The Downtown Vernon Association and Greater Vernon Museum and Archives have teamed up to offer guided walking tours of Vernon’s murals throughout the summer. (Morning Star file photo)

The Downtown Vernon Association and Greater Vernon Museum and Archives have teamed up to offer guided walking tours of Vernon’s murals throughout the summer. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon mural tour offered

DVA and museum team up to tell residents and tourists about Vernon’s famous murals

The Downtown Vernon Association (DVA) and Greater Vernon Museum and Archives are teaming up to promote Vernon’s very public art.

The two organizations will host a fun and educational guided walking tour of Vernon’s murals throughout the summer months.

From June to September, every Tuesday and Friday at 9 a.m., residents and tourists alike are invited to meet at the Vernon Museum for a wander through Downtown Vernon’s vibrant array of outdoor public art.

“Downtown Vernon is amongst one of the largest outdoor public art displays in Canada,” said Hailey Rilkoff, DVA events and promotions coordinator.

An impressive collection of 29 heritage murals can be found throughout the downtown area, revealing fascinating images of culture, history, landscape and folklore.

Along with the variety of outdoor public art to enjoy, there is also a wide collection of specialty shops offering souvenirs and gifts for all ages.

Squeeze in a bite to eat and a cold beverage after a full day of sightseeing at one of the many restaurants, bistros and pubs throughout the downtown area.

The suggested donation for guided mural tours is $5.

Interested in taking a mural tour on your own? Please visit the DVA website at www.downtownvernon.com for maps and information.