Vernon Winter Carnival Society

About Us

Vernon Winter Carnival Society is a Non-profit organization located in Vernon, BC.

Formed in 1961 and Incorporated in 1988, Vernon Winter Carnival Society has been in operation for over 6 decades.

Our Mission

To foster community spirit and promote Vernon as a Winter Destination through a 10-day Winter Festival.

Since 1961, Vernon Winter Carnival has been a highly anticipated winter attraction.
Dedicated to promoting Greater Vernon as a world-class destination, our 10-day winter festival fosters community spirit while showcasing the cultures, diversity and spirit of the North Okanagan.
Each February, we look forward to our community, and visitors, coming together to enjoy the many winter events—no matter age or income, there is something for everyone.

Society & Board of Directors

Vernon Winter Carnival Society is governed and served by a working Board of Directors, lead by an executive of four directors (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) With the operational guidance from the Executive Director (paid employee) the board oversees the activities and direction of the Vernon Winter Carnival Society, ensuring the continuation of the Society to carry out its mission.

Click here to view current Board of Directors


Anyone can become a member of the Society.

A $2 membership fee is required to join - which makes you a voting member of the Society - allowing you to vote at the Annual General Meeting - helping to shape Vernon Winter Carnival and have a voice in decisions made for the Society overall. Being a member of the Society also gives you the opportunity to run as a Board of Director.

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