Daily needs in Penticton

Penticton has it all - no matter if you're looking for the perfect gift for that special someone, a taste of culture and entertainment, top-notch health care as well as social services and elder care for your loved ones.

Shopping and Services

From the local specialty retailers and farmers markets of Downtown, along a bustling commercial corridor to the fifty stores and services of Cherry Lane Shopping Centre mall, Penticton provides choices and variety in stores and services.

Buy fresh local produce in season at the Penticton Farmers Market, get fruit and produce from the farmer's gate, find select fare in local produce stores, or shop the wide variety of large scale brand name grocery outlets: IGA, Real Canadian Superstore, Safeway, Save-On Foods, Whole Foods Market, Nature's Fare Market, Quality Greens, Old Town Farm Market.

Find fashion, sporting equipment, home appliances and household decor in locally owned specialized stores and the international and national retailers you know.

Whether you are looking for a cut and color, spa treatment or a good accountant, Penticton will surprise and delight you with the quality and quantity of our shopping and services.

Cultural and Recreation Centres

Penticton boasts a world class South Okanagan Events Centre, modern public swimming with four separate pools, a full recreation facility, and a ninety year-old heritage building art and cultural centre – and that is just for starters.

The Penticton Art Gallery brings world-class exhibitions to the community, as well as events such as the Kitchen Stove Film Series, Sop Bowl PRoject and Annual Art Auction.

Check out just a sampling of our Cultural and Recreation facilities.

Churches and Spiritual Centres

Penticton offers over 50 centres of spirituality and worship including Anglican, Baptist, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, United, Presbyterian, Muslim, Sikh, meditation centres and more.

Hospital, Medical and Health Care

The Penticton Regional Hospital is a 237-bed facility offering services including core medical and surgical specialty services, 24-hour emergency and trauma services, acute services, ambulatory and outpatient clinics, and diagnostic/paramedical services.

Penticton has two walk-in medical clinics and a wide range of general and specialist medical practitioners, clinics and services along with holistic health practitioners, sports medicine services and pharmacies. You can visit the Penticton Health Centre public health unit as well.

For anyone currently seeking a family physician or nurse practitioner and would like to sign up on a centralized waitlist, please visit www.divisionsbc.ca/sos

There are over 25 dental practitioners including orthodontists in Penticton - so you will be smiling.

Social Services and Elder Care

Penticton and the surrounding Southern Okanagan have significant programs and resources for seniors activities, wellness and care, with both in home and residential care programs available . The range of options includes provincial facilities, care homes with all levels of care as well as luxury retirement villages.

Penticton is home to both public and private social service agencies including service offices for Provincial Ministries for Family Services and Social Services as well as emergency and long term mental health programs and children's services.

Penticton also takes public safety seriously for residents, visitors and businesses. Penticton Fire Department operates out of two fire halls within the city boundaries provide rapid response to fire and medical situations, and the Penticton RCMP detachment on Main Street serves the area and ensures safety and security for all.