Penticton is a small city at the southern end of the Okanagan Valley, situated between Okanagan and Skaha lakes. There are some nice opportunities for running in Penticton, which can be mixed & matched.
Waterfront Run. A scenic path runs along Lakeshore Drive, with wonderful views of Okanagan Lake, a pretty beach, and marina. It’s ~5 km out and back from SS Sicamous Heritage Park east to the marina and Esplanade Park.
Penticton Channel Path. A paved multi-use path runs along the western side of the Penticton Channel, which connects Okanagan and Skaha lakes. Good opportunity for an easy, flat, off-road run. It’s up to 6.5 km one-way. The Penticton Airport is at the Skaha Lake end. Combine with the waterfront route for a 17.5 km run!
KVR Trail. This lengthy, multi-use trail runs through Penticton. On the east side, it’s 3.5 km from the McCulloch Trestle to Main St. After a 1 km road connection, the KVR Trail continues on the west side of the Penticton Channel for many km. We’ve mapped 18 km from McCulloch Trestle to Summerland. The western section is a bit hillier.
- Waterfront Path: 5 km out and back; Channel Trail: Up to 6.5 km one-way
- Waterfront & Channel trails are fairly flat; KVR Trail is hillier in western section
- SS Sicamous Heritage Park is a good starting point for Lake Okanagan path or Penticton Channel Path