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From mountain biking to rock climbing to kayaking, Penticton is an outdoor adventure mecca, offering some of the purest adventure pursuits within the Okanagan Valley.

Let’s Go Exploring 

From hiking and biking to rock climbing or kayaking, Penticton is an outdoor adventure mecca, offering some of the purest adventure pursuits in the Okanagan Valley. A profusion of secluded bays, dense forest and granite cliffs will satisfy your passion for exploration, while providing a stunning scenic backdrop for your outdoor adventures.

Thanks to Penticton’s favourable climate outdoor activities have a much longer season and when the snow starts to fall, just switch from paddles and pedals to skis and snow shoes and carry on enjoying the great outdoors.

Your 4 Season Adventure Checklist 

• Try rock climbing at Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park
• Cycle or hike the historic Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) Trail
Mountain Bike Three Blind Mice or Campbell Mountain
Get out on the water and paddle, sail, wake surf or kiteboard on Okanagan Lake or Skaha Lake
• Downhill ski, snowboard or ice-skate the 1 km loop at Apex Mountain Resort
• Cross-country ski or snowshoe at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre
• Ice skate at the Outdoor Public Skating Rink or at Chute Lake Lodge
• Rent a fat bike from Freedom Bike Shop and tour the KVR in the snow
• Fly down Canada’s highest freestyle zipline at ZipZone in nearby Peachland
• Explore great trails and scenery with Okanagan ATV Tours
Hit the links at Penticton Golf & Country Club, or try out one of the 2 local disc golf courses
Road bike to Naramata or follow the IRONMAN Canada route
• Hike one of the many trails in Penticton or the South Okanagan area

Be Prepared

No matter the season, be prepared when outdoors and ensure to abide by the following rules:
• Bring plenty of water, snacks and a small medical kit with you
• Let someone know where you are going and stick to your plan
• Pack out what you pack in
• Make sure your phone is fully charged
• Take a map and compass for navigation or download the Trailforks Mobile App


Find more outdoor adventure activity operators here.


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