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.
Penticton Peach FestivalAug 3, 2016 — Aug 7, 2016
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!
Pentastic Hot Jazz FestivalSep 9, 2016 — Sep 11, 2016
Great Music, Great food, and the best fun to be had.