Penticton adventure festival features high heights & bright lights


Adventure festival features climbing, paddling, racing, clinics, films and more

Adventure Addiction, a festival celebrating adventure sports, returns to Penticton the fist weekend in June. Presented by Hoodoo Adventures and hosted by Barefoot Beach Resort, the action-packed event will feature a thrilling line-up of outdoor adventures and races, in addition to clinics, demos, films, speakers, live music and plenty of fun.

First introduced to Penticton in 2011 as the Skaha Climbing Festival, Adventure Addiction has since grown to encompass the many adventure sports that the area has to offer, including rock climbing, paddling, hiking, mountain biking, road biking, stand-up paddle boarding and trail running.

“We are stoked to kick-off a fantastic season of outdoor adventures in the Okanagan,” says Mike Hill, Co-Owner, Hoodoo Adventures. “Adventure Addiction showcases the local landscape, from paddling on the lake to climbing the Skaha Bluffs, and June is the perfect time to get out and play. We look forward to welcoming recreation enthusiasts from the region and beyond.”

Festival highlights include:

Friday, June 5
The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is offering an additional screening of The Paddler Movie at the Outdoor Beach Stage at Barefoot Beach Resort at 7:30 pm. The documentary’s star, Kelowna-based stand-up paddler Bob Purdy, will be in attendance to speak about the movie and his journey. Partial proceeds from the screening will be donated to the Climbers Access Society of BC.

Saturday, June 6
Multiple events will be offered, including: hiking tours; paddling demos; climbing competitions; races (the SteamFest Paddle Regatta); climbing clinics (Intro to Climb and Intro to Anchor Systems); and paddling clinics (Paddle Safe).

Making it easy to get around, Coconut Express will offer a hop-on, hop-off shuttle from Barefoot Beach Resort to different festival locations and winery stops. In addition, Gear Expos will showcase adventure sporting companies at Skaha Bluffs and on the water at Barefoot Beach Resort.

During the evening, Adventure Addiction will feature live music, with band Cod Gone Wild taking the beach stage at Barefoot Beach Resort.

Sunday, June 7
BC Enduro Race – a multi-stage mountain bike race:
PACA (Penticton and Area Cycling Association) 100 – 100K road bike race:
Sun’n SUP Naramata – introductory and advanced SUP (stand-up paddling) clinics in Naramata starting at the Sun’n SUP shop.

Hoodoo Adventures will offer a discounted Kayak Wine Tour and Myra Canyon shuttle.
Zip Zone is offering a 2 for 1 zip lining pass.

Host property, Barefoot Beach Resort, located directly on the shores of Skaha Lake, offers 11 unique structures known as yurts, and a 130 tent site campground.

For more information and to register for events, please visit,

About Hoodoo Adventures
Hoodoo Adventures brings together some of the most energetic, personable and dedicated individuals in the industry, offering outstanding instructional skills, playful attitudes and knowledge of safety management with a wide range of backgrounds, qualifications and experience. Hoodoo invites you to Embrace Your Adventurous Spirit.

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