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    Penticton, BC has been described as the perfect sun, sand and surf destination. It is bordered on the north and south by pristine lakes, and on the west by a world class ski hill and on the east by Skaha Bluffs, known as one of the best rock climbing pitches in the world. There are over 250 fishing lakes within 30 minutes of Penticton city centre and a multitude of well-maintained hiking and biking trails. Vast expanses of vineyards and orchards complete the picture. Penticton actively supports leisure and recreational pursuits and has many amenities.

    Southern Skies Aviation is located at the north end of Skaha Lake, adjacent to a 9-hole golf course, and the popular KVR walking/hiking/biking trail. Summer activities include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, power boating, cliff-climbing, golfing, baseball/softball or a lazy float down the Okanagan River Channel.

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    Winter offers Apex Mountain Resort, a nearby ski area with both alpine and Nordic skiing, skating, snowboarding, snow shoeing, ice fishing and sleigh rides. In-town activities include skating, hockey, curling, ringette and a year-round community centre with excellent facilities and a full roster of programs and classes to satisfy your pursuit of leisure and recreational activities.

    Visitors and locals who wish to participate in less active pursuits are also served through the myriad of cultural events offered year round, ranging from the Okanagan Symphony, the Festiv-Ale, and the Festival of the Grape, to street buskers, the annual Elvis Festival and the Peach Fest. Local wineries and orchards await exploration, as well as local crafters, museum and galleries located within and around the city.

    For a more complete list of activities in and around Penticton, click here.

    Student Services at Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. will provide you with all of the contact information required to participate in these activities and assist you in becoming familiar with the area. In-house activities include a games room and scheduled events throughout the year. Suggestions are always welcome and staff and students cooperate in planning and participation.