Welcome to Penticton
Translated to it's Salish Indian meaning means "A place to stay forever." Forever is a long time, but definitely a place like Penticton makes one think that they could stay forever. Cradled within tree-lined mountain slopes, dramatic cliffs (the world famous Skaha Bluffs), and bordered by two pristine lakes, Penticton offers natural beauty all year round.
Home in Downtown Penticton.
Hostelling International Penticton is located in the heart of downtown Penticton. The hostel is one block from a variety of unique restaurants, pubs, night clubs, and shops. The beaches of Okanagan Lake are only a short walk from the hostel. Guests can expect a relaxed, home-away-from-home feel when staying here, a renovated 1908 heritage home. Our friendly staff know how to add those special touches that make many initial one-nighters want to extend their stay in the beautiful land of peaches and beaches.
Festivals and Events.
Penticton basks in nearly 2000 hours of sunlight annually which means there is a lot of daylight to play in! There is a myriad of cultural activities, international events and regional festivals in the area. One our favourites is the Peach City Beach Cruise, not just 3 days of cool cars but also wine tours and organized shopping! Of course if you aren't that big into festivals and prefer to vegetate, then those 2000 hours of sunlight will not be wasted as you relax on one of the local beaches.