10 Interesting Facts About Vernon, British Columbia

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Facts About Vernon, British Columbia

Facts About Vernon

  • Vernon is a city in the Okanagan region of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada.
  • A resident of Vernon is called a “Vernonite”.
  • The site of the city was discovered by the Okanagan people, a tribe of the Interior Salish people, who initially named the community Nintle Moos Chin, meaning “jumping over the place where the creek narrows”.
  • Vernon was incorporated as a city on December 30, 1892.
  • In 2016, Canada’s first inclusive memorial sculpture was installed on the grounds of Vernon Secondary School.
  • Vernon has “sister city” agreements with the following cities: Anandpur Sahib, India; Frankenburg am Hausruck, Austria; Modesto, United States; Saint-Lambert, Canada; Tavullia, Italy & Tome, Japan.
  • The Estimated Population of Vernon is 40,116.
  • Vernon industries are fruit and vegetable packing and canning, leather tanning, logging, and sawmilling.
  • Vernon is 380 m (1,250 ft) above sea level.
  • Vernon plays host to the Vernon Winter Carnival, First held in 1961, it is now Western Canada’s largest and North America’s second-largest Winter Carnival.
Facts About Vernon, British Columbia
Facts About Vernon, British Columbia