K VER­NON

Suncruiser Okanagan - - INTRODUCTION -

A. Out­board Water­front Pub - With its great food, this is the area’s new­est water­front pub and res­tau­rant. Equipped with pub­lic moor­age with friendly staff. (778) 475-5981

1. Ewing – Named Mar­den’s Land­ing in 1890, it was changed to Ewing af­ter Robert Leckie Ewing.

2. Killiney Re­gional Beach (Kil­lar­ney) – It was named af­ter “The Hill Of Kil­lar­ney” in Dublin by Harry Percy Hodges in 1903. Four equally spaced trees present con­join­ing beach open­ings. There is a marked swim­ming area south of the boat launch.

3. Pri­vate beaches and docks - no beach­ing.

4. Okana­gan For­est Park – Camp­ground, fire pits, pic­nic ta­bles, peb­ble shore, and beach­ing. A trail leads north up to pri­vate beaches. There is a pub­lic boat launch and six moor­ing buoys at the south end.

5. Pri­vate sum­mer and year round cab­ins and homes for 1.6 km north and south from here. Please re­spect pri­vate prop­er­ties.

6. Pri­vate beaches and docks north of the point - no beach­ing.

7. Ca­ble sign on shore with pri­vate beaches to the north and south.

8. Parker Cove – North of White­man Creek is a pri­vate boat launch with a large dock and a small beach­ing area. Fur­ther north is Parker Cove Pooch Beach large pri­vate docks.

9. Old wharf – Pil­ings ex­tend some 60 me­tres off shore. There are some beach­ing ar­eas to the north but use cau­tion - shal­low wa­ters.

10. Rocky shores for 400 m on both sides. Some beach­ing ar­eas but beach with care - shel­ter from north winds.

11. Rocky shores with three small beach­ing ar­eas.

12. Ad­ven­ture Bay – There are pri­vate beaches and docks east of the light - shel­ter from north winds.

13. Beach­comber Bay – Pri­vate beaches and docks, some beach­ing at the end of the bay, a boat launch east - shel­ter from north winds.

14. Kins­men Beach Park – On June 14, 1909, sixty mem­bers of the Okana­gan Moun­tain Ri­fles, plus mem­bers of the Arm­strong In­fantry Corps, went into their first sum­mer Mil­i­tary Camp.

15. Pri­vate beaches and docks west of the Ver­non Yacht Club.

16. Pad­dle­wheel Park – A nice park with a boat launch, a ten­nis court and a beach. Watch for swim­ming ar­eas.

17. Ver­non Yacht Club – (250-545–5518). Mem­ber moor­age only - power, wa­ter, show­ers and pump out fa­cil­i­ties. Mem­bers wanted.

18. Okana­gan Land­ing – In 1886, Cap­tain T.D. Shorts launched the Okana­gan’s first steamer. The first pas­sen­ger steamer (1892) was the stern­wheeler S.S. Aberdeen, and the year 1936 ended an era as the S.S. Si­ca­mous steamed in from her last voy­age.

19. Pri­vate beaches with a small boat launch in the cen­tre.

20. Some beach­ing un­der the hill slide - shel­ter from south winds.

21. Camp Hurl­burt – Pri­vate cab­ins, beaches and a dock - shel­ter from south winds.

22. Cameron Point – Pri­vate beaches with a small boat launch to the east. There are red spar buoys on each side of the point iden­ti­fy­ing dry­ing rocks. Peb­ble beaches lie just south of the pri­vate docks.

23. Ot­ter Bay – Un­der­wa­ter dive park - Watch for swim­ming area - shel­ter from south winds. There are three moor­ing buoys plus two large div­ing buoys; one is for the Dive Dome at 10 m, and one is for the Bobby Macken­zie Boat which is po­si­tioned 20 m un­der­wa­ter. You may also find: a 12 m tug boat, a small row boat, and a 4 m boat at 5 m.

24. El­li­son Park – Play­ground, am­phithe­ater, 6 km of walk­ing trails, 50 pic­nic ta­bles and Canada’s only fresh-wa­ter dive park with sunken ar­ti­facts. Overnight beach­ing is al­lowed on the sandy beaches in the south bay. Watch for steep drop-offs out­side the buoys and along the rocky edges. Five moor­ing buoys are pro­vided.

25. Beau­ti­ful bay with shel­ter from north winds - avoid pri­vate beaches and docks. Beau­ti­ful rock for­ma­tion in this area.

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