Beautiful sandy beaches, great weather, great wines
Not much to actually do here, not easily accessible from Vancouver
More than just a place to visit : A place to live and retire
Library hoursMonday9:30 am - 5:30 pm Tuesday9:30 am - 9:00 pm Wednesday9:30 am - 5:30 pmThursday9:30 am - 9:00 pm Friday9:30 am - 5:30 pm Saturday9:30 am - 5:30 pmWinter Hours:7 days a week beginning after Thanksgiving until end of April(Closed Sundays between Christmas and New Years)Sundays:1:00 pm - 5:00 pmOctober 16 - April 30more
Originally posted in reply to a question, but good advice for all.Go to http://www.coyotecruises.ca/ for the current pay to float info. Since 2004 the native band has been running the operation, which is a great thing, but sadly, the infrastructure on the channel, the bike path, and the garbage cleaning, are both getting bad. This is just a cash...more
If you are looking for something fun to do by yourself or with a group of your friends... Go Wakeboarding/Wakesurfing. Check out Wake Up Water Sports!!! Excellent value. If there is a group of you... plan on a few hours of fun and excitement. You won't be disappointed. If you come out when the Pro Tour hits the Okanagan... you might even get to...more
If you Visit Pier Water Sports in Penticton, on Okanagan Beach behind the giant peach You can Rent Boats sea doos, paddle boats, they even have a 42 foot party barge with barbeque and washroom for awesome parties on the lake!!. You can also Take wakeboard or waterski lessons right there. Having PIER WATER SPORTS take care of you will end up being...more
Charming Caribbean wharfside theme. Spacious and luxurious gaming floor. Real coin and interactive video slot machines in multiple denominations. Table Games including Blackjack, Roulette and Texas Shoot Out and now offering Texas Hold’em Poker. Tables games are subject to change due to player demand and availability. Enjoy a delightful meal...more
Founding of the MuseumThe Penticton Museum started out as the hobby of Reg Atkinson, back in the early 1920's, when his boyhood collection of militaria, Native artifacts and guns became "out of hand" so to speak. At one time he had a museum in his home. By the early 1960's it had outgrown the ship, so when the city announced a new Arts Centre, Reg...more
This is the place in Penticton where everyone meets, everything happens, and everyone hangs during the entire summer...that is why it is such a great place for teens to get summer jobs, but once they are out of school they tend to travel off and come back to retire!!!Penticton is encompassed by the beach, so its not like you will have trouble...more
The Okanagan Valley is full of Wineries and wine tours are a must for travellers coming here. Best time to visit the area is from April to October. (JULY an d AUGUST are peak times). Motels, hotels, and bed and breakfasts are plentiful.The Ironman Canada race is held in Penticton every August and draws up to 2100 participants from all over the...more
We booked for July 2012 this year. Unfortunately we had to cancel and when I called to cancel I made...more
Booked in advance and very disappointed on arrival to find a very basic motel. Very small room -...more
Last to last week on long weekend(Victoria day) we visited Penticton. We checked into the Swiss sun...more
The food at Theos was first rate as we were luckily enough to get a table without a reseration on a friday night. Service was very freindly until one of the waitresses dropped a plate of food over two of our guests. While they offered to pay for 25% of the meal the damage had been done and after three washes neither of our freinds have been able to...more
(under construction) To start...Orekteka ($7.50) Says on their menu, "This plate full of assorted is a nibbler’s paradise. Houmous, Taramasalata, Dolmathes, Feta Cheese and Kalamata Olives."For dinner...Theo's Platter for Two ($40.00) Says on their menu, "A delightful way to get to know Greek food or simply to keep from making a decision about any...more
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You can rent these fancy pedal cars on the beach at Penticton. Gillian and I though of renting one to travel through the Okanagan, but keeping up with traffic might be a problem on the steeper hills ;o))Their chief advantage is they get phenomenal mileage and have no nasty emmissions, unless of course you've been eatina a lot of chili with beans.more
From Vancouver, the normal way is via the Coquihalla and Okanagan Connector (Hwys 5, 97C). This takes about 3 1/2 hours to Penticton. The old way (Crowsnest Hwy, Hope-Princeton Hwy, or Hwy 3 depending on who you talk to) takes about 4 hours. It is not recommended in the winter, but offers different views. Hwy 5 is mainly alpine, with a short cut...more
The place is overpriced for what they offer. We stayed there early October and the suite was not cleaned when we got in the room. Also the toilet seat had to be replaced as it was yellowed and peeling. The cleaner had to come back and when she/he did they left their bag of rags in the suite and we had to return to the front desk. Also, the sofa was extremely uncomfortable to sit on. We travel about 6 times a year, staying in many hotels/motels along the way and were disappointed in the Super 8 on Main Street in Penticton.
Bring lightweight clothing that will protect you from the sun, but not not hold in enough heat to make you ill.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring sunscreen for you and anyone you are responsible for.
Miscellaneous: Bring bottles of water... not soda or other soft drinks... but WATER. It is very easy to dehydrate in Penticton without realizing it. Sunburn, dehydration, sunstroke and heatstroke are all very common in Penticton during the summer.
Community Centre Swimming Pool-------------------------------------------Size: 25 metre L-shaped pool with 6 lanes Uses: Birthday parties, office parties, school outings Maximum Capacity: 450 Amenities: wading pool, whirlpool, two saunas, one metre and three metre diving boards, 185' waterslide Parks, Rec.& Culture:Facilities Arenas DanceStudio...more
For a special wildlife-viewing experience, take a day to visit Vaseux Lake Provincial Park, south of Penticton on Hwy 97. Here, the Vaseux Lake Nature Trust operates the Vaseux Wildlife Centre in a multiagency cooperative project. In addition, there is a Canadian Wildlife Service wildlife sanctuary adjacent to the park and two Wildlife Management...more
vacationing in the Okanagan Valley in south-central British Columbia with my family. I believe I spent 4 summers in the Okanagan. My father's a high school science teacher by day, but was a wine educator by night. So every time we travelled to the Okanagan we always spent a day or two touring some of the dozens of the amazing wineries. Most people are completely unaware of BC's large wine industry because a) many people think Canada's too cold to grow grapes (they're wrong), b) many of these wines aren't available in stores outside of Canada (unfortunately!) and c) BC's wine industry is relatively young and has been around for only about 20 years. But according to wine experts, these British Columbian wines are at the same excellent level as some of the top wines in the world. Check out Okanagan Wine Tours, BC Wine, Hidden Wineries of BC and the Okanagan Wine Festival Society to find out what's going on!
Photo: Grapes growing at Hawthorne Mountain Vineyards in Okanagan Falls, BC