Go jump in the lake.

5 ways to beat the heat in Penticton

Penticton is one of only 2 cities in the world that sits between 2 lakes connected by a lazy river

This week is hot, too hot. The Penticton Western News has compiled a list of 5 ways to beat the heat in Penticton.

Go Jump In The Lake

Penticton is one of just two cities in the world that sits between two lakes, Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake. With kilometres of soft sand beaches, the two lakes are warm and welcoming and a great way to cool off for free.

Skaha Lake Beach, with its soft sand and warm water can’t be beat. (Visit Penticton)

Skaha Lake Beach, with its soft sand and warm water can’t be beat. (Visit Penticton)

Float the Channel

Penticton is lucky enough to have 6.4 km of a lazy river to enjoy of leisurely float. Just don’t forget to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. The float from Okanagan Lake to Skaha Lake takes about two to 2.5 hours.

Float the channel. (File photo)

Float the channel. (File photo)

Wibit

The floating water park is perfectly located on Okangan Lake beside the SS Sicamous where you can bounce, jump and slide around and cool off in the water while you are at it. There is a smaller version strictly for younger kids right out front and the larger water park for all ages.

Wibit on Okanagan Lake in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Wibit on Okanagan Lake in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Landmark Cinemas

Take in a movie and the cool air conditioning at Landmark movie theatre on Winnipeg Street. Currently playing is Thor: Love and Thunder, Top Gun: Maverick, Elvis, Where the Crawdads Sing, Minions: The Rise of Gru.

Or take in some shopping in the air conditioning of Cherry Lane Shopping Centre. There is also the walking track at the South Okanagan Events Centre if you are looking for some exercise or take in the library or museum.

Ice Cream

Nothing better than a waffle cone and ice cream to cool down with. In this kind of heat, how about ice cream for dinner?

With so many ice cream places to choose from in Penticton, you really only have to walk a block or less and find your favourite flavour whether it be bubble gum, salted caramel or classic chocolate.

Lickity Splitz is right across from Okanagan Lake beach. (Facebook)

Lickity Splitz is right across from Okanagan Lake beach. (Facebook)

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