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Enjoying Spirits with Master Distiller Jorg Engel
At 4.30pm - 6.00pm May 4th on Maple Leaf Spirits, Naramata Road, you can enjoy a tour of the craft distillery with a tasting of soon to be released wines. Appetizers will be offered with each liqueur, fruit brandy or spirit . Limit 10 guests per event. 

Contact information is available at www.mapleleafpririts.ca. $38 (plus tax).

The Art of Xeriscaping
At 12.00 noon - 1.00pm May 6th in the Penticton Public Library, Main Street join Jeff Lynka and Paula Rodriquez de la Vega as they discuss the fine art of xeriscaping, tips on how to build, design and maintain a xeriscape landscape, recommended plants for the area, and many other ideas for water conservation.

Contact information is available at www.library.penticton.bc.ca.
 

  The famous Paddle to the Pub

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Historic Lower Summerland is home to a brilliant pub right on the water known simply as "Local". You'll Feel like a local as you arrive by Kayak for a well deserved pint. Join us to launch kayaks next to the famous SS Sicamous stern wheeler in Penticton and paddle to Local Pub including a rest break at Sunoka Beach. It...

  Myra Canyon Guided Tour

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Cruise on the gentlest of downhill grades through the world famous historic area of the KVR rail trail known as Myra Canyon, learn all the incredible history of the wooden railway trestle bridges original construction and their subsequent recreation after devastating forest fires all but destroyed them. Carry on cruisi...

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  Intro To Kayaking

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Learn the Basics in this easy introductory lesson, we explain the different kayaks, gear and how everything works. We get safely on the water and learn proper efficient paddling strokes. Gain confidence as you master the various ways to make your kayak propel forward, turn and stop. Both morning and evening courses ava...

  Intro to Anchor Building

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Learn efficient and secure anchor construction techniques for sport and traditional climbing sites, gain valuable skills in the usage of traditional gear, quick draws, carabiners. cordelletes, webbing, knots, hitches and more. Let our qualified instructors show you the safest ways to expand our skills.

  Coach Strong Intermediate

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Full Day of mountain bike coaching for the Intermediate rider. Ages 16 Improve your skills of cornering at speed, brake correctly, roll obstacles, crash through rock fields, body position and more. Our guides are experts at giving you correct habits and ridding you of your old ones. All wrapped up in a great ride on fa...

  Pinot, Paddle and Paint

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Combine wine, art and kayaking in a unique Okanagan Valley way. Let us put together a package that includes a relaxing paddle to meet a local artist and your host/teacher for a painting class at your choice of secluded beach or vineyard setting. Snack on a selection of local seasonal fruits and artisan cheese and compl...

  Survival Course

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Learn Outdoor Survival Techniques including Survival Kits, Fire Techniques, Shelters, Distress Signals, Food and Water resources, Map and Compass, Rattle Snake, bear and cougar attacks, Hypothermia and basic first aid, Rescue method, basic Wilderness First Aid. Details Lead by experienced and Qualified Outdoor Instruct...

  Early Bird or Sunset Kayak Tour

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Soak up the calm stillness of morning disturbed only by the aroma of fresh brewed local gourmet coffee. Enjoy the earliest part of the day on Skaha or Okanagan Lake while your guide shares local history of the area. Or if you prefer the twilight hours, relax and feel your day melt away as dusk descends over you and the...

  Intro to Rock climbing course - 6 hours

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Let us help you safely enter the rewarding sport of climbing. Explore the rock in a safe environment with qualified instructors. Learn The Basics Safely; climbing technique, belaying, safety, ropes care and equipment.

  Eco Rappel Tour

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Rappelling can be done by almost anyone, as long as you are willing to trust us and try. We can cater to the adrenaline junkie or anyone who wants to try something out of the ordinary. Our jaw dropping rappel sites offer spectacular views, shaky knees and an unbeatable sense of accomplishment you are not soon to forget...

  Intro to Rock climbing course - 4 hours

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Let us help you safely enter the rewarding sport of climbing. Explore the rock in a safe environment with qualified instructors.Learn The Basics Safely; climbing technique, belaying, safety, ropes care and equipment.

  Intermediate Sea Kayaking course

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Strokes, kayak handling, rescues and equipment, if you want to get into sea kayaking, then this course will provide you with the required essential skills. Throughout the day qualified instructors will take you through different paddling techniques, self and buddy rescues, packing your boat and recommended equipment.

  Okanagan Mountain Park - Intermediate

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

This Provincial Park spreads over 10,000 hectares with rugged landscape, mountain lakes, grasslands and spruce-fir forests accessible only on foot, horseback or bicycle.

  Pedal and Pose

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Shuttle to the historic Chute Lake Lodge and ride along the Kettle Valley Railway a gentle 2% downhill to a gorgeous vineyard with a stunning valley view for your 45 minute yoga session. Finish with a visit to the winery before returning to Penticton.

  Skaha Bluffs - Beginner to Intermediate

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

This Provincial Park provides a variety of recreation opportunities including hiking, rock climbing and wildlife viewing while also protecting habitat for a variety of species at risk. The Bluffs are a series of north-south canyons with cliffs of up to 80 metres on either side, providing some shady respite from the su...

  Brent Mountain at Apex - Intermediate

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Leading into alpine/sub-alpine regions through a protected area rich with small fauna and mountain flora and peaking at an old fire watch tower you will experience views of Apex Ski Hill, Summerland and Kelowna in the far distance. The hike has some steeper sections at the beginning and end. It starts at an elevation o...

  Hoodoo Adventures - Kayaking, Cycling, Rock Climbing, Hiking, Snowshoeing

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

We are the Okanagan's premier Adventure Tour Co offering award winning experiences for the adventurous at heart. Recognized internationally for our unique Kayak and Bicycle wine tours, we also offer Hiking Tours, Outdoor Skills Courses, Unique Corporate Team Days, Rappelling, Guided Outdoor Climbing, and we now have an...

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  Kayak Beach Picnic BBQ

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

There is something special about paddling out to find the perfect beach for a catered BBQ picnic as beach BBQ destinations always depend on the wind and weather. Have your gourmet BBQ meal prepared by our multi talented guides while you relax on a piece of Okanagan paradise that few get to experience. Evening BBQ's 5:3...

  Snowshoeing - 3 Course Bonfire Dinner

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Join us for a beautiful snowshoe through a winter wonderland before arriving at a warm fire where our executive chef will greet you with a 3 course dinner paired with local wine and great company.

  Kayak Brunch

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Mornings enjoyed sitting on calm lake waters are an experience to behold. Soak in the earliest part of the day on Skaha or Okanagan while your guide offers local history of the area. Explore the serene environment and enjoy a brunch of local gourmet delights including coffee or lattes prepared freshly for you in your o...

  Youth Kayak Clinics - 1 1/2 to 2 hours

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Learn to Kayak! Explore the lake with qualified instructors who will teach you proper paddle technique and rescue skills through lessons and kayak games, giving you a good base knowledge before you head out for a paddling excursion! Ages 7 - 13 years.s and festivals.

  Rock Climbing Guided Tour

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Join our qualified Guides for a 5 hour rock climbing session at the world renowned Skaha Bluffs! Custom-made for any level of climber from: 'never climbed' to 'didn't have space to pack my gear while traveling'; we can help you out.

  Myra Canyon Shuttles

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Explore the magnificent MYRA Canyon trestle bridges by bike, or foot. These wonders of engineering are a MUST SEE for any visitor to the area. Enjoy a relaxing informative shuttle in our bus to the start of the Myra Canyon on the KVR Trail access point on the east side of Kelowna. Our vehicle can transport your bike sa...

  Downhill Shuttle

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Not from around here? Don't know where to go or how to get there? Don't waste valuable time on the wrong trail, Let us shuttle you to some of the best downhill trails around!
 $30 for a minimum of 2 people, $20 for a group of 6 or more.

  Kayak Wine and Cheese Tour

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Enjoy our award winning Kayak Wine Tour with the inclusion of a delicious picnic spread of local seasonal fruits and artisan cheeses that the region is well known for. A top selling experience for good reason.

  Beat the Heat - Intermediate Guided Ride

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Have you always wanted to ride the renowned trails of the Okanagan? Are you looking for something adventurous on your mountain bike? Does the thought of hot Okanagan afternoons and the potential for getting lost on the trail stifle your motivation? We invite you to meet our mountain bike guide at 6:30 am for an early m...

  Rails to Trails

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Have you wanted to move your mountain bike tires from the KVR to the local single track trails but are lacking the skills and confidence to make the leap? Or perhaps you are just visiting Penticton and would like to meet some new people and challenge yourself on the trails? Come learn the basics of mountain biking in ...

  Chute Lake Shuttle

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Let us take you to Chute Lake for your Kettle Valley Trail experience. Approximately a 45 min trip, if pre-arranged we are happy to pick your group up at your accommodations in Penticton or we can meet you at our building at 131 Ellis Street where parking is available and where our shuttle depart daily at 9:30am. Pre-b...

  Sea Kayaking Essentials - Overnight tour

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Strokes, kayak handling, equipment, navigation, weather, this overnight course is for those who really want to get into sea kayaking or who have been kayaking for some time and want to advance their skills and knowledge. Qualified and experienced instructors combined with excellent instructor to client ratios will enab...

  Youth Kayak Exploration Okanagan Lake

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Participants will spend the first 2 days training and prepping for their journey as they help they learn about trip planning from menus to risk management. On the third day the group will head out for 3 days and 2 nights of Kayak Camping through the Okanagan Provincial Park.

  Shuttle and Shred

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Guided Mountain Bike ride through 3 Blind Mice for Intermediate riders. Shuttle to the top and shred to the bottom!! Our guides will ensure you and your bike are taken care of, we can even take you to a great beach for a swim to finish the tour if so desired!

  Velo Vino Tours

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Shuttle to Chute Lake Lodge, cruise down the scenic Kettle Valley Trail and visit some of our favorite boutique wineries. The wines are world class and the scenery is unbeatable,, what a way to tour Okanagan Wine Country!

  Snowshoeing - 2 Hour Tour

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

The good news is that anyone who can walk can snowshoe. There are many reasons to enjoy the benefits of snowshoeing; it's fun, affordable, easy to learn and great exercise. It is an entertaining, social, group activity that allows you to get out and enjoy the great outdoors in the winter months. Enjoy the glistening sn...

  2 Hour Tour

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Have you found yourself staring out onto the lakes of the Okanagan Valley and wished you get on the water, even if it's just for couple hours? We can help. Paddle Penticton to 3 Mile, 3 Mile to Naramata, Naramata North, Skaha Lake... the options are limitless and the scenery is breathtaking! Whether you enjoy early mo...

  Vaseux Lake Kayak Wildlife and Birding Experience

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Explore Vaseux lake's gorgeous quiet still surroundings by kayak. Observe families of Elk, rare birds or maybe even Big Horn Sheep up close as you discover why this area is famous amongst bird watchers and wildlife viewing enthusiasts the world over. Our guides are on hand to get you into the best spots and offer infor...

  Custom Kayak Tour

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Explore almost any of our valley's stunning waterways by kayak, any way, any time you want. Penticton to 3 Mile, 3 Mile to Naramata, Naramata North, Skaha, Vaseux, Kalmalka Lake, or is there a smaller more out of the way lake you always wanted to explore? The options are virtually limitless and the scenery is breathtak...

  Kayak Yoga

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

How could kayaking and Yoga possibly be improved you ask? How about combining them for the ultimate in relaxation. Explore the coastline and discover perfect secluded hideaway beaches. Practice yoga in the wilderness with our instructors to your hearts content. Morning or evening sessions available.

  Learn to Kayak Surf

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

This session will focus on paddling techniques and kayak handling for the surf and rough conditions. A suitable venue will be chosen for the session depending on weather, sometimes we have to wait for the weather. Our qualified instructors will take you through the basics of rolling a kayak, surf landings, breaking out...

  Paddle and Dine

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Looking for a truly genuine adventure where you'll literally earn your feast? Begin your journey in the historic picturesque village of Naramata and paddle to Penticton's stunning Hooded Merganser restaurant for lunch or dinner. Stop for a well deserved freshly prepared gourmet coffee and snack at 3 Mile Beach on Lake ...

  Spirited Brews Cruise

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Shuttle to Chute Lake Lodge, cruise down the historic Kettle Valley Trail, visit and taste at Legend and Maple Leaf distilleries and Cannery and Bad Tattoo craft breweries finishing with pizza at Bad Tattoo! The perfect dudes tour for a stag, birthday or guys weekend and of course it is great for the ladies too. ̷...

  Youth Intro to Rock Climbing

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Let us help you safely enter the rewarding sport of climbing. Explore the rock in a safe environment with qualified instructors.

  McIntyre Bluff - Beginner to Intermediate

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

From this spectacular and spiritual landmark you can experience unbeatable views up and down the valley or look 1000 feet straight down into the Okanagan River. In the spring there are wild flowers abound and the vista from the bluff is awesome!

  Carmi and Ellis Ridge - Beginner

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

The dark spires of burned tree trunks rise out of clouds of newly-green bushes and undergrowth in the Ellis Ridge area east of Penticton; a stark reminder that a devastating forest fire in 1994 claimed 5500 hectares of forest and 18 homes. The force of fire and the wonder of water's effects in this ecosystem are the fo...

  Kayak Wine Tour

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Enjoy the most unique way to experience wine country and discover why Readers Digest awarded this tour NO#3 Kayak Experience in Canada. Soak up the beauty of Okanagan Lakes as you learn about the area and the local wine industry. A shuttle will meet you at your paddle destination taking you to sample some of the finest...

  Youth Coaching - Full Day

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Youth ages 10-15 can join other like minded kids and learn the basics of mountain biking in a fun, safe and supportive environment. Learn techniques by participating in a variety of fun skill building activities and challenging games. 9:30am-3:30pm, minimum of 4 and max of 10 participants. 


  Keremeos Creek - Beginner to Intermediate

Location: 131 Ellis Street Penticton, BC. V2A 4L4

Running between Apex Mountain Resort and Green Mountain Road this trail offers stunning views of the valley, creek and wilderness. Get a unique view of the local ski hill and take in the gorgeous wild flowers. This trail is fantastic!