“Showing off the natural wonders of this paradise we live in” is what owner Mike hill said he loved most about his job. Lyndie and Mike started Hoodoo Adventure Company 8 years ago, with Lyndie being the driving force behind the company’s success!
There is no such thing as a typical day at Hoodoo Adventures, and that’s the beauty of it and they take kids, adults, tourists and groups on a wide variety of adventures ranging from kayaking, cycling, climbing (indoor and outdoor), snowshoeing, adventure wine tours and more! “It’s never dull, we regularly see wildlife – bears, cougars, Deer, Elk, birds of prey, Turtles, snakes are just some the critters we regularly encounter when we are out and about.” Mike has even been on the ocean with grey whales the size of busses surfacing not 10 metres from his kayak!
With that being said we’ve compiled some of our favourite adventures that we think are great for friends, couples, schools, Stags and Stagettes, parties, corporate and other groups too – Get out and explore with Hoodoo Adventures!
The Hoodoo Adventures Kayak tours and trips in the Okanagan gently glide along shorelines hugging vineyards, sun drenched hills and tall ponderosa pine forests. There are a variety of tours you can choose from, but the Kayak Wine tours is perfect for a unique outing with friends as it takes in the best of both worlds; a wonderful relaxing and special experience on the water then a customized wine tour put together especially for the needs of your group!
This is the most popular day out with Stag and Stagette groups and a top selling experience for good reason. It is one of the most unique way to experience wine country and is why Readers Digest awarded this tour NO#3 Kayak Experience in Canada. A shuttle will meet you at your paddle destination taking you to sample some of the finest wineries on your return to town. Regular tours to Naramata depart from Marina Way Beach in downtown Penticton. Kayak wine tours to Summerland, Kelowna, OK Falls, and Osoyoos can be arranged upon request. You can enjoy these award winning Kayak Wine Tour with the inclusion of a delicious picnic spread of local seasonal fruits and artisan cheeses that the region is well known for.
You can also do Kayak Yoga, Guided Tours around rattlesnake Island, sunset tours, Vaseux Lake tours, Beach Picnic & BBQ tours, Kayak Brunch tours, Paddle & Dine tours and of course you can customize your own. Learn more about their Kayak Tours HERE!
Cycling tours and trips in the Okanagan are a dream! Cruise slowly along roads that gently wind along vineyards and apple orchards or Travel the famed Kettle Valley rail trail to Myra Canyon and pause at the beautifully restored wooden trestles! Climb into the hills on trails in the aromatic ponderosa pine forests for a more thrilling descent. Cool down at lakeside for a swim, or a paddle and end off with a meal of fresh Okanagan foods, grown locally and served up as you like it. Enjoy with a glass of Okanagan wine or local craft brewed beer and finish with a cup of locally roasted coffee.
This is what touring in the Okanagan is like. Hoodoo Adventures has several cycling tours and trips to choose from, or you can also call them to help create a custom tour program for you and your family or group – Learn more about their bike tours HERE!
Climbing and rappel trips in the Okanagan offer great views and interesting terrain. Hoodoo Adventures will help you safely enter the rewarding sport of rock climbing on an introductory program to get you exploring the rock in a safe environment with qualified instructors. For the adrenaline junky or anyone who wants to try something out of the ordinary, rappelling offers spectacular views, shaky knees and a sense of accomplishment you are not soon to forget!
With one of the longest climbing seasons in Canada, Skaha Bluffs is a world renowned climbing destination for all levels of climber, it is a true gem in the crown of BC rock climbing, with almost 1000 routes on some outstanding edgy gneiss rock in the warm Okanagan Valley. Located in a Provincial Park the area provides a variety of recreation opportunities including hiking and wildlife viewing while also protecting habitat for a variety of species at risk.
Hoodoo Adventures offers introductory classes, guided tours, rappelling tours and indoor rock climbing as well. Check out some of the rock climbing programs available HERE!
From the Kettle Valley Trail to world renowned single track suitable for a variety of recreationalists, the South Okanagan is the perfect playground for all ages. Establishing itself as an adventure destination the area has thousands of kilometers of trails that are waiting to be explored. Take in the vista views of the valley from McIntyre Bluff, capture the sparkle of the lake from Okanagan Provincial Park or take a leisurely stroll down a historic railway bed and dream of the steam engines that once carried passengers across the country to settle in town’s such as Penticton, with a name meaning “a place to stay forever:” those who visit us here know why.
Hiking for beginners to advanced is not a problem, their local and knowledgeable Guides are happy to help you explore the area, teach you about the flora, fauna and history of our homeland and highlight the best the Okanagan has to offer. Be sure to bring your camera, the views are spectacular! Find out more about Hoodoo Adventures Hiking Tours and Survival classes HERE!
It is tough thinking about winter activities in the middle of the summer but we know we are always looking for things to do throughout the colder months! On a snow shoeing tour with Hoodoo Adventures you will enjoy the glistening snowy white pines, the sound of the snow crunching beneath your feet and the Whiskey Jacks as they swoop down to greet you on their snowshoeing programs – The good news is that anyone who can walk can snowshoe!
There are many reasons to enjoy the benefits of snowshoeing; it’s fun, affordable, easy to learn and great exercise. It is also an entertaining, social, group activity that allows you to get out and enjoy the great outdoors in the winter months. Also.. who doesn’t love a bonfire BBQ? Learn more about their snowshoeing tours HERE!
Hoodoo Adventures offers a ton of rewarding and fun Youth Adventures and School Development Programs suitable for all age groups! These programs have been refined to assure a positive and fun learning experience for youth groups, students and their teachers and leaders.
The events are challenging, fun, motivating and “Life Changing”. Perfect for birthday parties, sports teams, summer programs, school groups, Girl Guides, Scouts or for individuals looking to enhance their skills and have some fun in the outdoors! Learn more about the Youth Programs that Hoodoo Adventures offer by clicking HERE!
Team Building and Corporate Adventures are a great opportunity to bond away from the office walls, get to know each other better and have common ground to relate on through a shared and fun experience. Hoodoo Adventures guarantee that this bond will return to the workplace and enhance your 9-5 work day.
The Hoodoo adventures are tailored to your needs, can be run from any location and the events can run anywhere from 2 hours to a full day and cost from $20 to $200 per participant depending on the event you have chosen and the size of your group. Outcomes of the event; camaraderie, trust, fun, strategy, time management and more are… priceless.
They can tailor-make events or activities that fit your desired outcomes, time-table and budget. Their Team Events actively engage all participants in challenging and fun experiences. Perfect for; Staff Parties, Corporate events and conferences, club events, large family gatherings, stags and stagettes, sports groups and birthdays! Learn more about corporate and group events HERE!
The whole reason Hoodoo Adventures exist is driven out of pure passion for the area; providing ways for everyone to enjoy the Okanagan while also wanting to protect and preserve it for future generations. They are tenured and have all the qualifications, permits, certifications and are fully insured to provide the tours they will take you on!
If you are looking for an outdoor adventure give Hoodoo Adventures a call. They are located in Penticton, which is a 45 minute drive south along arguably one of the nicest highway and views in Canada and have amazing offers on GetintheLoop – View those offers HERE – and download the app before you head there!