Outdoor Activities in Vernon, BC

Explore the Natural Beauty of the Okanagan Valley

From Sparkling Hill Resort, the natural beauty of the Okanagan Valley is at your fingertips. Situated atop a ridge overlooking the shimmering waters of Lake Okanagan and the stately Monashee Mountains, Sparkling Hill's unique location puts you right in the heart of the natural beauty of the Okanagan Valley. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and serene solitude of a journey into the natural wonderland of the Okanagan Valley.


Clear mountain air, spectacular views, and a diverse array of flora and fauna await you on 25 kilometers of well-marked nature trails originating from Sparkling Hill. More than 300 species of birds make their homes in the Okanagan Valley; bald eagles and red-tailed hawks, and are common sights amongs them. Mule deer, big-horn sheep, marmots, and other mountain dwelling animals also reside in the Okanagan. Our trails vary in distance and difficulty; feel free to speak with a member of our experienced staff to learn more. Sparkling Hill offers daily guided hikes to guests of the resort. See our calendar of events for more information.

Water Sports

From water skiing to snorkeling, Okanagan Lake offers water activities of all kinds. Whether you want to experience the thrill of parasailing high over the water, or simply relax aboard a fully-equipped houseboat cruise, Lake Okanagan offers many opportunities to spend some time on the water. Many area marinas offer canoe, kayak, and SUP (stand-up paddleboard) rentals as well.


The Thompson Okanagan region has over 1000 lakes, making it an ideal fishing destination. Local lakes, including Lake Okanagan, are home to Rainbow Trout, Kokanee, Burbot, Carp, Perch, and Bass.


Tempered by the many lakes in the region, the area's unique climate makes for mild summers with cool nights, and winters that bring plenty of dry snow for outdoor activities. Sparkling Hill Resort offers easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy year-round.

To learn more about outdoor activities at Sparkling Hill Resort, please feel free to contact us.