Dive into Penticton with the Daily Special
Penticton’s amazing setting in a valley flanked by two pristine lakes, Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake, with vineyards, orchards and trails skirting up into the craggy hills is enchanting to explore. Every day offers a new adventure and the Daily Special is a nod to the local connections. While Penticton is known for its distinctly laid-back vibe, there’s a vibrant culinary identity that rises right from the patchwork of vineyards, orchard-dotted hills, the fertile farm plots, and the sun-dappled lakes.
Play, Eat and Stay
Penticton offers a vibrant playground of activities with culinary options to match. Get your cardio going and earn your meal or embark on a self-guided tour using our culinary trail itineraries, or book a packaged food and beverage tour. Daily Special is an affirmation to Penticton’s culinary industry and is an appreciation of all the things that make Penticton so special.
Collaborative & Welcoming Culinary Community
Our community supports and relies on each other to create what has become one of Canada’s best culinary destinations, and the Daily Special is a celebration of that community. It is a look at the Penticton food and beverage scene through the lens of the locals, where members of the community offer newcomers and visitors an authentic look at what it is like to eat, drink and enjoy Penticton! It is a collaboration of our incredible restaurants, wineries and craft breweries, cideries and distilleries all working together alongside farms and farmers to produce amazing, fresh, local flavours and ever-changing menus that shift with the seasons.
When you arrive in Penticton, you’ll get an immediate sense of that warm, welcoming community, and the Daily Special allows you to get those recommendations and engage with the community as a local would. Use the Daily Special itineraries of our culinary trail to plan out your travel, exploring in a fuel free way, with food and drink at the centre of it!
Your Culinary Adventure Awaits
Sample the season as epicurean delights shift. Amid early blossoms, earthy greens, tangy berries and rhubarb spring forth. Summer sun sweetens a cycle of orchard goodness – first cherries, then peaches, apricots, plums, pears and apples. As autumn approaches, there are melons, carrots, squashes, beets, tomatoes and so much more.
Engage all your senses in strolling and shopping the Penticton Farmer’s Market in all its bounty. Meet the local farmers and artisans providing their goods and chefs and restaurateurs scooping up the best of ingredients.
Over 80 wineries await in close proximity. And The Lonely Planet travel guide named Penticton as Canada’s Craft Beer Capital. Check out the cideries and craft distilleries, too.
Pursue the culinary trail of the locals where the reward is bound to be tasty. Penticton proprietors are collaborative and welcoming. Follow the local recommendation of where to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack or a beverage. You can start your day at any one of Penticton’s coffee culture hotspots from roasteries, to patisseries, to full on breakfast. A little later, migrate to the patios at craft breweries, or venture along the Naramata Bench to world-class wineries and cideries for some afternoon sophisticated sipping. Elegant dinners or food truck treats with sunset views reflecting on the lake are the perfect close to a perfect day.