Coast Penticton Hotel
Things We Love to Do in Penticton
We don’t just work here, we live and play here, too. These are some of our favourite spots you won’t want to miss while you’re in town. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions as well as a couple of local gems you may not have heard about, but we think are well worth a visit. Need more hints about where to go and what to do? Just ask! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.
Penticton Art Gallery
The Penticton Art Gallery (formerly the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan) is a registered non-profit, charitable organization. The gallery offers the locals of South Okanagan and visitors to the area a wide variety of exhibitions of fine and decorative art from regional, provincial and national sources.
Skaha Lake Park
The Skaha Lake Park offers a variety of year round recreational opportunities, including one of BC’s most beautiful red sand beach, children’s water park, picnic areas, duck pond, etc.
Sun-Oka Beach Provincial Park
One of the most superb beaches in the entire Okanagan, the Sun-Oka Beach Provincial Park is located just south of Summerland. The park provides outstanding beaches, waterplay and picnic opportunities as well as spectacular views down Okanagan Lake.
Ikeda Japanese Garden
The Penticton-Ikeda Japanese Garden provides a peaceful setting in which to take a deep breath and contemplate life; it was created in honour of a relationship between Penticton and the city of Ikeda, Japan. Rocks, tress, water, and plants foster a serene rest-stop for visitors who wish to unwind after an active day of wine touring, golfing or water-sport activities.
There are several beautiful beaches near our hotel—the biggest, Okanagan Lake, is just a block from the hotel and was voted one of Canada’s best beaches on TripAdvisor. At 35 km long and between 4 and 5 km wide, there’s plenty of room to sprawl out and take a dip. Also check out Skaha Lake and Sunoka Beach.
This area is well known for its wine—as attested by the over 100 wineries in the Okanagan Valley. Take a tour of a few and raise a glass!
The Bench – Artisan Food Market
This delectable restaurant and store was started by two sisters. It’s a fantastic place for breakfast or lunch—or just to pick up a great bottle of Okanagan wine to go.
With over 50 golf courses to choose from in the area, you’re sure to find one that fits you to a tee—whether you’re looking for an easygoing game or championship course.
Meadowlark Festival 2014May 15, 2014 — May 19, 2014
The Meadowlark Nature Festival… Experience, Discover, Explore!
Held annually in May, the Meadowlark Nature Festival offers nature lovers a chance to explore the diverse habitats and unique species found in the Okanagan and Similkameen region, considered to be one of the most endangered ecosystems in Canada. Now in its 17th year, the Meadowlark Nature Festival has evolved into one of Canada’s premier outdoor nature celebrations. People from across North America and as far away as Europe come for the tours, lectures, workshops and other activities led by prominent naturalists, educators, artists and scientists.
Peach City Beach CruiseJun 20, 2014 — Jun 22, 2014
Three Days of fun, food and entertainment.
- Friday Afternoon Wine Tour, where we will visit some of the Okanagan’s “World Class Wineries”.
- Friday evening Parade of Show Cars down Main street.
- Live entertainment – Rock and Roll is here to stay and we’re lining up some classics for the “outdoor concerts”.
- Vendors, souvenirs, great food, DJs, dancing and an outdoor beverage garden – what could be better?
Come and join us and a thousand or so of your closest friends at this year’s Peach City Beach Cruise.
13th Annual Pacific Northwest Elvis FestivalJun 27, 2014 — Jun 29, 2014
The Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival Society is a not-for-profit society whose main goal is to celebrate the life and music of the greatest entertainer ever known… Elvis Presley. The 3-day Festival is an annual event taking place in the picturesque city of Penticton, British Columbia, in the beautiful Okanagan Valley.
Penticton Scottish FestivalJul 5, 2014
The Penticton Scottish Festival Society Chairman says, “Be Glad, Wear Plaid!”
On Saturday July 5th , 2014 everyone is invited to attend the new Penticton Scottish Festival.
Whether you’re a Scot, or not, bring the whole clan to Penticton’s Kings Park from 8:00 am-8:00 pm for a Highland Games feast , and a taste of Celtic culture.
“There will be performances from a number of participating local music and dance groups, as well as audience participation events for adults and children”, says Brian Johnston, Penticton Scottish Festival Society Chair, who adds, “the shaded grassy area of Kings park is the perfect setting for this family entertainment show.
“The show will give the audience a look of the first annual Penticton Scottish Festival, which will take place every year on the first Saturday in July also in Penticton.
The show will feature Pipes & Drums, Irish, Highland, and Scottish Country Dancing, folk singing, The Fiddle Kids, knights in armor and a caber toss event for children in the audience to participate in a fun and safe way and Ray from Britannia Pies will be there too.
Penticton Peach FestivalAug 6, 2014 8:00 am — Aug 10, 2014 5:00 pm
The Peach Festival features a whirlwind week of family entertainment at Okanagan Lake Park. Join us for all the activities: a pancake breakfast, sandcastle competitions, music concerts, one of BC’s largest parades, plus a kiddies parade, food vendors, crafts and much more, including our annual Square Dance Festival. Fun for the whole family!
(from Tourism Penticton)