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Penticton - Reasons to Visit

Penticton is one of the best kept secret adventure tourism capitals of the world. It's famous for its dry, semi-desert climate, warm fresh-water lakes, beaches, orchards, vineyards, wineries, international triathalons, water sports, mountain biking, road cycling, hiking, nordic skiing, alpine skiing plus a world class rock climbing destination area, all just minutes from downtown. It was named in the top 10 world travel destinations in Facebook survey - Huffington Post 2012 for good reasons.

Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park has become a world renowned climbing mecca with more than 1,200 establised routes to choose from. This maze of cliffs and canyons are situated just above Skaha Lakes' eastern shoreline, boasting the longest, driest and sunniest climbing season in Canada. This popular area now sees more than 75,000 annual user visits from both climbing, hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts. Skaha Rock Adventures Ltd. offers 18 different technical rock climbing programs to choose from using Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park.

Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park is an alpine region located only 1 hours' drive from Penticton and is a jewel to visit in the summer months. Skaha Rock Adventures Ltd. offers hiking, backpacking and alpine rock climbing programs in this beautiful, mountainous, alpine lakes strewn Provincial Park.