Prime Things to Do as a Tourists while on Vacation in Penticton, British Columbia

Penticton is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Its strong sense of community provides a more comfortable alternative to the surrounding larger Kelowna city. If this is your first visit to Penticton, it can be difficult to determine the events and activities that you will experience because the options are endless.
The following activities are the most famous landmarks, tastes and sounds offered by this picturesque city.

Floating river channel

Penticton connects Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake during the summer months and is a great way to beat the summer heat. Join locals and visitors on a 90-minute free ride from Riverside Park in the middle of the road (where most visitors go down). Here you can buy food and drink, enjoy Elvis greeting and take a quick bus to get back to your car. The metro and bus rental service can be purchased from the departure point.

Skaha Beach

Skaha Beach is considered by all to be the best waterfront location in Okanagan. The large sandy beach (from Parkview St to Skaha Marina) runs alongside the warm waters of Lake Skaha making it the perfect beach for fun in the sun. After swimming, enjoy basketball, tennis or beach volleyball on the court. Kids will love the slides and the water park (and the ice cream in the deal!).

Apex Mountain Resort

One of the rare hidden gems of alpine skiing, Apex Mountain Resort offers 68 distinct trails of various terrain and deep powder. The resort also offers cross country skiing, snowboarding and charming Alpine village. During the summer months, Apex provides a peaceful getaway from city life with excellent hiking and cycling trails. Take a short 30-minute drive from Penticton to try this mountain getaway.

Visit the farm

Penticton is located in the heart of Okanagan Wine Country with nearly 90 wineries and over 2,000 hectares of vineyards within an hour's drive. Many of these wineries offer guided tours of their properties, an opportunity to taste and buy their products, and gourmet restaurants on site. There are many companies in Penticton that offer sightseeing bus services that include transportation to and from the most famous wineries.


The 62nd annual fishing festival this year brings many events to Penticton. Full of entertainment for the whole family, programming includes shows, shows, sandcastle building competitions, pie breakfast, square dancing and many sellers selling local arts and crafts of course plenty of delicious dishes.

S.S Sicamous Sternwheeler Museum and Museum

SS.Cicamous is Canada's largest severe wheeled boat and is permanently located on the southern shore of Lake Okanagan. This ship worked and played an important role from 1914 to 1936, and was completely restored and preserved as a museum. As one of the last historic rowing steamers, do not miss this vital piece of Okanagan history.

Steam Valley kettle railway

Kettle Valley Steam Railway offers a unique insight into the history of Okanagan Valley. Initially built in 1910, only a preserved portion of this railway remains. The ten-mile track of a fully refurbished steam locomotive can be seen in 1912. The 3716 will take you on a 90-minute cruise of scenic lake views, through orchards and vineyards and on the Trest Creek Trestle Bridge (supported at 238 feet above the bottom of the valley! ). Visitors can enjoy horse riding in an old bus or an outdoor car.