Penticton Travel Guide
Welcome to Penticton!
Originally inhabited by the Salish people, Penticton translates to —a place to live forever—. Today thousands continue to take this sentiment to heart, making Penticton one of the fastest growing communities in the Okanagan. The fact that the city offers dual lakefronts—Lake Okanagan is found on the city's northend while Lake Skaha borders its south—doesn't hurt either. A prominent city in sunny southern Okanagan, Penticton is almost exactly half-way between Kelowna to the north and Osoyoos to the south, approximately 65 km (40 mi) in either direction. This convenient location offers the perfect jump off point to explore the treasures of the Okanagan. While in town, visit the S.S. Sicamous, the last operating stern-wheel steamer and the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, with an impressive collection of local and national art. Each August the beach comes alive for Peachfest, which features live music, two parades and a festive crowd.
The largest of a chain of five lakes in the Thompson-Okanagan region, Lake Okanagan supports a variety of activities from houseboating to waterskiing.
Hotels & Motels
Offering easy access to Okanagan Valley wineries, the Ramada Inn & Suites Penticton is a full-service hotel that offers resort-style accommodations.
This 48-passenger Paddlewheeler is located on Okanagan Lake and features a fully licensed bar, snacks and 2 decks.
Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in Penticton? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- Peach City Beach Cruise
Jun 21 to Jun 23 » Penticton
- Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival
Jun 28 to Jun 30 » Penticton
- Okanagan Super Sprints
Jun 29 » Skaha Beach
- Okanagan Summer Wine Festival
Jul 06 to Jul 14 » Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
- Mr. Muscle Contest
Aug 04 » Skaha Beach
- Penticton Peach Festival
Aug 07 to Aug 11 » Penticton
- Sunshine Cabaret
TBA » Gyro Park
- Challenge Penticton Triathlon (formerly Ironman Canada)
Aug 25 » Penticton
- Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival
TBA » Penticton
- Penticton Dragon Boat Festival
Sep 07 to Sep 08 » Okanagan Lake
- Okanagan International Childrens Festival
May 22 to May 24 » Okanagan Lake Beach