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Free Things to Do

Are you entertaining guests or family on a budget and struggling for ideas?

Fear not, there are plenty of free things to do here in Penticton.

  • Walk the Penticton Farmer’s Market.  Every Saturday on Main Street, from April 23 to October 29 –  8:30am – 1:00pm.
  • Throw down a picnic blanket and listen to some live music or take in a show at one of the summers’ many free concerts or festivals.
  • Have some play time at the Discover Park beside Skaha Lake. The natural playground encourages children to move and use their imagination.
  • Check out the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, the largest radio observatory  that studies radio signals in space.  The grounds and visitor centre are open year-round for self-guided tours.
  • Take a mini hike along the KVR Trail. The route accessible from Vancouver Place is really easy going for the first couple of kilometres.  The kids will also enjoy looking out for wildlife and watching the boats bobbing on the water. 
  • Float the Channel. Slap on the sunscreen, pack up the cool box and spend a few hours leisurely drifting the cool waters of the Penticton Channel.

free things to do

If you would like more information drop by our Visitor Centre located at 533 Vees Drive.  Our friendly staff will be happy to offer expert advise on other great fun, free things to do in Penticton.