B PEN­TIC­TON

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Shal­low bay with shel­ter from south winds. Pri­vate beaches and docks so no beach­ing for 800 m north.

Pow­ell Beach – Nice sandy beaches south­east of the light with pic­nic ta­bles, wash­rooms, ten­nis court and a chil­dren’s play­ground - pro­vides shel­ter from south winds.

Gartrell Point – Light – Named af­ter James Gartrell who, in May 1885, owned the first com­mer­cial or­chard in the Okana­gan Val­ley. Do not en­ter the small pri­vate canal.

Stead­fast Cana­dian flag by Trout Creek - Re­spect pri­vate beaches and docks. Boat launch is lo­cated south of the south point at the end of the road.

Sun-oka Beach Park – A beau­ti­ful bay with sandy beach­ing ar­eas in the west cor­ner and the east end. Pic­nic ta­bles, fire pits, wash­rooms and a chil­dren’s play­ground sit on 550 me­ters of shore­line. Shel­ter from north winds here along with a marked swim­ming area, beach­ing and camp­ing from 7:00am un­til dusk.

Pyra­mid Pic­nic Park – Nice beach­ing ar­eas with pic­nic ta­bles and wash­rooms. Shel­ter is pro­vided from south winds to the north.

Soorimpt Pic­nic Park – Sandy beach­ing area with pic­nic ta­bles, a wash­room and a boat launch. Shel­ter from south winds on the north side.

Kick­ini­nee Park – A good day-use, sandy beach­ing area with pic­nic ta­bles and a wash­room. Watch for rocks and beach with care. Divers – novice dis­cov­ery item; there is a boat at the bot­tom.

Marshy ar­eas and a rocky shore sit­u­ated in and around shal­low wa­ter. There is no beach­ing from Kick­ini­nee Park south to the chan­nel.

10. Pri­vate beaches with two large docks.

11. Okana­gan River Chan­nel – Do not en­ter this area and stay clear of the old pil­ings. It is the only con­nec­tion from Okana­gan Lake to Skaha Lake. Good drift div­ing and snor­kel­ing.

12. S.S. Nara­mata – In 1913, the sec­ond ever CPR tug boat went into ser­vice on the Okana­gan Lake. It was built at Port Arthur, On­tario by the Port Arthur Dry­dock & Ship­build­ing Com­pany and was as­sem­bled at Okana­gan Land­ing. It is 89 feet, 8 inches long and has a beam of 19 feet, 5 inches. When nec­es­sary it was used as an ice­breaker. On the date of May 18, 1965, the S.S Nara­mata ex­pe­ri­enced its last work­ing voy­age and was then towed to its present lo­ca­tion. There is an old wharf in the area - watch for pil­ings.

13. S.S. Si­ca­mous – She was the queen of Okana­gan Lake and the show piece of the val­ley. Built in 1914 and cost­ing $180,000, she cruised Okana­gan Lake for more than three decades un­der Cap­tains like Estabrooks, W. Kirby, G. Robert­son and the un­for­get­table Joe Weeks. The daily pas­sen­ger ser­vice from Kelowna to Pen­tic­ton was dis­con­tin­ued in 1931. On July 23, 1937, the S.S. Si­ca­mous trans­ported pas­sen­gers for the last time.

14. Okana­gan Beach – Beau­ti­ful, sandy beaches con­tain­ing wash­rooms, a chil­dren’s play­ground and a marked swim­ming area. Boats are not al­lowed be­tween the shore and the markers but off­shore day an­chor­age is per­mit­ted. There is a good selection of restau­rants and ac­com­mo­da­tions across the road from the beach.

15. Ro­tary Park – Sandy beaches, pic­nic ta­bles and a play­ground - the start and fin­ish points of the an­nual 2.4km swim, 112km. bike ride, 26.2km run Iron­man Canada Triathlon Cham­pi­onship.

16. Ki­wa­nis Walk­ing Pier – Light - The Cana­dian, Bri­tish Columbia and United States flags are flown here. There is a large public beach on the east side and a beach­ing area on the west side of the pier.

17. Pen­tic­ton Yacht Club (250-492–2853) - Wash­rooms and show­ers are made avail­able for mem­bers and guests. There is a boat launch in the east bay be­hind rock break wa­ter.

18. Peb­ble and sandy beaches north to the point - beach with care. Beach­ing is dif­fi­cult be­neath the rock walls but a very se­cluded area awaits those who en­deavor. There are some less risky beach­ing ar­eas to the south.

19. A beau­ti­ful bay with rocky shores. Re­spect the pri­vate prop­erty signs to the south but some se­cluded beach­ing can be found at the north end of the bay which will pro­vide shel­ter from north winds.

20. Three Mile Beach – Fire pit, wash­rooms and a boat launch are lo­cated here. There is a nice beach south of the point. Nice beaches north of the point with a swim­ming area and shel­ter from south winds.

21. Two large es­tates at the point with small beach­ing ar­eas to the south.

22. Pri­vate beaches and docks on the point. Small beach­ing ar­eas south 1.6 km. Care­ful of un­der­wa­ter haz­ards here.

23. Large home with a rock re­tain­ing wall - some beach­ing ar­eas.

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