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City of Penticton Event Race Week Road ClosuresChallenge Penticton would like to advise residents and travellers along Highway 97, Eastside Road, and downtown Penticton of temporary road closures and traffic control measures to accommodate the events on Wednesday, August 24, Thursday, August 25, Friday, August 26 and Sunday, August 28, 2016.


Date Road Segment Between


And Closure Start Closure End
Wednesday, August 24




Vancouver Ave Cambie St Front St 6:00 AM 11:30 AM
Front St Veterans Way Vancouver Ave 6:00 AM 11:30 AM
Lakeshore Drive Winnipeg St Front Street 5:00 AM 12:00 PM
Lakeshore Drive Riverside Dr Winnipeg 5:00AM 10:30 AM
Main St Lakeshore Drive Westminster Ave 5:00 AM 12:00 PM
Martin St Lakeshore Drive Westminster Ave 5:00 AM 12:00 PM
Westminster Ave (WB*) Main St Martin St 6:00 AM 11:30 AM
Riverside Drive Lakeshore Drive Eckhardt Ave 6:00 AM 10:30 AM
HWY 97

(Lane Closures)

Eckhardt Ave Sunoka Beach To     Crescent Beach 5:00 AM 10:30 AM
Thursday, August 25 Lakeshore Drive Martin St Riverside Drive 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
Riverside Drive Lakeshore Drive Dynes Ave 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
Friday, August 26 Corbishley Ave (WB) Carder Rd Lower Bench Rd 7:00 AM 10:30 PM
Lower Bench Rd Corbishley Ave Tupper Ave 7:00 AM 10:30 PM
Vancouver Ave (WB) Tupper Ave Front St 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
Front St Veterans Way Vancouver Ave 6:00 AM 10:30 AM
Lakeshore Dr. Winnipeg St Front St 5:00 AM 12:00 PM
Main St Lakeshore Drive 5:00 AM 12:00 PM
Martin St Lakeshore Drive 5:00 AM 10:30 AM
Marina Way 6:00 AM 12:00 PM
Sunday, August 28


Lakeshore Drive Front Street Martin Drive 3:00 AM 8:30 PM
Lakeshore Drive Riverside Drive Martin St 3:00 AM 7:30 PM
Main St Lakeshore Drive Westminster Ave 3:00 AM 2:30 PM
Main St Westminster Ave Wade Ave 3:00 AM 2:30 PM
Martin St Lakeshore Drive Nanaimo Ave 3:00 AM 2:30 AM
Nanaimo Ave Martin St Van Horne St 3:00 AM 2:30 AM
Van Horne St Nanaimo Ave Wade Ave 3:00 AM 2:30 AM
Wade Ave/ Government St Ellis St Dawson Ave 5:00 AM 2:30 PM
South Main St Dawson St Lee Ave. 5:00 AM 2:30 PM
McLean Creek Rd (SB***) Eastside Rd 10th Ave 6:00 AM 2:00 PM
Eastside Road (SB) Lee Ave. McLean Creek Rd 6:00 AM 2:00 PM
HWY 97   (some sections) Penticton Summerland 7:00 AM 10:30 AM
HWY 97   (some sections) Penticton OK Falls 7:00 AM 2:00 PM

*WB= Westbound **NB=Northbound ***SB=Southbound






Access to/from and across Government Street / South Main in Penticton will be restricted with the following exceptions:

  • Westminster Avenue (controlled by flaggers)
  • Eckhardt Avenue (controlled by flaggers)
  • Duncan Avenue (controlled by flaggers)
  • Carmi Avenue (controlled by flaggers)
  • Industrial Avenue (controlled by flaggers)
  • Warren Avenue (controlled by flaggers)
  • Green Avenue (controlled by flaggers)


Challenge Penticton organizers and participants thank you for your patience and cooperation and remind you to drive 
For current road information, please visit or tune in to local radio during the event. For information on the event, please visit


Daily Activity & Pets

The Challenge Penticton will be incorporating the channel, popular with locals for walking, biking and jogging. The channel will remain open during the race, however we do ask that on Sunday, August 28th from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM all dogs remain leashed on the channel. Also, out of respect for the athletes we ask that everyone share the path and make every effort not to impede athletes as they race. We are thrilled to incorporate this popular route as part of the race to showcase more of what Penticton has to offer and appreciate everyone’s cooperation.

Bus Route (Race Days)

For changes to the Bus Route in Penticton, see the Berry & Smith website @

Have Groceries & Supplies?

Make sure to stock up in advance on any items you will want on Sunday, August 28th so you are set to enjoy your day. Restaurants & other businesses will be open during the Challenge Penticton race on either side of Government Street, but stocking up on groceries and other supplies at Cherry Lane Mall & Save On More prior to race day will free up your time to cheer on athletes!!!

Medical Access?

All medical emergencies will have priority over the event. In case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1