Member Profile

  
All Seasons. All Sports. All Events.
 

COME EARLY, STAY LATE             

  • Extended training/competition season
  • Moderate climate with over 2100 hours of sunshine and only 15 inches of rain each year
  • Welcoming host community with over 5000 volunteers
  • Year-round festivals and events
  • Over 200 wineries, 7 craft breweries, 3 distilleries
  • 1700 guest rooms, 900 within a 5 minute walk of SOEC event district 
  • 900 RV/Camping sites
  • Lake to lake easy access by road, foot, or river channel
  • Quick and easy transport within the City

LOCATION

  • Centrally located along the Okanagan’s Highway 97 with convenient access to Trans-Canada Highway, Coquihalla Highway and Highway 3.
  • Penticton Regional Airport, 7kms from downtown, serviced by Air Canada and Westjet
  • 45 minute drive from Kelowna, 1 hour from Kelowna International Airport
  • 4 hour drive from Vancouver, 7 hour drive from Calgary

CENTRALIZED EVENT DISTRICT  

  • Venues, hotels, restaurants, downtown attractions all within walking distance of South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC), a 400,000 sq.ft. events complex

VENUES

  • 5 arenas, including the spectacular 5000-seat South Okanagan Events Centre arena
  • 23 fields, including Kings Park Soccer Complex and Adidas Sportsplex Indoor Field House
  • 6 City Parks, including a beachfront purpose-built event park, Okanagan Lake Park
  • 19 ball diamonds, 23 outdoor tennis courts, 15 gymnasiums, 6 beach volleyball courts, 1 golf course, 1 30,000 sq.ft skate park
  • 150 regional trails and endless kms of paved roads, including the original Ironman Penticton route
  • 1000 climbing routes at Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park
  • Over 100,000 square feet of conference space, including the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre
  • 2 lakes. One of only two cities in the world that sits between two lakes!
  • 1 mountain resort – Apex specializes in early season training and world class downhill events, and Nickel Plate Nordic Centre offers 56 kms of cross country skiing trails at a high altitude elevation of 6000 ft!  

EVENT EXPERTISE

  • Scotties Tournament of Hearts (2018)            
  • ITU Multisport World Championships Festival (2017)
  • Subaru Ironman Canada (1983-2013)
  • Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan
  • Ultra520k Canada/Ultraman Canada
  • Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic
  • Canadian Sport School Hockey League Championship (2015)
  • Okanagan Valley Throwdown Crossfit
  • Singletrack 6: Ride The West
  • Penticton DragonBoat Festival
  • Canadian Junior National Mogul Championships
  • Canadian Senior National Aerial Championships
  • FIS Freestyle Nor-Am Cup
  • 2016 BC Winter Games
  • Penticton Peach Festival
  • Okanagan Fest of Ale

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Carly Lewis, Sport and Event Project Manager, City of Penticton
E: eventhosting@penticton.ca
P: 250-276-2165
W: www.travelpenticton.com/sports-and-events/ 

 


 

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