Things to do

Following stops in Central Alberta Dec. 7 to 13, the CP Holiday Train crosses into British Columbia, on its way to the year’s final show in Port Coquitlam on Dec. 18. Canadian Pacific photo

Mark your calendar: CP Holiday Train heads west to Alberta and B.C.

Following virtual concerts for the last two years, the CP Holiday Train…

 

Christmas displays are getting more and more impressive in Vernon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon homes light up for Christmas

List compiled of 20 best-dressed spots to visit

 

Michael Kaeshammer brings his fiery style blend of jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues to Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)

Kaeshammer cranks out tunes in Okanagan

Fiery, boogie-woogie blues blend on stage

 

Cody Townsend, Emma Patterson, and Greg Hill taking in the view of Swiss Peaks and the peak of Mount Rogers. (Cody Thomspon YouTube)

Revelstoke and Rogers Pass featured in popular web series

The Fifty by Cody Townsend documents his unique adventure around North America

Cody Townsend, Emma Patterson, and Greg Hill taking in the view of Swiss Peaks and the peak of Mount Rogers. (Cody Thomspon YouTube)
BC Culture Days is kicked off in Vernon at Polson Park Sept. 23

Music, market and more celebrate BC Culture Days in Okanagan

Arts Council of North Okanagan kicks off 3 week celebration with full day of fun

BC Culture Days is kicked off in Vernon at Polson Park Sept. 23
Seattle comedian Bo Johnson is coming to Vernon Saturday, Sept. 10. (Contributed)

Comedy tour brings Seattle talent to B.C.

Washington comedian joins OK, Dope crew across province

Seattle comedian Bo Johnson is coming to Vernon Saturday, Sept. 10. (Contributed)
Event poster

A night of latin music at the Castle at Swan Lake Hotel in Vernon

The Gato and the Guapo will be performing in Vernon on Aug. 19 and 20.

Event poster
Painting at the Revelstoke Wildflower Festival. (Tom Poole photo)

Wildflower Festival to bring a splash of colour to Revelstoke

The festival features art, hiking, music, and of course, flowers

Painting at the Revelstoke Wildflower Festival. (Tom Poole photo)
Kids were eager to enjoy some cake at Davison Orchard during Canada Day celebrations Friday, July 1. (Contributed)

No fireworks but lots of fun for Canada Day celebrations in Vernon, Armstrong

Plenty of ways to celebrate our country’s 155th birthday

Kids were eager to enjoy some cake at Davison Orchard during Canada Day celebrations Friday, July 1. (Contributed)
Del Rango & the D-Railers play for Black Press’s printing operators and staff after their shift. The local band will be featured on the Lumby Days entertainment staf 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Catch more acts, games, rides and more at Lumby Days from Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Fun-filled Lumby Days underway

Three-day event at Oval Park in the village with something for everyone

Del Rango & the D-Railers play for Black Press’s printing operators and staff after their shift. The local band will be featured on the Lumby Days entertainment staf 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Catch more acts, games, rides and more at Lumby Days from Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Serena Ryder plays the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 26. (Contributed)

Serena Ryder brings mental wellness journey to B.C.

The Art of Falling Apart tour stops in Vernon, Cranbrook and Kamloops

Serena Ryder plays the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 26. (Contributed)
The 2022 PNE Fair, billed as “British Columbia’s longest running and largest ticketed event,” will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5 at the fair site in East Vancouver. (File photo)

PNE Fair to return with daily capacity limits and paid-ticket concerts, starting Aug. 20

The B-52s ‘Farewell Tour,’ Blue Rodeo and Barenaked Ladies among concert highlights for 2022

The 2022 PNE Fair, billed as “British Columbia’s longest running and largest ticketed event,” will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5 at the fair site in East Vancouver. (File photo)
A full weekend of kids activities is taking over the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre March 19 & 20. (Riz Herbosa photo)

Children’s Festival gets North Okanagan families back to play

Pay-what-you-can weekend event at Vernon Performing Arts Centre

A full weekend of kids activities is taking over the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre March 19 & 20. (Riz Herbosa photo)
Lumby Days' organizers has announced the 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

Lumby Days back in the saddle following COVID cancellations

Family festival returns to village for June 2022

Lumby Days' organizers has announced the 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Haunting of Falkland features theme rooms in the community hall, plus much more Oct. 29-30, as well as weekend ghost hunts which start Oct. 1. (Thunder Boyz Productions image)

From fires to frights: Falkland lifts spirits for Halloween

Second annual Haunting of Falkland runs Oct. 28-31 and proceeds go to non-profit community organizations

The Haunting of Falkland features theme rooms in the community hall, plus much more Oct. 29-30, as well as weekend ghost hunts which start Oct. 1. (Thunder Boyz Productions image)
Biking on Knox Mountain. Photo courtesy Tourism Kelowna.

This Okanagan town has a bit of all-season everything

The largest city in the interior of British Columbia and along the…

  • Aug 3, 2021
Biking on Knox Mountain. Photo courtesy Tourism Kelowna.
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell

PHOTOS: Humpbacks put on a show for visitors to Vancouver Island

Whale watching tour leaves participants in awe

A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
Floating on inflatables is not recommended on Enderby’s Shuswap River right now. (Morning Star file photo)

Near drowning reported on Enderby’s Shuswap River

Inflatables still not recommended on the fast-flowing water

Floating on inflatables is not recommended on Enderby’s Shuswap River right now. (Morning Star file photo)
Soldiers crawling through a trench filled with mud and water at the Canadian Battle Drill School at the Coldstream Ranch. In the background, instructors watch over the proceedings. (1944 GVMA #11805)

Field trips dig into North Okanagan history

Museum hosting summer events at historically-significant locations

Soldiers crawling through a trench filled with mud and water at the Canadian Battle Drill School at the Coldstream Ranch. In the background, instructors watch over the proceedings. (1944 GVMA #11805)
Mayla Janzen and Ashley Hoppichler, with her daughters Lily and Sophia, are bringing a Friday evening market to Polson Park, starting July 2. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Entrepreneurs craft up Vernon night market

Friday evening Polson Park event to take place throughout the summer

Mayla Janzen and Ashley Hoppichler, with her daughters Lily and Sophia, are bringing a Friday evening market to Polson Park, starting July 2. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)