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Penticton
Travel Guide

Penticton featuring tranquil scenes and farmland

Discover the heart of Okanagan’s wine-growing region in this pretty little city, situated between two lakes in the cradle of vineyard-clad highlands.

With its fine wines, fresh produce and acclaimed restaurants, Penticton is staking a place in British Columbia’s culinary map. A long-time favorite as a summer vacation spot, Penticton’s appeal is broadening to make the lakeside city a four-season destination. Explore galleries and museums showcasing regional art and history, visit charming venues to see symphonies, plays and concerts and sample vintages in some of the city’s renowned wineries.

Get acquainted with the city’s leafy streets and explore its downtown area on foot. Stop by the Penticton Visitor Center to find out what’s happening during your visit. Stroll through the Penticton Farmers’ Market to sample some of the region’s fresh produce or have lunch in one of the local restaurants, many of which serve dishes that showcase local and seasonal produce.

Wander down to Okanagan Beach to see an eclectic array of historic architecture on the lakeside. You can also visit the south-side shores of Skaha Lake. Both lakes offer plenty of opportunities for swimming, boating, kitesurfing and windsurfing. You’ll see pine-studded mountain spurs speckled with granite outcroppings beyond Penticton’s fertile pastoral landscape. Take a tour of the wine-growing region and find over 40 wineries within an easy drive from the city. Sample award-winning reds, whites and fruit wines.

Head out into the Okanagan Highlands to see stunning lakes and forested reserves. Pitch a tent or drop a fishing line and hook trout. Hike or cycle along the Kettle Valley Rail Trail or the Three Blind Mice Trail. Get fitted with rock-climbing equipment to take on the precipitous Skaha Bluffs. Snowfall in Penticton opens up the city’s downhill skiing slopes, cross-country ski trails and snowshoe hikes. Don’t miss seeing a panoramic lookout over the city and its lattices of vineyards and orchards from the top of Munson Mountain.

Penticton is located in south-central British Columbia. The city has an extensive bus transit system and easy access to major highways. Fly to the city’s regional airport from Vancouver International Airport or connect with Greyhound buses.

Charming wineries, excellent restaurants and picturesque lakes make Penticton a year-round destination.

Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre
Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, BC
The price is £123 per night from 7 May to 7 May
Located in Penticton, this beachfront resort is in the city centre, just steps away from Rotary Park, Peach and Okanagan Beach. Penticton Art Gallery and Penticton ...
3.9/5Good! (920 reviews)
"Only issue I have is that I had to pay for two cars as I had two cars obviously when there was literally free parking 300ft away hypothetically..... other than that the fee was small and worth it. Rooms where very clean, staff was beyond helpful. 3 major things they did for that stood out was, amazing ..."

Reviewed on 5 May 2021

Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre
Days Inn & Conference Centre by Wyndham Penticton
Days Inn & Conference Centre by Wyndham Penticton
2.5 out of 5
152 Riverside Dr, Penticton, BC
The price is £74 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cascade Range and Okanagan Lake. South Okanagan Events Centre and Peach are also within 1 mile ...
3.7/5Good! (996 reviews)
"Conveniently located.Friendly staff"

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2021

Days Inn & Conference Centre by Wyndham Penticton
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Penticton
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Penticton
2.5 out of 5
602 Eckhardt Avenue West, Penticton, BC
The price is £82 per night from 18 May to 18 May
Situated in Penticton, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cascade Range and South Okanagan Events Centre. Peach and Okanagan Lake are also within 1 mile ...
4.3/5Excellent! (124 reviews)
"Beautifully designed, comfy rooms and a very restful mattress."

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2021

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Penticton
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Fern Haven 3 Bedroom Townhouse
Fern Haven 3 Bedroom Townhouse
3.5 out of 5
1191 Apex Mountain Road, Penticton, BC
Situated in Penticton, this holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Cascade Range and Apex Mountain Resort. Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Area is 3 mi (4.9 ...
Fern Haven 3 Bedroom Townhouse
Apex Lodge Standard Room - 9 1 Bedroom Residence
Apex Lodge Standard Room - 9 1 Bedroom Residence
3 out of 5
360 Strayhorse Road, unit #9, Penticton, BC
Situated in Penticton, this apartment building is steps away from Cascade Range and Apex Mountain Resort. Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Area is 4.4 mi (7.1 ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"No front desk is there. Hotel should communicate with us at least a few days in advance how to check in. We received checkin info at 3 pm on check in day. We and hotel.com staff tried many times to get in touch with them in every possible channels but it’s without successful. Never come back to this ..."

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2020

Apex Lodge Standard Room - 9 1 Bedroom Residence
Kowal Ski Cabin by Apex Accommodations
Kowal Ski Cabin by Apex Accommodations
4 out of 5
100 Strayhorse Rd, Penticton, BC
Situated in Penticton, this ski cabin is within a 5-minute walk of Cascade Range and Apex Mountain Resort. Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Area is 4.4 mi (7.1 ...
Kowal Ski Cabin by Apex Accommodations
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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