It is served by Penticton Airport, a regional airport located 1.8 miles southwest of downtown.  In 2018, a $6 million facility upgrade was launched to expand departure and arrival locations and increase passenger traffic management capacity. Although the airport has in the past offered flights to several destinations, it currently offers flights to Vancouver International Airport, offered by Air Canada Express; These services are available three to four times a day, except on Sunday if two flights are available.  WestJet Encore travels twice a day to its Calgary turnstile.  The city is also home to the Penticton Water Aerodrome (TC LID: CAH8), an aquatic airfield adjacent to Penticton Airport and the original base of HNZ Topflight, a helicopter development school operated by HNZ. Penticton is located at the geographical coordinates of 49-29`N 119-35`19`W / 49.49111 N 119.58861 W / 49.49111; -119.58861 (Penticton) and covers an area of 42.10 km2, with a maximum north-south distance of 7 km between Lake Okanagan to the north and Lake Skaha to the south; These lakes are part of the Okanagan River drainage system, a tributary of the Columbia River.  Its borders are Skaha Lake Road to the south and west, which changes after the city boundary on Highway 97, naramata Road to the east and west of Highway 97. Penticton is 385 m high and is located five hours from Seattle, Washington or Vancouver, B.C., and eight hours from Calgary, Alberta, on the highway.  Penticton is a town in the Okanagan Valley, in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. At the time of the 2016 Canadian Census, the city had a population of 33,761, in the census population, 43,432.  In the city is a campus of Sprott Shaw College and a campus of Okanagan College, which had 610 enrolments in 2010.
 It also includes the Okanagan Hockey School, which has partnered with professional hockey teams, such as the Vancouver Canucks.  Pine and fir are often found in the mountains and highlands around Penticton, including the Okanagan Highland and to the east the Monashee Mountains. Apex Mountain Resort, located 33 km west of the city on the Thompson Plateau, is home to the highest mountain peak in the Penticton area; Ski service is available.  The Okanagan Highland is a plateau hilly area between the Okanagan Valley and the Monashee Mountains.  In 1948, a provincial road was opened between Hope and Princeton, which provided access to Penticton and launched a competition for the Kettle Valley Railway.  In 1910, the railway headquarters was elected in Penticton, but the place burned down in 1964. Much of the railway`s original route has been transformed into a multi-operated recreational trail, the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, which crosses the Trans Canada Trail through this part of British Columbia.   May 1948, it was united as a city declared by the Governor General of Canada.  Reeve Robert Lyon was the first mayor of Penticton, while Lord Alexander was transformed into the chief of the city.
 In September 2006, Penticton residents voted 80.3% for the construction of the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC). The $73 million arena, sports complex and convention center are home to BCHL`s Penticton Vees, named after the senior hockey team that won the 1955 World Cup of Hockey against Russia. SoEC also serves as a summer or early winter training centre for the Vancouver Canucks. It has inspired the city`s convention market and is a popular venue for concerts and other special events.