Vernon – Downtown Discovery Tour
On this 3-hour tour, visitors and locals alike will taste the tantalizing flavours of award-winning eateries while learning about the oldest community in the Okanagan – Vernon. Murals larger than life, parks, unique shops, galleries, heritage sites, and delicious food are all part of the experience in this historic part of the city.
Please arrive a few minutes early as we start at 1:00 pm sharp.
Public Parking: 31st Avenue between 29th and 30th Streets; 30th Street between 33rd and 34th Avenues; 29th Street just south of 30th Avenue.
Be sure to check street meters carefully as many have only a 2-hour limit.
Please dress accordingly and wear comfortable walking shoes.
NOTE: Please advise us of any serious dietary restrictions when purchasing tickets.
Olive Us – Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room
A whole world of exceptional oil, vinegar, and more awaits you in the Olive Us tasting room. It’s a fun, educational experience while owners Ray and Jan encourage you to taste the deliciousness yourself; get equipped with recipes, learn about pairing suggestions, and how to “go ahead, play with your food!” You’ll see why people have fallen in love with their products and their store.
Hot Bread Shoppe
Open the door to the smell of fresh baked bread and be welcomed to this beautiful organic bakery and gift shop in the heart of downtown Vernon. Carolyn and team make exquisite artisan breads, buns, and pastries from scratch every morning, with love and gratitude. They feature local jams, ice cream, honey, bread boards, and custom gift baskets too!
The Fig’s goal is “to not just feed but truly nourish our customers.” David and Bea, owners, focus on providing fresh, flavourful, in-season food with ingredients from local businesses and farms. This popular downtown bistro also uses their own baked bread and smoked/roasted meats made in-house. Clearly, nourishment is served here.
EATology is a favorite diner and social hub located downtown. Fresh local ingredients are used in all their food so you can “expect a great experience every time.” Kristina, owner, and her staff serve a creative palette of breakfast and lunch options that keep customers well fed and coming back for more.
Station BBQ Smokehouse
Believe it! There is an authentic, slow-smoked southern barbeque right here in Vernon. Can you say tender, juicy and flavourful? Chefs and owners Tanya (The Boss) and Eric (Not The Boss) ensure all dishes are made in-house and from scratch, including all sauces and dressings. After clearing your plate, try saving room for one of their decadent desserts too!
Teassential is a specialty tea shop, owned by locals Alysia and Tyrone, in downtown Vernon. They love to share their passion and knowledge for tea. Did you know they offer over 140 types of loose-leaf teas and specialize in Persian teas blended in-house? They also carry a variety of teaware and everything else you need to make the perfect cup of tea. Cheers!