No matter the season, Penticton is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground, especially true in the summertime, when the parks and beaches come alive with locals and tourists alike.
Known as the Peach City, Penticton is located in BC’s beautiful South Okanagan region and is situated between two lakes.
In 2017, Penticton was named as one of the Top 34 most breathtaking places in North America because of its “wine, vines and sandy shores.” The 28 award-winning wineries have vineyards that gently slope up to the mountains, providing breathtaking views.
Not a fan of wine? Check out Penticton’s many craft beer breweries. Penticton is also well known for its farmers’ market, which has more than more than 200 vendors each week. This city is truly a paradise with plenty of options for swimming, biking, and exceptional views.
- Known as Canada’s craft beer capital
- Second most popular rock climbing area in BC, following Squamish
- Penticton translates “a place to stay forever.”
- It’s one, of only two cities in the world, situated between two lakes – Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake
In Penticton, winters are less severe than most Canadian cities and summers are hot and sunny.
Penticton is located along Highway 97’s Wine Route with easy access to Trans-Canada highway.
Driving time from Vancouver to Penticton is 417 km (4:10 hours) while Calgary to Penticton is 668 km (about 8 hours).
Penticton Regional Airport has flights to and from Vancouver.
Several flights also go to Kelowna International Airport, about 90 minutes away.
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