Welcome to Bannister GM

Bannister GM is proud to be a part of the Vernon area. In 2018 Bannister GM Vernon was one of only 50 Dealers in Canada to get the most prestigious award from GM, the GM President Club Award. The GM President’s Club Award is for excellence in customer satisfaction and dealership growth.

Our dedicated staff and loyal customers are the reason for this award, we will continue to proudly serve our customers for their sales and service automotive needs.

We are a family business with family values and believe in giving back to the community.
Bannister GM Vernon is actively involved in creating a stronger community. We’re proud of the many partnerships/sponsorships we have with local charities and organizations to help our community thrive.

From annual awareness campaigns, to local efforts around the holidays, we strive to make a difference! Bannister GM also sponsors community teams and events, because we believe that playing together is just as important as working together.

Hours of Operation :


Monday - Friday

8:00am - 6:00pm


8:00am - 5:30pm




Monday - Friday

7:30am - 5:00pm


8:00am - 4:30pm



Community involvement

Bannister Gives Back

We at Bannister GM Vernon love to support our great community, after all… it’s you that keeps it going.
We are actively involved in creating a stronger community.

Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Bannister GM Vernon loves to see people in our community taking the initiative to help raise funds that go back to the community, especially related to the health of our loved ones.

Ronald MacDonald House Charities

Bannister is a proud supporter of the RMHC and has adopted Room 208 – Ottertail River. We hope that we can take some of the stressors away with this home away from home for families in need.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Mental Health is a very important issue and we hope to reduce the stigma and discrimination. Ride Don’t Hide is about bringing mental health into the open, about making sure that no one struggles alone.

our reviews

Bannister GM Vernon
Based on 821 reviews
Bannister GM Vernon
Based on 87 reviews
I worked with Dennis for almost nine weeks to find the right truck for my needs and during that time his motivation never faltered, his understanding of my needs never wavered, and his integrity was proven time and time again as I grew more and more particular and fastidious about the vehicle I wanted to buy. High pressure sales was never a tactic he employed, as he just seems to get what the average person walking onto the lot needs to experience in the purchase of a new vehicle. And while ultimately I was not able to purchase a truck from him after all this time, he has far more than earned my future business and recommendations to friends and family. If Dennis is any indicator as to the integrity of Bannister GM Vernon's business ethics and conduct they will be seeing me for a long time to come. Thank-you for all your hard work, my friend. Truly.
Very good service
Huge thank you to Bradley and everyone on the financing side of things who were an incredible help with getting me out of a sticky lease situation. Unlike the typical dealership experience, I never once felt rushed, pressured, or stressed during my visit with them. I felt welcomed and at ease the second I was greeted at the door. Bradley has been incredibly helpful throughout the entire process and while dealing with all the confusion of getting out of my previous lease, and continued to provide answers to any questions I had, even weeks after I drove away with my new car. Again, thank you so much to everyone who helped me, I will definitely be back in the future and I LOVE my Trax!
Bradley and his financing team were absolutely amazing in getting my daughter out of a horrible nightmare leasing experience with Kamloops Kia and into her first purchase of her brand new Chevy Trax. I’m so thankful for their hard work and dedication to helping her. She’s sooo happy with her new ride. Thank you Bradley and Team. Absolutely amazing highly recommend this dealership.
I purchased a new Buick Encore on the weekend from Jonathon Hamman. It was a great experience!! My husband and I came in and explained to him what I was looking for, my price range, my monthly payment price range and he made it work without any pressure!! Very happy with my experience and love my car!!! Will recommend to friends.
We purchased a truck on Friday. We had the best experience ever purchasing a vehicle. Brad initially took care of us, showing us and getting us a deal. Great guy to deal with. Unfortunately he couldn't be there the day we did the paperwork so Mark looked after us and he fantastic. Wonderful person all around, showed us everything and got us completely set up before we left. Kim worked out financing and she was a rock star. Very efficient and met all our needs, covered everything. They had an insurance person already there (Brianna from Johnson and Meyer) and she was also very sweet and efficient. The entire experience blew our minds. Customer service, efficiency, professionalism, I would very highly recommend anyone purchase a vehicle from this dealership. 5 stars, two thumbs up. Great job.
Had a great experience buying my new 2024 Trax thank you Jesse Crow
Awesome truck very happy with it. Very good service been dealing with bannisters for many many years always very helpful
Patrick Dew - professional, personable, honest. Patrick made the vehicle order/wait/delivery process a breeze. I can highly recommend Patrick to anyone seeking a GM product.
My wife and i recently purchased a suv from Patrick Dew and I have been to a lot of dealerships and I must say that Patrick gave us the best experience possible he was very polite ( we had a lot of questions) and answered everyone of them and always picked up the phone when we called. There were a few minor issues with the suv when we got it as it was used and he handled it very fast. I can’t say enough good things and we will be definitely dealing with Patrick again when the time comes for the next one.
Just wanted to give a big shout out to Johnathan at Banister GM in Vernon for being so great to work with during the process of buying my new Blazer!! He was so friendly, informative, understanding and made it such a good experience for me! I love my car so much!! Thank you for helping us make it happen 🤩
Great people to deal with.
Had an amazing experience, super friendly staff, quick and professional with no pressure, found us the perfect vehicle. Definitely went above and beyond for us, Highly recommend a visit here.
Had an unexpected trade in today.But it was the BEST experience I have ever had with a dealership!!! My husband and I didn't feel pressured into anything. Took a vehicle for a test drive and felt the way it handled the road. So I traded my tacoma for a ford escape and absolutely love everything about it. Thank you, Jon ( I can't remember the last name)
Dennis made the process of purchasing my vehicle comfortable and pleasant. He was respectful and polite, and seemed to genuinely want to get me the price that I wanted. I feel grateful to Dennis for all of his help and I'm very happy in our new vehicle.
I’ve been keeping an eye out on trucks for about a year now. I’ve tire kicked at numerous different dealerships of many different brands (Toyota, Chevy, GMC etc). I was in Vernon for my kids sporting event and had a couple hours to tire kick/test drive at Vernon Bannister. The salesman that I lucked out getting was Jonathon Hamman. I cannot say enough good things about Jon. He was very informative, knowledgeable, and most importantly to me, he was professional and did not over pressure me. He was very respectful and mindful to the purchasing process. Over some very productive negotiations we were able to come to a price and agreement that I found to be very fair for both sides! Yes there are numerous dealerships in kelowna, but I was treated much better in by Jon at Vernon Bannister GM.It’s worth the drive, lots of variety on their lot, good people in the sales centre. Go see Jon for great truck buying experience!
Bannister GM does a great job of keeping my car working well, with efficient, friendly service.
Picked up our new 2024 Colorado yesterday! Fantastic dealing with NO PRESSURE sales people. Friendly and helpful and willing to make deals. Very happy! ❤️
Just bought our third vehicle from Bannister Vernon. Patrick Dew made the transaction simple and stress free. Always a joy to do business with the team at Bannister. As usual I highly recommend. 👍👍
Excellent service! Rob and Chris did everything they could to get me the right vehicle, and I couldn't be happier. And Chad over in parts and service helped me with all the modifications I needed. Highly recommended!
Recently traded in our Tahoe and got a Trax and Seirra. The whole process was awesome. Patrick and Jonathan were very patient, answered all of our questions honestly, and weren't pushy at all, which made this a great adventure. Patrick especially went above and beyond to help us through this! Everyone else at Bannister Vernon was also very helpful and super friendly. They even remembered our daughter's birthday when she came with me to drop off some stuff, which made her feel very special. Additionally, I ordered some accessories, and it was super quick and easy. Great business!
Looked at a used Honda Odyssey they had on the lot that I found on Facebook. Was directed to Jonathon Hamman. He was very helpful and prompt to respond to my email inquires. Soon after I visited the store on a morning and he helped me with viewing the vehicle and going through all of its functions and features. Instantly sold on the vehicle and after a few hours we were on the road with our new used Honda Odyssey!Thank you Jonathan and all of the team members involved!!
My experience purchasing my new GMC Canyon from Bradley at GMC Bannister Vernon was a very smooth and easy process. From the time I walked in the door I knew exactly what I wanted to purchase and had done my due diligence on what my vehicle was worth on a trade in. Bradley researched on his computer for what was available and I made the choice right away. He then came back with a trade in price and it was very fair and within what I thought it was worth. I felt very well taken care of during the whole process and within a week I was driving my new Canyon. Hats off to Bradley. He is the guy to look for when you walk in the door!
Very friendly and fast service. Made the whole process so easy and painless and would totally recommend!
Thanks to Patrick Dew for coming in on your day off to help with the purchase of our truck. We appreciate the extra efforts you made to make it a pleasant experience. Peggy and Paul Christianson.
Hi everyone,My name is Rick.Over the years I have purchased several vehicles thoughout western Canada. (New and used)I recently purchased a used truck from Bannister GM in Vernon.I noticed the truck on their website and called them for more details on the truck.I contacted Patrick from the sales team and he responded right away.He described the vehicle to me and was very honest about the history. It turned out that it was what I was looking for so I placed a deposit on it site unseen and made arrangements to travel 7.5 hrs to Vernon to complete the purchase.When I arrived, the truck was as Patrick described it. Very clean and ready to go.I am very happy with the truck and will highly recommend Bannister GM and Patrick to my family and friends.He is polite, knowledgeable, honest, and strait foreward.
I had a great experience buying a truck from Patrick. No pressure, everything checked out, price was fair and I love the new truck!
Matt Dirksen went above and beyond to sort out a NIVS issue for me today. Thanks Matt!!
Patrick helped me with the purchase of my new Sierra Denali. Patrick takes the time to listen to you needs and asks questions to help you find a suitable vehicle for your needs. He is very knowledgeable of the GM product. Patrick is not pushy - he genuinely wants to help! I did not feel pressured or pushed into my purchase at all. Patrick answered all of my questions and hits the ground running to make a deal that the customer is happy with. I would recommend Patrick to anyone interested in purchasing a vehicle. Thanks again Patrick! Bannister also has a well polished, efficient and smooth process for your purchase and delivery of your new vehicle. This was by far the best experience I had purchasing a vehicle!
Patrick is trustworthy and goes above and beyond. I would definitely recommend him!
a wonderful experience buying a vehicle from them. very friendly, great service. denis, our salesman was extremely helpful and accommodating.
Patrick was great. Didn't feel pressured or anything like that. It was a great experience
We absolutely loved our service at Bannister GM. We got a great deal on a fantastic truck and i didn't know you could buy a vehicle so quickly. I'm sticking with Bannister GM in Vernon For life.
Just got a Subaru Crosstrek and it wouldn’t have been possible without the help from Jon and their team! It was my first time purchasing a vehicle from a dealership and Jon made me extremely comfortable and was able to answer all my questions and concerns with ease! Definitely would go back or recommend for any future purchases!! #HangWithHamman
We just purchased a used pickup truck from Bradley Swyers to replace our old work truck. Brad was great to deal with. Friendly, helpful and consistent. The vehicle we wanted was at a different dealer and he was able to get it up to Vernon in a matter of days. The unit was clean and ready to go when we arrived to pick it up. This truck was not a big money maker for Bannister but Brad took care of us and made us feel like we had been dealing with him for years. The administrative staff had our paperwork ready to go on arrival. The entire process could not have been easier. Great experience. Thank you to the Bannister GM Vernon team.
Patrick Dew made the process of buying my new Silverado ZR2 effortless. Very informative and definitely knows the product he’s advising you on. Zero of the sales B.S that I’ve encountered at other dealers and no pressure to purchase. Patrick knows his stuff and goes about it with honestly and integrity to walk you through making the right choice in a new vehicle. This is my second vehicle from Bannister GM Vernon and as long as Patrick is around I’ll be back when I’m ready for my third.
The service from Patrick and entire staff at Bannister GM Vernon was wonderful. We really enjoyed our experience dealing with them.
Thank you for Great service over all the years! Always helpful .
I had the pleasure to #HangWithHamman at this location!! Jon went above and beyond to ensure I got the vehicle I wanted! Highly recommend Jon and this team, they were professional, caring, and I felt no pressure with this dealership. I am in love with my new vehicle and can’t thank Jon enough!
The salesman Patrick Dew was very helpful and kind. I had a great experience.
We recently purchased a new Denali. Patrick was exceptional to deal with. We got great trade in value for our other vehicles and the process was seamless. He is energetic and confident and we felt he was very honest and open. I would recommend him to anyone.
Patrick made my whole buying process a breeze. Will definitely be coming back to him for my next upgrade!
Approachable, prompt notification of issues, shuttle service. I think they provide a fair price and good service.
I really can't recommend her in 100 paragraphs but in summary, she regained and was able to help me from my financial mess to a stable financial balance. I invested my last 2000 dollars and I was restless because that was my last hope but behold she was able to help me generate the sum of 24,000 dollars all within a week. I really can't stop thanking her and I pray that God will crown her good work with everlasting happiness contact her for investment help via Email: emiliawilliams247@gmail.com
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God bless you.
I recently had my car in to Bannister for a fuel censor replacement & they did it quickly & effectively. Nice to have a gauge that works properly again.
Recently bought my first brand new car from Karen Cooper, she was able to find me a car that not only I love but was also exactly in my price range! Amazing service from Karen and the entire team. Highly recommend Bannister GM!
Barry Shaw and the tech team have been looking after our SUV for many years and as always very helpful and friendly. Also kudos to the front desk and service booking department for their courtesy. 👍
Excellent service thank you
Had my vehicle in for an oil change. I arrived a bit early for my appointment and they took my vehicle in right away. It was actually finished before my original scheduled appointment!! As usual, service was excellent, staff friendly and vehicle was returned promptly!! I would recommend Bannister Vernon to anyone looking for a new/used vehicle or if you need your existing one serviced!!
The great service you have given me over the year. Had car towed on Monday picked up at noon the next day all ready to go
Vernon Bannister provides outstanding service and the workmanship is second to none. Best dealership I have ever dealt with.
Fantastic Building but even better employees (Sean, Rob & Patrick) 👍👍👍
Very knowledgeable fellers and helpful land happy to help
Their excellent customer services as well as very friendly staff
I recommend banisters, for they are very knowledgable in what they do. Very friendly atmosphere, I recommend them I Recommend them very highly.
Great service, knowledgeable easy to talk to.
Their customer service is amazing!
Bannister promotes the utmost care of my vehicle. John looked after me a few times - he is so personal and courteous and efficient.
Can’t say enough about the great service I receive at Bannister. I’ve bought 4 new and 2 used vehicles here and have always been treated fairly. I always recommend Bannister to my friends & family.
Great products, great dealership, great People.
Great experience with the entire new vehicle buying process!
Absolutely the best service my husband and I have ever received from any dealership. Going above and beyond above expectations!! A huge shout out to Karen, and all of the GM team. You guys are amazing!!
Top notch service ! Recently (as in today) made a trip over to check out a truck, well we came home in it ! Shout out to Karen and Scott for making the experience worthwhile.
Can’t say enough good things about Bannister GM Vernon. From my first phone call to driving off the lot with my new Duramax truck today, these guys did everything they could do to help me and make me feel comfortable with my decision. Wayne was my salesman and he was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with the entire process and when I asked a question about the mechanical side that he was unsure of the answer he took me back into the shop and got the answer from the the mechanics. Thanks Wayne and everyone at Bannister Vernon you’ve made me a Chevy guy pretty darn quick.
Had my oil changed in my truck on Thursday. Thank you to my Son-in-law Jordan Burger for doing that 😊
everything from sales to service and their body shop.
I had a window smashed in and they are going above and beyond to make it right.
very very happy
thank you Jesse.
Great service, highly recommend!!! Our fav vehicle purchase experience ever by far!
Rob and Chris are always a delight to deal with. Merry Christmas. We love Bannister Vernon.
Recently bought a new 2019 Duramax 3500. Young salesman Michael Lizee was very knowledgeable and thorough on specifications and features. Sales manages Brad and Chris made sure everything went smoothly. Highly recommend this team. It was seamless from start to finish.
We had the pleasure of dealing with Barry Shaw when we had our vehicle in for a service and some work done. Very professional and best customer service all around. Thanks again!
Norm and Julie
Darcy and his team were very knowledgeable and helpful in regards to some minor warranty issues I had with my truck. Everything was fixed in a timely manner and I would definitely come back to Bannister for any services moving forward.
I had a very excellent experience at Bannister GM. Everyone was so helpful in finding the right car for me. The service was exceptional. Could not have went any better. Thanks
good service nice people
The staff were knowledgeable, professional and friendly!
Great service today. New to area from Ontario and took my truck in for its first service. Quick and efficient. Thank you!
Service appointment was on time , problem fixed, professional and courteous
they tested me good there
All the service people are friendly and knowledgeable.
good customer service
fast and reliable
Best customer service, always friendly, knowledgeable & very professional. After 3 vehicle bought through Bannister GM Vernon, I have always been completely satisfied with the whole process & service.
See Chad Batchelder. I love cars, roll through them frequently and he’s easily the best! He won’t pressure you and has a knack for suggesting what you need rather than just trying to upsell like the rest. An honest fellow!
Excellent People and Great Truck!
The staff at Bannisters were so friendly and it was a pleasure dealing with them. They had the paperwork for a new vehicle done very quickly! I’d deal there again for sure. �� two thumbs up! �
Friendly, efficient service.
We were very pleased with the level of service we received at the service department. The staff are friendly and helpful.
The service is great and on time
I just had Eqinox in for service and a rattle in the back they said it was fixed but noise was still there as I drove in parking lot
Very efficient and accommodating.
Friendly & quick service. The shuttle was very convenient & on time. My SUV was left clean with no dirty boot prints on the rug.
Good work. Thank you !!!
The service is amazing and the staff take the time to answer any questions.
What an amazing, friendly & knowledgeable team! They made the process so simple & effortless. Way to go Sheldon for going above & beyond & helping us find our perfect car! Purchasing our new 2018 Chevrolet Cruze was an absolute pleasure!! Thank you!!!
Rob & Sylvie Mullaly 😄
Every moment of buying my new car was very easy and comfortable. Everyone at Bannister treats you like an old friend and are so friendly. Would 100% reccommend!
Great & friendly service selling a great product. Very satisfied customer. Go see Terry Baptist & Chris Beaton
Barry always helps get our vehicles in when needed.
Excellent service! Great staff
The service was very good and efficient and explained very well
Very friendly, great service and knowledge. Always doing follow-ups
Robert was very helpful in assisting me in exactly what I was looking for I absolutely love my 2018 GMC terrain drives like a dream I would definitely recommend bannister GM to all my friends and family thank you so much!😊
i have enjoyed dealing with Bannister GM .It was always a pleasure to talk to Brad and Rob and my Chevy Silverado pu has been a great truck . I ,if I decide to buy a new one it will be at Bannisters
In and out! Fast service, courteous. Thanks Jessica Verigin
Great sales people. Terry makes every deal very smooth and easy!
My husband and I both purchased new vehicles from Bannister back in 2008. Everything went smoothly and although due to a growing family we traded my cobalt in, 380,000kms later, our Silverado is still going strong! We couldn't say enough good things about the salemen, finance crew, and service department.
Fantastic service from all of the staff at Bannister! Highly recommend them
Great experience. Robert was awesome to deal with.
Always a pleasure dealing with Robert at GM!
I have now bought 2 vehicles from Bannister GM and love them both!

Thanks for the excellent service !
It’s not often one is impressed with both a brand and staff equally but certainly Bannister has encompassed both without exception. Keeping those customers happy means being responsive to their needs and wants. A good customer service experience can turn a one-time customer into a lifelong repeat customer. Rob McLaren and Bannister both get my vote.
Was great experience and Jessica is great at her job and easy to talk to ..thanks
Thanks to Mac and the rest of the banisters crew for meeting all my truck needs. You guys were amazing!
Excellent sales and service, no reason to go anywhere else!!!
Best experience I've ever had, they appraised my trade in over email as I was out of town and ended up giving me even more for it when I brought it in! They worked really hard to give me the best deal possible and I will be coming back for every new vehicle I buy for the rest of my life! They even stayed open late on the may long weekend so I was able to get the truck that day. If your looking for a honest trustworthy dealership look no farther! Manager brad and salesman terry is who sold me my 2017 gmc canyon and i couldn't be happier!

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the Bannister Automotive Group

the Bannister Automotive Group


For over forty years, the Bannister family and its partners have been bringing quality automotive products and services to communities across Western Canada. With stores in the Okanagan Valley, Thompson-Nicola region, Columbia-Shuswap, Peace Region, Yellowhead County, Edmonton Metropolitan Region, and the Fraser Valley, Bannister Automotive Group continues to lead our local communities in sales, customer service, and charitable initiatives. 

Starting with a single Pontiac Buick dealership in Barrhead, Alberta, Lyn and Joanne Bannister, along with their children Mark, Chad and Mary-Jo, built a company that now employs over nine hundred people in two provinces that has had a consistent message: we are a family business with family values.


For over forty years, the Bannister family and its partners have been bringing quality automotive products and services to communities across Western Canada. With stores in the Okanagan Valley, Thompson-Nicola region, Columbia-Shuswap, Peace Region, Yellowhead County, Edmonton Metropolitan Region, and the Fraser Valley, Bannister Automotive Group continues to lead our local communities in sales, customer service, and charitable initiatives. 

Starting with a single Pontiac Buick dealership in Barrhead, Alberta, Lyn and Joanne Bannister, along with their children Mark, Chad and Mary-Jo, built a company that now employs over nine hundred people in two provinces that has had a consistent message: we are a family business with family values.


Lyn Bannister attended the University of Denver on a hockey scholarship where he received his Bachelor of Physical Education, followed by a Master of Education from the University of Minnesota and went on to pursue a ten year career in education and coaching hockey.

With Lyn’s entrepreneurial spirit and a supportive wife, Joanne, Lyn left his education career in 1975. In 1979 they moved to Barrhead, Alberta where they primarily raised their three children, Mark, Chad and Mary-Jo. It was in Barrhead that Lyn and Joanne had the opportunity to purchase the GM store, Lyn Bannister Pontiac Buick, with the financial backing of Motors Holding, a division of General Motors.

In 1990 Lyn and Joanne sold their store in Barrhead and moved to the Okanagan and purchased Bannister GM Vernon.

Starting with a single Pontiac Buick dealership in Barrhead, Alberta, Lyn and Joanne Bannister, along with their children Mark, Chad and Mary-Jo, built a company that now employs over 650 people in two provinces that has had a consistent message: we are a family business with family values.

In 1996 Lyn was honoured with the McLean’s Magazine Dealer of Excellence Award for the province of BC, recognizing the best new car dealers across Canada. Lyn has served on numerous boards in the automotive industry, locally, provincially and nationally.

All three children have taken post-secondary education in business and the automotive industry. Mark and Mary-Jo attended the Canadian Automotive Institute in Barrie, ON and transferred to Northwood University in West Palm Beach, FL for their final year where they obtained their Bachelor of Business Administration, Automotive Marketing. Chad attended Camrose Lutheran College, now Augustana University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Economics, followed by a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Upon graduation he enrolled in the three year CA program with KPMG. Both Chad and Mary-Jo have taken the dealer academy training program through NADA. (The US based National Automotive Dealer Association.)

What started out as Lyn and Joanne working in the business for 20 years has truly become a family business.

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