Sand & Sun

Explore Penticton 2011

Parasailing on Okanagan Beach

No trip to Penticton would be complete with a lazy drift down the Okanagan River Channel. Put on your sunscreen, get your friends or family together, and grab an inner tube – then sit back for the three-hour float down the channel south from Okanagan Lake to Skaha Lake.

Riverside Park has undergone many changes this year, making on of the most family-friendly and fun parks in the city. Riverside has everything from a historic paddle wheeler — the S.S. Sicamous — to mini-golf and picnics, plus the wonderful Rose Garden. It’s also home to the start of river channel drifting. The park’s Rotary pavilion — a perfect site for outdoor performances and family picnics — is the newest addition and is often host to free concerts. And for the skaters, bladers and BMX-ers in the family, it’s hard to miss Riverside Park’s main attraction! The Youth Activity Park was designed by a professional skatepark architect and has been a great place for skateboarders to practice and show off their moves. Riverside Park is located at the corner of Lakeshore and Riverside drives.

Home to the city’s bandshell, Gyro Park is often the site of free concerts all during the summer. It’s also a mainstage for a variety of area events and borders the Farmers’ and Artisans’ markets held every Saturday through to October.  Gyro Park is located at the end of Main Street.


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