Discover the sights and sounds of Penticton, B.C., a little slice of paradise in the heart of the Okanagan Valley.

Penticton, British Columbia, is located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, minutes north of the 49th parallel — the boundary that marks the northern tip of mainland United States and the southern border of Canada.

Penticton is quickly becoming a popular travel destination among Washington residents. Why? Aside from an abundance of gorgeous views and endless opportunities for new adventures, there are a number of compelling reasons to visit.

Penticton is a world famous destination for sommeliers and casual wine lovers alike.

Penticton is smack-dab in the center of a place that USA Today once called one of the top wine regions to visit in the world (#2, right after Portugal — but who can afford that trip?).

A trip by car or bicycle through the Naramata Bench wine region is the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon with friends and family among the vineyards. And with wine tasting fees averaging at $5.00 CAD per stop, it really doesn’t cost much to enjoy a large variety of your favorite flavors. But wine isn’t the only reason to visit. With ample hiking trails, picturesque beaches and a surprisingly warm lake, Penticton is truly a destination for all. 

Organic fruit and vegetables have made Penticton a popular travel destination for all ages.

The city has laid claim to having the finest fruit on earth since the 1950s, but don’t take our word for it, check out this archival footage “Peachtime in the Valley: Penticton, British Columbia” made by the Royal BC Museum:

Affordability is another big reason why Americans are migrating north for their next destination vacation. Penticton is a short 6-hour drive from Seattle, and luxurious accommodations on private beach-front properties can be found for under $200 USD/night.

A quick Google search for hotels in Washington shows that even some 3-star hotels with only a pool cost upwards of $300/night.

$300 a night for a basic room and only a pool? No thanks.

With rich vineyards, unforgettable hikes, and stunning beaches at your doorstep paired with luxurious and affordable accommodations and the high purchasing power of the US dollar, we just have to ask: what are you waiting for?

An abundance of rewards await travelers in every season. Check out our Seattle to Penticton in under 6 hours itinerary to learn just how easy it is to escape to our little slice of paradise just north of the Canadian border.