Canadian Cities

Vernon

Photo of a view of a mountain summit: fog, evergreen trees, and snow.
Mountain summit © Richard Vignola

WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE

Annual rainfall is only 248 mm, but the addition of 102 cm of snow keeps the Vernon region from being declared a desert. Annual temperature extremes are 40 C to -38 C. In the cold of winter, natural warmth and humidity from nearby Okanagan Lake creates a valley mini-climate of cloudy skies, resulting in a total of only 1903 hours of sunshine per annum even though this area is known for its clear hot sunny days in summer.

Photo album

Photo of a view of the City of Vernon: a parking lot, buildings, and mountains in the background.
Photo of numerous birds on a wooden dock, a body of water and mountains in the background.
Photo of a profile view of a Long-Eared Owl on a branch, head  turned towards the photographer, tree in leaf.

Photo of Mallard Ducks on grass in a park, picnic table, tree, and people strolling.
Photo of a view of a mountain summit: fog, evergreen trees, and snow.
Photo of a view of buildings in a valley surrounded by brown fields.

Photo of a view of a marsh with buildings and mountains in the background.
Photo of a close-up of a Western Rattlesnake slithering through the grass.
Photo of a Coyote standing in a field, a heap of rocks in the background.

Photo of a side view of an Oregon Swallowtail Butterfly on flower petals.
Photo of several Painted Turtles on a log floating on a body of water.
Photo of a frontal view of a Yellow-Bellied Marmot standing on lookout, front paws stretched out on its stomach.


Map of the City of Vernon

Vernon city map

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