Flux

Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon

On exhibition in the main gallery of the Vernon Public Art Gallery is Kelsey Stephenson’s flux, a print-based installation that examines the impact that place has on memory. Flux looks at the impressions that people create on the landscape through the lens of water, erosion, and shifts in the environment and features printed fabric panels accompanied by sound elements from the Alberta watershed. Exhibition runs from July 23 until Sept. 30.

Full Spectrum

Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon

Exhibiting in the VPAG's Caroline Galbraith Gallery is Christine Kashuba's Full Spectrum, featuring cyanotype prints that explore landscape forms complemented by the samples of Okanagan flora. Exhibition runs from July 23 until Sept. 30.

Historic Downtown Mural Tours

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives invites you on a Mural Tour that explores Historic Downtown Vernon. Join knowledgeable and entertaining guides and storytellers, Larry Lundgren and Greg Poirier, as they explore the lives and times of the individuals whose faces grace our city walls, and share stories of the people that helped build Vernon […]

North Okanagan Heritage Field Trip – Fintry Estate & Manor

Fintry Estate Mannor 7655 Fintry Delta Rd, Kelowna

Be a tourist in your own area or take summer guests on a beautiful summer drive, winding along the west side of Okanagan Lake to Fintry Estate and Manor. Learn the fascinating history of families and personalities who created a thriving estate serviced only by boat and sternwheeler. Take a small group tour inside the manor to glimpse into quirky luxuries of the past, including a bizarre and impressive taxidermy collection of animals from around the world. Suggested donation of $10 adult, $5 child/student/senior.

Riot on the Roof 2020

The 12th Annual Riot on the Roof has gone virtual this year! The Vernon Public Art Gallery is keeping the event alive by switching to an online platform. You can expect a week of some great free video, performance, music, and film. It all happens Aug. 17 to 22 on www.riotontheroof.com. Also during the week, stop by the gallery to see a day and night projection installation. Then on August 22, the event will be wrapped up with a free live-streamed concert featuring Okanagan based artists Post Modern Connection, Mother Sun, and Justin J Moore. Check out the website and our social media to stay up to date.

Historic Downtown Mural Tours

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives invites you on a Mural Tour that explores Historic Downtown Vernon. Join knowledgeable and entertaining guides and storytellers, Larry Lundgren and Greg Poirier, as they explore the lives and times of the individuals whose faces grace our city walls, and share stories of the people that helped build Vernon […]

Historic Downtown Mural Tours

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives invites you on a Mural Tour that explores Historic Downtown Vernon. Join knowledgeable and entertaining guides and storytellers, Larry Lundgren and Greg Poirier, as they explore the lives and times of the individuals whose faces grace our city walls, and share stories of the people that helped build Vernon […]

North Okanagan Heritage Field Trip – Caetani Cultural Centre

Caetani Cultural Centre 3401 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon

Be a tourist in your own town or take summer guests to learn more about the fascinating and elusive Caetanis, an family of eccentric Italian nobility who settled in Vernon in 1921. The father, a duke and prince, abdicated his royal titles and his place in Italian parliament to relocate to Canada. After he passed away, the mother and daughter went into near-total seclusion in this house on Pleasant Valley Road. Join a small group tour of the grounds to hear more of the stories, rumours, and lore of the Caetani family and their legacy.

Historic Downtown Mural Tours

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives invites you on a Mural Tour that explores Historic Downtown Vernon. Join knowledgeable and entertaining guides and storytellers, Larry Lundgren and Greg Poirier, as they explore the lives and times of the individuals whose faces grace our city walls, and share stories of the people that helped build Vernon […]

Historic Downtown Mural Tours

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives invites you on a Mural Tour that explores Historic Downtown Vernon. Join knowledgeable and entertaining guides and storytellers, Larry Lundgren and Greg Poirier, as they explore the lives and times of the individuals whose faces grace our city walls, and share stories of the people that helped build Vernon […]

North Okanagan Heritage Field Trip – Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary

Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary 12408 Coldstream Creek Rd, Coldstream

Be a tourist in your own town or take summer guests to learn more about this tucked away hidden gem, Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary, on the shores of Kalamalka Lake. Join a small group tour of the 4.25 acre nature reservation kept to preserve habit and wild spaces for birds and wildlife in Coldstream. View the Native Plant Garden, with five different sub-zones of plants native to the climate of the North Okanagan, the osprey platform with nesting young, the Giant Pacific Willows, which are often home to Great Blue Heron, and the wood ducks who nest in trees on shore. Take in the valley from the viewing platform and learn about the legacy of the Lydia Bishop, who left her beautiful lakefront property “for the birds”!