This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Penticton. To help you make friends with Penticton before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
If you're driving through the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, you should do yourself a favour and stop to spend some time in the beautiful city of Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. Penticton is located about sixty kilometers south of Kelowna, which is the biggest city in the Okanagan, and a little more than four hundred kilometers east of metro Vancouver. The population of Penticton is listed at approximately thirty-five thousand, but this rises during the summer months.
When visiting Penticton, you will find a very limited supply of Penticton, British Columbia, Canada hostels. Your Penticton, British Columbia, Canada hostel will be centrally located and secure, with excellent staff; your Penticton, British Columbia, Canada hostel will also play host to a wide variety of travelers from all over the world. If you're unable to find a room at a Penticton, British Columbia, Canada hostel, there is also a good selection of hotels as well as resorts, B&Bs, and motels to suit your needs and preferences.
The social scene in Penticton is exceptional and quite diverse year round. During the winter months, there are often quite a few tourists, employees, and part-time residents staying in the area to ski or snowboard at the Apex Mountain Resort, making the weekend atmosphere incredibly lively. During the summer, there is always a large crowd of vacationers in the area that add to the social atmosphere. There are a number of great bars and nightclubs in the city in addition to countless (and exquisite) wineries and some exceptional craft breweries.
If you do get the opportunity of visiting Penticton for longer than a one night stopover, be sure to enjoy some of the incredible activities it has to over. Outside of Apex Mountain, Shaka and Okanagan lakes are both excellent choices for fishing and swimming. Furthermore, Penticton has some excellent trails for hiking and mountain biking along with rock climbing opportunities for the more adventurous visitors. Finally, Penticton hosts a number of festivals during the year including the Okanagan Wine Festival, The Elvis Festival, Peachfest, Fest-of-Ale BC, and many more!
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