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Contest: Enter for your chance to win an amazing weekend getaway in Vernon

You could win a trip to stay, eat, sip, and bike in Vernon, B.C. this summer (valued at $1278 CAD).
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Okanagan Rail Trail. Photo: Tourism Vernon.

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the world is springing into a new season. We all know what that means. It's time to get out and explore! 

There's no better feeling than planning your next adventure - inhaling fresh air, getting back into the great outdoors, admiring stunning views, all while being active and indulging in some high-quality food and drink. After all, it's all about balance, right?

As if it couldn't get any better, Tourism Vernon is sweetening the deal with an amazing, can't-miss opportunity to win an exclusive weekend getaway in Vernon to commemorate reemerging after a long winter hibernation! 

With this in mind, we’re breaking down tips and tricks for how to make the most of a beautiful sunny weekend in the Okanagan. 


While you will undoubtedly be spending most of your time out and about, you still need somewhere to rest your head at night.

Prestige Vernon Lodge is a fantastic option for those seeking a comfortable, cozy, and affordable place to stay. If you ever find yourself missing the outdoors, no worries! The creek and garden atrium are particular guest favourites, with the atrium housing more than 1,000 plants, creating a soothing yet inviting atmosphere. 

Not only that, but Prestige Vernon Lodge is also conveniently situated in the center of town. Its central location provides easy access to world-class golf courses, world-renowned resorts like SilverStar, and all the beautiful natural landscapes that Vernon has to offer, including orchards, beaches, and lakes. 

Italian Kitchen Company. Photo: @italiankitchencompanyvernon / Instagram


Fitting in all kinds of activities to experience the most in Vernon will have you working up quite the appetite.

Luckily, the Italian Kitchen Company provides the perfect atmosphere for anything from impressing business associates to experiencing the ultimate date night to spending quality time with family and friends. The menu is diverse, complete with vegetarian options, to suit even the pickiest of eaters. 

Trust us, by the time you’re finished; you’ll be saying ‘bravissimo!’


No visit to the Okanagan is ever complete without a visit to at least one of the many picturesque, delightfully divine vineyards. 

Looking to make the most of your vino experience? Cheers! Okanagan Wine Tours is by far one of the best options. With different tiers ranging from Modest to Premium to Do-It-Yourself, there is a tour to suit every taste, preference and budget.

Celebrating a special occasion? They also feature specialty tours for events such as bachelorettes. Seeking a way to mix exploration with indulgence? They also feature Myra Canyon Sightseeing & Wine Tour packages. The possibilities are endless!​

Okanagan Rail Trail. Photo: Tourism Vernon.


Many visitors flock from far and wide to ride the trails of the Okanagan, including the Okanagan Rail Trail,, Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, and more.  

Whether you’re a skilled cyclist or looking for a leisurely ride, Krafty Bikes is your destination for all things outdoor adventure. The one-stop-shop is conveniently located 2 km from the start of the Okanagan Rail Trail and Kal Beach. From kid’s bikes to scooters to paddleboards and Ebike rentals, you’ll find everything you need to explore the beautiful landscapes of Vernon while riding in style.   

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Downtown Vernon. Photo: Jordan McGrath / Tourism Vernon.

​We’ve partnered with Tourism Vernon to give one lucky winner an opportunity to ​​stay, eat, sip, and bike during an action-packed weekend in Vernon!

The Tourism Vernon Grand Prize includes:

  • A $400 gift card for a 2-night stay for 2 at Prestige Vernon Lodge or Prestige Hotel
  • A $100 gift card for Italian Kitchen Company 
  • A Cheers! Okanagan Tours 5 hour, 4 venue wine tour for 2 (Valued at $678)
  • A $100 gift card for e-bike rentals at Krafty Bikes

Total Grand Prize Value: $1278 CAD

You can enter via the contest entry form below. For additional chances to win, visit Tourism Vernon at their website for 10 bonus entries, and visit their Facebook and Instagram for another 25 bonus entries each.


This contest is open to British Columbia residents and closes on May 31, 2022. The contest winner will be contacted via email on this date.

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