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Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park

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Address: Lakeside Road and Smythe Road, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
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Fantastic rock climbing

This is a great place for climbing for all levels of climbers. It also would be great for hiking as you can choose short or long hikes. Now that it's a provincial park, it seems... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our family hike ended up with an unexpected adventure of scrambling some steep rock to get out of the 'Grand Canyon'. The climbing spots are popular here and very spectacular and there are signs for each of those. The hiking trails are not marked at all and even with a map it didn't help much because there is more than... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a great place for climbing for all levels of climbers. It also would be great for hiking as you can choose short or long hikes. Now that it's a provincial park, it seems to be well-signposted. Access is also much easier than it used to be! Note: Please obey park rules and leave your dogs at home, or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I woulda given it 5 stars if I wasn't a multipitch trad climber lol. It's well developed, hundreds of routes, with a reasonable range of grades. Well signposted too. One thing that does detract, and this is a criticism I've leveled at North American rock climbing before, is the elitist nature of the sport here and the lack of routes... More 

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Thank Kevin P
Penticton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This area is primarily for rock climbers. For those who would like to watch the activities there are numerous areas to sit relax and watch as climbers work there way up the many cliffs. For those who are interested in hiking this is also possible here because of the numerous trails throughout the park.

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Pasco, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Always love this place. And we really appreciate the BC government's commitment to maintaining this jewel primarily for climbers. Don't know of any similar commitment in the States to climbers. Thanks BC!

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North Saanich, British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had a great hike at Skaha bluffs although the trails need to be marked a bit better. We thought we were doing a short loop but somehow ended up hiking the wave and wasn't exactly clear on the way back to the parking lot but there is lots of activity around so we were able to get directions from... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

very scenic and a great place for anyone to enjoy a walk/hike with view of Skaha lake and the surroudning area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

It's a good place to go with a lot of good point of view. My kids enjoy it (13 - 11 years old). There are a lot of rocks so it could be dangerous with young kid. I don't recommend this place with them.

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Penticton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Ruined by thieves. So don't leave stuff in vehicles. City is starting a program funding to monitor parking. Beautiful area to enjoy.

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Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Oh.. this is my FAVOURITE spot in Penticton!!!! No matter what the weather.. this is the place to go to unwind.... and get back to what is important. No matter if you are a Hiker or climber... this is where you want to go. Dont miss this!

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