Penticton, BC

About Penticton

Nestled between Lake Okanagan and Skaha Lake is Penticton, BC, meaning ‘a place to stay forever’ and home to the iconic ‘Channel’.

Tourists come from all over British Columbia to enjoy the float between our two beautiful lakes. Voted of the Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2012, visitors enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and small-town feel that Penticton offers. With over 60 wineries within a 20 minutes drive, local farmers markets, beautiful beaches and loads of festivals and events throughout the year, we have something for everyone.

Of course, we are also home to one of the most iconic long course triathlons in the world, but then you knew that alrerady!

Getting Here

By Car

There was once a time when the only way to get to Penticton & Wine Country was riding a packhorse over mountain trails or taking the beautiful S.S. Sicamous Sternwheeler from Vernon down the length of Okanagan Lake. We are happy to report that via technological advancements, getting here has become a much speedier endeavour.

Driving Distance to Penticton from:
Calgary, AB 683 km (424 mi)
Kelowna, BC 72 km (45 mi)
Seattle, WA 504 km (313 mi)
Vancouver, BC 391 km (243 mi)
Edmonton 982 km (610 mi)

For the latest road conditions, or travel distances from other locations, visit DriveBC


Community Maps & Driving Routes
Penticton driving routes from
Explore Penticton on Google Maps

By Air

The Penticton Regional Airport, conveniently located at the south end of Penticton, offers four scenic and quick flights from Vancouver International Airport daily via Air Canada Jazz

Want to fly Westjet from Calgary? No problem. From October 2014 Westjet have daily scheduled flights between Penticton and Calgary.
Arrival & departure schedule 

Starting in 2014, Jump On Flyaways is launching direct flight service between Calgary and Penticton. 

Helicopter charters are also available through Eclipse Helicopters, while Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. provides flight charters, rentals and tours.
Several carriers fly into the Kelowna International Airport, which features air service between other major destinations.

Coming from Alberta?

Westjet now fly direct between Calgary and Penticton

Beautiful Penticton BC has so much to offer … stay a while.

Penticton, BC. Canada