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Imagine cycling above and through vineyards with rugged mountains in the backdrop, with sparkling lakes and  Chain of Events beaches within the vista. Here, it’s more than just a dream, it’s why cyclists from around the world choose to pedal their way through Naramata, Summerland and Penticton each year. With one of the best year-round climates in Canada the season is a long and enjoyable one.

There's a path for every cyclist

The communities offer an array of wonderful rides for cyclists of all abilities. Adventurous mountain bikers will find the Three Blind Mice single-track trails exhilarating. The Kettle Valley Railway Trail, with its gentle grades and breathtaking views, is perfect for a leisurely outing.

It does not matter what age you are, what size you are or how fit you are – cycling is sport for everyone.  Take a leisurely trail among the wineries, a rugged route down a mountainside, a challenging road race or spin your wheels at the local BMX park.  Whatever your cycling needs Penticton can provide.   We have top notch tour companies, rental shops, equipment providers, accomodations, cafes and craft breweries who are happy to accommodate you when you need a break. We also have a large trail map, bike repair kit and several bike racks right beside the beach in the heart of downtown.

Penticton is a location like no other.

Our region is home to more than 70 local wineries, 5 craft breweries, 3 distilleries and over 30 annual festivals, all enveloped by 2 pristine lakes, 5 beaches, an extensive trail network and rugged mountain terrain.

This unique habitat offers a wealth of exciting experiences for people from all walks of life and our custom itineraries help visitors make the absolute most of their stay.

For those looking for something truly extraordinary, Penticton offers some remarkable signature experiences, that just aren’t available anywhere else.

Come and see for yourself why Penticton is known as the ‘Place to Stay Forever’.

Signature Experiences

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Ultimate Wine Country Experience - Break the limits and experience Okanagan Wine Country by both land and air. Be whisked away by helicopter to awe-inspiring heights as your pilot guides you to phenomenal award winning wineries. Indulge in a gourmet picnic lunch in a private vineyard, then climb aboard a Jeep Wrangler for an exciting wine touring adventure of country back roads and boutique wineries.

Fun at the Fizzery - How about a tasting that the whole family can enjoy? Using recipes inspired by those original soda and tonic makers of the 1800s, local soft drink brew-master, The People’s Craft House brinthe the first of traditional soda making. Sample soda as it should be, made from whole natural ingredients, where the fruit, flower, root and herb flavours shine through.

Float the Channel - On a hot summer day, like back on a giant rubber floatie and let the lazy river carry your stress away. The float starts at Coyote Cruises launch site and slowly meanders for 3-4 hours to Skaha Lake. There is a mid-way stopping point at Green Mountain Road where you can grab a bite and, if your lucky, meet local celebrity Relvis!

Okanagan Trestles Tour - On the first Sunday in July you can join hundreds of cycle riders on the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail. The tour starts at the famous Myra Canyon in Kelowna which features 18 trestle bridges, 2 tunnels and spectacular views. Along the full 80km route there are 5 rest-stops where you can take a break and soak up the incredible scenery. There are 40km and 20km options for those that aren’t athletically inclined and everyone is invited to the BBQ party at the finish line in Penticton.

Kayak Wine & Cheese Tour - You have never been on a wine tasting like this one. The adventure starts on the shores of Okanagan Lake, where you learn about the local area and wine industry as you paddle the crystal clear waters. After stopping for a delicious picnic of local fruit and cheese you will finish off with a leisurely chauffeured tour of premium boutique wineries along the Naramata Bench.

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Road Biking - Amazing routes with panoramic views through Naramata, around Skaha Lake and up to Apex Mountain.

Mountain Biking - Challenging trails and incredible vistas on Three Blind Mice and Campbell Mountain.

Triathlon & Multi-sport - Home to many major events over the years, including the 2018 Super League Triath-lon.

Lakes & Aquatics - Penticton is one of the only two cities in the world situated between two lakes - a paradise for all kinds of water sports.

Nordic & Alpine Skiing - Apex Mountain Resort and Nickel Plate Nordic Centre are less that 45 minutes’ drive from the city.

Rock Climbing - Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park offers world-class climbing opportunities. Over 1,110 established climbs and more than 65 different climbs to choose from.

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Action & Adventure - LocoLanding Adventure Park offers a wealth of family activities such as mini-golf, go-karts and trampolining. Next door is the 30,000 sq ft modern skate board and BMX park.

Parks & Playgrounds - Penticton is home to 11 public parks offering a wide range of features and amenities. In the Summer months some become home to festivals, fairgrounds or local live entertainers.

Nature & Wildlife - The Kettle Valley Rail Trail and Channel Parkway offer easy-going mini-hikes or bike rides for all ages and abilities. They are also great spots to catch site of local wildlife such as White Tailed Deer, Wild Horses and Ospreys.

Bringing History to Life - Visitors have the opportunity to tour the SS Sicamous - the largest surviving stern wheeler in Canada. In nearby Summerland you can ride the Kettle Valley Railway in the passenger coach or open air car of a restored 1912 Steam Locomotive.

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Hire a pedal car, that the whole family can ride together, from Penticton Bike Rentals and pedal along the shore of Okanagan Lake, posing for a snap shot at the SS Sicamous and famous Peach on the Beach.

Have a fun-filled time at the local fizzery, People’s Craft House, sampling some delicious and bubbly craft sodas . It’s all the sophistication of wine tasting, only without the alcohol, so even the younger family members enjoy the experience.

Off the Beaten Path - The City is surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness, much of which is both hike and bike friendly. The Kettle Valley Rail Trail offers 600km of routes for adventurers of all abilities.

On the Water - Uniquely positioned between 2 lakes, Penticton offers a wealth of water-based adventures including: Wakeboarding, Kite Sur ng, Kayaking and Parasailing.

In the Alpine - The Apex Mountain Resort and Nickelplate Nordic Centre are the ideal winter playground, offering everything from Cross Country and Downhill Skiing to Skating and Fatbiking.

Free Spirits - There are many opportunities to immerse yourself in the Penticton culture and lifestyle.

From April to October orchards and vineyards are bustling with blossoms and harvests and many farmers are happy to invite you to get hands-on and pick your own produce.

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Start your day with a mouth-watering, protein packed breakfast at Smugglers Smokehouse. Then drop into People’s Craft House Tasting room, right next door, to sample tantalizing craft sodas infused with local fruits, flowers, roots & herbs.

As the sun rises over the mountains, dive into the depths of Skaha or Okanagan Lake. In the summer months the water is sweet and refreshing. Warm upa erwards with a cup of rich scented, local coffee.

Markets & Orchards - From the downtown markets, to roadside fruit stands, to pick-your-own, you will always have fresh local products at your fingertips.

Perfect pairings - There are over 60 wineries, less than a 20 minute drive from the city, where you can savour some samples and gain a wealth of knowledge about the perfect food/wine combinations.

Farm-to-Table - Due to such an abundance and variety of locally grown produce you will find that many restaurants change their menu on a seasonal basis. Delicate summer salads, become hearty autumn soups, to ensure that you always have the freshest fare available.

Light Bites - Even snacking is a sacred affair in Penticton, whether it’s Pretzel Bombs, Stone Fired Pizza or a Crazy Shake. There’s an immeasurable pleasure to be had sitting in the shade of a tree on Summer’s day, devouring delicious goodies - diet be damned!

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Wake up to warm waffles, homemade from great grandma’s secret recipe or heavenly scented cinnamon bun french toast. The Nest & Nectar’s mantra is; Local. Simple. Delicious. Made with love.

Build up an appetite with a walk along Okanagan Lake promenade then reward yourself with a hand made ham & cheese croissant at Hideaway Bakery & Cafe.

For more information please contact the 
Penticton Visitor Centre
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Fuel up with a healthy breakfast made from the freshest, locally sourced ingredients at The Bench Market.  

Jump on your road bike and ride the 45km loop around Skaha Lake or enjoy the vineyards along Naramata Bench Road. Don’t forget to strap on your GoPro to capture the epic scenery en-route.   

Go for a run along the epic Kettle Valley Rail Trail. Get your heart pumping and quads flexing, while breathing in the orchard scented air and spectacular lake views.  

Rent a kayak from Hoodoo Adventures and paddle the crystal blue waters of Okanagan Lake along the ancient clay cliffs of the Naramata Bench, that provide cooling relief from the hot summer sun.   

Enjoy a tall glass of chilled, craft beer and a bite to eat at one of the city’s 5 craft breweries, followed by a relaxing stroll along Okanagan Lakeshore promenade.

  Stop for lunch at Sushi Kojo. A favourite of locals and visitors alike, this restaurant offers a little Japanese air and a whole lot of Okanagan hospitality.  

  Build up a sweat at the free outdoor gym at Skaha Lake Park or get competitive on the Beach Volley Ball Courts. After your workout, cool off with a swim in the refreshing fresh water of the lake.  

Wander up to Play Estate Winery and reward yourself with a delicious dinner paired with sumptuous wines on the bistro patio.

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Go for a nature hike on the historic Kettle Valley RailTrail or through the lush parkland at Skaha Lake. Both are great spots to catch sight of some local wildlife such as Ospreys, Painted Turtles or Deer.

Let the kids loose for hours of fun, bouncing around the Wibit Inflatable Waterpark on Okanagan Lake. Join in if you like, but the park is fully supervised, so grab the rare opportunity to take a break, soak up the sun and enjoy some me time.

Mouth watering burgers, fresh-cut fries and home made, French custard style ice cream - who can say no to that? Create smiles and happy memories at Patio Burger on Lakeshore Drive.

Get your swim suits on and head to Coyote Cruises where you’ll be able to enter the Okanagan River Channel Float. Splash and play, while lazily floating the cool, fresh water - don’t forget the sunscreen!

Go loco at LocoLanding Amusement Park. Mini-golf, bumper boats, go-karts and other awesome activities ensure an afternoon full of mayhem and memories.

Wind down at the end of the day your day with a picnic in the park or on the beach. Grab some delicious goodies from one of the local markets, thrown down a blanket and relax as the summer sun sets over the mountains.

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Head into the back country for an epic mountainbike ride. Three Blind Mice and Campbell Mountain offer endless trails for all abilities amid a landscape that will take your breath away.

Float the Channel. If you’re not sure what that means, ask a local - it’s a rite of passage for any true Pentictonite. Soak in the sun while drifting lazily along in the warm, pine scented breeze.

Relax with a few flights of craft beer, great food and great company at Bad Tattoo or Cannery Brewing in the heart of downtown Penticton.

Connect with mother earth amidst the ancient canyons of Skaha Bluffs and experience some of the world’s best rock climbing. Expert or novice, Skaha Rock Adventures or Hoodoo Adventure Company can help ensure the climb of your life.

Take your taste buds on an adventure at one or two wineries on the Naramata Bench. Relax and savour the flavours of the Okanagan at the stunning patio bistro at Poplar Grove Winery.

Take a night paddle board tour with Glow SUP Adventures. Waterproof LED lighting makes for a glowing spectacle of awesomeness.

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Fill a basket with plump, juicy Okanagan Cherries plucked straight from the tree at CC Orchards in Naramata. Fruit tastes that much sweeter when you work for it.

Take a leisurely tour of the wineries along the Naramata Bench. Change things up with a stop at Legend Distilling or Maple Leaf Spirits where you can sample liquers and spirits infused with locally grown fruits and botanicals.

Relax in the warm, setting sun on an outdoor patio savouring the sophisticated tastes of the Poplar Grove Winery and Monster Vineyards, perfectly paired with Vanilla Pod fare.

The Downtown Markets are a must. Hundreds of local vendors line Main & Front Street to showcase the region’s nest wares. On any other day there are plenty of specialty stores to explore.

Pack up some of the treats discovered during your shopping excursion and head to the nearest beach for a rustic picnic. Get a taste great of food and the good life, as you unwind on the warm golden sand.

How about some gourmet appies or stone-fired pizza washed down with a few flights of craft  beer. Penticton’s Ale Trail is one route the the discerning foodie has to explore.