What kid, or adult for that matter, doesn’t love spending time at the beach – well Penticton has 6 public beaches to choose from, stretching more than 5 km along two fresh water lakes – #lifesabeachinpenticton.
But it’s not all sun and sand, there’s plenty of other amazing outdoor activities to keep everyone entertained.
LocoLanding Adventure Park, on Riverside Drive is a funtastic place, where you and the family can spend hours playing mini golf, zipping around on go-karts, hanging out on the high-level ropes course, or splashing about in bumper boats.
Right next door to LocoLanding is Coyote Cruises, home of the Penticton Channel Float. Kick back and relax, as you lazily drift for 7 km from Okanagan Lake to Skaha Lake. Your can rent single or double tubes or a floating island to seat the whole family. After your float the Coyote Cruise bus will shuttle you back to the start.
If you’re looking for something more adventurous to do on the water, Pier Watersports on Lakeshore Drive offers boat, jet-ski and paddleboard rentals. Those really adventurous family members might want to try out Parasailing or the Extreme Banana Boat Ride. Younger kids (age five and over) don’t have to miss out on the action and can enjoy bouncing around all day on the Wibit inflatable water park on Okanagan Lake.
With miles of hiking, biking and nature trails Penticton is also a great place to enjoy some inland adventures. If there’s one area you definitely want to explore, it’s the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) Trail. This old railroad route is now an easy-riding gravel trail with incredible views of lakes and vineyards. If you aren’t able to bring your own wheels, bikes for all ages are available to rent from Freedom Bike Shop on Main Street.
Another popular spot and great family photo op #saycheese, is the giant PENTICTON sign on Munson Mountain, after a short hike to the summit will be rewarded with some of the most incredible panoramic views.
After all of that activity you’ll no doubt want to refuel and Penticton has a great selection of family friendly eateries, as well as a few spots to grab a sweet treat to keep the kids (and grown-ups) happy – #lifessweetinpenticton