Top things to do

Top Choice Burgers in Penticton

Burger 55

Best burger in Canada? It's your own fault if it isn't, as you have myriad ways to customize at this downtown restaurant. Six kinds of buns, 10 kinds of cheese, and toppings that include roasted garlic and pico de g…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Penticton

Mile Zero Wine Bar

Long overdue! This sleek, industrial-edged wine bar is right in the center and is a magnificent place to sample the region's wine bounty. There are always 10 varieties on tap and dozens more available by the glass. …
Top Choice Market in Penticton

Penticton Farmers Market

Penticton definitely has its share of good eats. The farmers market, based at Gyro Park on Main St, has large numbers of local organic producers.
Top Choice Historic Site in Penticton

SS Sicamous Inland Marine Museum

Back when the best way to get around inland BC was by boat, the SS Sicamous hauled passengers and freight on Okanagan Lake from 1914 to 1936. Now the boat has been restored and permanently moored; a tour is an evoca…
Bistro in Penticton

Hillside Bistro

Beautifully set among its namesake vineyards about 5km from Penticton, this casual eatery has great lakeside views from its various open-air decks. The menu includes upscale versions of burgers, pasta and other dish…
Park in Penticton

Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park

Propelled by the dry weather and compact gneiss rock, climbers from all over the world come to this park to enjoy climbing on more than 400 bolted routes. The local climbing group has comprehensive info on the bluff…
Cafe in Penticton

Bench Market

Always buzzing – and not just because of the excellent organic coffee – this neighborhood fave is consistently busy. The patio is where locals meet and exchange gossip. Egg dishes star at breakfast; lunch is about s…
Museum in Penticton

Penticton Museum

Inside the library, the Penticton Museum has delightfully eclectic displays, including the de rigueur natural-history exhibit with stuffed animals and birds, and everything you'd want to know about the juicy fruits …
Deli in Penticton

Il Vecchio Deli

The smell that greets you as you enter confirms your choice. The best lunch sandwiches in town can be consumed at a couple of tables in this atmospheric deli, but will taste better on a picnic. Choices are many; we …
Fusion in Penticton

Dream Cafe

The heady aroma of spices hits as you enter this pillow-bedecked, upscale-yet-funky bistro. Asian and Indian flavors mix on the menu, which has numerous veggie options. There's live acoustic music by touring pros on…