Hut at the Alpine Club of Canada. Weather forecasts from Environment Canada. Public avalanche bulletins from the Avalanche Canada. Yoho National Park of Canada. Google Earth You will find the hut at 51° 31' 36" N, 116° 33' 48" W.

Elizabeth Parker hut

Elizabeth Parker Alpine Club Hut
It is maintained by the Alpine Club of Canada. The hut was named after the journalist Elizabeth Parker, one of the founding members of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC). For many years, climber and surveyor A.O. Wheeler had a desire to begin a Canadian alpine club "similar to the European and other big alpine clubs of the world". In 1902 Wheeler tried to garner support for the idea through the country's leading newspapers. Elizabeth Parker, then on the staff of the Winnipeg Free Press, chastised him for his lack of patriotism. Wheeler then asked Parker to support his plan for a truly Canadian club.

School District 22 Vernon

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School District 22 Vernon is a school district in Okanagan region of British Columbia. It includes schools in Vernon, Lumby and Coldstream. *List of school districts in British Columbia

R.J. Ritchie Hut

The hut is maintained by the Alpine Club of Canada. The hut sleeps 18 in the summer and 16 in the winter. It is equipped with propane-powered lamps and stovetop. The hut requires approximately three to five hours of glacier travel to get to from the Bow Hut, or six to eight hours from the Scott Duncan Hut. The hut is found on low, rocky hills at the toe of the Vulture Glacier. It is east of Balfour Pass and the continental divide, just inside the boundary of Banff National Park. The original Balfour Hut, a fibreglass igloo built in 1965 at Balfour Pass in Banff National Park, was the first hut on the Wapta Icefield.

Abbot Pass hut

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Wood and propane are flown in annually by helicopter, by the Alpine Club of Canada. There is a drum-type outhouse a short distance from the hut. Since human waste must be flown out by helicopter at great cost, visitors should avoid dumping garbage in the toilet. Mount Victoria. Mount Lefroy. Lake Louise. Lake O'Hara. Elizabeth Parker hut. This map shows trails and area highlights in detail. This map shows trails and area highlights in detail. Abbot Pass hut at the Alpine Club of Canada. Weather forecasts from Environment Canada. Public avalanche bulletins from Avalanche Canada. Yoho National Park at Parks Canada. Google Earth Find the Abbot Pass hut at 51°21′50.598″ N, 116°17′24.7488″ W.