Adventure Addiction Festival returns

The Adventure Addiction Festival is returning to Penticton, June 4 to 7 featuring climbing, paddling, racing, clinics, films and more.

Hoodoo Adventures presents the return of the Adventure Addiction festival to penticton hosted by Barefoot Beach Resort. Over four days in June there will be plenty of events including rock climbing at Skaha Bluffs.

Hoodoo Adventures presents the return of the Adventure Addiction festival to penticton hosted by Barefoot Beach Resort. Over four days in June there will be plenty of events including rock climbing at Skaha Bluffs.

The Adventure Addiction Festival is returning to Penticton, June 4 to 7 featuring climbing, paddling, racing, clinics, films and more.

Presented by Hoodoo Adventures and hosted by Barefoot Beach Resort, the festival is an action-packed event with a thrilling line-up of fun things to do.

First introduced to Penticton in 2011 as the Skaha Climbing Festival, Adventure Addiction has since grown to encompass the many adventure sports that the area has to offer, including rock climbing, paddling, hiking, mountain biking, road biking, stand-up paddle boarding and trail running.

“We are stoked to kick off a fantastic season of outdoor adventures in the Okanagan,” said Mike Hill, co-owner, Hoodoo Adventures. “Adventure Addiction showcases the local landscape, from paddling on the lake to climbing the Skaha Bluffs, and June is the perfect time to get out and play. We look forward to welcoming recreation enthusiasts from the region and beyond.”

Festival highlights include:

A Disc Golf Fundraiser at the Three Blind Mice trail network, presented by the Penticton Disc Golf Club on June 4. Participants can try out a round of the new Frisbee Golf Course. Proceeds will be donated to the Penticton Disc Golf Club for enhancement of their course.

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is offering an additional screening of The Paddler Movie at the Outdoor Beach Stage at Barefoot Beach Resort at 7:30 p.m. on June 5. The documentary’s star, Kelowna-based stand-up paddler Bob Purdy, will be in attendance to speak about the movie and his journey. Partial proceeds from the screening will be donated to the Climbers Access Society of B.C.

Multiple events will be offered on June 6, including: hiking tours; paddling demos; climbing competitions; races (the SteamFest Paddle Regatta); climbing clinics (Intro to Climb and Intro to Anchor Systems); and paddling clinics (Paddle Safe).

Making it easy to get around, Coconut Express will offer a hop-on, hop-off shuttle from Barefoot Beach Resort to different festival locations and winery stops. In addition, Gear Expos will showcase adventure sporting companies at Skaha Bluffs and on the water at Barefoot Beach Resort.

During the evening, Adventure Addiction will feature live music by Cod Gone Wild (June 6) on the beach stage, with the backdrop of Skaha Lake, at Barefoot Beach Resort.

On June 7 there are a number of events including the BC Enduro Race — a multi-stage mountain bike race; PACA (Penticton and Area Cycling Association) 100 — 100K road bike race: Sun’n SUP Naramata — introductory and advanced SUP (stand-up paddling) clinics in Naramata starting at the Sun’n SUP shop. As well, Hoodoo Adventures will offer a discounted Kayak Wine Tour and Myra Canyon shuttle. Zip Zone is offering a two for one zip lining pass.

For more information visit www.hoodooadventures.ca.