Penticton

Beautiful Lakes. Spectacular Beer.

The name Penticton translates to “a place to stay forever.” After just one visit, you’ll know why. Between the beaches, vineyards, vistas, and craft breweries, this small city is definitely one of BC’s best-kept secrets.

Nestled between Lake Okanagan and Skaha Lake and surrounded by vineyards, orchards, trails, and gorgeous scenery, Penticton is a paradise for cyclists, hikers, rock climbers and anyone who likes relaxing on a warm, sandy beach. On a hot day, splash in the cool lake, float on the water on a stand-up paddleboard, canoe or kayak, or drift lazily on an inner tube down the channel between the two lakes. If you’re feeling more active, head to the majestic Skaha Bluffs for some sensational rock climbing or jump on a bike to explore the Kettle Valley Rail Trail. In this four-season playground, you can golf most of the year, shop for local produce at the Penticton Farmers’ Market and fruit stands, and hit the slopes at nearby Apex Mountain Resort in the winter.

There is a lot more to this picturesque, lakefront city in the heart of BC’s wine country than the beach, the Peach and the Naramata Bench. Penticton has been a leader of the Okanagan craft beer scene for more than 25 years as home to the annual Okanagan Fest of Ale and a strong community of seven craft breweries. And in 2020, that legacy was recognized by Lonely Planet when it named Penticton Canada’s “craft beer capital.”

Early founders Tin Whistle Brewery and the Barley Mill Brewpub ignited the craft beer scene more than 25 years ago. Innovation and new energy were provided by Cannery Brewing, Bad Tattoo Brewing, and Highway 97 Brewing. The newest arrivals, Slackwater Brewing and Neighbourhood Brewing, bring a fresh energy to downtown Penticton. And local pubs and restaurants offer even more options for craft beer explorations following a day at the golf course or touring some of the excellent local wineries. This truly is a place to stay forever.

 A regional mandatory mask order is currently in place for all public indoor spaces in the area.

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Day 1

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The Bench Market
368 Vancouver Avenue, Penticton, BC

Penticton's go-to spot for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, and the best coffee in town! Plus artisan fine foods and great takeaway meals for your trips down to the beaches, parks or gardens.

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Visit the Ikeda Japanese Garden
199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC

Take a walk through the idyllic Ikeda Japanese Garden to enjoy the views, the peace, and quiet, and to spot fish in the ponds. The garden is particularly at its best during April or May when the flowering plants are in bloom. Also close to the Penticton Art Gallery

brewery
169 Estabrook Ave, Penticton, BC

Bad Tattoo has permanently made its mark with its diverse beer list and delicious pizza.

brewery
187 Westminster Ave., Penticton, BC

Penticton's newest brewery is a custom-built facility with a two-level tasting room and a Mexican-themed kitchen.

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Walk along the Okanagan Lake Boardwalk
1099 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, BC

Start your walk at the S.S. Sicamous – the largest of four steam-driven stern wheeled lake vessels that have been restored in Canada, or indulge your inner child with an ice cream or crazy shake at the giant iconic Peach on the other end of the boardwalk.

liquor-store
290 Riverside Drive , Suite #152, Penticton, BC
tap-house
1070 Eckhardt Ave West, , Penticton, BC

Pair your meal with local craft beer and a relaxed atmosphere. Soak up some Okanagan sunshine on their giant patio. Right next door to the Penticton Ramada.

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Penticton Ramada
1050 Eckhardt Avenue West, Penticton, BC

Conveniently located two blocks from the Okanagan River Channel, three blocks from Lake Okanagan Beach and right next door to The Station Public House.

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Stake your spot at one of the many beaches in the area – Okanagan Lake Beach, Marina Way Beach, Skaha Lake Beach, Sudbury Beach, or Three Mile Beach. Penticton is one of the few cities that allows for responsible drinking on select beaches. Look for signage to see where this is allowed.

Check out the event schedule at the South Okanagan Events Centre, where you can take in a concert, or cheer on the Penticton Vees Junior hockey team while you enjoy a great selection of local craft beer.

 

Day 2

activity
Hoodoo Adventure Company
131 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC

Hoodoo Adventures is all about getting out in nature and enjoying the surroundings in a safe, comfortable, and social environment. If you’re looking for biking, kayaking, or paddling, we cover them all. We’re one of the top choices for bike, kayak, canoe, SUP, and snowshoe rentals, as well as courses and new adventure experiences in the Okanagan-Similkameen region.

brewery
198 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC

One visit to Cannery Brewing’s popular taproom will reveal that this brewery is all about great beer and community. And nachos. Don’t forget the nachos!

brewery
200 Ellis St, Penticton, BC

Awaiting its grand reopening any time now (set for late July).

tap-house
256 Westminster Ave, Penticton, BC

Savour delicious Neapolitan pizza featuring classic, contemporary and sacrilegious pizza pies alongside a local craft beer.

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Penticton Golf & Country Club
600 Comox Street, Penticton, BC

We are proud to have one of the best-conditioned golf courses in the Okanagan Valley. The golf club itself was founded in 1922.

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Penticton Ramada
1050 Eckhardt Avenue West, Penticton, BC

Save some time on your trip to unwind by the pool and enjoy a craft beer poolside.

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Looking for a more leisurely tour? Book the Beer Buddies Tour and visit the breweries in style with a driver. While on your tour, look for Munson Mountain, Little Tunnel, the trestles, and the famous vineyards of the Naramata Bench.

Day 3

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The Bench Market
368 Vancouver Avenue, Penticton, BC

We offer all-day breakfast, weekend brunch, baked goods, gourmet lunch, takeaway meals, catering, and grocery – along with the best coffee in town, made using locally-roasted organic beans.

brewery
1475 Fairview Rd, Penticton, BC

Okanagan’s original brewery is still going strong more than 25 years later. Located in the historic Cannery Trade Centre.

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2460 Skaha Lake Rd, Penticton, BC

The Barley Mill has been a local favourite for more than 20 years. If you’re into sports and beer, this is definitely a place you want to check out.

liquor-store
2460 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton, BC

The Barley Mill Brewpub's own liquor store is located right next door!

tap-house
21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, BC

The Hooded Merganser was designed to provide guests with a lakeside experience like no other. Vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows have made us the place to be during the storm-watching season. The outdoor patio is incredible during the warmer months.

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Penticton Lakeside Resort
21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, BC

Where affordable luxury and the outdoors come together to provide an amazing vacation. Panoramic Views. Restaurant. Watersports. Pet Friendly.

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Located right near Tin Whistle, The Nest is a great place to visit for a light dinner and an amazing selection of cocktails! And you happen to be around on Fridays, their sommelier will be on hand to pair the perfect wine with your meal. Reservations are required.

Day 4

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Hoodoo Adventures -Spirited Brews Cruise Cycle Distillery Tour
131 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC

We begin by meeting at Hoodoo HQ in town where bikes are sized before boarding the shuttle to enjoy a 35 min drive through the Naramata Bench wine region. Rolling through vineyards with valley views sets up a lovely expectation of what's to come.

brewery
218 Martin Street, Penticton, BC

Founded mid-cast and hip deep in a mountain stream, Slackwater stands for the moments between life’s ebbs and flows—especially those enjoyed with friends, family and beers in-hand.

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Tickleberry's Downtown
202 Main Street, Penticton, BC

With up to 72 different kinds of ice cream rotating - all in-house made! - including one made with beer from Slackwater Brewing!

tap-house
21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, BC

The Barking Parrot Bar is located in the Penticton Lakeside Resort just inches away from Okanagan Lake. Offering a casual style dining experience with a menu inspired by our Chef’s newest concoctions.

liquor-store
1173 Government Street, Penticton, BC

Looking for a 4 pack of local BC Craft beers, or a few singles ice cold and ready to drink? Just check out our walk-in cooler!

accomodation
Penticton Lakeside Resort
21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, BC

Enjoy a spectacular view of Okanagan Lake from all of our rooms. Book your stay now! Restaurant. Pet Friendly.

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Looking for a great alternative for lunch, eat-in, or take-out that supports the Okanagan community? Check Out Brodo Kitchen. Open Monday – Fridays from 11 am -5 pm, with a variety of food options and BC craft beer to go!

cafe
The Bench Market
368 Vancouver Avenue, Penticton, BC
activity
Visit the Ikeda Japanese Garden
199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC
brewery
brewery
activity
Walk along the Okanagan Lake Boardwalk
1099 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, BC
liquor-store
290 Riverside Drive , Suite #152, Penticton, BC
tap-house
1070 Eckhardt Ave West, , Penticton, BC
accomodation
Penticton Ramada
1050 Eckhardt Avenue West, Penticton, BC
activity
Hoodoo Adventure Company
131 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC
brewery
198 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC
brewery
tap-house
256 Westminster Ave, Penticton, BC
activity
Penticton Golf & Country Club
600 Comox Street, Penticton, BC
accomodation
Penticton Ramada
1050 Eckhardt Avenue West, Penticton, BC
cafe
The Bench Market
368 Vancouver Avenue, Penticton, BC
brewery
brewery
liquor-store
2460 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton, BC
tap-house
21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, BC
accomodation
Penticton Lakeside Resort
21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, BC
activity
Hoodoo Adventures -Spirited Brews Cruise Cycle Distillery Tour
131 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC
brewery
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Tickleberry's Downtown
202 Main Street, Penticton, BC
tap-house
21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, BC
liquor-store
accomodation
Penticton Lakeside Resort
21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, BC
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Sip Suds & Sleep

Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • One-Night Accommodation
  • Two Craft Beers at each of the 7 Penticton Ale Trail Breweries (one per guest, per brewery)*
  • Welcome Gift from local breweries and Travel Penticton.
  • Complimentary Parking

Available:

  • November 1, 2021- February 28, 2022 (available for stays with a check-in date on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday only).Based on double occupancy and subject to availability.

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Visit Penticton

Penticton, located in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan, is one of only two cities in the world that is situated between two lakes. Stake your spot at one of the many beaches or stroll down Main Street and take in the Penticton Farmers’ Market held Saturday mornings from late April to mid-October. Our friendly community offers something for everyone. Heart thumping mountain biking, rock climbing or hiking for that adventurous soul, or an easy going family bike-ride and a leisurely afternoon float down the iconic river channel. Just a 20 minute drive to over 5 breweries, 70 wineries and 3 distilleries, it’s no wonder Penticton means “a place to stay forever.”

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Synopsis

Tucked between the Coast and Cascade mountain ranges, the Fraser Valley Ale Trail offers a mix of relaxing countryside, urban culture, and rugged backcountry beauty…

Travel Method

Cycling, Driving, Walking

Towns & Communities

Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Cultus Lake, Fort Langley, Langley, Langley City

Duration

4 Days

Breweries

Old Yale Brewing, Farmhouse Brewing Co., Field House Brewing CHWK, Bricklayer Brewing, Flashback Brewing, Field House Brewing ABBY, Ravens Brewing Company, Camp Beer Co, Five Roads Brewing, Trading Post Brewing, Dead Frog Brewery, Smugglers Trail Caskworks, Locality Brewing, Farm Country Brewing, KPU Brew Lab

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