When you stay at Village Green Hotel in Vernon, you'll be in a shopping district and within the vicinity of Allan Brooks Nature Centre and Kalamalka Provincial Park. This ski hotel is within the region of SunValley Speedway and Silver Star Ski Resort.
Make yourself at home in one of the 127 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments and facials. A spa tub and a sauna offer a relaxing way to wind down after a day on the slopes. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and ski storage. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Village Green Hotel. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, audiovisual equipment, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Vernon? This hotel has 1600 square feet (144 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Free self parking is available onsite.
Brazilian jujitsu’s main tenet, “minimum effort for maximum efficiency,” could evoke laziness; however, one look at jujitsu practitioners sparring with each other and executing signature takedowns allays that misconception. The self-defense style stresses ground fighting, which can neutralize an opponent’s size advantage for a more interesting physical match. The self-defense style stresses ground fighting, which is a technique that can help neutralize size or strength advantages, evening the odds in a match, and allowing a modern day David to defeat a Goliath without the use of a sling. But at Gracie Barra, the primary emphasis is a philosophical one.
The jujitsu school values perseverance and discipline. It helps prepare students to succeed not only in physical combat but also in life, helping them to gain focus, increase fitness, and perhaps meet new friends. Gracie Barra's four black belt instructors complement their jujitsu instruction with alternate fitness styles, such as kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Each location also boasts expansive views: the Salmon Arm branch is situated riverside, and the Vernon branch’s huge bay doors showcase views of the mountains.
Although mambo 'taliano's mustard-yellow awning calls the eatery a "ristorante and piano bar," it's difficult to say which aspect has more influence. The chefs fully commit to the menu of traditional Italian staples by rolling pastas, curing Alaskan salmon, and making fresh mozzarella in-house. These sorts of touches add a homespun quality to dishes such as the spaghetti with pancetta and pecorino romano cheese, and the thin-pounded veal milanese with arugula and cherry tomatoes. To help prime palates, the appetizer selection features everything from marinated Sicilian olives to a shareable antipasto platter with cured meats and roasted vegetables. The aromatic herbs and the sight of diners enjoying meals at the outdoor patio help attract passersby, but so does the sound of live jazz emanating from the dining room. Solo pianists and ensembles aim to entertain patrons with soothing background melodies. Coupled with the sounds of spirited conversations, these performances help create a lively atmosphere where diners can comfortably enjoy a casual meal, a glass of wine, or an impromptu dance off.
Sometimes nature tells us just what it?s thinking, and sometimes we need someone to translate. Roseanne Van Ee possesses the skills to do just that as an interpretive naturalist and long-time resident of the Vernon area. Her abundant knowledge on local wildlife, flora, ecology, and history allows her to pepper tours with interesting tidbits as she guides sightseers through wildflower meadows, forests, and mountain trails. Outdoor Discoveries' adventures change throughout the seasons: fall's wild mushroom tour searches out multicoloured fungi, winter's snowshoe safari follows wildlife tracks through forests, and summer's bears and berries tour allows participants to sample what bears typically consume, such as pies and Mountain Dew stolen out of picnic baskets. Outdoor Discoveries also helps train teachers and youth leaders with professional development workshops in environmental education and field studies.
After their beloved cocker spaniel Reuben passed away, Pet Planet's mother-and-daughter founders opened their first store in 1996 to supply customers with healthy pet treats and toys while simultaneously educating guardians on optimizing their critters' wellness. Today, Pet Planet's ace management team oversees many locations throughout North America that dispense holistic-style pet food alongside grooming services, kennel care, training academics, and workshops for understanding the language of tail wags. Pet Planet avidly supports Kali's Wish Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating cancer in animals, as well as the Guardian Movement, which encourages humans to call themselves pet guardians instead of owners to create more empathic person-and-animal relationships.
With more than 40 years of yogic practice between them, Sonya and Jeff Thomlinson teach the methodologies of Kripalu yoga, which focuses equally on physical and meditative elements. Together, they run Trinity Yoga Center's teacher-training program, sharing the lessons they learned from many internationally recognized yogis such as Stephen Cope, Ana Forrest, and Shiva Rea. During daily classes at Trinity’s two locations, the teachers, in turn, reach out to beginning practitioners, aiding them in achieving perfect postures even as they reflect inward. Individual sessions focus on aspects of yoga such as core power, stress reduction, and candlelit meditation. Students leave class with calmer, more focused minds and increased levels of energy that occasionally result in them sneezing lightning bolts.