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DISCOVER Whether you’re searching for a winter family vacation, a romantic escape, or a weekend package deal, you’ll find exactly what you are looking for in Penticton. With cozy accommodations and plenty of entertainment, it’s easy to see why Penticton is a favourite destination for BC Winter getaways. Located in the heart of wine country, Penticton offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities year-round, making it perfect for a Winter vacation. Visit one of the 80 plus award-winning wineries, 5 breweries, or 3 distilleries all within a 20 minutes’ drive of Penticton. Taste the local flavours of the valley, take in a local concert or event or simply relax. Penticton offers all the charm and friendliness of a small community with many attractions right at your doorstep. Whether you love the outdoors or the warm comforts of a roaring fire, come and rediscover the wonders of Winter in Penticton. LIKE US

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PENTICTON VISITOR CENTRE 120-888 Westminster Avenue West Penticton, British Columbia, Canada 1.800.663.5052 | ask@visitpenticton.com

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Centrally located on the Highway 97 Wine Route, Penticton is easily accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Highway 3 and other major BC and Washington State Highways. It’s just a four-hour drive from Vancouver and eight-hour drive from Calgary.

Kelowna, BC

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Kamloops, BC

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140

2.5 hrs

Vancouver, BC

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240

4.5 hrs

If you are arriving by air, you will most likely be flying into the Penticton Regional Airport (CYYF), conveniently located at the south end of Penticton and only 10 minutes from Downtown Penticton.

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Edmonton, AB

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UNDISCOVERED CONCERTS & EVENTS

Penticton is renowned for its concerts and events - even in the winter months.

NOVEMBER 8 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

NOVEMBER 22 Tree Lighting Festival

DECEMBER 1 Penticton Santa Claus Parade

DECEMBER 15 Three Days Grace

JANUARY 26 Paul Brandt & Special Guests

FEBRUARY 2 FMX World Tour

FEBRUARY 16 Apex Mountain Resort: Brewski

MARCH 9 Verticals & Vintages

FOR MORE EVENT GO TO visitpenticton.com/event


APEX MOUNTAIN RESORT

www.apexresort.com With an average of 600 cm of this special snow falling each season, Apex provides the moderate winter conditions and dry powder snow craved by skiers and snowboarders alike.

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding Apex Mountain Resort offers Day Tickets priced right for everyone. We have dedicated pricing for our Adult, Teen, Junior, Senior, Masters, University Student and Child guests. As well, Apex offers both single and multi-day lift tickets. Tube Park Come prepared for zooms, adventures and excitement. Big smiles light your face as you go take a run. This is just plain fun for kids of all ages. No skills required, just a desire to have an amazing time on Apex!

Adventure Skating Loop Enjoy gliding through the forest on this 1 km loop. The experience at night is nothing short of magic, as the lights come on and the winter landscape unfolds around you. Apex Hockey Rink Whatever the rink is to you, it all happens in a beautiful, wintery landscape. It’s yours to create and it will be awesome on our NHL-sized, Zamboniserviced outdoor skating rink.

FOR RENTALS, LIFT PASSES AND MORE INFORMATION, GO TO apexresort.com


NICKEL PLATE NORDIC CENTRE www.nickelplatenordic.org

Located 40 km from Penticton and only 7 km from Apex Mountain Resort. Day passes, lessons and equipment rentals are available at the Centre and annual memberships can be purchased online.

Cross-Country Skiing Nickel Plate Nordic Centre boasts 50 km of cross country ski trails groomed for both classic and skate skiing. Snowshoeing Featuring 5 main trails walked and marked with green fluorescent flagging tape. The trails are Novice to Intermediate and two trails are rated Advanced. Please snowshoe only on marked trails to avoid creating new, unmarked trails and possible confusion for trail users.

DOWNTOWN PENTICTON ACTIVITIES: • Attempt to puzzle your way out of a room within an hour at Desmios Escape Rooms • Walk the loop at South Okanagan Events Centre • Take advantage of one of the many gyms in Penticton • Experience live music and food at the Dream Café • Take in the Okanagan Symphony • Enjoy a live show presented by Many Hats Theatre Co. • Take in a movie at the Landmark Cinemas • Visit the Penticton Museum to learn the history of the city along with other exhibits • Participate in a program at the Penticton Public Library


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1. Make a Splash at the Community Centre The Community Centre offers a large indoor pool and hot tub as well as many fitness and recreational options such as pickleball, zumba, yoga, painting and other artistic endeavors. www.penticton.ca/recreation 2. Try Indoor Rock Climbing With over 2,000 square feet of climbing, Hoodoo Adventures offers options for climbers from beginner to intermediate. If you’re not quite sure how to get involved, introductory indoor courses are available. www. hoodooadventures.ca 3. Rent a Fat Bike and Hit the Trails Fat bikes are the perfect tool for exploring places you couldn’t otherwise go on a standard bike. They’ll take on snow, gravel, and regular terrain as well. Give the fat tire a try! www.freedombikeshop.com 4. Cheer on the Penticton Vees Feel the energy at a BCHL Penticton Vees game while cheering on Penticton’s own Junior ‘A’ Hockey Team. www.pentictonvees.ca


5. Glide Around the Rink at McClaren Arena McLaren Arena hosts a variety of ice activities including adult drop-in hockey, adult skate, stick ‘n puck, parent and tot skate, public noon skate, skate with the Vees and skate with Santa. www.penticton.ca/recreation 6. Explore the Back Country on Snowshoes Rent a pair of snowshoes and discover some hidden trails or take a guided tour and learn about the history, flora and fauna of our winter wonderland. www.hoodooadventures.ca/snowshoeing 7. Tour the S.S. Sicamous Museum and Heritage Site The SS Sicamous is the largest surviving stern wheeler in BC. This remarkable historic icon, preserved on the shore of Okanagan Lake, is open as a museum and is a must-see attraction when visiting. www.sssicamous.ca 8. Tour Local Art Galleries The Penticton Art Gallery features exhibits which change monthly and there are several galleries located in the downtown core which feature talented local artists. www.visitpenticton.com/listing-category/arts-culture/

9. Shop the Indoor Winter Farmers’ Markets If you’re looking to pick up some souvenirs or local produce, there’s the Penticton Winter Farmers’ Market that takes place every second Saturday from November 10th to December 22nd at the Shatford Centre. www.visitpenticton.com/event 10. Book a Winery or Brewery Tour Select wineries and all 5 breweries are open over the winter months. Book a guided tour to receive a more intimate experience, you may even meet a winemaker or brewmaster! www.visitpenticton.com/listing-category/wine-tours/ FOR MORE WINTER ACTIVITIES GO TO visitpenticton.com/listing-category/winter-activities/


UNDISCOVERED VINEYARDS With over 80 wineries less than 20 minutes away, Penticton is a wine-lover’s paradise. A number of these wineries remain open year round and during the quieter winter months, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a more personal tasting. Be sure to call wineries ahead to ensure they are open and to book a tasting. PENTICTON/NARAMATA BC VQA Wine Information Centre 101-553 Vees Drive - Open Daily pentictonwineinfo.com | 250-490-2006 D’Angelo Estate Winery 979 Lochore Road - Open Daily dangelowinery.com | 250-493-1364 Great Estates Okanagan Wine Experience Centre 21 Lakeshore Drive West - Open Daily greatestatesokanagan.com | 236-422-2466 Lang Vineyards 2493 Gammon Road - Open Daily langvineyards.ca | 1-778-514-5598 Play Winery 507 Skaha Hills Drive - Open Tuesday to Sunday playwinery.com | 236-422-2675 Poplar Grove Winery 425 Middle Bench Road North - Open Daily poplargrove.ca | 250-493-9463 Red Rooster Winery 891 Naramata Road - Open Daily redroosterwinery.com | 250-492-2424


Therapy Vineyards 940 Lower Debeck Road - Open Daily therapyvineyards.com | 250-496-5217 TIME Winery & Kitchen 361 Martin Street - Call Ahead timewinery.com | 236-422-2556 Upper Bench Winery & Creamery 170 Upper Bench Road South - Open Daily upperbench.ca | 250-770-1733 SUMMERLAND Dirty Laundry Vineyard 7311 Fiske Street - Call Ahead dirtylaundry.ca | 250-494-8815 Okanagan Crush Pad 16576 Fosbery Road - Open Tuesday to Saturday okanagancrushpad.com | 250-494-4445 Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery 6206 Canyon View Road - Open Daily sleepinggiantfruitwinery.ca | 800-577-1277 Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 17403 Highway 97 North - Open Daily sumacridge.com | 250-494-0451 Summergate Winery 11612 Morrow Avenue - Open Daily summergate.ca | 250-583-9973 * PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM WINERY HOURS AS THEY MAY CHANGE. Travel Penticton has made every effort to ensure the winery hours and information are accurate and will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions. For further information, contact our Visitor Information Centre at 1-800-663-5052 or contact the wineries directly.


UNDISCOVERED SUDS There is a saying that it takes a lot of great craft beer to make fine wine. It is a natural fit then, that in the middle of wine country, Penticton also has a dynamic beer scene with five craft breweries, a local hop farm and Okanagan Fest of Ale, one of BC’s premier and longstanding craft beer festivals. In fact, craft beer has become so popular here that expedia.ca recognized Penticton as one of Canada’s best beer towns! We have some of BC’s oldest craft breweries and some of BC’s newest craft breweries here in Penticton.

Bad Tattoo Brewing 169 Estabrook Avenue badtattoobrewing.com | 250-493-8686 Barley Mill Brew Pub 2460 Skaha Lake Road barleymillpub.com | 250-493-8000 Cannery Brewing 198 Ellis Street cannerybrewing.com | 250-493-8000 Highway 97 Brewery 954 Eckhardt Avenue West hwy97brewery.com | 250-493-0323 Tin Whistle Brewing 112-1475 Fairview Road thetinwhistlebrewery.rocks | 250-770-1122


UNDISCOVERED RESTAURANTS BREAKFAST Bears Den Restaurant 950 Westminster Avenue West | 250-490-9972 The Bench Market 368 Vancouver Avenue | 250-492-2222 thebenchmarket.com LUNCH & DINNER Brodo Kitchen 483 Main Street | 250-486-1564 tastebrodo.com The Dream Café 67 Front Street | 250-490-9012 thedreamcafe.ca Kettle Valley Station Pub 1070 Eckhardt Avenue West | 250-493-3388 pentictonramada.com/kettle-valley-station-pub/ Smugglers Smokehouse 215 Winnipeg Street | 250-493-0381 smugglerssmokehouse.com Sushi Genki 104-95 Eckhardt Avenue East | 250-490-9809 sushigenki.com Theo’s Restaurant 687 Main Street | 250-492-4019 eatsquid.com The Vanilla Pod at Poplar Grove 425 Middle Bench Road North | 250-493-9463 thevanillapod.ca Villa Rosa Ristorante Italiano 795 Westminster Avenue West | 250-490-9595 the villarosa.com


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5000 Motel 1742 Main Street | 250-493-5000 | 5000motel.com

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Apple Tree Inn 2406 Skaha Lake Road | 250-492-3029 | appletreeinn.ca

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Beachside Motel 3624 Parkview Street | 250-492-8318 | beachsidemotel.ca

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Best Western Inn at Penticton 3180 Skaha Lake Road | 250-493-0311 | bestwestern.com

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Black Sea Motel Address | 250-| website

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Coast Penticton Hotel 950 Westminster Avenue West | 250-492-0225 | coastpentictonhotel.com

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Crown Resort Motel 950 Lakeshore Drive West | 250-492-4092 | crownmotel.ca

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Days Inn & Conference Centre 152 Riverside Drive | 250-493-6616 | daysinnpenticton.ca

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Empire Motel 3495 Skaha Lake Road | 250-493-2323 | empiremotel.bc.ca

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Flamingo Motel (weekly only) 2387 Skaha Lake Road | 250-492-8333 | flamingopenticton.com

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Golden Sands Resort Motel 1028 Lakeshore Drive | 250-492-4210 | pentictonmotelgoldensands.ca

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Granada Inn 2592 Skaha Lake Road | 250-493-2144 | visitpenticton.com/listing/granada-inn/

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HI-Penticton Hostel 464 Ellis Street | 250-492-3992 | hihostels.ca/penticton

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Holiday House Motel 3355 Skaha Lake Road | 250-492-8422 | holidayhousemotel.ca

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Ogopogo Motel 270 Riverside Drive | 250-492-7616 | visitpenticton.com/listing/ogopogo-motel/

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Pass Motor Inn 2307 Skaha Lake Road | 250-492-0323 | passmotorinn.com

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Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre 21 Lakeshore Drive West | 250-493-8221 | pentictonlakesideresort.com

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Plaza Motel 1485 Main Street | 250-493-9495 | plazamotelpenticton.com

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Ramada Penticton Hotel and Suites 1050 Eckhardt Avenue West | 250-492-8926 | pentictonramada.com

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Rochester Resort Motel 970 Lakeshore Drive West | 250-493-1128 | rochester-resort-motel.com

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Sahara Courtyard Inn 1048 Westminster Avenue West | 250-492-7015 | saharacourtyardpenticton.com

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Sandman Hotel Penticton 939 Burnaby Avenue West | 250-493-7151 | sandmanhotels.com/penticton

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Shoreline Resort 926 Lakeshore Drive West | 250-492-7113 | shorelineresort.ca

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Slumber Lodge Motel 274 Lakeshore Drive West | 800-663-2831 | slumberlodge.ca

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Summerland Motel 2107 Tait Street | 250-494-4444| summerlandmotel.com

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Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa 13011 Lakeshore Drive South | 250-494-8180 | summerlandresorthotel.com

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Sunny Beach Motel 3648 Parkview Street | 250-492-7114 | sunnybeachmotel.com

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Swiss Sunset Inn 2604 Skaha Lake Road | 250-492-8209 | swisssunsetinn.com

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Tiki Shores Condominium Beach Resort 914 Lakeshore Drive | 250-492-8769 | pentictontikishoresmotel.ca

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Valley Star Motel 3455 Skaha Lake Road | 250-492-7205 | valleystarmotel.com

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WINTER DEALS ASED ON AVAILABILITY, BLACKOUT DATES APPLY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE ACCOMMODATION DIRECTLY.

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Looking to book that perfect getaway? Go to visitpenticton.com/winter-deals to save up to 30% off your hotel stay.

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2018/2019 Penticton Winter Guide  

Whether you're searching for a winter family vacation, a romantic escape, or a weekend package deal, you'll find exactly what you are lookin...

2018/2019 Penticton Winter Guide  

Whether you're searching for a winter family vacation, a romantic escape, or a weekend package deal, you'll find exactly what you are lookin...