Penticton

One Of BC's Best Kept Craft Beer Secrets

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 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 20 years as home to the annual Okanagan Fest of Ale and a strong community of five craft breweries.

Early founders Tin Whistle Brewery and the Barley Mill Brewpub ignited the craft beer scene two decades ago. Innovation and new energy were provided by Cannery Brewing, Bad Tattoo Brewing, and the latest addition, Highway 97 Brewing. 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.

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Day 1

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1475 Fairview Rd, Penticton, BC

The Okanagan’s original brewery is still going strong more than 20 years later. Located in the historic Cannery Trade Centre.

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Nest and Nectar
1475 Fairview Road, Penticton, BC

Enjoy down to earth options for breakfast, lunch and evening tapas. Found in the same building as Tin Whistle Brewing.

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Walk along the boardwalk at Okanagan Lake
1099 Lakeshore Dr W, 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.

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Kettle Valley Station Pub
1070 Eckhardt Avenue West, Penticton, BC

Pair your meal with local craft beer and a relaxed atmosphere. Soak up some Okanagan sunshine on their giant patio.

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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 Kettle Valley Station Pub.

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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.

Day 2

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Spirited Brews Cruise
131 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC

This bike tour along the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail will take you by a local hopyard, past stunning vistas with visits to local distilleries and craft breweries – Cannery Brewing and Bad Tattoo.

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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!

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169 Estabrook Ave, Penticton, BC

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

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Craft Corner Kitchen
557 Main Street, Penticton, BC

Seasonal dishes made with fresh, local produce. Focused on supporting neighboring farmers, wineries, distilleries and breweries.

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Penticton Ramada
1050 Eckhardt Avenue West, Penticton, BC

Enjoy a relaxing evening in the hot tub after the day’s Spirited Brews Cruise bike tour.

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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, Square One Hop Growers, the trestles and the famous vineyards of the Naramata Bench.

Day 3

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Brodo
483 Main Street, Penticton, BC

Taste ingredients from local orchards, farms and vineyards. Simple, fresh food made by nice people.

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Hike Skaha Bluffs Provincial Parks

A world renowned destination with views of Skaha Lake, just south of Penticton. Enjoy hiking, rock climbing and wildlife viewing.

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954 Eckhardt Ave W, Penticton, BC

Named for the scenic highway that runs along the Okanagan’s spine, Highway 97 welcomes you to Penticton.

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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.

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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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If you want to try out more craft beverages, visit the many wineries, cideries or distilleries in the area. If you happen to visit in April, check out the Okanagan Fest of Ale, the Murderers Row Cask Event at the Kettle Valley Station Pub and a variety of other Okanagan Beer Week activities. For the perfect leisure activity, float the Penticton Channel.

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Tin Whistle Brewing
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Nest and Nectar
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Walk along the boardwalk at Okanagan Lake
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Spirited Brews Cruise
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Cannery Brewing
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Bad Tattoo Brewing
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Craft Corner Kitchen
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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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