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4 Great Reasons to Retire to Vernon

September 8th, 2022

If you have never been to Vernon, then you don’t know what you’re missing. Vernon, BC, is considered one of the most desirable places to live in Canada, and in this blog, we’re going to go over four reasons why you should consider retiring there.

A Big City in a Small Town

Vernon has only a population of about 40,000, which swells in the summer. But Vernon has everything you need as far as restaurants and culture, without the heavy crowds, high prices, and pollution of a big city.


Vernon is surrounded by nature. The town, itself, is right next to Okanagan Lake, and Shuswap Lake is a short distance away. There are mountains in the distance. If there is anything about nature that appeals to you, then you will find it in Vernon. There is wildlife, fishing, walking and hiking trails, boating, bird watching, camping, and everything else you might want to see or do.


Vernon’s weather is enviable. There are four seasons, and it does go slightly below freezing in the winter, but the skies are clear and the air is clean. Summers are warm but not so hot that you will sizzle. These four seasons and the natural beauty make it a wonderful area to enjoy and explore both inside and out.


There is a vibrant arts and cultural scene in Vernon. There are art museums, artists, live music, and great restaurants. Both Okanagan University and UBC have campuses in Vernon.

Vernon has much to offer its residents, and that’s part of why it is British Columbia’s best kept secret.


The Hamlets at Vernon is an assisted-living and long-term care community in Vernon, BC, Canada. Designed to take the worry out of senior retirement home living and following the tenets of Christianity, The Hamlets at Vernon offers compassionate care in a beautiful environment.

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