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Cultural Services

For the benefit of all Greater Vernon residents and visitors, the Regional District of North Okanagan provides the following cultural services:

Annual Cultural Reports

Greater Vernon Cultural Facilities

Facilities provided by the Regional District of North Okanagan include the Vernon Public Art Gallery, the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre, the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, and the Vernon Community Arts Centre.

With borrowing of up to $25 million dollars approved through referendum in October, 2018, the Regional District is also working on securing the additionally required funding to construct a new, $40 million multi-purpose cultural centre that will become a new home for the public art gallery, museum & archives.

Vernon Community Arts Centre

The Vernon Community Arts Centre is run by the Arts Council of the North Okanagan, and offers a wide variety of arts programs, space for local artists, and a venue for art events.  The Arts Centre is dedicated to the development of the arts by providing quality art programs and workshops to the residents of Vernon and surrounding area. For information about becoming a member or available arts programming visit:

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre is a community venue for performances and has become a cornerstone in the North Okanagan arts community.   Situated alongside picturesque Swan Lake Creek, the Centre attracts groups from beyond the Okanagan Valley, local talent, theatre, family entertainment, and concert series, keeping the staff busy and audiences happy.

Greater Vernon Museum and Archives

The archives at the Vernon Museum are among the most respected in the province. The history of the Vernon area is demonstrated from the first Salish Indian settlements, through the gold miners and cattle ranchers of the 1800's, to the development of the Vernon area as a transportation and fruit-growing centre around the turn of the century.  The museum houses archives, research facilities and rotating displays. Search the Archives online and find out more about the museum at

Vernon Public Art Gallery

The Vernon Public Art Gallery plays an important part of cultural tourism in the region, and is a centre for educational and cultural activities in the North Okanagan. The Art Gallery is located at 3228 - 31st Avenue, or visit for more information.

For more information please email us at [email protected], or visit our Contact Us page for all other inquiries.