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Family Day Weekend 2023 in Penticton

Updated Feb. 16th, 2023

This Family Day weekend, Penticton is the perfect place for you and your loved ones to enjoy family friendly fun and adventures. Come cheer on the Penticton Vees, head up Apex mountain for an alpine adventure, explore Penticton’s local breweries, cafes, and restaurants, while making memories that last far beyond Family Day on Monday, February 20, 2023.

To make things easy, we’ve prepared a Family Day Weekend itinerary for you!

FAMILY DAY ADVENTURES IN PENTICTON

Get the family outside for some fresh air! Bring your gear, bundle up and get up to Nickel Plate Nordic Centre for some family snowshoeing or cross country skiing, or visit Apex Mountain Resort for downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and skating. Stop into the Penticton Visitor Centre before heading up to Apex and pick up our exclusive discounted Apex Adult Lift Tickets, and take advantage of addition savings including 20% off 1 Junior OR 1 Teen Day Pass, plus 25% off ski and snowboard rentals.

For a bit of a different pace, bring the family to GottaGoat Farm, located just outside of Penticton, to play with goats! You’ll also have a chance to meet their chickens, horses, cats, and farm dog.

When the snow is flying or the wind is a bit chilly to be outside, the Penticton Museum & Archives is a perfect indoor family day activity. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Penticton and the South Okanagan through fascinating exhibits and interactive learning spaces, with tons of hands-on displays and activities for the whole family. Browse through the links on their website to learn about the museum, and view the current and upcoming exhibits.

Another great spot to warm up and spend an afternoon is at Hoodoo Adventures‘ Climbing Wall. Purchase a Family Pass, valid for 2 to 5 people with rentals included, for only $50 and spend the afternoon experiencing bouldering and challenging the MoonBoard.

FAMILY DINING IN PENTICTON

Having different dining options is important when you’re travelling with family and luckily Penticton has plenty of food possibilities.

Start the morning off right a delicious breakfast from Bear’s Den Restaurant, open daily from 7am-2pm, Wayne and Freda, open daily from 8am-4pm.

A few lunch choices include Gratify Foods, offering wraps, soups, dips and chips, all made in house as well as a selection of delicious and healthy treats, Sushi Genki, with creative sushi rolls and delicious ramen that’s packed full of flavour, or The Station Public House, featuring fresh flavours including locally-sourced ingredients, fresh soup made in-house daily, delicious pizza from their forno oven, and house-made sauces and gravies.

For dinner, try Tratto Pizzeria, a Neapolitan pizzeria offering classic, contemporary and sacrilegious pizza pies using everything the Okanagan has to offer, Elma, which offers a Turkish inspired dining experience located on Okanagan Lake, or one of the local breweries, offering a fantastic selection of locally crafted beers and a variety of menus, sure to please event the pickiest eaters.

Check out our full list of our many dining options in town to choose from!

FAMILY DAY WEEKEND EVENTS

Save time searching for the perfect Family Day activities! In this section, we’ve gathered local experiences from the Visit Penticton Event Calendar including activities, experiences, entertainment and more! For an extensive list of upcoming events, reference or weekly ‘What’s On This Week?’ which we also posted to our Instagram on Thursday afternoons. 

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Maple On The Snow at Maple Roch, Summerland

February 18, 2023 | 1PM – 3PM 

Bring the family to Maple Roch in downtown Summerland for a hands-on experience of making maple taffy on the snow with Maple Roch’s 100% pure, organic maple syrup and stay for a tasting of maple syrups and local products featuring the Canadian staple.

Family Day Weekend Lunch at Nk’Mip Cellars in Osoyoos

February 18, 2023 & February 19, 2023 | 1PM – 3PM 

Join Nk’Mip Cellars in their newly renovated Knowledge Keepers Lounge as they open our winery and kitchen to you and your familyto lunch from a special selection of some our favorite items from the Summer menu. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended.

Summerland Free Family Day Weekend | 7 Celebrations

February 18, 2023 & February 19, 2023

The Summerland community and visitors are invited to enjoy two days of celebrations to highlight the local culture, traditions, and local businesses that make up this vibrant community during Family Day Weekend,

Children’s Showcase Presents Three Hat Circus at the Cleland Theatre

February 19, 2023 | 2PM

Three Hat Circus is an all-star circus duo who take the stage to amaze the audience with a fun variety of circus skills. Expect to see such skills as staff spinning, partner balancing acts, crystal ball juggling, LED-lit props and more!

Live Music at Cannery Brewing featuring Mike Hepso

February 19, 2023 | 5PM – 7PM

Grab a bite in Cannery Brewing’s Tasting Room and enjoy your favourite cover tunes, played by Mike Hepso.

Family Day in Penticton at Gyro Park

February 20, 2023 | 11AM – 1PM

At Gyro Park & the Activate Penticton Outdoor Rink you can enjoy outdoor skating with free rentals, free hot chocolate, a bouncy castle, food trucks, and family games.

Penticton Vees Vs. Cranbrook Bucks at the South Okanagan Events Centre

February 20, 2023 | 2PM

Cheer on our local BCHL team, the Penticton Vees, when they host the Cranbrook Bucks at the South Okanagan Events Centre for a Family Day game you won’t want to miss!

FAMILY VACATION PACKAGES

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Spend some time outdoors, make reservations for a family dinner, and book some time away from home with one of our accommodators for the ultimate family getaway or staycation. Or to make things even easier, book one of the packages available for Family Day, that has everything included for a fun family vacation.

Penticton Vees Game Stay Package at Okanagan Lakefront Resort

Available January 14th – March 26, 2023 (home game day only).

Stay with us and save while cheering on the Penticton Vees!

Rates start at $89.10 + tax including:

  • One night’s accommodation
  • Complimentary parking
  • Welcome Gift per reservation
  • 2 for 1 appetizers at Sociale (proof of reservation and Vees ticket required – valid game day only)

Penticton Vees Getaway Package at Penticton Lakeside Resort

Available November 1st – March 31st, 2023

The perfect hockey lovers getaway with two tickets to a Penticton Vees’ game!

Rates start at $160+ tax including:

  • One night stay for two in a standard city view room
  • Two tickets to a regular season Penticton Vees game
  • Complimentary parking
  • Onsite seasonal skating rink (conditional to seasonal weather)
  • *Offer valid for game days only
  • *Option to extend a second night at the same rate

Penticton Vees Game Stay Package at Kettle Valley Beach Resort

Available January 14th – March 26, 2023 (home game day only).

Cheer on the Penticton Vees and stay with us during their home games!

Rates start at $89.10 + tax including:

  • One night’s accommodation
  • Complimentary parking
  • Welcome Gift per reservation
  • 2 for 1 appetizers at Sociale (proof of reservation and Vees ticket required – valid game day only)

Bundle & Save! View all Penticton packages here.

Escape with the whole family this winter and enjoy a weekend away in Penticton to celebrate Family Day. For a ready made itinerary, check out our Family Day Weekend itinerary!

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