The Sandman in Penticton was a great homebase for seeing the sites and enjoying the Okanagan region.

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Penticton Attractions

Sandman Hotel Group features properties located within a rich mosaic of neighbourhoods and surrounding areas, each with a distinct, welcoming personality.  We have compiled a list of useful information below to enhance your stay.

Sightseeing

Penticton (population 33,250) is a small city in transition. At the centre of the burgeoning Okanagan wine industry, this long-established summer resort is morphing into a city of more sophisticated urban appeal.

The already well-developed arts scene is being augmented with new restaurants and accommodations. People now come to Penticton for wine tasting and dining, to visit galleries and museums and to take in the symphony, plays and concerts.

But Penticton's location between two lakes and surrounded by highlands and mountains ensures that outdoor recreation will always be a draw.

People still come to Penticton for swimming, boating, wind and kite surfing, golf, rock climbing, hiking and cycling in summer and downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Sightseeing Penticton

Transport

Penticton is located on Highway 97, a major north-south transportation route that runs from California to Alaska.

The city lies 72km/44.8mi north of the US border crossing at Osoyoos, which is also the junction with Highway 3, the closest route east to Calgary in Alberta (670km/416mi).

Drivers heading for Vancouver (395km/245mi west) have two choices: take Highway 97 south 10km/6.2mi to the junction with Highway 3A/B or north 50km/31mi to the junction with Highway 97C at West Kelowna.

Penticton Transport

Activities

Penticton benefits from its unique setting between Okanagan and Skaha Lakes.

Bounded by forested ridges, clay bank cliffs and granite bluffs with easy access to mountain lakes and winter resorts, there's a strong focus on outdoor recreation that can be experienced in all seasons.

But Penticton is also centred in Okanagan wine country and rich agricultural lands provide fresh ingredients for local menus, making this a growing food and wine destination with an abundance of urban attractions for culturally-minded visitors.

Penticton Activities

Entertainment

  • Gypsy Heart Dream Cafe
  • The Cannery - Barebones Theatre Company
  • Cleland Theatre
  • Artisans Market
  • Farmers Market

Shopping

  • Cherry Lane Shopping Centre
  • Loughheed Super Centre
  • Home Hardware

Restaurants

Denny's 24 Hour Restaurant

24 Hour Family Restaurant located at the hotel. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Appetizers and Desserts. Special menu items for Kids, Seniors and Late Night dining.

Denny's

Bar One Urban Lounge

Bar One Urban Lounge has a cool, urban vibe with grey tile walls, dark coloured furnishings, plush seating and HD big screen TV's.  The drink menu features fine spirits, martinis, beer and other favourites.