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. Paddleboarding, 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.
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.
If you can’t stay forever, we hope you meet in Penticton and wine country. Over 800 hotel rooms are a short stroll to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Enjoy boutique-style accommodations with invigorating hospitality. They’re just steps away from beaches, parks and golf courses. Need we say more?
Attractions and Activities
In the Okanagan, there are countless attractions and always something to do. Specifically, in Penticton, there are cultural, historical and natural attractions. (Plus, wine and fabulous food.) You name it. In Penticton, there’s something for everyone. Year round, we’ve got activities outdoors. For delegates who want time to think and space to breathe, there’s walking trails, cycling trails and wine touring options. If you live life a little more daringly, Penticton boasts some of the world’s best rock climbing at the Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park. Grab a bike, and explore winding and scenic network of the Kettle Valley Railway Trail or pick up a paddle and kayak, float or boat in Okanagan Lake or Skaha Lake. We can’t forget about the Kettle Valley Steam Railway and mini golf.
Okanagan Wine, Craft Beer, and Distilleries
See and taste the fruits of our labour in the Okanagan. Coined as “a Napa of the North” by the New York Times, the Okanagan has the topography, soil and climate that make vines thrive. More than 8,060 acres of grapes are planted, providing vistas of rolling hills of linear, fertile rows. Dating back to 1931, the Okanagan has built a prestigious reputation attracting vinos and foodies, alike. Family-run boutique vineyards and world-class operations make the perfect pairing, ranking high in international competitions.
In Penticton, there are 50 wineries within a 20 minute drive. Within a close proximity, the Naramata Bench offers vinos spectacular vistas and an exploration on country roads. 20 minutes south, visit Okanagan Falls wineries. For more information on wineries, microbreweries, distilleries and wine tours, please visit Travel Penticton.