Penticton & Wine Country
Penticton's 2 kilometer-long sandy Okanagan Beach is just across the street, and the crystal clear waters of Okanagan Lake provide a fabulous playground for guests of all ages: swimming, canoeing, boating, water skiing or para-gliding. An amusement park is just up the street (about 2 blocks), the casino is about the same distance away, there are golf courses within a short drive, and of course there are the 80-odd wineries within an easy drive.
And that's only the beginning of all the exciting things you will find to see, do and enjoy in wonderful Penticton and Wine Country.
Golf - Penticton Golf & Country Club, Pine Hills Golf Club, Skaha Meadows Golf Club, Twin Lakes Golf Club, St. Andrews By-the-Lake Golf Club, Summerland Golf Club
Wineries - Over 150 wineries in the immediate area, information from the Penticton Visitors Centre or the BC Wine Information Centre. Many wineries also offer dining.
Provincial Parks - Kickininee Beach Provincial Park, Pyramids Provincial Park, Sunoka Beach Provincial Park, Nickle Plate Provincial Park, Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park, Okanagan Lake Provincial Park, Brent Mountain Provincial Park
Picnic Spots - All the Provincial Parks above plus Okanagan Beach, Skaha Beach, all Penticton's Parks, the Okanagan marine Heritage Park, Munson Mountain, Summerland Ornamental Gardens, Okanagan River at Okanagan Falls, Grist Mill at Keremeos
Hiking, Biking, Rock Climbing - City of Penticton trails network, Kettle Valley Trail (Trans-Canada Trail), Apex Mountain Resort ski area, Skaha Bluffs, Chute Lake Resort
Beaches - Okanagan, Skaha, Sudbury, Sunoka, Three Mile - many more: ask at the Penticton Visitors Centre
Fun for the Younger Gen - LocoLanding Adventure Park, Okanagan Amusements, Lime Springs Trout Farm (Kaleden), Dominion Radio Astonomical Obervatory (White Lake) tours.
History & Culture - Penticton Museum, SS Sicamous Inland Marine Museum , Bassett House (Okanagan Falls), Grist Mill (Keremeos), Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Lloyd Gallery, Tumbleweed Gallery, Japanese Gardens, Rose Garden
Fishing Spots - Okanagan Lake, Skaha Lake, Chute Lake, Garnet Valley Dam, Trout Creek, Vaseaux Lake, Lime Springs Trout Farm, Railway Trestle at Okanagan Falls
Fun on the Water - Coyote Cruises (Float down the Okanagan River Channel), Okanagan Lake Marina - Boat Ramp, Boat Rentals, Jet Ski & Watercraft Rentals, Skaha Marina - Boat Ramp, Boat, Watewrcraft & Jet Ski Rentals, Wind Surfing
Skiing - Apex Mountain Resort (downhill), Nickle Plate Nordic Skiing, Mt. Baldy (Osoyoos)
Shopping - Colourful Front Street & Downtown Penticton, Penticton Plaza (Safeway), Cherry Lane Shopping Centre, Peach Tree Centre (Wal-Mart), Apple Plaza
Casino - Lake City Casino
Festivals & Events
There is only space here for the highlights:
- Fest-of-Ale (April)
- Okanagan Spring Wine Festival (Early May)
- Meadowlark Festival (May)
- Regional Bridge Tournament (June)
- Elvis Festival (June)
- Peach City Beach Cruise (June)
- Axel Merckx Granfondo (July)
- BC Day (August)
- Peach Festival (August)
- Square Dance Festival (August)
- Challenge Penticton Triathlon (August)
- Labour Day (September)
- Pentastic Jazz Festival (September)
- Okanagan Fall Wine Festival (Early October)
- Penticton Oktoberfest (October)