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Things to do in Penticton

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Seafood Restaurant
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“A lively and popular spot across the road from the lake. May have to line-up for a table at peak times.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing Greek food in a cozy and intimate atmosphere. Perfect for date night but also family friendly. Definitely worth the splurge!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Great breakfast options and sandwiches. We love coming here for coffee and a treat.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Handcrafted beer, thin crust pizzas and salads with a nice outdoor patio. Check out their “Weird” menu for some very unique pizza toppings!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Food
“The first 4 blocks of Main Street comes alive on Saturday morning from 8.30am to 1.30pm. There's something for everyone -fresh fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and desserts, food trucks, live music, crafts, jewelry and clothes and much more. A must.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Casual spot to enjoy a beer - great nachos! Family-friendly, can be busy but they're very accommodating.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“It's an outdoor adventure park with climbing towers, slides, rope swings, etc.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“15 minutes away in Penticton is a great restaurant perched over the lake. Good food, atmosphere, and a glorious setting make the Merganzer a great place to dine out. Be sure to make a reservation if it’s summer time!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Route
“Access this walking and biking trail at the foot of Vancouver Pl, a left hand turn at the Pedestrian controlled crosswalk just up Vancouver Hill from the Bench Market. This wide, groomed trail offers stunning views of okanagan lake, Summerland, Penticton and the Naramata Wine country. Forned from the former KVR rail line, it is at a gentle grade and offers comfortable walking and biking all the way to and through Naramata. Take your camera and lots of water. For the more enthusiastic cyclists, you can follow this trail all the way to the historic tunnel with stunning views encompassing the whole valley: skaha Lake to Peachland. The trail carries on clear through to Kelowna. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Come cool off in the air conditioning while you view various art installations. Purchase locally made art souvenirs a the gift shop. Don't forget to go around back and spend some time in the peacefully Ikeda Japanese gardens with Koi pond. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great hiking and climbing favorite in the area for those more active people. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Located in the Lakefront Resort and Hotel, the view from the patio is unparalleled. You are sitting right at the water's edge. Go on a Friday! they have really good live music from 5-8pm on the patio. The menu is quite varied. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cafe
“One of a kind experience. Small venue with amazing food and top rate live music.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Enjoy Penticton's state of the art movie theatre. Download the Atom app and choose your seats, book your tickets and treats all online, and bypass the lines when you arrive, going directly to the atom kiosk to scan your code. Don't miss the many matinee time options during the summer and every weeked.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Fun 2-3 hour tubing ride down the slowish channel which connects the 2 lakes in Penticton. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Food
“The restaurant (higher end) is Vanilla Pod (reservations recommended). The winery is Poplar Grove. Great views.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Amazing Greek food in a cozy and intimate atmosphere. Perfect for date night but also family friendly. Definitely worth the splurge!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A lively and popular spot across the road from the lake. May have to line-up for a table at peak times.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Handcrafted beer, thin crust pizzas and salads with a nice outdoor patio. Check out their “Weird” menu for some very unique pizza toppings!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“15 minutes away in Penticton is a great restaurant perched over the lake. Good food, atmosphere, and a glorious setting make the Merganzer a great place to dine out. Be sure to make a reservation if it’s summer time!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Delicious authentic Indian cuisine. We love their 'two can dine' menu option which easily feeds two or three with leftovers. Eat in with cozy bistro style or order ahead and take it home. Their naan is to die for! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“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
Restaurant
“I like to refer to Brodo as "a dance party on my palate" Award winning food. Very close by. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Probably the best sushi, ramen, and japanese cuisine in the South Okanagan. Check for their open hours as they close at strange times.”
  • 10 locals recommend

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