Penticton continues to make its mark on the web

City attracts numerous accolades from a host of travel websites

  • Mar. 6, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Penticton continues to gather accolades for its beaches, wines and now outdoor recreation spots.

The city has recently been listed as No. 1 in the Top 19 wine destinations around the world, in the top 25 climbing locations in the world and in the top 10 places to try something new (sip wine).

The MSN travel website lists the Okanagan in the number eight slot of top 10 places to try something new.

“Teach your palate to detect the subtleties of fermented grapes — and leave your passport at home,” it says on the website.

MSN travel also notes Penticton’s B.C. VQA Wine Information Centre stocks more than 500 VQA wines from the region. states that from the Canada/U.S. border, Highway 97 winds its way north from the summer vacation hotspot of Osoyoos through the region’s viticulture centre in Penticton and past the mountain-framed shores of Okanagan Lake to Vernon.

“Okanagan wines are truly exceptional and Penticton is an excellent place to start a tasting tour of the more than 100 wineries in the region,” it said on the blog.

Amongst those listed in the top 10 are Bordeaux, France, Mendoza, Argentina, Tuscany, Italy and the Napa and Sonoma valleys in California. Viator created the blog to provide “the world’s most comprehensive resource for travellers to plan the things you want to do when you get there.”

On the Adventure Travel Mentor website, the Skaha Bluffs in Penticton are listed amongst a couple dozen of excellent rock climbing locations around the world. The website is geared to assist newbie adventure seekers and veteran adventurers on new and exciting opportunities.

This comes on the back of Penticton being named one of the Top 10 travel destinations for 2012, according to Facebook. An article appeared on the Huffington Post website in January written by the CEO of — a website that helps plan vacations combining advice, recommendations, photos and more — listed Penticton as one of the ultimate travel destinations you shouldn’t miss in 2012.