Top things to do

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 is restored and beached; a tour is an evocative self-guided …
Top Choice Market in Penticton

Penticton Farmers Market

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

Salty's Beach House

You expect deep-fried but what you get is a nuanced menu of seafood with global accents. Typical is 'fisherman's pot,' which is rich with seafood and multifaceted flavour. Dine under the stars on the patio or enjoy …
Gallery in Penticton

Art Gallery of Southern Okanagan

The beachfront Art Gallery of Southern Okanagan displays a diverse collection of regional, provincial and national artists.
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 …
Music in Penticton

Elvis Festival

Dozens of Elvis impersonators could be your idea of heaven or hound-dog hell, especially on the afternoon of open-mike sing-alongs.