Vernon Winter Carnival

The 62nd Vernon Winter Carnival embraces and celebrates all things winter for two weeks, Feb. 4 to 13, 2022. Get ready to have a blast!


The whole town gets into the spirit of this 10-day carnival that marks its 62nd year. Going back to its roots, the festival will be themeless because it's all about celebrating the beauty and fun of winter.  People of all ages get into the spirit of the season to creatively celebrate more than 100 winter events.

Many of the events - from snowmobile scavenger hunts, polar swims, ice carving competitions and chili cookoffs. 

Stay tuned for a list of all the events. 

Start planning your winter holiday in Vernon here.

Silver Star snowmobiling Vernon Winter Carnival

Snowmobile Scavenger Hunt - Head to the SilverStar snowmobile area and rev up your engines for this free and fun, day-long event. Before you leave home, don't forget to print out your scavenger hunt map. Stay tuned for updates closer to the event date. 

Vernon Wild West Winter Carnival Ice sculpture

Ice Park – Hop in your car and head with the family to Vernon's Polson Park. Creative ice sculpturists will transform the park into a magical winter wonderland. Details to come. Get your tickets hereStay tuned for updates closer to the event date. 

Virtual Whiskey Tasting Vernon Winter Carnival

Various dates, Chili Cookoff: It's not the Wild West without a bowl of chili. Various participating Vernon restaurants invite you to pop by and buy your bowl of their signature chili. Fill out the accompanying form to give them a rating and you'll be entered to win some pretty cool prizes.

More event details to come closer to the date of the event. 

When You Go

If you plan to make a holiday out of it, you can plan with Tourism Vernon