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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Vancouver, Coast & Mountains > Thompson Okanagan > Kaleden

Kaleden is located 13 km (8 miles) south of Penticton and 47 km (29 miles) north of Osoyoos on Hwy 97. Kaleden is a small community situated on the west side of Skaha Lake.

Lakehill Road
Overlooking the lake, Kaleden is made up of lake-view homes, many containing large orchards and grape vineyards. Lakehill Road is the main road going into town; along the road you will pass the fire station, post office, library and elementary school. Lakehill Road continues down a steep hill for about 1.5 km (1 mile) to Skaha Lake.

Kaleden Hotel Regional Park
At Skaha Lake there is a very nice public beach and park called Kaleden Hotel Regional Park. The beach is nice and sandy with the water having a raft float making it very kid friendly. If you enjoy tennis, there are some outdoor public courts located here, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Kettle Valley Railway Trail
For bikers and hikers there is also an access point to the abandoned Kettle Valley Railway. You can either go north to Penticton or travel south to Okanagan Falls. The Kettle Valley Trail is located next door to a restaurant operating out of heritage building and the concrete shell of the historic Kaleden Hotel.

Kaleden Hotel
The original Kaleden Hotel is one of the main landmarks along Skaha Lake. Once very active with a packinghouse alongside, the building now is a reminder of Kaleden's vibrant past.

For golfers there are a couple of courses that are close by to Kaleden. One is at Twin Lakes located on Hwy 3A towards Keremeos called Twin Lakes Golf and RV Resort. The other is called St. Andrews By The Lake located on White Lake Road located south, just off of Hwy 97 towards Okanagan Falls.

Circle route on White Lake Rd
If you happen to drive down to St. Andrews By The Lake, make sure you complete the circle route on White Lake Road. The road eventually meets up with Hwy 3A at Twin Lakes Golf and RV Resort completing a route back to Kaleden.

Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory
This road is very interesting as it goes by the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory. Visitors are welcome between 10 am to 5 pm with guides only available on weekends. Make sure you visit the Observatory on Sundays between 2 pm to 5 pm during the months of July or August when there is a special tour hosted by astronomers.

Excellent road bike route
White Lake Road makes for an excellent road bike route. Complete the circle route back to Penticton and you can experience part of the bike route that was included in the Penticton Ironman Triathlon of days gone past.

Outdoor Recreation
You can go skiing and boarding at either Apex Ski Resort near Penticton or Mt. Baldy outside Oliver. Golf is not that far either in Penticton, Oliver or Osoyoos. Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and curling are all quite active in the Kaleden area. If you're a hunter, the deer hunting is supposed to be quite good in the area. Mountain biking is good with routes all throughout the hills and valleys, plus access to the Kettle Valley Trail.

For accommodation around Kaleden there are a few Bed and Breakfast places as well as a couple of RV resorts along Skaha Lake. Check for signs along Hwy 97 between Lakehill Road and Penticton.

Banbury Green RV Park & Campground is a favourite offering lakeside campsites, a nice beach, free firewood and access to the Kettle Valley Trail. Camp-Along is on Hwy 97 near the access route into Kaleden at Lakehill Road.

Information on Kaleden



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Kaleden Hotel Regional Park
Kaleden Hotel Regional Park


Historic Kaleden Hotel
Historic Kaleden Hotel


photo of the beach at Kaleden Hotel Regional Park
Skaha Lake


photo of the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory
Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory


photo of Kaleden Orchards and Grape Vineyards
Orchards and Grape Vineyards


photo of Kaleden Cherries
Kaleden Cherries

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