Penticton & Area

Located in the southern Okanagan Valley, Penticton, a quaint British Columbian resort town host to the Ironman Triathlon, promises a myriad of year round attractions for all ages to undertake.  By reserving the proper Penticton accommodations, visitors are able to experience the true splendour that the area is known for.  Penticton vacation homes evoke a sense of peaceful solitude while maintaining a close proximity to the action.  Penticton rentals ensure a comfortable escape with all the cozy conveniences of home set against the uniquely beautiful background that the Okanagan Valley is widely recognized for. 

With such a diverse environment surrounding Penticton, the city is renowned for its warm summer days, glorious beaches and outdoor activities.  Nestled between the shorelines of two pristine lakes, Penticton is the ideal location to become familiar with all forms of water sports.  Linking one lake with the other, The Channel, a lazy river, has become a time-honoured summer tradition amongst locals and tourists.  Each season thousands flock to the meandering waterway to spend the afternoon with friends and family.  For a unique way to acquaint oneself with Okanagan Lake, climb aboard The Casabella Princess, a beautiful paddle wheeler which offers scenic tours, dinner cruises and seasonal events. 

On dry land, wine connoisseurs are treated to the agricultural beauty of the Naramata Bench.  Winding through the mountainside, The Bench encompasses nearly 30 wineries, each boasting their own delicious bottles. 

Golf-enthusiasts are kept busy each day at Skaha Meadows, the only year-round course in the Okanagan.  As one of three 9-hole courses in the area, Skaha Meadows allows golfers an easy walk set against impressive views and a challenging design. 

The mountains surrounding Penticton provide adrenaline-racing terrain for hikers, bikers, climbers, skiers and boarders to take to.  With Apex Mountain so close to the city, Penticton promises 365 days of adventure.

The ever popular Loco Landing, situated next to the SS Sicamous on Lakeshore Drive, ensures limitless fun with its mini-golf course, bumper boats, rock climbing and more.  Peach Festival, held each August, delivers plenty of all-age appropriate entertainment while each Saturday from late spring through early fall, the downtown core comes alive with artisans at The Farmer's Market. 

Culturally-minded visitors will find plenty to do with live performances held throughout the community.  The Dream Cafe and Cannery Stage have become hubs of entertainment over the years while the new SOEC has already drawn talent from around the globe.  Restaurants, pubs and nightclubs take Penticton one step further in the excitement it has to offer. 

 

Penticton Activites


Penticton Biking

Biking

The entire Okanagan Valley provides exceptional trails for mountain biking, with something for everyone, from cross-country trails at Campbell Mountain to challenging downhill trails on the 4000 feet of verticle rise at Peat Bog.

 
Penticton Boating

Boating

Lake Okanagan spans 100km making it the perfect spot for water sports. Imagine taking your family out waterskiing, wakeboarding, house boating or jet skiing everyday of your vacation. Boat Rentals can be arranged by your reservation agent when booking accommodations.

     
Penticton Cruise

Cruises

Penticton is home to several companies offering cruise tours of the lake. Enjoy an afternoon on the water, a dinner cruise with friends or and evening party cruise. The Casabella Princess Cruises offers trips on a unique paddle wheeler boat.

 
Penticton Channel Vloat

Channel Floating

If you have never floated down the Penticton Channel, then you are missing out. Enjoy a leisurely 1 to 1.5 hour ride from Lake Okanagan half way to Skaha Lake. For a few dollars you can take the on-site transportation back to the start. If you're feeling adventurous, float the entire way to Skaha Lake. Make sure to pack your sun screen and some cold drinks for the ride.

     
Penticton Festivals

Festivals

Penticton summers are packed full of festivals and cultural events such as Peachfest , the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival and the Ironman Canadian Triathlon, which is held every August and attracts thousands of guests each year. If you plan on staying for Ironman expect to reserve your property at least 12 months in advance.

 
Penticton Golf

Golf

For golfers there is no better place to stay then Penticton. Offering more than 7 championship courses in and around the city, each features a mix of desert terrain and both orchard and lake views. Make sure to book your tee times early.

     
Penticton Hiking

Hiking

With miles of marked trails in every direction, this is a hikerís paradise. There is no better way to experience the natural beauty of the Okanagan Valley then to explore it for yourself. Pack plenty of water and set out to see the sights.

 
Penticton Nightlife

Nightlife

Downtown Penticton offers a wide variety of night clubs, pubs and restaurants. Walk down Lakeshore Drive and you will find there is no shortage of lakefront patios to enjoy a cool drink and delicious food. If you're in the mood to dance, The Blue Mule is one of the more popular night clubs.

     
Penticton Shopping

Shopping

Home to more than 400 stores, local shops and 2 air conditioned malls, Penticton is perfect for the shopper in your group. During the summer months, Main Street will often be closed to traffic and setup for street vendors.

 
Penticton Beaches

Parks & Beaches

Located in between 2 of the most popular lakes in the Okanagan Valley, guests staying in Penticton can choose between the cool, refreshing waters of Okanagan Lake popular with families, or the warm water and active beaches of Skaha Lake.

     
Penticton Skiing

Skiing & Snowboarding

Located only 22 km drive from Penticton is Apex Mountain Resort, one of the hidden gems of Okanagan skiing. Each year Apex receives more than 20 feet of champagne powder, the light and fluffy snow the Okanagan is so famous for. Even if you don't ski or snowboard, enjoy snowmobile tours, snowshoeing and the Telus Tube Park.

 
Penticton Spa

Spas

Enjoy your vacation to the fullest with spa services from one of the many local spas which offer massage, skin care, manicures, pedicures and various hair services.

 

Penticton Events