Things to do in Penticton

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Things to Do in Penticton


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Top Attractions in Penticton

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What travellers are saying

  • Anastasia Hernandez
    Summerland, Canada3 contributions
    What a true treasure, a thoughtfully curated collection of books to suit every taste, but especially for those looking g for something g special. I love browsing here and always find an unusual treasure. Not many places for families with teens but I’ve brought my kids, now in their 20’s here for years.
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • Yvonne B
    Penticton, Canada382 contributions
    My sister and I decided to go for a picnic at Skaha Lake Park. Although a little windy, we decided to walk to this lovely beach. As we neared the lake, the wind became more powerful and whipped the water into rough waves. We set up at a table near the Vallarta Grill en La Playa. After ordering our food, we turned our attention to the lake and enjoyed watching five wind surfers as they skimmed over the water, their colourful sails carrying them over the waves. Joining them were seven brave souls parasailing across the lake surface. Their watercraft sported very colourful rigging of different shapes and various designs on these sails. They rode the waves and became airborne at times, giving those that watched them an enjoyable show. After we finished our picnic lunch, we walked long the sandy beach before heading home. It’s wonderful to live in such a beautiful place where one can enjoy swimming, boating, water skiing or watch others as they surf or sail the lake.
    Written September 17, 2023
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  • Yvonne B
    Penticton, Canada382 contributions
    This Saturday morning trip to the Penticton Market was made with my sister, her daughter and a mutual friend. We hadn’t visited this activity for several years due to Covid and other extenuating circumstances. It was exciting to visit the vendors selling everything from farm products to clothing and everything in between. A female singer entertained potential customers as they wandered among the many stalls. Mouth-watering smells drew us to the food area where there was a great variety of tasty items for purchase. Since our plans involved going out for a late lunch, we didn’t buy anything in this section but moved onto another and purchased fresh local farm fruits and vegetables. We stopped and looked at personal products including bath salts, perfumes, gels and other bathing things. A variety of jewellery, made from so many different metals, beads and stones were offered for sale. After a final look, we decided to leave for our next adventure: lunch at a new restaurant in town.
    Written September 1, 2023
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  • Sharon M
    Troy, ID9 contributions
    We had a rainy day in Penticton and this was an excellent place to visit. The miniature railway was fun to watch. The ship was amazing and interesting to see how people traveled bag in the day.
    Written June 22, 2023
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  • FunTimesInNaplesFL
    Naples, FL35 contributions
    When you go to a boutique winery, you expect to be served some nice wines. Well, when you go to Ruby Blues Winery you get this and a lot more. You will receive a tasting of some stellar varietals and I rank them right up there with any of the other Naramata / Penticton wineries. The grounds are so picturesque and the view looking out over the vineyards down towards Lake Okanagan is so memorable. The 60’s theme is perfectly captured by their use of decorated VW’s But the real treat you will get at RB’s Winery is your interaction with the people who work there. They are very experienced with their varietals, but they have lived here and know the history, the culture and vibe of the wine area. Whether you are served by Kerry, Sharon or Geraldine, you will thoroughly enjoy their knowledge, their passion and their wit in addition to a great tasting. We certainly did and will definitely return again to Ruby Blues with our family & friends.
    Written October 13, 2022
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  • Detlef P
    1 contribution
    Excellent location for good food and wine. Executive chef Evan does an outstanding job, Mady also in service. Thanks for a beautiful evening. We will be back in May 2024.
    Written October 7, 2023
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  • TexasTeaTexas
    Texas98 contributions
    They were sold out of most of their usual wines as it is so late in the year. We tried the 3 fortified wines and really liked them all. Our host was super friendly and knowledgeable. Our favorites of the 3 fortified wines we tried were the N V Liqueur Muscat and the Vintage Port. We will keep ordering both and will have it on our must stop each time we visit the area.
    Written October 17, 2020
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  • WeekendWarriors
    Canada99 contributions
    Beautiful and spectacular views! They had an awesome wine tasting options (all whites, a mix or all reds). Beautiful estate and wine tasting rooms. Good host. Would recommend a visit. Wine is decent too
    Written July 29, 2023
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  • Natasha R
    1 contribution
    Had a lovely visit they had great wine, decorated for Christmas, a great atmosphere with amazing service. Can’t wait to come back.
    Written December 1, 2023
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  • Weary Traveller
    6 contributions
    Short drive from the beach and a short (5 min) walk up. Beautiful views of both Okanagan and Skaha Lakes. How did they get the concrete of the Penticton sign to work???
    Written September 16, 2022
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  • Where_to_travel_next
    Vancouver, Canada4,444 contributions
    The view from their patio is lovely. We came here for a tasting and charcuterie combo. With covid-19 our food item was served in disposable containers which brought down the experience a notch but happily enjoyed.
    Written October 18, 2021
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  • ryanvanveenphotography
    Vernon, Canada465 contributions
    Despite the fact that apex is a relatively small ski hill it packs a good punch for its size! A triple chair on the far left of the resort offers great groomer/intermediate terrain and the quad offers great skiing over the rest of the hill! Snow conditions are usually pretty consistent and the weather is often great up there! I’d highly recommend the trees and some of the chutes and bowls if you’re an advanced skier!! Overall it’s a fantastic mountain and I love riding here!
    Written January 16, 2022
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