Penticton Overview

Penticton lies in British Columbia, Canada’s most westerly province. The city is located in BC’s south-central region, known as the Okanagan Valley and home to over 350,000 people. This area has become a prime destination for residential and small businesses, due to the gentle climate and availability of first-rate recreational opportunities.

Penticton’s economy:
Agriculture
Tourism (1.4 million visitors per year; 41 hotels)
Manufacturing (85 companies based here)
Retirement (25% of the population is over 65)

Activities & Entertainment:
Two fresh water lakes & gentle rolling mountains
Four ice arenas
Indoor pool with water slide
Curling Rink
Gymnasium
Indoor soccer facility
7 championship and 21 additional golf courses
Apex Mountain Ski Resort, 30 minute drive

Elevation: 1,130 feet above sea level

Location:
5 hour drive from Vancouver
8 hours from Calgary, Albert
5.5 hours from Seattle, Washington

Climate: With one of the most desirable climates in all of Canada, thousands of visitors are attracted here year round. In a recent national Canadian survey of climate, Penticton was rated #1 based on four factors: discomfort, psychological effect, hazard and outdoor mobility.
Frost Free period: May 11 – October 1
Temperature: January high has an average 1°C; July high has an average 28°C

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