Train Early, Train Late
Bordered by two fresh water lakes on the north and south and rugged mountainsides to the east and west, Penticton offers spectacular outdoor training opportunities. It’s not often will you visit a city that features as many world-class offerings, which is why Penticton has become home to many renowned events such as IRONMAN, Axel Merckx Granfondo and Peach Classic Triathlon.
According to Environment Canada, Penticton has the most attractive climate of all Canadian cities. Over 2,100 hours of sunshine and only 15 inches of rain annually give this area a comfortable climate year round. Winter brings a fantastic snowfall to the surrounding mountains for alpine and nordic skiing. Fall and Spring are ideal for biking, hiking and mountain climbing and during the Summer the lake water warm up so you can add swimming to your training mix.
On Your Doorstep
Your visit to Penticton will likely be based around competition or training for your sport of choice. Penticton is an active city and, as such, we offer amazing indoor and open air venues. This guide will highlight our many offerings but one of the most amazing attributes of this great city is its compact nature. Like many cities, our main sporting venues are showcased close to the City’s centre but it’s our unbelievable proximity to incredible mountain biking, rock climbing, open waters, mountains as well as alpine and nordic skiing that really gets people’s attention.
Relaxation is Important Too