The Penticton Trade and Convention Centre transport delegates and visitors to a space conducive to connecting. Found in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. The long and narrow valley stretches 160 kilometres from the United States border up and through the province of BC. Penticton sits pretty between two lakes and is cradled between trimmed mountain slopes.
Notorious for its wine and orchards, Penticton’s weather is just as brilliant. Receiving over 2,000 hours of sunshine and only 15 inches of rain annually, Penticton is paradise. The long summers and short, mild winters make Penticton a year-round destination for tourists and delegates. When you’re at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre the Okanagan activities are endless. Take a break and bust out a board, boat or your wild side. Paddle boarding, boating, kayaking, rock climbing, wine touring, hiking and mountain biking are at your fingertips. In winter, surrounding ski hills offer tubing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing options, with outstanding Okanagan powder.
See, do, explore and connect in Penticton. Check out the 2016 Penticton and Wine Country Experiences Guide, and see what's in store:
Coined as “a Napa of the North” by the New York Times, BC’s Okanagan Valley has the topography, soil and climate that make vines and their wines thrive. Found between the Coastal and Monashee mountain ranges, the Okanagan is in a rain shadow. Home sweet home to 147 wineries and 3,000 hectares of vineyards, the vast valley stretches over 250 kilometres. Communities are nestled along the lakeshores, throughout the entire valley. The large lakes regulate the temperatures. Trees and their treasures blanket the valley sides. The Okanagan encompasses cities, towns and communities including: Vernon, Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton, Oliver and Osoyoos.
From north to south, the Okanagan offers charming hospitality, refreshing wines and fresh produce. If you’re driving, be prepared to stop. Take in the sights, fresh air and buy some fresh fruits and vegetables. You won’t regret the stop. Be warned, when you’re in the Okanagan you’ll enjoy the slower pace and may stay.