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Penticton! "A Place To Stay Forever".
Penticton really is a place to stay forever, the people that come to visit often will find it is a place that they would like to retire. Retirement isn’t the only reason people are drawn to move here, because there are so many things to do in Penticton. Outdoor activities are a big part of life to many residents and visitors alike. Water sports are a given with vast beaches at both, north and south ends of town and a river channel connecting the two lakes. If you’re looking for just a little relaxation, what better way to relax than lying on the beach or taking a leisurely float down the channel and soaking up some sunshine, don't forget your sunscreen. In the valley there is a wide range of biking and hiking trails from beginner to expert and it’s just a 30 minute drive to Apex Mountain Ski Resort for a fun filled day on the slopes, also open in the summer months for downhill cycling and hiking with spectacular panoramic views, you're sure to get that scenic picture you're looking for.
There are quite a number of fantastic distilleries in the Okanagan that turn the local fruit into wonderful spirits and liqueurs. You can find some at Maple Leaf Spirits and Old Order Distilling.
Award winning wines await the connoisseur at some of the finest wineries in the valley or take a short drive to a fruit stand at one of the many orchards nearby to sample the freshest fruit you’ve ever tasted.
If golf is your thing, there are plenty of courses for the beginner or pro golfer to try. Take the kids to LocoLanding Adventure Park for a round of mini golf, Go-Karting or Bumper Boats. Or try indoor rock climbing at Hoodoo Adventures, they also rent kayaks for more outdoor fun.
These are just a few of the fun and exciting things to see and do in and around Penticton.
We hope you enjoy your stay here in Penticton. Come and find a place for you to stay forever!

Travellers Info

Getting Around
• Penticton Transit System - 250-492-5602
• Greyhound - 250-493-4101
• Penticton Airport - 250-770-4422
Served by Air Canada Jazz & WestJet

Penticton Weather Facts
• Hours of Sunshine - over 2,000
• Average annual rainfall 30.2 cm (11.9 in)
• Average summer daytime temperature 26.7 C (80 F)
• Average summer nighttime temperature 11.1 C (52 F)
• Average winter daytime temperature 1.9 C (35 F)
• Average winter nighttime temperature -3.9 C (25 F)

BC Taxes
• Provincial Sales Tax (PST) 7%
• Federal Sales Tax (GST) 5%

Communication in Penticton & the South Okanagan

Radio

• CBC 93.7 FM - talk shows, music & current affairs
• Country 100.7 FM - country music
• Sun FM 97.1 (CJMG) - Top 40, news
• EZ ROCK AM 800 (CKOR) - adult contemporary music, news

Local Television Stations
Global Okanagan, Shaw Cable

Population
• Penticton 33,964
• Oliver 4,597
• Osoyoos 4,796
• Summerland 11,267

Elevation
• 385 metres / 1,263 feet