Nestled between two lakes, Penticton enjoys long, hot summers, dry winters and more than 2,000 hours of sunshine each year. We’re located in the southern Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, which is easily accessed by major highways and airports.
We're known for our beaches, wine and orchards, not to mention a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Hop on your bike to discover award-winning wineries and trails with stellar views. Shop at the bustling outdoor market, peruse art galleries or go skating at the modern Community Centre. Ski champagne powder slopes or take in a hockey game or concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
Penticton is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan people. Its name, from the Interior Salish word snpintktn, is commonly translated as "a place to stay forever," or more accurately, “a place where people live year-round.” It’s the kind of place where people come to visit for the holidays – and never want to leave.
Get Here and Around
Easy Highway Access
Centrally located on the Highway 97 Wine Route, Penticton is easily accessed from the Trans-Canada Highway, Highway 3 and other major B.C. and Washington state highways.
Our local regional airport is serviced by Air Canada, Pacific Coastal and WestJet, offering direct flights to Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Kelowna International Airport is 70-90 minutes away, with flights throughout Canada and beyond.
For more information about getting around, visit our Maps page.