Penticton is the gateway to the Southern Okanagan region, and is a growing community of over 33,000. A four season destination for vacationers and business travellers alike, Penticton is cradled within tree trimmed mountain slopes, dramatic cliffs, and bordered by two pristine lakes. The semi-arid desert climate provides more than 2000 hours of sunshine each year to complement the myriad of cultural activities, international events, regional festivals, business conventions, and good old fashioned relaxation.
There is a sense of excitement throughout Penticton. Families are celebrating life in the community year-round and attending a robust mixture of festivals and all season events, local markets, cultural institutions and experiences, multicultural events that also attract numerous visitors adding additional life and energy to the community.
A revitalized downtown where the buildings are created to blend with the natural environment; where the rich array of culinary, education, theatre, casino and active night life options emits the vibe that Penticton is an exciting place to live and visit.
Penticton is business friendly and economically diverse. It has a healthy mix of traditional business offerings as well as knowledge-based enterprises providing products and services to the local, provincial, national and global community. Well remunerated employment opportunities abound and attract people seeking new economy career opportunities and their families. Penticton offers a wide array of international, national, provincial and regional sport tourism, and outdoor adventure opportunities. It promotes the benefits of healthy living for all ages.