Penticton is a city in south-central British Columbia, Canada, and is located between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake to the. The name " Penticton " is derived from a word of the language coastal Salish and roughly translated means " place to stay forever ". The Acting Mayor called Dan Ashton.


Penticton is located about 60 km south of the next largest city of Kelowna. The city is situated between the lakes Okanagan and Skaha Lake. Another small town with 10,000 inhabitants, Summerland is located about 15 km north, the southern neighboring community is Okanagan Falls. The metropolis of Vancouver is around 400 km drive to the west, to Calgary leads after 670 km ride.


The granting of local government (incorporated ) for the community was first on 1 January 1909 as a District Municipality. Three further amendments to the municipal status followed in the next decades, the fifth and final was then on 7 October 1954 as City (city).


The census in 2011 showed a population of 32 877 inhabitants for the community. The population of the city has thereby increased since the census of 2006 at 3.0%, while the population in British Columbia grew by 7.0 % at the same time. In the census region Penticon ( Census agglomeration of Penticon ) 42,360 people live, 2.6% more than in 2006.


The economic focus primarily form tourism, viticulture and fruit growing. Penticton is used as the starting point for tourists who pursue sports activities such as skiing, fishing, golfing, hiking or mountain biking like.

Regular events

Since 1983, Canada is annually held in and around the city in August or September of the Ironman - a triathlon competition over the long distance, as well as the Ultraman Triathlon Canada.

Transport infrastructure


Penticton is connected via Highway 97 to the long distance network. This leads south to the Crowsnest Highway, a major Ost-/West-Verbindung and the border with the United States. Northwards to Kelowna and Highway 97C, which is crossed by the quickest route to Vancouver.


The Penticton Regional Airport ( YYF ) was constructed during World War II as an emergency landing. The airstrip was a few years later extended to 1,829 m, so that larger aircraft can take off and land. Air Canada Jazz offers scheduled scheduled flights to Vancouver. The Pacific Coastal Airlines connects with Penticton Vancouver and Calgary.


Public transport is provided by Penticton Transit System.

Famous people


  • Japan Ikeda ( Hokkaido ), Japan