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Adventure, Games and Activities

Want to Do Something Different?

If you’re one of those people who need a little more stimulation in your life or you’re simply craving a bit of an adrenaline rush, here are some activities you can engage in that are a little more active:

Here’s our quick list:

  1. Zip Lining
  2. Rock Climbing
  3. Mountain Biking
  4. Myra Canyon Adventure Park
  5. Ride the Kettle Valley Trail
  6. Kite Surfing
  7. Power Boarding
  8. Jet Skiing

1. Ziplining

Six of the highest, longest , fastest, epic-est ziplines in Canada, criss-crossing the breathtaking Deep Creek Gorge.   

There is also a “free fall” platform where you drop (bungee) 80 feet.   The highest “Leap of Faith” Freefall Jump in Canada.   And there is a family fun area with an obstacle course and a puzzlearium, all included in the entrance fee.   Check out the ZipZone. 

The Zipzone is only a 35 minute drive from Penticton

2. Rock Climbing

Skaha Bluffs is a famous spot for rock climbing.    It is a great place for beginners, and also has some more challenging routes for the more experienced.  

There are plenty of opportunities to book lessons or tours.     Check out Skaha Adventures if you would like a guide or some lessons.

Rock Climbing at Skaha Bluffs

3. Mountain Biking

There are some easy route and some very challenging courses in the area.  One of the most accessible areas is the Three Blind Mice, a short jaunt out of the City of Penticton.

Check out this website:  Trail Forks, for trail maps and videos of what some of the rides will be like.

There is plenty of terrain and well-marked trails in the area for some serious biiking

4. Myra Canyon

On the edge of the beautiful and historic Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park sits an aerial tree top ropes course.  Myra Canyon Adventure Park offers climbing in our ropes and challenge course lines, slack lining, disk golf, a lot of ground games and more  at one of the most scenic spots in the valley. Guests of ALL ages are challenged to explore, climb, swing, dangle, balance, hike and solve physical challenges on a variety of climbing elements between trees.

5. Bike the Kettle Valley Trail

The Kettle Valley Trail is well-maintained between Kelowna (Myra Canyon) and Penticton and travellers make the 80 km trek daily.   HooDoo adventures offers a bus service that will drop you off with at the Kelowna end, or about 2/3 of the way down the trail at Chute Lake – a mere 30 km route.   Chute Lake can be reached by driving up past Naramata.  The road does not go all the way through to Kelowna on this side of the Lake, so in order to get to Myra Canyon you have to go the long way up the main highway.

The KVR Trail runs on an old railway line from Kelowna to Penticton

6. Kite Surfing

When the winds come up – and they do – Skaha Lake is a famous spot for kite surfing.  Even if you don’t know much about the sport, if you are around on a windy day, take a stroll down to the Lake front and watch them fly.  It really is amazing how good some of them are.

Kite surfing is very popular at Skaha Lake when the winds come up


7.  Power Boarding

During the summer you will find someone with a jetski and a powerboard set-up that you can try.  Look for a table or a booth near the boat launch at Skaha Lake.

Powerboarding takes awhile to catch on to but once you get control it can be a lot of fun.

8.  Jet Skiing

You can rent Jet Skis at either of the lakes.    It’s a very popular thing to do, whether you want to let off a little steam and do some crazy maneuvers, or whether you just want to go for a cruise up the lake and back. 

Of Course There’s More

On both Lakes you will find SeeDoo rentals, boat rentals, and opportunities to be taken for a ride – perhaps wake boarding or waterskiing – with a qualified driver.

Pier water Sports has several Sea Doos for rent.