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 47-passenger genuine paddlewheeler is located on Okanagan Lake and features a fully licensed bar, snacks and 2 decks.