Penticton - South Okanagan
Welcome to the City of Penticton
- Population: 33,000,
- Surrounding world class wineries and orchards
- Nearby ski hills and golf courses
- Driving distance to Vancouver, Calgary and the USA border
- Nestle between the shores of Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake
Penticton is considered the most attractive climate of all Canadian cities according to Environment Canada. With approximately 2100 hours of sunshine and only 15 inches of rain per year gives this area enjoyable climate year round.
Surrounded by the grape-laden hills of B.C.'s "wine country", the majestic peaks of the Cascade Mountains, and an abundance of lakes, rivers, and rich forests within its boundaries, the South Okanagan Similkameen Region is a recreational and tourism hotspot on the global map.
A four-season destination for all types of travellers. Surrounded with lush forested mountains, dramatic cliffs, and bordered by two unblemished lakes. This natural beauty complements the myriad of cultural activities, international events, regional festivals, business conventions and good old fashioned relaxation.
This “City of Festivals” offers year-round events from wine to ale, from arts to history, from entertainment to sports to traditional celebrations such as Canada Day, National Aboriginal Day, and Peach Fest.
Penticton is also host to the world-class Subaru Ironman Canada Triathlon, where thousands of athletes and volunteers line the streets every August to participate or support this international event.
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