Registered Massage Therapy Education in the beautiful Okanagan Valley.

This valley offers a vibrant mix of forests, vineyards, orchards, lakes, creeks, world-class ski hills and golf courses, and a stunning blend of beautiful scenery. While the Okanagan has many attractions, including its weather, it is the warmth of its people that most visitors remember.

Halfway between Calgary and Vancouver, Vernon is  perfectly situated, 25 minutes to an international airport.  

Lifelong Friendships

Engage with your classmates. Our class sizes enable lifelong friendships to develop as you work, study, and play together. Our close community is one of the wonderful benefits of OV! Just ask our Alumni! Meaningful connections develop through both college sponsored events and our community partnerships. See the difference community makes.

A Small Town Life-Style

The city of Vernon provides a small town life-style experience, with a population of about 40,000. We are located right in the heart of downtown Vernon, within easy walking distance of restaurants, cafes, shopping, accommodations, fitness and recreation and cultural facilities. Okanagan Lake, Kalamalka Lake and Swan Lake are all within 10 minutes drive of the centre of the City.


6 Reasons to Love Living in Vernon

Outdoor Lifestyle

Trail Running: Kal Park is a favorite among locals and there are many races that happen there throughout the year.

Rock Climbing: There are hundreds of sport and trad climbing routes as well as boulder problems in Cougar Canyon without the crowds!

Mountain Biking: Downhill mountain biking at the Silverstar Mountain Resort bike park and XC riding at Ellison Park and Kal Park.

Skiing: Downhill skiing at Silverstar Mountain Resort and world class Nordic Skiing at Sovereign Lakes.

Lake life: swimming, canoeing/kayaking, SUP on Kalamalka Lake, Ellison Beach and Okanagan Lake.


 OV's campus in downtown Vernon  is close proximity to everything. Many students walk to both school and work.  Transit drops students right outside the  main campus door,  and there is secure bike storage for  those on 2 wheels. 

Fresh, Fresh, Fresh!

 Fresh air, Fresh food and Fresh perspectives. That's why  so many choose the Okanagan for  their education.

In late spring, summer and fall, you can find a farmer’s market every day of the week.  Pick fresh fruit right out of the many orchards and enjoy outdoor entertainment and eats at our fabulous cideries. 

We can't say enough about the Fresh air! Enjoy a multitude of trails and parks in every direction and Breathe Deeply!

Perfect Seasons

In Vernon you get to experience all four seasons !  Early spring, long summer, Balmy fall, and  refreshing winters.  

Traffic Commute

What traffic??? There’s no traffic! In Vernon you are in the drivers seat, not the commute! 


Accommodation Listings

Quiet Ideal Student Suite - Dorothy Jan 17/23 TG

Furnished 2 bedroom Suite - Jeff Dec 9/22

2 Separate Rental rooms, Shared Accommodations.  Michele Dec 6/22 TG

Furnished Bachelor Suite, Easthill - Tamara Dec 6/22 TG

1 Bedroom Suite, partially furnished, near bus route - Tina Added 12/6/22  TG

Shared Accommodations (Private washroom, bedroom, sitting room) - Available Immediately Donna Added 12/6/22 TG

1 Bedroom and Shared Space Available Mid Dec-Jan 1  Ron B - updated 11/28/22 TG

2 Separate Bedrooms or full suite in Coldstream  available IMMEDIATELY - Bryony  Updated 11/28/22

2 Bedrooms w/private en-suites for Rent - Ruby - Dec 1/22 updated TG

2 Separate Bedrooms in Walkout Suite - Avail Dec 1 2022 Cari Nov 7/22 TG

Roommate Wanted in 2 Bedroom Suite - Avail January 2023 - Emily Oct 28/22 TG


1 Bedroom Suite - East Hill - Available Oct 1, 2022 - Jeff - Aug 25 2022 H

1 Bedroom Furnished Basement Suite  - East Hill - Regula Aug 26 2022 H

1 Room for Rent - Shared Accommodation - Jamie - Sep 8 2022 H

3 Rooms for Rent, Furnished - SherriLee - Sep 8 2022 H

1 Room for rent, Furnished, Shared Accom - Cheryl Sept 9, 2022 TG

Acreage Room for Rent, Shared Accom - Lee Sept 8, 2022 TG

2 BDR partially furnished condo for rent - Abby Sept 14 TG

1 Bedroom Basement Suite - Available Oct 1 2022 - Myles LP Sept 16 2022  TG

Bright 2 Bedroom Suite - Available Oct 1, 2022 - Robyn Sept 26, 2022  TG


 Students want the highest education, not the highest cost of living. Vernon still offers affordable living. Students usually rent apartments, suites or houses. Many share accommodations. That has the added benefit of a built-in study partner! The average apartment & suite rental rates in Vernon:

  • One bedroom $800 - $1100             
  • Two bedroom $1000 - $1500                 
  • Three-four bedrooms $1600 - $1900                                                                                                                *See accommodation listings below