Ellison Provincial Park - Vernon
Dive Site Description
Otter Bay in Ellison Provincial Park in Vernon is the site of western Canada's first freshwater scuba-diving and snorkelling park. A number of objects have been sunk here to attract a variety of fish and other lake-dwelling creatures. On the northeastern shore of Okanagan Lake, Ellison Provincial Park includes 200 hectares of forested benchlands above a rocky shoreline of scenic headlands and sheltered coves. The park's natural attractions, combined with the dry, sunny Okanagan climate provide many recreational opportunities from spring through fall. This park offers vehicle accessible campsites. If coming from Highway 97 north, turn left on 25th Avenue (main intersection downtown Vernon), park is 16 km or approximately 20 minutes from that junction. If coming from Highway 97 south, turn right on 25th Avenue, through Okanagan Landing Road, follow blue and white VIP signs saying Ellison Park.