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Local Attractions

Nordic Centre

The Nordic Centre at Nickel Plate is a premier cross country skiing location. With 56km of groomed trails, gorgeous views, and one of the longest ski seasons in Canada, Nickle Plate won’t disappoint.

You will find both classic and skate skiing trails along with countless snowshoeing trails.

They offer rentals for all ages of both skiis and snow shoes. Day passes start at $15.00 for adults, $8.00 for ages 6-18, and under 6 free!

You can find more information on their website.

Nickel Plate Mountain

Located only a ten minute drive away from Apex Mountain Resort is Nickel Plate Provincial Park. In the winter you will find the Nordic Centre with both skiing and snowshoeing. In Spring, Summer, and Fall there is plenty of hiking, mountain biking, and fishing to be done.

In the park, there is Nickel Plate lake. Over the winter it freezes and in the spring/summer months it’s stocked with rainbow trout from the Summerland hatchery.

Trails for both hiking and mountain biking range from beginner to expert


Only a 45-minute drive down from Apex Mountain is the city of Penticton.

Penticton offers plenty of outdoor activities, along with a great food and drink scene. There are lakes on both ends, Okanagan to the North and Skaha to the South. Both lakes offer amazing boating, paddleboarding, kayaking, and sandy beaches. In the Summer you can float from one end to the other through the channel.

For food and drinks, there are multiple microbreweries, wineries around, and great restaurants to eat at.