Sights & landmarks in Penticton

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Penticton Landmarks

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  • Randy M
    Penticton, Canada1 contribution
    Very helpful and convenient to shop at. Highly recommend this book store for everyone. easy to get to , parking is available on street.
    Written February 22, 2024
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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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  • Markus S
    Port Coquitlam, Canada3 contributions
    Son plays Hockey and we are always happy with the SOEC, close to City and hotels and really good infrastructure, looking forward to Winter
    Written September 28, 2021
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  • GrannyB57
    Chilliwack, Canada31 contributions
    What an impressive site to visit!!!!! I had read a bit about it but had no idea that such a facility could be in the middle of the grasslands on a mountain. The gate was open so we drove in and could see many of the HUGE, amazing radio telescopes. The tours and buildings were not open because of Covid but there were many information panels on the grounds explaining the different equipment. Even if you don't understand everything you read, it was definitely worth seeing.
    Written September 21, 2020
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  • Klaus S
    Minden, Germany18 contributions
    Despite what you look, race feeling is just two meter in front of you. Tasty food is also available. If you wanna see the destruction race, wear older stuff. The dust will be horrible, but its worth!
    Written July 15, 2018
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  • Not happy
    3 contributions
    I have been visiting this gallery for years now and always find interesting art. I have also used their framing service and have always been very happy with the results. I especially enjoy Prema as she is so helpful.
    Written March 18, 2021
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  • GrannyB57
    Chilliwack, Canada31 contributions
    Just a short way up the KVR trail out of Penticton towards Naramata, is an interesting story board about the 'Little Joe Train Wreck' which occurred in 1949. The CPR passenger train fell off the tracks when the clay bank collapsed under it . (A good reminder for all to stay away from the cliff edges!) No one was injured. The engineer was more worried about "Oh, my poor engine." The engines cowcatcher was retrieved from the lake and is on display. A little bit of fascinating BC history. Nice view of Penticton and OK Lake from there too.
    Written September 22, 2020
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  • Tableatthebeach
    White Rock, Canada83 contributions
    Almost would not find this spot if you were not looking for it. Penticton's oldest and 1st cemetery, interesting wander as you read the headstones of the area pioneers and that of the first local police officer to be killed in the line of duty.
    Written August 22, 2021
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  • WJ_Bonnie
    Winnipeg, Canada114 contributions
    Great experience! Jeff told us about the different species of goats and the unique personality and story of many of their goats.

    The goats are adorable and very friendly. We had a long visit with the many goats .
    We found there was no cell service in the area, so note the address and pay attention so you don’t drive past the farm (the sign is set back a bit). Beautiful location and great experience!
    Written May 11, 2023
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  • Yvonne B
    Penticton, Canada386 contributions
    As my sister, her son and I walked along the KVR Trail in the Naramata Bench, we stopped to view a 35-foot tall and 50-foot long metal T-Rex affectionately named Alice. She weighs in at 12,000 pounds and looks over the lake and city of Penticton. Although standing on private property, she is situated in a prominent place so that the public can enjoy her too. The landowner commissioned Kevin Stone , a metal artist to create this realistic sculpture with a mirror polished finish. It took two years to complete before Alice could be transported, with great care and difficulty, to her new home. From where we were standing, we could see her very sharp, one-foot long teeth and characteristic small arms. We want to return at night to see Alice again in all her terrifying glory!
    Written September 29, 2023
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  • Yvonne B
    Penticton, Canada386 contributions
    This park and walkway was opened June, 2012 and is part of Penticton's park network. Built to preserve the creekside ecosystem, this area not only is a centralized trailhead but also contains a fenced-in, off-leash dog park. The dog park has potable water for your pet as well as benches and bike racks. The walk surface is covered in Cedar chips. It is named after Thomas Ellis, one of the first European immigrants to arrive in Penticton in 1865. The creek itself splits off from the Okanagan River and runs along Industrial Avenue, beside Penticton Regional Hospital. It is a great place to visit when in Penticton.
    Written March 3, 2020
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  • Yvonne B
    Penticton, Canada386 contributions
    While out searching for geocaches in the Penticton area, my sister and I visited the Skaha Lake Eastside Road Nature Trust Conservation Area. After parking our car, we read the sign that provided interesting information about this conservation area, then entered through the gate. As we hiked along the provided trail, it sloped gently up, giving us a spectacular view of the lake on one side and rugged terrain on the other. We could see why bighorn sheep favor this area as their habitat. We did not see any today. A large expanse of open grassland is dotted with ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. We were successful in finding the geocache and returned to our vehicle, enjoying the towering cliffs and riparian scenery and along the way.
    Written August 6, 2019
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  • Yvonne B
    Penticton, Canada386 contributions
    While out doing some errands at City Hall, my sister and I decided to walk along the beach. Before reaching Lake Okanagan, we stopped outside City Hall and viewed a sculpture called”1760”, a huge wine bottle that could hold 1760 litres of wine. Decorated with metallic grapes and primarily made of re-purposed horseshoes, this sculpture was inspired by the Okanagan wine industry. As we proceeded towards the lake, we saw several other sculptures. “Metamorphosis” is a mosaic sculpture of a Ukrainian doll with blond hair where painted, colored flowers are included. Monarch butterflies and a caterpillar are crawling on the doll’s cloak. “Intersect” depicts an entire tree showing the root system with the tree itself reaching upward. Made of stainless steel, this sculpture sits on a large supporting base. The final structure called “Giga Spider” is made from scrape auto parts, a compressor and resin ball. Painted a bright red, it stands out as you walk along the beach. It’s red LED eyes illuminate at night.
    Written August 27, 2023
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  • Yvonne B
    Penticton, Canada386 contributions
    On a recent trip to Penticton’s City Hall, I stopped to view a near-by unusual sculpture called “What the Nose Knows” by Vancouver artist Ron Simmer. The outdoor sculpture is of a gigantic nose wearing huge red-rimmed sunglasses. According to the artist, this public art piece is a symbol of how “nosy” corporations advance their interests by spying on the masses. The larger than life nose is made of custom foam with the glasses constructed of aluminum and plastic. You really need to see this hilarious sculpture — it made me think of comedian Jimmy Durante who joked about his own big nose! I remember his nose being big but not as big as the one that this sculpture has!
    Written February 6, 2023
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