Bordered by Okanagan Lake
and Skaha Lake
and cradled among treed mountain slopes and spectacular clay cliffs, Penticton's natural beauty appeals to vacationers. Here, the sun shines for more than 2,000 hours per year, creating long hot summers and mild winters. This semi-arid desert city is full of flowers, and supports superb agriculture and wine industries. Numerous recreational opportunities include alpine and Nordic skiing, windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking, and golf. Penticton is full of things to see, such as museums, historical sites and art galleries. Festivals and events such as the Peach Festival, Okanagan Wine Festival, Ironman Canada and Snogopogo are the rule in Penticton.