Investing in Penticton, British Columbia



Region:  Thompson/Okanagan

Regional District:  Okanagan-Similkameen

Life in Penticton isn’t about opting for one thing over another – lifestyle over career, family over independence, rural over urban – it’s about balance. It’s about having enough of what you need and even more of what you want.

That’s because Penticton isn’t just another place. It’s where you find your place with your kind of people. From long, hot summers on the lake to winter adventures in the light, dry, snow, locals here never settle for anything less than extraordinary. It’s what makes Penticton one of the most attractive places to live in British Columbia.

With opportunities across industries as diverse as construction, winemaking, custom manufacturing, precision agriculture, tech and tourism, Penticton offers something for everyone. And even though living here means trading a few conveniences for a few pleasures – you never have to let that slow you down. Our well-equipped business centre has access to convenient airports, major highways, and a reliable and modern Internet and communications network. So if you’re looking to enjoy the good life, while still making a good living, we’re here, we’re got room to grow, and we’re ready for you to call Penticton home.

The City is continually recognized as one of the most entrepreneurial cities in Canada, with low municipal taxes and a business-friendly climate. Our residents and bussiness community value our local regional airport flrying daily to Calgary & Vancouver, the robust reliable infrastructure, the high speed of fibre internet connections and of course the lifestyle of living in a small centre in the heart of wine country. The Penticton area includes the municipality of Penticton, the rural Electoral Areas D and F of the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District, and the Penticton Indian Reserve. It is equivalent to Statistics Canada's Penticton Census Agglomeration.


Community Size: 45.73 km²

The BC Economic Atlas provides an intuitive way to gain a better understanding of B.C.’s vibrant economy and diverse communities by making information available from thousands of data sources through the use of interactive maps. This information can be used for opportunity identification and business case analysis by site selectors and corporate investors.

Statistics Navigator

View facts and figures about Penticton, BC to help inform your investment research. Click the title to expand and display the statistics.

NOTE: Driving distances are measured using the road/ferry network starting with a key point in a community (e.g main office address).



Leading Employers


Payroll Costs

Labour Force

Research & Education

Transportation & Logistics


Quality of Life


Communities Nearby

Recent opportunities in the area

For sale: up to 5600sq ft of commercial space - built to suit

2203 Dartmouth Dr, Penticton, BC
Business Centre expansion - 2 x 1277sq ft units available for purchase as a strata property.@Under construction now with an expected completion date of July 2018. Great access and customer parking. Units can be combined to create up to 5600sq ft including mezzanine. Square foot price of $250, which ... continue

Gorgeous Georgia's Homemade Ice Cream is a business for sale in BC.

Gorgeous Georgia's Homemade Ice Cream

Penticton, Penticton, BC
This is a rare opportunity to own a successful business and to take over a very functional 550sqft commercial kitchen in Penticton's industrial area. Use the brand to expand on existing sales or add it to your catering or food production business. Kitchen space boasts a large overhead door, parking,... continue

White Water Mobile Home Park is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

White Water Mobile Home Park

3245 Paris St, Penticton, BC, V2A 3T9
... continue

Success Stories

View all Success Stories
Aboriginal Business and Investment Council finalized   VICTORIA - As the province attracts increased investment opportunities, the new Aboriginal Business and Investment Council is ready to help move projects forward that create jobs for families across... continue

A golden opportunity for the Stk’emlupsemc te Sewepemc Nation

Successful partnerships can strengthen communities, companies and regions. That’s certainly the case for the Stk’emlupsemc te Sewepemc Nation (SSN), which represents two member bands of the Secwepemc Nation that joined forces to pursue economic development opportunities in B.C.&rsquo... continue