Top 10 Penticton favourites
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Live like a Penticton local this summer. Visit Penticton wants to make sure you don’t miss a moment of fun or sun. Penticton welcomes you with open arms, warm beaches and a calendar full of events for you to attend this summer. Here is what made the top 10 Penticton favourites list:

1. Attend One of the Local Festivals

There is no shortage of festivals! To name a few:

Canada Day at Gyro Park

Fireworks at Penticton Lakeside Resort 


Scottish Festival 

Okanagan Trestles Tour 

Okanagan Granfondo 

Peach Classic Triathlon 

BC Hall of Fame Induction Gala 

97 South Song Sessions Festival

And these are just the festivals happening in July. Check out the events calendar for the full list of all events and festivals happening throughout the rest of summer. 

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2. Float the Channel

Enjoy a float down the Penticton Channel. Bring your own tube or rent one from Coyote Cruises. Not only do they offer different sized tubes based on your group, they also have shuttle buses to return you to your vehicle. World class, worry free floating.

3. Visit an Ice Cream Shop

Nothing like a sweet treat after a sweet float down the channel. Indulge in cones or shakes and a million different kinds of delectable flavours to choose from. Take a stroll on the boardwalk with Cherry on Top Shake Shop or Lickity Splitz in hand. Shopping on Main Street? Look no further than Ogo’s (they do cakes too). Summer road trip? No problem. Tickleberry’s has you covered with more than 70 different flavours for you to mix and match. Pick it up from their Main Street or OK Falls location.

4. Saturday Markets
Nothing beats the market on a Saturday morning. Come on down to the downtown core for not one, but two markets. You can find the Penticton Farmers Market on the 100 block of Main Street. That is where the farm and city become one. Follow the sound of music to discover the Penticton Downtown Community Market in the downtown core, where there is live music and vendors from May to September.

5. Learn about our history – S.S. Sicamous and Penticton Museum

The S.S. Sicamous was launched 1914 and worked for 22 years, every night parked in the Penticton harbour. As of 1951, it was parked there permanently, calling Penticton home. For additional Penticton history, check out the exhibits at the Penticton Museum.

6. Visit a New-to-You Winery

Did you know there are more than 80 wineries within a short, 20 minute drive of Penticton? Surprise your palette and eyes with a winery you have never visited before. For an even easier way of visiting the wineries, book a wine tour with one of our local operators.

7. Climb Skaha Bluffs

Decidedly, Skaha Bluffs is amongst the best climbing spots in Canada. If you fancy yourself a climber, this will be the outdoor adventure for you. When climbing world renowned mountains, you want the celebrated guides of Skaha Rock Adventures or Hoodoo Adventures there with you to assure a fun and safe experience.

8. Explore the Kettle Valley Railway – hike, bike or hop on the train

There are so many ways to enjoy the KVR. Go by foot, hop on your bike or rent one for the day. For an extra special experience, board the Kettle Valley Steam Railway to view 16 kilometres of gorgeous scenery unseen by any other means. 

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9. Get on the Lake! 

There are no shortage of places to dig your feet in the sand. With several beaches to choose from, you are bound to find your hot spot to relax.

Looking for other fun ways to get on the lake? Locals love standup paddleboarding, kayaking, boating and floating. Check it out for yourself.


10. Add one! Tag @visitpenticton on your Instagram post of your favourite summertime activity in Penticton.

While planning your trip to Penticton, be sure to visit its Facebook pageInstagram page and website for activities and what it is known for. And, most of all, have an incredible summer.

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