Recreation

A conceptual design of Vernon’s new Active Living Centre, which will go to referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Active living centre 2022 referendum planned in Vernon

City hoping to get Coldstream and Areas B and C back on board

 

(Clint Trahan photo)

Penticton looking for perfect mountain bike park location

The original ideal location at Campbell Mountain has hit a snag

 

The Vernon Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual maintenance twice as long this year. (City of Vernon photo)

North Okanagan pool closing for six weeks over summer

Repairs expected to improve air quality in the aquatic centre

 

The City of Vernon is taking a close look at six high-priority Okanagan Lake access points, including three sites along Tronson Road (pictured above) in May 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon council looking closely at Okanagan Lake access points

Six access points have been identified as ideal for recreation

The City of Vernon is taking a close look at six high-priority Okanagan Lake access points, including three sites along Tronson Road (pictured above) in May 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.

Summer is sweet at Sugar Lake (and winter’s pretty cool, too!)

Year-round memories await at your lakeside Okanagan cabin

  • Mar 1, 2021
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.
Morning Star file photo
The Vernon swimming pool will host free events Sunday and Monday.

North Okanagan pool reopens after week-long closure

Lanes, leisure and hot tub back up and running Feb. 23

Morning Star file photo
The Vernon swimming pool will host free events Sunday and Monday.
Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon recreation revenue down significantly in 2020

Greater Vernon Recreation services is cutting programs, raising fees to offset 2020 losses

Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
AquaFit classes will be returning to the Penticton Community Centre Feb. 1, 2021. (Contributed)
AquaFit classes will be returning to the Penticton Community Centre Feb. 1, 2021. (Contributed)
A new recreation and health centre has been proposed for Summerland. (Black Press file photo)

Assessment completed for proposed Summerland recreation and health centre

Proposal comes with price tag of $55.4 million

A new recreation and health centre has been proposed for Summerland. (Black Press file photo)
Brett Forsythe battles it out in a game of singles pickleball on ice at Okanagan Training Rink Thursday, Jan. 7 in support of the Vernon Food Bank. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Pickleball play hits the ice in Okanagan

Rivals battle it out in support of the food bank

Brett Forsythe battles it out in a game of singles pickleball on ice at Okanagan Training Rink Thursday, Jan. 7 in support of the Vernon Food Bank. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Apex Mountain Resort opened their tube park for the season Dec. 19, 2020. (File photo)

Holiday winter wonderland expected at Apex

All winter activities, including tubing and the skate loop are open for the season

Apex Mountain Resort opened their tube park for the season Dec. 19, 2020. (File photo)
Terrance Josephson of the Princeton Posse, at left, and Tyson Conroy of the Summerland Steam clash during a Junior B hockey game at the Summerland Arena early in 2020. Because of COVID-19 protocols, the Summerland Arena, Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre and Summerland Curling Club have all been affected. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland recreation facilities see drop after increased COVID-19 restrictions

Changes have been made at arena, aquatic centre and curling club

Terrance Josephson of the Princeton Posse, at left, and Tyson Conroy of the Summerland Steam clash during a Junior B hockey game at the Summerland Arena early in 2020. Because of COVID-19 protocols, the Summerland Arena, Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre and Summerland Curling Club have all been affected. (Summerland Review file photo)
The Vernon Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual three-week maintenance period from Aug. 26 to Sept. 16. (City of Vernon - photo)

Chlorine leak closes North Okanagan pool

18 swimmers evacuated, pool opens shortly after

The Vernon Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual three-week maintenance period from Aug. 26 to Sept. 16. (City of Vernon - photo)
The Vernon swimming pool is closed Friday. (morning star file photo)

Swim, skate and play fees rise 5% in North Okanagan

Weekend hours also reduced as rec centre struggles with fewer people and fewer funds

The Vernon swimming pool is closed Friday. (morning star file photo)
Public skating will return to McLaren Arena in Penticton Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Contributed)

Public skating returns to Penticton’s McLaren Arena

New health and safety measures will be in effect

Public skating will return to McLaren Arena in Penticton Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Contributed)
The Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre will open its doors to the public on Sept. 8. COVID-19 protocols will be in place when the facility reopens. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland Aquatic Centre reopens Sept. 8

COVID-19 protocols and precautions in place as facility opens

The Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre will open its doors to the public on Sept. 8. COVID-19 protocols will be in place when the facility reopens. (Black Press file photo)
The Vernon Pickleball Association has reached more than $1 million in pledges toward a goal of $1.2 million in just three weeks for a roof for the courts at Marshall Fields in Okanagan Landing. (Doug Hoover photo)

$1.2M roof coming soon to Okanagan pickleball courts

Construction expected this September to enclose courts

The Vernon Pickleball Association has reached more than $1 million in pledges toward a goal of $1.2 million in just three weeks for a roof for the courts at Marshall Fields in Okanagan Landing. (Doug Hoover photo)
A reopening of the Summerland Aquatic Centre is planned for September. The facility was closed beginning in March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland begins reopening aquatic centre

First phase of reopening planned for Sept. 8

A reopening of the Summerland Aquatic Centre is planned for September. The facility was closed beginning in March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Summerland Review file photo)
The Vernon Aquatic Centre remains closed until October. (City of Vernon - photo)

North Okanagan pool remains closed until October

Upgrades and maintenance taking place while rec centre is shut down due to COVID-19

The Vernon Aquatic Centre remains closed until October. (City of Vernon - photo)