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  • by honeybeemonkey Written Jul 11, 2006

    The best beach on Okanagan Lake is Ellison Park. It is a campground too. You have to pay three dollars to park there for the day to use the beach. There are some nice hikes with views of the lake. The walk down to the beach is long but there are three bays to chose from. The water is clean and you can cliff jump. There are swimmers itch posters. You can be cautious and shower or towel off when coming out of the water but it is really rare to get.
    Do not swim at Kin beach. There is a high fecal matter content in the water there.
    The most beautiful beach on Kal Lake is Jade and Juniper Bay. It is a park too so you have to pay for parking. There are cliffs there for jumping but someone dies every year so be careful. The hike in to Cousins Bay is nice too. Stay on the paths - it is called rattlesnake point for a reason.

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  • by canadian_eh Written Jan 26, 2004

    Vernon is situated between three lakes, Lake Okanagan, Kal Lake and Swan Lake.

    Swan lake is a very small and calm lake, protected by the hills that surround Vernon. This lake is generally used for canoeing, dragon boating, and rowing. Generally you cannot swim here.

    Lake Okanagan Stretches for miles down to the boarder crossing many cities like Vernon, Kelowna, Summerland, Osoyos, etc. Okanagan has two popular beaches, Paddle Wheel Park and Kin Beach.

    Most popular is Kal Lake, known for its numerous turquoise colours (Kalamalka mean lake of many colours) that resemble the carribean, people flourish to the Northern side with a very shalow beach. Wednesdays the volleyball teams are in full swing. Many power boaters on this lake pulling those who love to ski or wakeboard.

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    • Sailing and Boating

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  • by canadian_eh Written Jan 26, 2004

    Sometimes this place has careoke nights.. I'm not a fan... Usually during the week. But on Friday and Saturday nights, the local high school groups and those just out of high school will meet.

    You will notice Vernon is a very small place, so the common 'everyone knows eachother' saying is in effect. If something happens in town, you'll for sure hear about it from these folks who are all connected through their high schools.

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