Whether you’re a snow lover, a sun worshipper or anything in between, Penticton has something for you! With its ideal climate and stunning backdrop, the South-central Okanagan town is a great place to visit year round. Derived from the Interior Salish work snpintktn, that’s just what Penticton means: “a place people live year-round.”
From festivals and great restaurants to outdoor activities, Penticton has something for everyone, no matter what time of the year it is. Here are a few of our favourite year round Penticton activities!
With the onset of Spring comes the opening of Penticton’s famous Farmer’s Market. Every Saturday from May until October, head down to the 100 block of Main St in the heart of downtown Penticton, where you can find offerings from local farmers, artists, bakers, crafters and prepared food vendors.
If you worked up a bit of a thirst perusing the stalls of Penticton’s Farmer’s Market, visit Old Order Distilling Co. at 270 Martin Street, where, on Saturdays at 1:00 and 3:00pm, you can take a free distillery tour. Busy on Saturdays? Visit their website to book your tour, and don’t forget to download the GetintheLoop app, where members receive special offers at Old Order.
Old Order Distilling Co.
http://oldorderdistilling.ca/ | facebook: @oldorderdistilling | ph: (778) 476-2210
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270 Martin St, Penticton, BC
In the hot summer months, visitors and locals alike are drawn to Penticton’s River Channel to cool off. Grab a floatie (or you can rent one there for $10) and make your way to the north end of Penticton at 215 Riverside Drive for a relaxing afternoon. The best time of day to go is between 1:00pm and 6:00pm when the sun is the warmest. If you want to float the whole length of River Channel, you could leave a vehicle at the end of the channel at Skaha Lake, but parking is quite limited. Don’t feel like investing three or four hours to float? Get out at the midway point, where you can grab a bite at HounDogs Reztaurant and even get a bus back to the launch site!
Before heading to the beach or the channel, make sure to stop in at Something Pretty Boutique at 10 Front Street where you can pick up the latest summer attire or a tote to carry your towels and sunscreen. Can’t quite wait until summer? They’re open all year around with fashions fitting every season! Be sure to check out the GetintheLoop app for special offers exclusive to GetintheLoop members like 25% Off silver jeans, or 15% Off all Hunter Boots!
Something Pretty Boutique
facebook: @SomethingPrettyBoutique | ph: (250) 276-4308
GetintheLoop Offers: Save 15% On All Hunter Boots, 25% Off Silver Jeans
10 Front St, Penticton, BC
You’re in Wine Country, why not take part in BC’s largest wine tasting and farmer’s market? Cropped, by Valley First, is an annual event in Penticton. In 2017, it will be held on October 6th and 7th at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Featuring over 80 wineries and a fall farmer’s market, Cropped is a sensory and visual experience. Okanagan wineries and farmers come together to create a truly unique experience. Click here for more details.
Not able to make it to Cropped? Not to worry, Clancy’s Liquor Store at 333 Martin Street prides themselves in their outstanding local and import wines. Didn’t go to Cropped because you aren’t a wine drinker? Clancy’s also has over 100 craft and import beers to choose from, as well as a variety of ciders, coolers and spirits! Before you head in, make sure to check your GetintheLoop app for current offers like win two tickets plus a bonus ballot to the 22nd Annual Fest of Ale and more!
Clancy’s Liquor Store
http://www.clancysliquorstore.com/ | facebook: @clancysliquor | ph: (250) 492-3130
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333 Martin St, Penticton, BC
Home of champagne powder, the Okanagan Valley is the best place to partake in winter activities! Why not head to Apex Ski Resort just outside of Penticton? Not a skier? No problem! They have something for everyone. How about going for a skate on the 1km long, Zamboni maintained adventure ice loop! Skate through the trees and enjoy the beauty that Apex has to offer! Check out their website for more details!
After a day out enjoying the Okanagan’s winter wonderland, you’ll be in need of a great dinner! Check out the Pasta Factory at 236 Martin St in Penticton for some soul warming, traditional favourites like spaghetti and meatballs, baby back ribs or prawn linguine. Before indulging in the Pasta Factory’s delicious meals, make sure you have the GetintheLoop app downloaded onto your Smartphone to take advantage of some great offers like two highballs for only $6 and 25% off appetizers!
The Pasta Factory
http://thepastafactory.ca/ | facebook: @pastafactory.ca | ph: (250) 492-6088
GetintheLoop Offers: 2 For $6 Highballs, 25% Off Appetizers & House Drinks & More!
236 Martin St, Penticton, BC