Okanagan-Shuswap Penticton Attractions - intown
Other Penticton Info
Bill Barlee's Museum of the Old West
954 Eckhardt Ave
This museum contains artifacts focusing on BC's mining, ghost town, and old west heritage
just north of Penticton, on Highway 97
As you leave Penticton, driving north on Highway 97, you'll see sandstone hoodoos, which are vertical columns caused by erosion, high on the benchlands to your left.
220 Manor Park Ave
This home of the Penticton and District Community Arts Council is a venue for local arts events. The building is once of the city's finest heritage homes, and was built in 1927.
Okanagan River Channel
west side of Penticton
This 7 km long channel is the straightened-out path of the Okanagan River between Okanagan and Skaha lakes. Locals go rafting on the channel on hot days, connecting an early swim on Okanagan Beach, finishing with a swim on Skaha Beach (you can rent dinghies and inner tubes at the top of the channel). The channel has been beautified with trees and a bicycle/jogging trail.
R.N. Atkinson Penticton Museum
785 Main Street
This museum showcase the natural and social history of the southern Okanagan.
Lakeshore exit off highway 97
This 72 metre sternwheeler paddled on Okanagan lake connecting Vernon and Penticton in the years from 1914 to 1935. It has been beached since 1951. The boat is being restored and summer tours are offered. The SS Naramata, a historic CPR tug is still afloat and is also being restored. Beside the SS Sicamous is a beautiful rose garden with hundreds of varieties.