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can i get around without a car?

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Toronto, Canada
posts: 24
reviews: 4
can i get around without a car?

I may be passing through Penticton for a couple of days this summer and I'm interested in doing a lot of the outdoor activities. However I'm from the city and I don't have a driver's licence. Would I be able to get around Penticton's touristy spots without a car?

Vancouver-by-the-Sea
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for British Columbia
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1. Re: can i get around without a car?

There is a nascent transit system in Penticton.

http://www.transitbc.com/regions/pen/

Also at least three places to rent bicycles maybe they do tours of the KVR.

http://www.kettlevalleyrailway.ca/

And the Wine Tour bus as well although that's not really being in the outdoors.

Pass on tubing down the canal unless you're a teenager.

Edited: 12:44 am, April 18, 2013
edmonton
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2. Re: can i get around without a car?

we stayed a few blocks from the beach and walked to beach, restaurants, grocery store...

Nanaimo, Canada
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for Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
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3. Re: can i get around without a car?

Penticton is 4 miles long from Okanagan Lake to Skaha Lake. Easy enough to walk from one end to the other however as Sam notes there is public transit. By bike you can easily ride up Vancouver St and connect to the KVR and ride out to Naramata and try some of the local wines.

If the weather is hot, I'd go down the Channel on a tube! Easy peasy to do. Start off at the north end of town near the Sicamous, travel down the channel and a ride is provided back. A classic Penticton activity, for young and old!

Toronto, Canada
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4. Re: can i get around without a car?

Oh thats so good to hear! Thanks, guys! What about the rock climbing area? It's not clear to me from the bus route map if its accessible without a car.

Kelowna, Canada
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5. Re: can i get around without a car?

You would need a vehicle to get to Skaha Bluffs. I'd check with the Penticton Visitor Centre to see if there's a shuttle that will take you. They may have other contacts that will give you information on ways to get there.

http://www.tourismpenticton.com/

Comments on Trip Advisor re Skaha Bluffs:

tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g154937-d33…

Nanaimo, Canada
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6. Re: can i get around without a car?

Or you can hire a bike and ride?

Toronto, Canada
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7. Re: can i get around without a car?

I totally wouldn't mind biking, that's a great option.

Thanks again!

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