Penticton is situated in the South Okanagan, only 40 miles from the US border at Oroville, Washington and 250 miles east of Vancouver. Penticton is an excellent holiday destination featuring beautiful sandy beaches, surrounded by fruit orchards, vineyards and mountains.
The Okanagan Valley offers long lazy summers, warm autumns, brief winters, and stunning springs. Whether you are planning a family vacation in the Okanagan, a romantic getaway complete with wine tours of British Columbia's best wineries, seeking outdoor adventure such as skiing, hiking and biking; the Okanagan is an all-season playground.
Please visit the following sites for additional information on the area:
City of Penticton: penticton.ca
Visit Penticton: visitpenticton.com
In 2010 I was fortunate enough to play at the Okanagan Hockey Academy on the Midget Prep team. With coaches like Robert Dirk and Greg Holst it was an unbelievable year. I have to this day still never been on such a close-knit team. It was my first year of midget hockey and that meant a lot more travel. Playing in the CSSHL I got the opportunity to play in some pretty awesome spots. The league helped me learn to stay on top of school, which has helped me not only in college but also in junior. I was able to make an easy jump to junior and college academically with the help of Dave Nackoney, a guidance counselor at Penticton Secondary School who works with all the student athletes. To this day if I need anything he is always more than willing to help. It is the great staff that left such an impression on me, and made it possible for me to be where I am today.