Kaleden BC sits on the hillsides overlooking Skaha Lake, and though it's a small rural community, this is where you'll find those perfectly quiet little retreats with stunning views of the Okanagan Valley and Skaha Lake.
The small community only about 13 km (8 miles) south of the city of Penticton, calls those looking for a quiet weekend getaway at a cozy B&B!
The population is about 1100 people, and if you drive through the community you'll see many quiet acreages along narrow country roads, lined with fruit orchards and vineyards.
As you drive down into the community you'll find a small quiet beach with a great playground, gazebo and tennis court sits at the bottom of the town hill.
This Regional Park is a small beach where you can get away from the larger more crowded beaches and have a quiet picnic in the afternoon.
There is a fire pit there as well, to enjoy and take in an evening of roasted hot dogs and marshmallows...(for the kids of course!)
The old Kaleden Hotel near the beach and along the lakshore, is the only historic building left.
Now, only the hotel's outer shell remains, and the inside is not accessible any longer.
But it's still a historic sight and a reminder of how this community evolved.
There's a small grassy area in front of the hotel where you can spend a quiet afternoon enjoying the view of Skaha Lake.
Next to the hotel you will find access to the Kettle Valley Trail.
The Kettle Valley Trail, passes through along the lake shore through Kaleden; it is a part of the railway history, and a peaceful path to bike or hike.
It runs along the waters of Skaha Lake, from Penticton to Okanagan Falls.
If you're looking for great Okanagan campgrounds, you'll find beautiful waterfront camping at Banbury Greens, a private campground, and one that we love to spend many weekends at!
They are totally pet friendly, and that makes our canine kid Captain very happy!!
They also have a playground, volleyball net, a dock, swimming area and plenty of room for kids to play!
Perched along the shoreline of Skaha Lake, and with the Kettle Valley Trail passing through, Banbury is a popular spot for hikers, those who travel here for rock climbing at Skaha Bluffs, and those who like to get their bikes out on the trail.
We can ride from our campsite into Okanagan Falls to our favorite old fashioned ice cream parlor (of course the ice cream is for energy!) and then back again!
Stop for lunch and a tour at Linden Gardens, and eat at their Frog City Cafe, where the sandwiches and soups are freshly made. (and delicious, too!)
Linden Gardens is a beautiful 9 acre perennial garden of flowers, trees, shrubs, ponds and streams.
These gardens began as a family hobby and have now grown into a popular tourist attraction, as well as a romantic setting for events such as weddings. Access to the community of Kaleden BC is from Hwy 97.
The main road down into the town is Lakehill Road. This is a busy stretch of highway. Turning lanes and points are well marked, so be sure to follow signs. Left hand turns are not permitted except in designated spots.
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For more information about Kaleden BC Tourism, you can stop at the local Visitor Centre in the city of Penticton.
553 Railway St
Telephone: (Toll-free) 800-663-5052
Or (250) 493-4055
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