Located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, the City of Penticton is the jewel of the southern BC interior. Nestled between two lakes – the Okanagan and Skaha – Penticton is a summer and winter playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Close to the U.S. border and City of Seattle to the south, Vancouver, BC to the west, and a day trip to Calgary Alberta, major highways connect Penticton to larger urban districts. Surrounded by rolling mountain terrain Penticton enjoys the finest climate in Canada according to the weather experts. There is always some activity available as recreational sport options abound in the city.
With a population just above thirty seven thousand citizens, the City of Penticton is small enough that it remains quaint but also large enough that you feel it has all the amenities essential for a great place to live. Penticton has a vibrant economy for its size as it continues to grow and encourage business development through liberal incentive programs for new companies to relocate in this attractive community. Strategically located, Penticton offers quite a few advantages for local commerce and trade. Home buyers and sellers enjoy a strong real estate market with steady activity.
RECREATION & LEISURE
The City of Penticton places a high value on youth recreational activity, confirmed by the number of facilities available for sports and athletics. Specifically hockey is a grand pastime here, many current and retired National Hockey League players first laced on their skates in Penticton, among them Brett Hull, Paul Kariya, and Goalie Andy Moog to name a few. You can enjoy a day on the slopes at Apex Mountain Ski Resort in winter and anglers will enjoy fishing Lakes Okanagan and Skaha. Boating is a popular recreation and both lakes have amazing beaches for you and your family. This region is home to a number of wonderful golf courses if you enjoy a round on the links. Biking and hiking trails also wind their way through stunning landscapes, ATV rentals are available for mountain touring.
The Okanagan Valley is celebrated as a fruit growing region with Penticton the heart of wine country in the area. There are more than eighty wineries within a sixty minute drive of Penticton, more than enough to thrill any wine enthusiast. The South Okanagan Events Centre is at multi-functional sports complex and convention center in Penticton, home to BC minor league hockey, concerts, and other events. Penticton is also festival country featuring the renowned Okanagan Wine Festival, Penticton Peach Festival or “Peachfest”, and The Okanagan Children’s Festival amongst them. You’ll never be bored in Penticton!
CITY OF PENTICTON SERVICES
Safety and security are a priority for Penticton residents and policing is the responsibility of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with a central detachment employing 55 officers. Fire safety is proudly served by the Penticton Fire Department employing both full-time and auxiliary firefighters. Of course, your family’s health is your priority and Penticton Regional Hospital offers state of the art services to its patients. There are a number of health centers and hospitals strategically situated throughout the Valley. Penticton has a strong school system with elementary, secondary, private and Christian schools available. Mike Wood and his team would be delighted to discuss all of your family educational requirements. Call Mike Wood and his team today!