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Extend your summer celebration with outdoor adventures abound in Penticton

While summer is its busiest season, Penticton offers many fantastic opportunities for travellers year-round, with beautiful warm weather to enjoy summer activities well into fall

Most often, summer is here for a good time, not a long time. No matter how many activities, get-togethers or celebrations we schedule, it still somehow feels like there isn’t quite enough time. But that in itself is the season’s most bittersweet characteristic and greatest strength – it reminds us to appreciate what we have while we have it. 

As Robert Frost said, “Nothing gold can stay.” 

But what if there were somewhere you could go to squeeze out just a little bit more time? More time to fit in that one last adventure before the air grows cooler and the leaves begin to change? 

This, among many others, is one of the prime reasons to Visit Penticton.

Celebrate summer sustainably 

As the desire for more responsible, sustainable travel options continue to trend upward, Penticton emerges as B.C.’s hidden gem for those looking to venture out for a change of scenery without a hefty price tag – or carbon footprint. 

Bask in the beauty of Southern British Columbia’s extensive landscapes, magnificent mountains, serene lakes and a laid-back lifestyle all in one convenient location. After you commute there, explore the stunning South Okanagan more authentically and leisurely by participating in Penticton’s Fuel Free…Almost initiative. 

This program champions the celebration of sustainability by encouraging visitors to free themselves from the constraints of relying on fuel and automotive transportation by instead opting for local options for dining, wine, shopping and more, by accessing them on foot, by bike, or by paddle.

Embark on an epic outdoor adventure 

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Penticton poses as the perfect summer vacation spot with plenty of outdoor activities and adventures. And with beautiful temperatures and outdoor adventures extending well into October, the opportunities to get out and active are boundless.

Play the long game, work on your swing and extend your golf season by hitting the links at Penticton Golf & Country Club, or head south and visit Fairview Mountain in Oliver or Osoyoos Golf Club in Osoyoos. 

Get your adrenaline pumping  and climb to new heights at Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park, one of the top climbing destinations in Canada, with Skaha Rock Adventures. Not to mention, with the South Okanagan’s seasonally dry and warm weather between March and October, the region also offers the longest climbing season in the country. 

If you prefer to stay on the ground, hop on and bike the Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) Trail, renting an e-bike from Penticton E-Kruise or bring your own bike along for your road trip with a bike rack from Penticton's own Swagman Bike Racks. No worries about keeping your possessions safe, either, Penticton E-Kruise has bikeep stations downtown and at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC), so you can keep your bike safe while exploring Downtown Penticton or taking in an event at the SOEC. 

Looking for something more aquatic? Rent a kayak or book a lesson or tour from Hoodoo Adventures and get out on  one of the pristine area lakes.

Wherever your adventure cravings take you, Penticton has you covered. 

Eat, drink, and explore 

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Did you know Penticton is also Canada's craft beer capital, with more breweries per capita than any other Canadian city?

After a long day of adventuring, reward yourself with a local meal and a crisp craft beer from one of eight local craft breweries. If you're extending your vacation into October, be sure to check out Penticton Beer Week, a perfect time to explore the exciting craft beer scene and take in various events throughout the week!

Spoiled with rich soil and a consistently prosperous agricultural sector, Penticton is also home to a wide range of wineries, restaurants and culinary delights, ideal for finding options for even the most discerning palate. 

Spend more time doing what you love this summer, and keep the good times going. To learn more and plan your trip today, visit