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Penticton, British Columbia

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Welcome to Penticton ...

The pronunciation of Penticton: pen-TICK-ton<1>

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Penticton, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated January 1, 1909.

The city of Penticton is 1,260 feet [384 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Penticton lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).

Area codes for Penticton: (250) and (778)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Penticton: V2A<4>

Websites for Penticton ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Communities near Penticton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Penticton.

  • Summerland
  • Trout Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Creek
    • Trout Creek lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Penticton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Creek
  • Kaleden
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaleden
    • Kaleden lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Penticton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kaleden came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaleden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kaleden<6>
  • Naramata
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    • Crescent Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Beach
      • Crescent Beach lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Penticton
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    • Okanagan Falls
    • Chute Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chute Lake
      • Chute Lake lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Penticton
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Chute Lake. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chute Lake
    • Olalla
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olalla
      • Olalla lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Penticton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olalla came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olalla
    • Carmi
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmi
      • Carmi lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the east of Penticton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmi came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmi
    • Peachland

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Penticton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Penticton.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Penticton. See our Newspapers Page for Penticton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Penticton ...

Looking for more information about Penticton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Penticton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Penticton.

Adding Penticton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Penticton was on a map titled Map of British Columbia (from Gulf Refining, 1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Penticton on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Penticton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Penticton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Penticton, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Penticton). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Penticton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Penticton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Penticton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PentictonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Penticton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.4930, Longitude: -119.5892    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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