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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

How much does it cost to travel to Vernon?

You should plan to spend around $31 (CA$42) per day on your vacation in Vernon. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $25 (CA$34) on meals
  • $9.63 (CA$13) on hotels

A one week trip to Vernon for two people costs, on average, $429 (CA$591). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Vernon cost?

A one week trip to Vernon usually costs around $214 (CA$295) for one person and $429 (CA$591) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Vernon on average costs around $429 (CA$591) for one person and $858 (CA$1,181) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Vernon will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Vernon on average costs around $919 (CA$1,266) for one person and $1,838 (CA$2,532) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Vernon has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Vernon expensive to visit?

Vernon is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Canada, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Vernon in depth.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Vernon is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in North America for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Vernon.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Vernon Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Vernon?

The average Vernon trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Vernon travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CA$13 ($10)
Food 2 CA$34 ($25)
Alcohol 2 CA$9 - 26 ($6 - 19)
Accommodation Budget in Vernon
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Vernon is $4.82 (CA$6.64). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Vernon is $9.63 (CA$13). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Vernon

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Vernon based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $186. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Food Budget in Vernon
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Vernon can vary, the average cost of food in Vernon is $25 (CA$34) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Vernon should cost around $9.89 (CA$14) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Vernon is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Vernon
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Vernon is $0.23 (CA$0.31), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Vernon
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $13 (CA$18) on alcoholic beverages in Vernon per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Vernon
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.93 (CA$1.28) on bottled water in Vernon per day. The public water in Vernon is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Vernon On a Budget
Vernon is located in British Columbia, Canada. It's in the Okanagan region of the Southern Interior and dates back to 1892. The city has a population of about 40,000 and the Greater Vernon area has a population of about 58,584. It's the largest city in the North Okanagan Regional District. In many ways Vernon feels like most other towns around North America, but if you find yourself here with some time to spare, you can find a handful of activities that will help you see it's unique personality and interesting qualities. The town is most popular for its lakes and beaches during the summer monts, and its skiing and hockey during the winter months.

Vernon has a humid continental climate. The average highs in the winter are usually in the high 70s Fahrenheit and the average lows in the winter are in the mid to low 20s Fahrenheit. Average highs in the winter are around freezing.
Vernon has some relaxing places to explore and fun activities to participate in. Silver Star is the local ski hill which is a fun place to pass some time. There are a good number of golf courses nearby as well including Predator Ridge, Hillview Golf, The Rise Golf Course, and Vernon Golf and Country Club. You could also relax on the shores of either Kalamalka or Okanagan Lakes, both of which are quite nice. A trip to Davison Orchards is a fun way to pass some time as well. You'll also find all the major big box shopping stores around town if you need to pick something up.
Vernon has a downtown core and outlying areas that you can explore. There are also golf courses, lakes, ski hills, and more in the surrounding areas.

One interesting event in Vernon is the Vernon Winter Carnival. It began in 1961 and is now the largest winter carnival in Western Canada and the second largest in North America. It's well worth a visit. During the summer there is the Sunshine Festival that takes place on main street. Another fun festival in town is the Komasket Music Festival.
Food and Dining
Vernon has the typical chain restaurants and fast food restaurants that are found throughout the area. There's McDonald's, Wendy's, Tim Horton, and A&W, among others. There are also some slightly more interesting restaurants such as the Blue Heron Water Front Pub and Restaurant, Sir Winstons Pub, Squares Four Pub, and Kelly O'Brians. There's also a food court where you can grab cheap food at the Village Green Mall. The prices at most restaurants are comparable to what you'll find elsewhere in the region.

Vernon does have small airport that receives infrequent flights. You're more likely to access the town by flying into Kelowna which is about a forty five minute drive away. A more affordable option if you don't have access to a car is to take a Greyhound bus. Buses arrival frequently from either Vancouver or Calgary and drop you off at the Greyhound bus terminal in town.

The City of Vernon, in partnership with the District of Coldstream and the North Okanagan Regional District, operate the Vernon Regional Transit through BC Transit. The system includes handyDART public bus transportation, but there are actually very few buses in the area and the service is infrequent to the point of being unuseable. It really is essential that you have access to a car if you hope to explore the area in any detail.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.