With Valentine’s Day landing on a Monday this year, the celebrations are starting early throughout Penticton. There will be dinners to be shared, flowers to be presented, chocolates to be nibbled and vows to be exchanged. Oh yes, Valentine’s Day 2022 will be one to remember.
This Love Local blog rounds up some events, activities and gift ideas that are sure to wow that special someone.
Here are some local options to pick up something sweet for your sweetie.
- Maison Mulnati: Specializing in French vegan chocolate.
- Accent Chocolate: Beautifully handcrafted Belgian chocolates, specializing in truffles and creative molded shapes.
- Purdys Chocolatier: Located in Cherry Lane Shopping Centre.
- Gratify: Valentine's Week drop-in special: Strawberry Chocolate Cups (pictured). Everything is 100% plant based, gluten free, dairy free, vegan and free of refined sugar.
Say it with Flowers
If you want to impress, roll out the red roses. Our recent Love Local blog scopes out local flower and plant shops throughout the city, where you can pick up anything from beautiful bouquets to living arrangements and other specialty gift items. Find out more!
Book a Staycation
Check out Visit Penticton’s Valentine’s Day in Penticton blog to play your romantic staycation.
Black Petal Tattoo is hosting a special tattooing event on Monday, Feb. 14 with all proceeds going to the Ooknakane Friendship Centre in support of Indigenous mental health resources. They’re offering heart tattoos and some limited flash designs for reduced rates.
Valentine’s Day Events
Maybe you plan to pop the question with the perfect romantic setting? Or maybe you’re eager to take the leap and exchange vows? You can get married at the pop-up wedding chapel at the Barking Parrot on Saturday, Feb. 12. For more events, including romantic dinners, live music and wine tastings, check out the various events happening in Penticton and area for Valentine’s Day.
Think skiing, skating, snowshoeing, ice fishing or biking? Check out Visit Penticton’s Valentine’s Day in Penticton blog for inspiration.
Dine out: This Castanet article offers some ideas for local Valentine's Day specials.
Local wine and craft beer: Preferably, purchase directly from the source! We have 40+ locations in Penticton alone. Check out our Penticton Tasting Rooms map for a list of all the local wineries, craft breweries, cideries and distilleries. Call ahead before visiting: Note that about half of these tasting rooms are open year-round although many will have their shops open for purchasing.
Massages: How about a couple’s massage? Book ahead with your local spa or massage therapy specialist.
Jewelry: Plenty of stores to choose from throughout Penticton!
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