A Perfect Winter Retreat for Snowbirds
Penticton lies in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, which is renowned for its balmy falls and mild winters. This makes it the ideal winter retreat for those living in regions with more unforgiving climates. Click on the link below to view or download our Snowbirds Guide.
(Cover photo by Aaron Barry – www.acbarry.com)
As the main tourist season draws to a close the city becomes noticeably quieter, but there are still plenty of activities and events to enjoy. Thanks to the milder Okanagan weather, golfing, fishing and other outdoor activities are available until much later in the year.
Our fully indoor, Community Centre is also open year round and offers a pool, sauna, steam room & hot tub, as well as a range of fitness classes with very reasonable monthly admission rates. Or why not sign up with Penticton Curling Club, which welcomes new members and runs weekly leagues from October to March.
If you are feeling more adventurous take a trip up to Nickel Plate Nordic Centre and go snowshoeing on the mountain trails (shuttle bus services are available).
Warm up to Winter
The last thing that you’ll want to do in Penticton is hibernate. With so much to do, you’ll find yourself falling in love with winter again.
Enjoy an evening at the theatre courtesy of the the Many Hats Theatre Company. Try your luck at Lake City Casino or get your dab on with a game of bingo at Playtime Gaming Penticton. Take in a hockey game or sit down to a delicious meal followed by a movie at the Landmark Cinema.
You may also be surprised to learn that several wineries remain open throughout the winter months for tours and tastings. Drop in and learn about the art of Icewine making.
Where to Stay
Penticton & Wine Country offers a wealth of accommodation options to suit any budget click here to find out more.
Drive or Fly
Centrally located along Highway 97’s Wine Route, Penticton has convenient access to the Trans-Canada Highway and other major BC highways.
Calgary, AB 415 mi (7h 43 min)
Edmonton 595 mi (10h 17 min)
Saskatoon 793 mi (13h 28 min)
Winnipeg 1,249 mi (20h 14 min)
Tip: Always check the latest road conditions on the DriveBC website.