History of Vernon
The place on the map where we find Vernon was first settled by the Interior Salish people who called the area Nintle Moos Chin, meaning "jumping over the place where the creek narrows". These people, the Okanagan, settled around two lakes in the area which offered seasonal sustenance. This settlement eventually attracted European trade to the area, and gold discovery in 1863 and the erection of a Hudson's Bay Store years later saw Vernon grow large enough in population and importance to be incorporated in 1892. The city has continued to grow throughout its existence, and Vernon currently hosts a population of 40,000 people while the Greater Vernon Area is closer to 60,000 people.
Living & Working in Vernon
Vernon's economy is diverse, with multiple growing sectors including the emerging agricultural tourism (agri-tourism) field, which aligns with the city's history as a community producing a wide variety of organic and traditional foods. Numerous vineyards throughout the Okanagan greatly contribute to this, drawing wine connoisseurs from across the world. Farm foods are big, and the high-quality produce from this region is often served at fine tables alongside the local wines. The University of British Columbia's (UBC) Okanagan campus and Okanagan College located in nearby Kelowna ensure the ongoing availability of a highly-educated and highly-skilled workforce. Prominent businesses based out of Vernon include Kal Tire, a major nationwide retailer of tires and automotive services.
Vernon Apartment Rentals
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Why Rent an Apartment in Vernon?
Vernon's culture goes far beyond the beautiful climate, with a public art gallery among many other artistic hotspots and events throughout Vernon. The excellent wine and farm-fresh foods produced in this Okanagan town are complemented by the local cultural fare, and the rich history of Indigenous art from this region enjoys special prominence. Vernon is fun all year, it's beautiful all year, and it's just waiting for you! Let Mainstreet find your new Vernon rental apartment home. Apply Online Now >