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.
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 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.
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.
Cropped Wine Tasting & Farmers MarketOct 7, 2016 6:00 pm — Oct 8, 2016 9:00 pm
BC’s Largest Wine Tasting & Farmers Market. Featuring over 80 wineries and a fall farmers market. Cropped is a sensory and visual experience. Okanagan wineries and farmers come together to create a truly unique experience. Cropped event on the 7th, Farmers Market on the 8th.
Alice CooperOct 16, 2016 7:30 pm — Oct 16, 2016 10:00 pm
Alice Cooper brings his own brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new, enjoying it as much as the audience does. Known as the architect of shock-rock, he has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the status quo, continuing to surprise fans and exude danger at every turn.
SLAYER with ANTHRAX and DEATH ANGELOct 19, 2016 7:00 pm — Oct 19, 2016 10:00 pm
Slayer, with special guests Anthrax and Death Angel, will join forces this fall for a seven week North American beat down. The dates start in Cleveland on September 9 and will hit both major and secondary markets across the continent, including the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, on Wednesday, October 19.
Penticton OktoberfestOct 22, 2016 6:00 pm
The Penticton Trade and Convention Centre will transform and become Munich’s famed Hofbrauhaus, and we can’t wait! It’s back, by popular demand and much delight! This October 22 come to the seventh annual Penticton Oktoberfest and enjoy mouth-watering food, wonderful entertainment and great beverages! Lederhosen or not, you’ll have a great night.
Mamma Mia!Nov 15, 2016 7:30 pm — Nov 15, 2016 11:00 pm
Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA, composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members of the band.
Celtic Thunder LegacyNov 24, 2016 7:30 pm — Nov 24, 2016 10:00 pm
Legacy finds Celtic Thunder soloists Colm Keegan, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Emmett O’Hanlon and Neil Byrne reunited with guest artist Damian McGinty, an original member of Celtic Thunder