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Best things to do in Penticton

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Café
“One of a kind experience. Small venue with amazing food and top rate live music.”
8 locals recommend
Food
“The restaurant (higher end) is Vanilla Pod (reservations recommended). The winery is Poplar Grove. Great views.”
11 locals recommend
Establishment
“Many events and concerts held at this centre. 13 minutes to Penticton, amply parking and very accessible.”
9 locals recommend
Beach
“Skaha Beach is ranked as one of the top beaches in Canada. There are two areas, the public side which is the main beach and extremely popular in the summer and the boaters beach which if you have water craft it's worth the visit. Beautiful sand and clean clear water. Both beaches are fabulous.”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Their bistro is a must visit along the Naramata Bench! Focuses on small plates for sharing that are locally inspired. And great wines too, of course!”
8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Great spot to stock up on groceries before heading to the mountain. Starbucks, florists, to go meals, bakery...”
5 locals recommend
Bar
“A very nice wine bar with an International delicious menu. If you're looking for a great steak and a local wine, it's the place!”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonderful and unique menu items. High quality comfort food. Downtown location”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“In addition to mains like duck, pickerel and paella, the Vanilla Pod at Poplar Grove Winery specializes in Mediterranean-style tapas flavoured with herbs from their extensive garden”
9 locals recommend
Food
“Wine bar that features touring bands. Really good wine selection as well as tasty cocktails.”
8 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Great company to coordinate a bike ride along KVR trail from Chute Lake down to Hillside Winery in Naramata.”
9 locals recommend
Establishment
“Great spot to take the kids on a rainy day or when you've had enough beach time. Enjoy the warm pool with spray features and a small lazy river, the large hot tub, steam room and saunas. With a waterslide, high diving board, low diving board, cold pool with swimming lanes, it's bound to have something for everyone. A family pass is just $16, and fun features turn on at 1 pm on weekends and at 6pm on weeknights. If you're craving a workout, visit the gym with cardio machines looking out through windows over the pool, universal machines, and free weights.”
12 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Classic Penticton channel float. You can rent floaties or bring your own. Half way takes about 2 hours, and the full thing takes around 3.5 hours. You can get a ride back to your car from the bus. Purchase tickets at the start.”
11 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
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“one of the few restaurants in town that is open late. professional mixologist serves decent drinks and chef has interesting tapas style meals. great for groups.”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super healthy whole food meals. Many many vegan options. Great vibe; sometimes they have live music.”
8 locals recommend
Route
“The Kettle Valley Railroad was once the only way to travel throughout the valley and eastward. It's now a pedestrian trail that locals and tourists enjoy year round. The line runs from the trestles of Naramata down through town towards Okanagan Falls on Skaha Lake.”
10 locals recommend