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Discover Penticton, BC

Discover Penticton, BC

Explore the region’s wines, vines and sandy shores

  • Apr 30, 2020
Wildflowers, rare grasslands and at-risk species are part of the rich landscape of the Park Rill Floodplain which is now part of the Nature Trust of B.C. in the South Okanagan. (Graham Osborne photo)

151 acres of biodiverse South Okanagan land donated to Nature Trust of BC

The land near Willowbrook is home to rare grasslands and at-risk animals

The iconic Red Bridge in Keremeos was turned into a surfers paradise by these two who were featured in a video posted to the Keremeos, BC Facebook page July 7.
 (Keremeos, BC/Facebook photo)

VIDEO: Creative kids in Keremeos surf the Similkameen River

Using just some straps and planks, these kids turned the river into a surfers paradise

  • Jul 18, 2021
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Enter to WIN a family fishing adventure in Ucluelet

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Capture Summer Photo Contest

Photo Contest: How will you Capture Summer?

Share photos of your summer adventures to be entered to win up to $250 in grocery gift cards

Capture Summer Photo Contest
Day-use passes for specific trails within Stawamus Chief and Garibaldi parks along the Sea-to-Sky corridor will be among the measures to address the surge in visitors while protecting the environment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Day-use pass initiative for 5 busy BC parks to address safety, protect environment

The second phase of its free day-use pass pilot program rolls out June 22 in five provincial parks

Day-use passes for specific trails within Stawamus Chief and Garibaldi parks along the Sea-to-Sky corridor will be among the measures to address the surge in visitors while protecting the environment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Penticton recreation businesses offer a plethora of outdoor activity options. Photo courtesy Visit Penticton.

Find your fun: Penticton has it all

Penticton, located in British Columbia’s South Okanagan, is ripe for rediscovery this…

  • Jun 8, 2021
Penticton recreation businesses offer a plethora of outdoor activity options. Photo courtesy Visit Penticton.
(Metro Creative photo)

Youth summer fishing challenge: Go fishing, take a photo, then enter to win!

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s contest returns this summer

(Metro Creative photo)
Chilliwack metal sculptor Kevin Stone has been commissioned to construct a Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture that will be put on display for all of Penticton to see. (Kevin Stone/Instagram)

Penticton to become home to a larger-than-life T-rex

Renowned BC metal artist Kevin Stone has been hired to bring his work to Penticton

Chilliwack metal sculptor Kevin Stone has been commissioned to construct a Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture that will be put on display for all of Penticton to see. (Kevin Stone/Instagram)
B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.

BC’s Family Fishing Weekend returns June 18 to 20

Get ready with a free Family Fishing Webinar Series June 12

B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.
This whimsical bronze sculpture is called Joy of Life Unbalanced, a tribute to the vertically challenged Dachshunds who are joyfully happy jumpers, said artist-creator Joanne Helm of Saanich. Find this art along with five others along Lakeshore Drive. (Submitted)

Take a sculpture walk along Penticton’s lakeshore

Seven new art pieces installed just in time for the long weekend

This whimsical bronze sculpture is called Joy of Life Unbalanced, a tribute to the vertically challenged Dachshunds who are joyfully happy jumpers, said artist-creator Joanne Helm of Saanich. Find this art along with five others along Lakeshore Drive. (Submitted)
As of April 23, B.C. residents will not be able to book accommodations or a camping site outside of their local health region, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Whistler BC, by Courtney & Colin Adams. Amateur Photographer of the Year entry

Camping close to home still permitted under B.C. travel ban: Dr. Henry

People will not be able to book a campsite outside of their health region – although Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health are being treated as one zone

As of April 23, B.C. residents will not be able to book accommodations or a camping site outside of their local health region, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Whistler BC, by Courtney & Colin Adams. Amateur Photographer of the Year entry
With a fat-tire electric bike you have all the traction you need to explore Penticton’s trails in winter. Photo courtesy Soar magazine.

Purely Penticton

A wild winter escape

  • Apr 23, 2021
With a fat-tire electric bike you have all the traction you need to explore Penticton’s trails in winter. Photo courtesy Soar magazine.
In a feature article published April 10, 2021 in The Times of London, ‘headlined British Columbia has what it takes to rival Napa Valley,’ the valley is praised extensively for its natural beauty and wine. (File photo)

From the U.K. with love: Okanagan wine, scenery receives international praise

The Times of London newspaper recently featured the valley in a wine and travel piece

In a feature article published April 10, 2021 in The Times of London, ‘headlined British Columbia has what it takes to rival Napa Valley,’ the valley is praised extensively for its natural beauty and wine. (File photo)
Lori Jantz snapped this picture of a fight between a bald eagle and an osprey above Osoyoos Lake on Friday. Lori Jantz photo

Battle in the sky erupts above South Okanagan lake

Bald eagle and osprey fight mid-air in Osoyoos

Lori Jantz snapped this picture of a fight between a bald eagle and an osprey above Osoyoos Lake on Friday. Lori Jantz photo
Now anglers can use what Davies describes as a quick and convenient electronic method to record their catch, under NRLS.

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

  • Apr 3, 2021
Now anglers can use what Davies describes as a quick and convenient electronic method to record their catch, under NRLS.
It was a windy day in Penticton, but for many kiteboarders and windsurfers, it was pure heaven on Skaha Lake Sunday, March 28. (Sandy Steck SSteck Photography)

Kiteboarders catch major air on Skaha Lake during Sunday’s windstorm

Kiteboarders and windsurfers took to Skaha Lake in droves Sunday

It was a windy day in Penticton, but for many kiteboarders and windsurfers, it was pure heaven on Skaha Lake Sunday, March 28. (Sandy Steck SSteck Photography)
WestJet has added 11 new routes across Western Canada, the airline announced March, 26, 2021. (Mark Brett/Western News file)
WestJet has added 11 new routes across Western Canada, the airline announced March, 26, 2021. (Mark Brett/Western News file)
Chris Philpot wowed many with his speed-flying video over Skaha Lake in Penticton. Chris Philpot / Instagram

WATCH: Man speed-flies over Penticton’s Skaha Lake in stunning video

Chris Philpot, 30, speed-flies every chance he gets since moving to the Okanagan

Chris Philpot wowed many with his speed-flying video over Skaha Lake in Penticton. Chris Philpot / Instagram