Penticton - British Columbia

Penticton is one of the most visited places in British Columbia. It is very popular because of its warm, sandy beaches that attract people from al over the world. The city is located at the southern tip of Lake Okanagan and the northen tip of Skaha lake, thus being considered to be the beach loverís paradise. Here you can enjoy the cool relief from the sunís warmth by engaging in some of the best water skiing and para-sailing opportunities in the province. Another great event that takes place in Penticton is the annual August Ironman Canada Triathlon gathering around 1,700 international competitors.

A Penticton trip would definitely be incomplete if you failed to take a tour of the many wineries and orchards that are situated in this area. Because of the mild winters and hot summers the grapes grow in excellent conditions. You can also taste the award winning labels and learn the simple tricks that make each bottle unique. The summer picking season is one of the best periods to visit Penticton because raspberries, cherries, peaches and apricots are all in their juicy prime.

Another great thing about Penticton is the way the mountains surround the whole place. In fact, the city is very populated during the winter season too exactly because of these wonderful mountains. They give you a great opportunity to enjoy your winter vacation while skiing or snowboarding. The mountains are hosting a lot of chalets, which have their own restaurants where you can sit down and relax after a full day on the mountain.

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  • Penticton water sports
    Nestled between two vast warm water lakes with miles of beach and secret coves, Penticton is well known as a water-loverís destination no matter what your choice of vessel. Every season, thousands of people enjoy the smooth sand and gentle lapping waves on the beaches of Okanagan and Skaha Lake. Whether you are looking for a relaxing day of dipping with the family, or want to hype-up your adrenaline behind a ski boat, Pentictonís lakes offer something for everyone.
  • Kettle Valley Railway and Walking Trails
    Iím sure Andrew McCulloch never thought his lifeís work would make so many people happy. As the chief engineer of the Kettle Valley Railway Project at the turn of the century, constructing a rail line through some of the most inhospitable terrain in all of North America was a challenging and colossal undertaking in itself. McCulloch and those who worked to lay Kettle Valley track, far from home and facing considerable hardship and danger on a daily basis, may have never known this engineering marvel would become a treasured conduit for recreation and relaxation for generations of people to come.
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