Supporting First Responders and Healthcare Heroes At Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre

Supporting Our First Responders & Healthcare Heroes

Supporting First Responders and Healthcare Heroes At Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre
First Responders and Healthcare Heroes qualify for an exclusive discount during their stay.

As we make our way through the initial phases of reopening British Columbia, it’s important for us to remember the essential healthcare professionals who helped us reach this point safely.

At Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre, first responders and healthcare heroes can now enjoy a special package during their stay.

First Responders & Healthcare Heroes Package

De-stress and relax on a domestic vacation in our little slice of paradise in the Okanagan. Quote or mention HERO when you reserve your room to receive a special package offering.

INCLUDES:

  • Exclusive $159 Starting Rate
  • Pet-Friendly Rooms Available
  • To book, please call 1.800.663.9400 or email Lakeside@rpbhotels.com

Full details of this package are available here.

Relax on a local vacation to Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre
See what we're doing to help keep our guests safe at Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre.

What Are Our Healthcare Heroes Saying About Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre?

Here is some recent feedback we received from our first responders and healthcare heroes after their local vacation to Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre:

“Our room in the new West Tower is beautiful! We will definitely be back. I have been working full time, including evenings and every weekend, since mid February and this is just the break I needed. Thank you!”
 - Employee, BC Centre for Disease Control and the Provincial Health Services Authority.

“Great offer. Job well done in tough times!”
- Anesthesiologist, British Columbia

“This was exactly what we needed. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with you and enjoyed our stay so much that we extended for a couple more nights and invited the kids to join us. So incredibly relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed the amenities despite the strange weather. The pool and hot tub were both wonderful. Hubby enjoyed the use of the onsite gym. Coffee shop and restaurant had excellent service. All staff from check in, cleaners and concierge have been so hospitable, friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend Lakeside Resort. Views are beautiful. Rooms are so comfortable.”
- Registered Nurse, Kelowna General Hospital

“Very happy overall with our stay in the hotel.”
- Registered Nurse, British Columbia

If you’re a first responder or healthcare hero, reserve your room today to save on a much-needed vacation to one of British Columbia’s most popular 2020 local tourist destinations.


What's open for business in Penticton during covid-19?

Penticton 2020: What’s Open For Business?

What's open for business in Penticton, B.C.?
Enjoy great food, wine, and recreational activities this summer of 2020 in Penticton, B.C.

Looking for domestic travel options in B.C. this summer? You’ve come to the right place.

Penticton, British Columbia, is a little slice of paradise in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. Sunny weather, sandy beaches, mountain ranges, stunning lakes, and plenty of space to maintain physical distance — these are just a few of the hallmarks that local and domestic travellers come to see.

Aside from the supernatural B.C. lakes and landscapes, Penticton and the Okanagan Valley are widely known for having a variety of award-winning vineyards, an established community of craft and boutique stores, delicious farm-to-table food, a growing craft beer scene, and plenty of adventure sport and leisure activity operators.

But what’s open in Penticton to occupy your time or serve you a glass of wine in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic?

We’ve put together this handy guide to help you set expectations. Read on to learn what a local vacation to one of British Columbia’s most popular tourist destinations could look like in the summer of 2020.

Vineyards and Wineries

The good news: many wineries in Penticton are open for business! We won’t exhaust your eyes by listing the status of every single Okanagan winery here, but we will offer a short list of who’s open at the time of this post, and general guidelines for what to expect during your wine tasting experience.

What wineries are open in Penticton in summer 2020?
Enjoy scenic views of Okanagan Lake while you sip a glass of wine this summer at Bench 1775 in Penticton.

Which Wineries Are Already Open Near Penticton?

  • Township 7
  • Four Shadow Vineyard & Winery
  • Little Engine (by appointment)
  • 3 Sisters Winery
  • Origin Wine (reservations required)
  • Westport Winery
  • Moraine Winery (reservations required)
  • Black Widow Wine

Guidelines for Tasting Rooms:
WorkSafeBC has sent rules and regulations to Okanagan wineries to assist with reopening plans. Many of the wineries in the region are also submitting applications to safely provide wine tastings on their patios.

One source told us that tastings might look a little more intimate this summer, as limited capacity and one-glass-at-a-time servings means that your sommelier will have plenty of time to discuss all your favourite varieties.

Each winery is a little different in their wine-tasting approach, with many setting up pre-pay options, giving wine flights, or even letting you keep the wine glass when you leave. Servers will stand at social distance and many will wear a mask and gloves — or may even be behind plexiglass.

You can still get a wine tasting in Penticton this summer 2020
Enjoy the best wines of the Okanagan on a domestic vacation this summer in Penticton, B.C.

The wineries we spoke with, including Bench 1775, Lake Breeze, Fairview Cellars, Hester Creek, and Burrowing Owl (read more about them here) intend to open their doors for tastings in early or mid-June, so book a trip to Penticton now to avoid missing out!

Check out the website of your favourite winery to get the most up-to-date details. Many B.C. wineries also recommend visiting uncorkBC to keep up to date on who’s open for tastings.

Restaurants Open In Penticton

With a variety of cuisines available, and many restaurants serving delicious food featuring locally sourced ingredients, getting a bite to eat is no problem in Penticton this summer. Check out each of the websites linked below to see the latest news on dine-in options as B.C. continues its 2020 restart plan.

For pub fare, The Barking Parrot opened its doors on June 1st with new physical distancing measures in place.

The Barking Parot Pub is open in Penticton 2020
Prawn Crunch Roll, newly released on the Barking Parrot Bar Summer Menu.

Many of Penticton’s most popular restaurants remain open for delivery and takeout, including:

What restaurants are open in Penticton 2020?
Get delicious food and wine when you take a local vacation to Penticton this summer.

For a finer-dining experience, the popular lakeview restaurant, The Hooded Merganser is targeting a mid-June reopen.

Boutique Fashion Stores

Looking for some retail therapy? Penticton has plenty to offer during the re-opening phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are three local fashion boutique stores we recommend, with information on what to expect.

What clothing stores are open in Penticton in summer 2020?
Three Wishes, in the Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre lobby, is open by appointment only at this time, but stay tuned for more updates!
  • Three Wishes - Temporarily by appointment only. Give them a call during normal business hours or email anytime to set up your personal shopping experience. Three Wishes Boutique is located in the lobby of the Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre, making this boutique store an extremely convenient visit for hotel guests on domestic holiday.
  • Something Pretty - Open for walk-ins Monday to Saturday from 11:00am–5:00pm. Please adhere to social distancing policies. Something Pretty also offers online purchasing and local pickup.
  • Mi Amor - Open for walk-ins Monday to Saturday from 10:00am–5:00pm with physical distancing measures in place.

For those interested in getting all their shopping done in one place, the Cherry Lane Mall remains partially open. Check out their shopping center map, which is frequently updated to show which stores are open for business.

Craft Breweries

The Okanagan Valley is home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and Penticton is smack-dab in the middle of the action. Here are three of our favourite microbreweries on the Penticton Ale Trail, along with their reopening plans.

What breweries are open in Penticton this summer?
You can still enjoy all the craft breweries on the Penticton Ale Trail during the summer of 2020.
  • Highway 97 Brewing Co. - already offering home deliveries and takeout, Highway 97 is planning to reopen for tastings in early June with social distancing policies and limited seating in the tap room.
  • Cannery Brewing - this centrally located microbrewing is reopening with phase 2 of the BC Restart Plan. Social distancing practices, no more than six to a table, and reduced maximum seating capacities are mandatory requirements; so make sure you arrive early to get a spot, or call in advance for curb-side pickup.
  • Tin Whistle Brewery - Customers get free delivery on any order over $60.00 from this craft beer house, which plans to open for limited servings in the tasting room this June.

Learn more about the craft beer scene in our post on 7 microbreweries you can’t miss when you’re in Penticton.

Parks and Beaches

In the city of Penticton, the situation continues to develop on a daily basis. The best source for announcements and updates on parks and recreation is the Penticton COVID-19 Toolkit. That said, plenty of walking trails and parks are open for a leisurely stroll or family picnic.

What parks are open in Penticton 2020?
Enjoy a peaceful walk in the park when you take a domestic vacation to Penticton, B.C.

You can also take advantage of the private beach at Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre during your stay. Check out rooms and rates today!

Sports and Adventure

Adventure-seekers need not worry about finding their next thrill. Rental shops and adventure tour operators have implemented strict measures to protect customers from the risk of transmission.

What adventure sport and rental shops are open in Penticton 2020?
Adventure tour, sporting equipment rental, and golf courses are all open in Penticton this summer of 2020.

Hoodoo Adventure, a popular tour adventure and rental shop in Penticton regularly updates their website with the latest information on procedures and practices implemented to keep customers safe. Book a private tour or sanitized bicycle rental by phone and online.

Other bike shops, like Main Street’s Freedom, are renting sanitized bicycles by reservation and appointment only, with no store walk-ins at the time of this post.

Penticton Golf & Country Club also remains open for business, with new measures in place to prevent transmission. Rakes have been removed from bunkers, hole depth has been reduced so that golf balls can be retrieved without removing the flag, and golfers are asked to arrive no more than 15 minutes before their tee times.

Grocery Stores and Other Retail

Major grocery stores such as IGA, Save On Foods, and Superstore are open for business with regular hours.

There are also a number of independent grocers in Penticton that remain open with regular business hours, including Quality Greens, a Penticton farmers market where you can get fresh, locally grown produce, baked goods, dairy, and deli foods. Social distancing policies and recommendations to wear a mask are in place at all of these grocery stores.

What's open in Penticton during the COVID pandemic?
Penticton, B.C., has plenty to offer for domestic travellers in the summer of 2020.

Canadian Tire, Rona, Shoppers Drug Mart, and government liquor stores all remain open with standard social distancing measures in place. All gas stations in the area remain open as well.

Lots To See And Do In Penticton

Penticton is an ideal location for couples, families, and even solo travellers to take a summer holiday this year. Your local vacation to one of Western Canada’s top tourism destinations can bring you the peace and relaxation you’ve been craving after a troublesome first half of 2020 — plus there are plenty of activities and stores to visit in the South Okanagan while you’re here.

Hotels open in Penticton British Columbia in 2020
Enjoy luxurious amenities, lake-front rooms, and a private beach during your domestic vacation to Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre.

So what are you waiting for? Take the vacation you deserve and start making up for lost time.

Special Packages Available Now

As if you needed any more reason to visit, you can now take advantage of two special offers from Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre.

Naramata Wine Tour

Get to know the best tastes of the Naramata Bench on a personal tour of five local wineries. Enjoy a full-day wine tour, complimentary lunch, and transportation to and from the resort during your discounted two nights' vacation for two.

View the full package online and reserve your tour today.

Thompson Okanagan Staycation

Relax and unwind after a stressful winter season. Residents of the Thompson Okanagan region qualify for an exclusive staycation discount. It’s time to take a break — you deserve it!

View the details online and reserve your room today.

Penticton is certainly one of the best places to travel in 2020, but what if you’re concerned about travelling due to the risk of the virus? Read this article to learn what Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre is doing to help keep our guests safe.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic is a developing situation and some of the information in this article could change based on new safety and security recommendations from official health authorities.


Staff health and wellness is of the utmost importance at Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre.

An Update On The Staff At Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre

Staff health and wellness is of the utmost importance at Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre.
Just like guest safety, staff health and wellness is of the utmost importance at Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre.

With all the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be wondering: what are we doing to keep our staff safe? Just like our guests’ safety, staff health and wellness is of the utmost importance at Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre.

We’re publishing this post to share some of the practices and procedures in place at the resort to help ensure a safe working environment for everyone.

Training & Education

By ensuring that all our staff is educated with the latest recommendations and restrictions, we can all feel safer during work hours. Resort management is closely following notices and information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), the BC Centre For Disease Control (BCCDC) and the Center For Disease Control (CDC). Management provides regular updates and policy revisions to all staff based on the latest official health authority recommendations.

Frequent Workspace Sanitizing

Staff are reminded to regularly sanitize all surfaces, furniture, and fixtures within employee work spaces. This includes common areas of the resort, break rooms, and all of our guest suites. Cleaning supply inventories are closely monitored and re-stocked.

Heightened sanitization at Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre
Every surface and fixture in our guest suites and common areas is sanitized with EnvirOx, an environmentally responsible sanitizer and virucide that kills 99.99% of surface bacteria and viruses.

Personal Protective Equipment

Gloves and masks are available for staff and we encourage their use at all times. Staff PPE inventory is closely monitored and regularly re-stocked.

Physical Distancing

Our staff is committed to following the physical distancing policies and recommendations put into place by British Columbia health officials and by the resort. Our spacious guest suites and common areas allow for proper physical distancing measures from guests and other staff at all times during the workday.

Health & Wellness

We encourage all our staff to maintain a healthy lifestyle outside of the resort, including proper hygiene, diet, and exercise, to boost personal immune systems. We’ve asked our team to comply with physical distancing policies away from the resort, as well as to stay home if feeling unwell, or if any immediate family member is feeling unwell.

Staff have been informed that they are to consult a doctor if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, and to seek medical attention if required.

Communication & Respect

Communication in the workplace is vital to maintaining a happy and healthy work environment for everyone. We encourage all our staff to raise any suggestions that could further improve our health and safety measures and practices.

Adapting to a “New Normal”

As our guests already know, the staff at Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre is like a family. While we work and adjust, finding new ways to adapt to the “new normal”, our guests can rest assured that the team at Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre is happy, healthy, and ready to help.

Please note that as we continue to monitor information and recommendations from official health authorities, the information on this page may change. View our COVID-19 FAQ page for the latest information, including reservation and cancellation policies.

See what we’re doing to keep guests safe during their stay at Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre.


How Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre Is Helping Keep Our Guests Safe

How Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre Is Helping Keep Our Guests Safe

With the many uncertainties surrounding domestic travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is our goal to create a space where guests can feel comfortable and relaxed. Our highest priority is to put you and your loved ones at ease from the moment you arrive at Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre.

As we welcome British Columbians and other domestic travellers into the resort during the early phases of Provincial Health's Restart Plan, here are some of the protocols you can expect to see during your visit.

Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre Covid-19 Cleaning protocols
We've heightened sanitizing measures in all guest suites and common areas.

Heightened Sanitizing Measures in Common Areas

Frequent sanitizing of all high-touch point areas including:

  • Key cards
  • Door handles
  • Locks & latches
  • Light switches
  • Elevator doors
  • Buttons
  • Furniture
  • Bathroom fixtures
  • All desk and table-top surfaces which may come into human contact

Heightened Sanitizing of Guest Suites

Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre uses enviornmentally responsible cleaners to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission
Common areas and guest suites are sanitized with EnvirOx, an environmentally responsible sanitizer and virucide that kills 99.99% of surface bacteria and viruses.

We’ve further elevated our already meticulous cleaning processes within guest suites:

  • Every surface and fixture in our guest suites is sanitized with EnvirOx, an environmentally responsible sanitizer and virucide that kills 99.99% of surface bacteria and viruses
  • Housekeeping staff is encouraged to wear and change personal protective equipment between cleanings

Social Distancing Policies

Social and physical distancing policies are strictly adhered by staff:

  • At check-in
  • For room-service delivery (contactless room service)
  • Throughout all common areas at the resort, including private beach, piers, and amenities

We also ask all our guests to please comply with the latest physical distancing recommendations from official health authorities during their stay at the resort. Follow the BC Centre for Disease Control, the Ministry of Health, and the World Health Organization for the most up-to-date information.

*Certain amenities remain closed until further notice — ask a member of our team what is available during your stay.

Staff Education

Resort management is keeping apprised of this developing situation and provides regular updates and policy revisions to our staff. We follow official health authorities such as the WHO, the CDC, and the BCCDC.

Staff are given regular reminders to:

  • Sanitize their workstations and break rooms
  • Adhere to best practices for personal hygiene
  • Comply with physical distance policies
  • Keep a healthy lifestyle outside of the resort (proper diet & exercise to boost immune systems)
  • Communicate any concerns or suggestions to further refine or improve our health and safety protocols

If any member of our staff feels unwell, or has immediate family feeling unwell, we kindly ask that the staff member stay home to avoid potential transmission. Staff have been informed that they are to consult a doctor if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, and seek medical care if necessary.

Read the full post on what we’re doing to keep staff safe.

Contactless Check-in and Check-out Processes

Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre offers contactless check-in and check-out during COVID-19
At Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre, room keys and card terminals are sanitized between uses to reduce the risk of transmission.

We kindly ask our guests at Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre to please adhere to the social distancing recommendations during check-in. Room keys and card terminals are sanitized between uses to reduce the risk of transmission. Keycards can be left inside the guest suite, or delivered to the concierge desk for sanitizing when you check-out of the resort.

We’re In This Together

When you’re visiting Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre, rest assured that your safety and security is our highest priority.
You can rest and relax comfortably at Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre.

When you’re visiting Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre, rest assured that your safety and security is our highest priority. Please note that as we continue to monitor information and recommendations from official health authorities, the information on this page may change.

View our COVID-19 FAQ page for the latest information including reservation and cancellation policies.