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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.