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Penticton Activities

British Columbia, Western Canada

City of Penticton:

A four season destination for vacationers and business travelers alike. Cradled within tree trimmed mountain slopes, dramatic cliffs, and bordered by two pristine lakes, Penticton offers her natural beauty all year round. The semi arid desert climate provides more than 2000 hours of sunshine each year to compliment the myriad of cultural activities, international events, regional festivals, business conventions and good old fashioned relaxation. Come and explore Penticton, a place to stay forever.

Wine Tours:

The weather here is just right for growing grapes. The long hot summers and mild winters, coupled with more than 2,000 hours of sunshine each year, make for very lush vineyards. The area boasts 30 picturesque wineries.

Listing of Local Wineries and Breweries>>

Golf Courses:

Penticton has been called a golfing Mecca. It has one of the longest playing seasons in the country, stretching from mid-March to November. Courses range from world-class championship 18-hole courses to 9-hole courses nestled between vineyards and lakes.

The South Okanagan Golf League: is looking for participants for the summer 2009 season. You can enjoy playing nice courses, meeting new people and winning nice prizes = lots of fun in Okanagan's Sun!

Listing of Local Golf Courses>>


Penticton is only a 30 minute drive away from Apex Mountain Resort . Here you'll find some of the best skiing in North America; with the dry Okanagan powder, short lift lines and un crowded slopes. Apex has more than its share of challenges for expert skiers, with 60 runs, the area also caters to snow boarders on their terrain park and half pipe. Also available are snowmobile tours, sleigh rides, tube park rides, outdoor ice skating, cross country trails, and night skiing.

Water Sports:

Water beckons vacationers on many hot, sunny Okanagan days and Penticton has endless ways to beat the heat. Float down the channel, slide into a refreshing pool at a water slide park, or rent one of the many watercrafts available on the lakeshore. Or cool the kids off at the family water park. During the winter, you can get a taste of water sports at the indoor water slides in the Community Center or just have a relaxing swim in the public pool.

boat rentals, lessons, & rides

South Okanagan Events Centre: The SOEC includes a main spectator ice pad that is convertible from NHL size to Olympic size and will be able to seat up to 6,000 for concerts. The centre also features space for the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame a well as a new community NHL size ice pad. Upcoming events include:

Oct 16

Alice Cooper

Nov 15

Mama Mia! Farwell Tour

Nov 17 Bryan Adams: The Get up Tour
Nov 24

Celtic Thunder :Legacy

Dec 4

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular

Feb 7 Dierks Bentley with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi
April 29 2017 Western Canada Cup


Tickets at the box office, online , or

at 1-877-763-2849.

Vaseux Lake Habitat and Migratory Bird Conservation Park:

The sanctuary was established to provide protection to Trumpeter Swans using the lake in their autumn flights. Ducks, coots, and grebes frequent Vaseux Lake and many over winter when open water is available. Great Blue Heron and Common Loon are also resident.

The Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory:

There is more to the Universe than meets the eye. In addition to the light emitted by stars, galaxies, quasars and other celestial objects, there is invisible energy - infrared and ultraviolet light, x-rays and radio - that our eyes cannot detect. Special telescopes are needed to "see" this invisible radiation.
Radio telescopes at the National Research Council's Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO) are designed to detect radio-wave energy from objects throughout the Universe.

Geocaching in Penticton:

The sport where YOU are the search engine! A GPS device and a hunger for adventure are all you need for high tech treasure hunting. Try The How d'vine geocach in our area which leads you to 4 of Pentictons finest wineries before you locate the cache! To find more Geocaches near Penticton (type postal code V2A 8Y6)

Royal B&B GPS Location: N 49º 5045 W -119º 635

Find out about Geocaching

Fitness Center and Racquet Club:

Our local clubs provide a full range of fitness programs, including squash, racquetball, and walleyball/handball.

* Pasadena Fitness
* City Center Fitness
* North Shore Fitness Center
* Lakeside Fitness Center
* Community Center

Entertainment @ The Dream Cafe:

Since April 5, 2001, The Dream Café has been Penticton’s pride as a mecca for heartfelt music by talented artists from across the planet and is recognized as being one of Canada’s best.

Check their calendar often for upcoming performances>>

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets must be purchased well in advance of every show.

(250) 490-9012

or drop by

67 Colourful Front_Street

SS Sicamouse Sternwheeler & Museum:

The S.S. Sicamous is unique. She is an historical artifact and recognized Hle House Theatre, in the Schoolroom at the Exhibit Building, and at the Summer Kitchen near the Mill. Our costumed characters will present an enchanting portrayal of the 19th century personalities and events that contributed to the history of this area.
eritage Site. She is a living museum and a meeting place. Open for self directed tours and serves as a host for many of our local events.

The Grist Mill:

Check our schedule for special living history presentations in the old App

Kettle Valley Steam Railway:

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway offers a unique 2 hour journey on one of British Columbia's few remaining fully operational steam railways. Friendly, informative guides bring the history of the railway alive as the train rolls along hillsides overlooking beautiful Okanagan orchards and vineyards.

Element Night Club:

Local Downtown nightclub which hosts nany events, in a great atsmopher. Night club on the main floor and a restaurant overlooking - With mulitiple bars, pool tables, boths, couches there is some thing for every one!

535 Main Street

Phone: (250) 493-1023

Bring your rackets!

With so many choices, it's hard to decide - will it be an afternoon playing tennis by the lake, or what about an early morning game downtown? Tennis locations at:

* Columbia Park
* Lakawanna Park
* McLaren Park
* Skaha Park
* McNicoll Park School
* Princess Margaret School
* Penticton Secondary School
* Penticton Yacht Club
8 outdoor tennis courts
or an All season
indoor tennis court at the community center

Penticton Speedway Racing:

Don’t miss the weekend action at the Penticton Speedway, where stock cars race on the quarter-mile paved oval. Upcoming HORNETS, STREETSTOCKS, HIT TO PASS EVENTS:

OCTOBER 30: (Championship Night 25 Bonus Points) HALLOWEEN RACE 2: 00 PM

RACEDAY Night Races

Gates open: 4:00pm

Hot laps: 4:45pm

Drivers meeting: 5:45pm

Time trials: 6:00pm

Racing: 7 pm & 8 pm


Gates open: 12:30 pm

Hot laps: 1:00 pm

Drivers meeting: 1:25pm

Time trials: 1:30 pm

Racing: 2:00pm

Penticton Curling Club:

Curling was underway on outdoor ice in Penticton as early as 1910. The club constructed their present site at 505 Railway Street, a new 6 sheet building in 1985 . This is a busy club with days set for ladies, men's, mixed and youth players. Definitely a sport for all ages!


Okanagan Amusement Park:

Spend the day at an amusement center where, among other things, you can opt for bumper boats, go-carts, laser tag, mini golf the batting cages, or do it all.

Rock Climbing at Skaha Bluffs:

Offering year-round professional Guiding and Instructional services, experienced members of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides instruct our informative programs.

Float the Penticton River Channel:

One of Penticton's unique summer pastimes is to float down the River Channel. Visitors are invited to rent inner tubes and rafts, and take a leisurely ride down the 7 kilometer long Channel to Skaha Lake. on inner tubes. (includes raft, life jacket and a bus ride to return you to back to your car). This adventure can take up to three hours, so don't forget your sunscreen!

Coyote Cruises

Open Jun. 10- Sep. 18 daily, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

215 Riverside, Penticton, BC,

(250) 492- 2115

Paint Ball:

Adventure and intrigue in your blood? Spend a day with friends playing paint ball ... but watch your back! Paint ball is a proven, cost-effective tool for building teamwork and communication skills -- all in a fast-paced atmosphere of fun and safety enjoyed by men and women alike.

Okanagan School of the Arts:

Consider a holiday with a purpose!OSA offers courses taught by professional instructors in performing arts,music,fine crafts and visual arts .There are classes for all ages and abilities. This year OSA celebrates its 41st anniversary with a series of concerts,exhibitions and events, along with exciting courses.

Okanagan Hockey School:

Ages 7 through 17 receive professional instruction from a staff consisting of Junior “A ”,college,minor professional,and NHL instructors.One week sessions consisting of seminars,conferences,and on- ice instruction from July through August.


The Penticton Vees

Penticton Men's Rec Hockey League

Biking or Hiking:

Rent a four-seater bike and pedal along Okanagan Beach. Or take a day trip to Little Tunnel Along the Kettle Valley Railway.

BC Trail Trips

Interactive Maps

Fishing :

Lakes, creeks and rivers are abundant in in the Okanagan and offer a diverse range of fishing experiences. Your BC fishing adventure will be just that. An Adventure!

Search for the Ogopogo:

As we move into the 21st Century sightings of Ogopogo continue. N'ha-a-itk has dispelled myth for almost three centuries, frightening the natives, alarming early settlers and mesmerizing hundreds of clear headed individuals as its majestic body rises from the depths at a time and place that is convenient only unto itself.

ogopogo history

ogopogo stories

Shop for local ART or ANTIQUES:

The Art Gallery of the South Okanagan exists to exhibit, interpret, preserve and promote the visual artistic heritage of the region, province and nation. Other local art galleries promote local artists works and display many fine pieces for your pleasure. Antique shops include Almost Antiques, Bluenose Stamps Coins & Collectibles, and Wee Dicker Antiques & Things to name a few. Come search out those precious gems!

The Lloyd Gallery


Loads of fun for all ages. Penticton's bowling lanes offer regular bowling and for the adventurous, try the night lazer bowling!

Alley Family Bowling


Sun Country Bowl

Summerland Ornamental Gardens and Museum:

Beautiful Ornamental Gardens provide a lovely setting for this research center established in 1914. The ornamental gardens and first orchards were planted in 1916 and are a must see for lovers of plant life.

Leir House Cultural Center:

Home to many arts organizations *Penticton and District Community Arts Council *Penticton Academy of Music *Penticton Okanagan Symphony Society *Okanagan Similar Concert Society *Okanagan School of the Arts and*Penticton Potters. The public is welcome to visit Leir House Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm.

The Okanagan Historical Society

Penticton Library

Casabella Princess:

– 48 passenger tour boat on Okanagan Lake, operating out of Penticton. Group charters or public tours. Experience the incredible scenic beauty of the Okanagan Valley from the water. Two hour cruises are scheduled daily and in the evening throughout the season.
Call Ken Davis, Casabella Princess, 250-492-4090

The City of Festivals:

World-class festivals and events happen here.From Elvis to jazz, Ironman Canada to square dancing, Penticton is alive with celebrations of the arts, the seasons and just plain fun! Plan your holiday around one of the city’s many festivals or events.

Upcoming Festivals and Events>>


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