Hot air balloons have been part of the Vernon Winter Carnival since 1993. At present, it’s the only winter hot air balloon festival that takes place during the winter in Canada. This British Columbia town’s balloon event features a competition including, when the lake is frozen, a pole grab where pilots must make a grab at an object on top of a pole.
Since 2018, the ballooning portion of the Carnival has been organized by the North Okanagan Hot Air Balloon Society.
For more information: See their site.