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Port Okanagan Resort Hotel & Convention Centre Proposed for Okanagan Lake

Updated: Apr 2, 2022

Is Vernon ready for a major resort hotel on the northern shore of Okanagan Lake?

It would seem so.

Alberta-based Avillia Developments are proposing a project, known as Port Okanagan, that includes a waterfront resort hotel, convention centre, retail stores, residential and commercial structures.

Proposed "Port Okanagan Resort" at Lakeshore and Okanagan Landing roads on Okanagan Lake. AVILLIA PHOTO

The 7 hectare (approx) project would be built on Okanagan's lakeshore right next to Kin Beach.

Building height would be limited to 10 stories or less because of the close proximity of the Vernon Regional Airport, and there are still additional environmental assessments and community input before the proposed project could begin, but Vernon City officials like the idea.

City of Vernon Photo: Proposed Port Okanagan Resort Hotel Location

Vernon Council unanimously approved the project in principle at Mondays (March 28th) regular Council meeting. A public open house could begin as early as April 2022.

Watch the presentation to Vernon Mayor and Council HERE

Scroll to 2:38:39 for the beginning of the presentation

Scroll to 2:53:51 the hear questions put to the presenter by Vernon Mayor and Council

View the brochure released by the developer HERE

View Video version of story here

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