Penticton cares about community and accessibility. We continue to take steps to improve access for people of all abilities throughout our public spaces.
Audible signal devices at crosswalks in downtown Penticton help those who have visual impairments know that it’s safe to cross. Newer intersections also feature a special plastic surface that helps those with white canes identify the edge of the road through sound.
Accessible parking options are available to those who have a vehicle with a valid permit on display.
The City also works with BC Transit to offer accessible options for people to get around town. Learn more about public transit in Penticton and about accessibility on BC Transit South Okanagan-Similkameen buses.
City Takes Steps to Become an Age-Friendly Community
Penticton is taking steps to become recognized by the Province of B.C. as an age-friendly community. This is defined as a place where older adults can live active, socially engaged and independent lives. As part of this process, the City has launched a public photography assignment to collect ideas that may be included in its Age-Friendly Action Plan.
We’re calling on all residents – young and old – to help us tell the story of what ‘age-friendly’ means to you. How is Penticton age-friendly? What can be improved?
Upload your photographs and ideas to the City's online engagement platform, shapeyourcitypenticton.ca.