Picnic Penticton is coming soon to a park near you! This Love Local initiative aims to inspire people to order take-out from local businesses to enjoy at our amazing parks and beaches.
With current provincial health orders prohibiting indoor dining, we continue to find new ways to support local by ordering take-out or delivery from your favourite restaurant or trying someplace new. Check out our Penticton Patio & Dining Guide for details on restaurants, pubs, cafes, breweries and wineries offering take-out, delivery and those with patios. Picnic Penticton is another way to assist our local food and beverage establishments.
Dining out isn’t just a special treat for the weekend. Take a break and let someone else do the cooking for you, and take advantage of the quieter days in the parks by ordering take-out for your picnic during the week.
This campaign is created by the City’s Economic Development department and supported by community partners. All Penticton-area businesses that provide take-out food or drinks, including breweries and wineries, are encouraged to register.
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Best Picnic Spots in Penticton & Area
A new interactive map is being created plotting out local parks for you to enjoy your picnic. If you want to enjoy your picnic with panoramic views from an Okanagan mountaintop or maybe just to find a new picnic spot in the area to enjoy, we’ve created a list of amazing locations close to Penticton to savour both your picnic and the sights.
Nichol Vineyard: They have a covered area for lunch or a picnic area if you like the sun. They sell wine both by the glass and bottle, so bring your picnic basket and enjoy the beautiful lake view with some wine and a record on the turntable.
Origin Wines: Absolutely breathtaking views of Okanagan Lake and vineyards. Bring your picnic for lunch, and afterwards take a walk through the vines. It’s the perfect spot for to relax while you sip on your favourite glass.
La Petite Abeille Cider: Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a bottle of chilled cider on the patio with stunning views of Okanagan Lake.
Giant’s Head Mountain (Summerland): Towering 500 metres above Okanagan Lake, it was formed when an ancient eruption shattered the original volcano, catapulting lava bombs across the prehistoric landscape. Named for the face-like profile carved into it by glaciers, the summit is accessible by a switchback road. Parking is available near the summit with its 360-degree panoramic views. Take either of the two trails, both of which are only a 10- to 15-minute walk. You can also hike the entire way from the trailhead on Milne Road. There are viewing benches along the way, and a picnic area and washrooms in the parking area at the top.
Christie Memorial Park & Kenyon Park (Okanagan Falls): Picnicking at this park is like getting two parks in one – both on the lake. To the East, you have Christie Memorial Park with its grassy area dotted with massive weeping willow trees that just beg to be napped under. Right next door, you have kid-friendly, Kenyon Park with a splash park and playground and lots of grass to run around on. Plus, there’s a covered picnic area that is great for big families or groups.
See Ya Later Ranch (Okanagan Falls): You can’t beat the scenery from this winery picnic area! See Ya Later Ranch is located above Okanagan Falls with a long view out over the vineyard of Okanagan Lake. It’s stunning. The picnic area offers both tables and grassy areas in the garden. You can also choose a shaded spot if you’re not a sun-lover. The best part – you can purchase a bottle of wine at the wine shop and enjoy it right away. Now, if you want the wine and views without the hassle of bringing a picnic, the Patio Restaurant is open 7-days a week through the summer.
McIntyre Bluff (Oliver): Two reasons to check out this South Okanagan landmark: access is from Covert Farms Family Estate (fourth-generation, 263-hectare organic farm, vineyard and winery), and the bird’s-eye view of the valley below is one of the Okanagan’s best. Take Highway 97 to Seacrest Hill Road to Covert Place. The 10-kilometre hike takes between two and four hours depending on your level of fitness and how often you take breaks to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. The hike is mostly a gradual climb with only a few steep spots. The trail is well-used and well-marked.