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Though Penticton is not known as a great place for shopping and fashion, you can generally find something nice in at least one of the 400 or so shops that exist in the city. Because there are so many shops, both in malls and also independently owned throughout the city, you have a good chance of finding you need. One area that everyone heads to for shopping is Front Street . Front Street is where the town was originally plotted, and there is a lot of history up and down the street. There are also a lot of very interesting shops and boutiques lining the road. You can walk up and down Front Street for several hours just going into shops and seeing what they have. Main Street also has abundant choices of eclectic shops to choose from.
From May until October, on Saturday mornings, from 8:30 am to noon, the Farmer's Market is held in the 100 block of Main Street.
There are also a number of good restaurants and bars in the area as well. Sometimes, especially on the weekends, you will be able to see some live entertainment outside on the streets as well.
If you want to just head to a mall, you can do so as well and find the usual stores that you would expect to see at a mall. The two main malls in Penticton are Cherry Lane Shopping Centre (with anchor stores London Drugs, Save On Foods, and the Bay) and Peachtree Square (anchored by Wal-Mart and Sportchek).