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Unleash Your Paddle Spirit: Vernon's Scenic Waterways

Vernon, nestled amidst the picturesque Okanagan Valley, is a haven for paddlers of all levels. Glide across the turquoise waters of Kalamalka Lake, renowned for its unparalleled clarity, and marvel at the surrounding mountains reflected on its surface. Explore hidden coves and secluded beaches, or paddle alongside vibrant birdlife and playful otters. For the adventurous, the Okanagan River offers exhilarating whitewater rapids, perfect for testing your skills and experiencing the thrill of the water. Whether seeking a serene escape on calm lakes or an adrenaline rush on rushing rivers, Vernon’s diverse waterways promise an unforgettable paddling adventure.

Featured waterways in Vernon

Here are some of the area’s best bodies of water to dip into.

Meet the specialists Vernon

From guides and instructors to marina owners and sales reps, here are the people who will ensure you’re not sent up the creek without a, well, you know. 

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Beach Life Boards

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Ed’s Kayak

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Lessons and Tours
Elements Adventure Company

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Retail and Rentals
Innerspace Watersports Inc.

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Tours, Rentals & Lessons
Kalavida Surf Shop

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Races and Lessons
Vernon Paddling Centre VPC

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