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, Okanagan 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 rock climbing and during the summer the lake water warms 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, road cycling, rock climbing, open waters, mountains as well as alpine and Nordic skiing that really gets people’s attention.
Relaxation is Important Too
You’ll also have to take some time to relax during your stay in Penticton. Learn about our history, viewing the working Kettle Valley Railway model on display at the SS Sicamous Museum and Heritage Park on the shores of Okanagan Lake or bring Penticton’s history to life through the fascinating exhibits and interactive learning spaces at Penticton Museum & Archives, on Main Street. Through all your training you will certainly be hungry and luckily Penticton has a wide variety of culinary options for every palate, so sit back on one of our many patios and enjoy a local meal and gorgeous views.