Recreation

Recreation in the Okanagan

Recreational activities in the Okanagan are many

    • Truly a natural wonderland, Bear Creek Provincial Park is situated in the Central Okanagan Basin on the west side of Okanagan Lake. The park features lakeside camping, over 400 metres of sandy beaches and 5 km of spectacular, well-marked hiking trails. A picturesque canyon has been carved into the bedrock by Bear Creek tumbling onto a cottonwood-lined delta.
    • Take a walk or cycle the Myra Canyon Park Trestles. This is a great day trip and something for the whole family.
    • Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO)
      717 White Lake Road
      Penticton, British Columbia V2A 6J9

      The Observatory grounds and Visitors’ Centre are open year-round for self-guided tours between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays).

      The grounds are also open on weekends and holidays from Easter until Thanksgiving, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., with staff on duty in the Visitors’ Centre.

      Tours led by Observatory staff are offered on Sundays in July and August, between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. These tours typically last about one hour.

      Visitors are asked to LEAVE their cars at the ROAD and walk to the Observatory grounds (approximately 600 m). Automobile ignition systems can emit radio waves that interfere with the astronomers’ observations.

    • There are several amazing ski hills within driving distance from Copper Sky. These include Big White Ski Resort, Apex Mountain and Silver Star Mountain.

Regional Parks