Skaha Lake Loop
Driving time 2 hours from Peachland and back.
The Skaha Lake loops give you many views of two beautiful lakes, mountains and changing terrain. You can stop for wine, walks food and picnics. This loop is laid out for you to travel south to Okanagan Falls and then return north up the east side of Skaha Lake to Penticton.
Use of Google/MyMaps
To access this road trip on Google Maps you will need to have the app installed on your mobile devise. Bring up 1eaglesnest.ca on your devise and select the drop down menu at the top right. Select Okanagan Life > Road Trips. You can find this route on Goodgle/mymaps by clicking this link: https://www.google.ca/maps/d/edit?mid=1rq1CIG3rH1a2tAYGCMkaZAg-TzKH1fUY&usp=sharing
Beautiful drive to Summerland along the lake. As you come into town from the north you will pass Sumac Ridge Winery and Back Door Winery.
Mountain Goats Fifteen minutes south of Peachland watch for the adobe style Guest Inn called La Punta Norte on your left just before Summerland. As soon as you pass the Inn watch for mountain goats on the mountain side and the rock cliff on your right.
Once you pass Summerland the highway drops down to lake level. On your right you will see hoodoo cliff formations and on your left, looking across the lake, you will see the Naramata Bench wine country.
Points of Interest
DeLong Studios specializes in hand-crafted, original sterling silver jewelry and custom cut semi-precious stones. Sue and John are wonderful people as well. https://delongstudio.com/
Okanagan Falls KVR Trestle Bridge is located in Okanagan Falls and is the trail head for the Kettle Valley Trail in this area. It follows the lake edge north up the west side of Shaha lake.
Tickleberry’s is located in Okanagan Falls and has a fabulous selection of ice creams.
See Ya Later Ranch Winery is located on a beautiful plateau 5 Klm south of Okanagan Falls on Green Lake Rd.
Painted Rock Winery and Blasted Church Winery are located along the east shore of Skaha lake.
La Cucina European Market is a wonderful deli. They can prepare amazing sandwiches for you or you can buy an assortment of food, buy some wine from Blasted Church Winery or Painted Rock Winery, and have a waterfront picnic in Okanagan Falls.
You can just reverse the tip, go through Penticton first and visit the deli and proceed down the east side of Shaha Lake. After you picnic you could take a walk on the Kettle Valley Trail.
La Cucina European Market: 1204 Main Street, Penticton.
I have indicated a number of picnic sites on the map. The are green with a picnic table.
There are many restaurants in Penticton. I have listed 4 on the route. Terry’s for breakfast, Theo’s for Greek food, Front Street Brassier for more unique food and Salty’s Beach House for tapas bar food.
From: 5816 Brown Pl, Peachland, (Peachland Eagles Nest B&B)
Head north-east on Brown Pl towards Victoria St
Turn right onto Victoria St
Turn right onto Gladstone Rd
Turn right onto Somerset Ave
Sharp left onto Princeton Ave
Sharp right onto Okanagan Hwy/BC-97 S
Turn right onto Okanagan Hwy/Railway St/BC-97 S (signs for Oliver/Osoyoos) Continue to follow Okanagan Hwy/BC-97 S to Okanagan Falls.
Turn left onto Main St
Turn right onto 7 Ave
7 Ave turns left and becomes Eastside Rd
Continue onto Lakeside Rd
Continue onto S Main St
Turn left onto Kinney Ave
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Skawha Lake Rd
Continue onto Main St
Turn left onto Lakeshore Dr W
Continue onto Riverside Dr
Turn right onto BC-97 N
Turn right onto Hwy 97/Main St/Okanagan Hwy/BC-97 S (signs for Osoyoos)