Travel To Penticton


There are many options for travel to Penticton! Please visit the Tourism Penticton website: Travelling to Penticton for directions from the Penticton Regional Airport, Kelowna International Airport, and driving by way of Hwy 97.

International flights to and from CYYF:

For more information regarding airlines to Penticton, including airline reservations phone numbers, please visit (CYYF) at Penticton Regional Airport.  As well visit Kelowna International Airport (YLW) for international flights.

Visas and Entry into Canada

Visitors from many countries do not require a visa to visit Canada (for example, the United States, Japan, Australia, Italy, Switzerland, among others). For a full listing of “Visa exempt travellers”, see

However, citizens from some countries require a visa to visit Canada. For a listing of countries whose citizens require a visa, see

Other important information for all visitors to Canada may be found at

Letters of Invitation from the conference are given by request upon full payment for registration fees.

Getting to the Penticton Lakeside Resort

The conference venue and accommodations are located at The Penticton Lakeside Resort, approximately 15 minutes from the Penticton Regional Airport and 1. 5 hrs from Kelowna International Airport.  You can get to the hotel by taxi, public transport, or car (rental). Getting to Penticton Lakeside Resort.

Conference Check-In Centre:
Penticton Lakeside Resort
21 Lakeshore Drive W
Penticton, B.C.  V2A 7M5
direct line: (250) 493-8221
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-9400

Car Rental, Shuttle, Taxi

For full information on transportation, including car rentals, taxi and public transportation at CYYF please visit For Kelowna International Airport YWL please visit

CYYF Companies include:

  • National
  • Budget
  • RJK’s Limousine


With over 2,100 hours of sunshine and only 15 inches of rain annually, the area has a comfortable climate year round.

July weather in Penticton is warm and comfortable:

  • Average temperature: 24ºC / 76ºF
  • Average high: 24ºC / 76ºF
  • Average low: 10ºC / 50ºF


Penticton enjoys a reputation as being one of the most accessible cities in the world among travellers with special needs. Whether using wheelchairs, white canes, seeing eye dogs or hearing aids, Penticton leads the way in making the area a more livable place for people with disabilities through its progressive transportation systems, innovative housing and recreational opportunities.


Canada has two official languages – English and French. English is the predominant language in British Columbia. 

Time Zone

Penticton is in the Pacific Time Zone. Daylight savings time is in effect from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November.

Metric Measures

Canada follows the International Metric System. Temperatures, rainfall measures, distance, weights, velocity are expressed in metric units. Distance is measured in kilometres.


Outlets and voltage (120 volts) are the same as in the United States. Small appliances such as hair dryers, irons, razors, etc. can be used in Canada. For those from other countries, adapters are required for electrical appliances. The frequency of electrical current in Canada is 60 Hz.


The currency of Canada is the Canadian dollar (sign: $ or C$; code: CAD).

To avoid exchange problems, visitors are advised to exchange their funds to Canadian dollars at a bank or a foreign currency exchange outlet.


Paper bills: $5 (blue), $10 (purple), $20 (green) and $50 (red) denominations.

Coins include the nickel (5¢), dime (10¢), quarter (25¢), ‘loonie’ ($1) and ‘toonie’ ($2).

Electronic transactions

Credit cards, ATMs, and direct-debit cards are commonly used in Canada.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and JCB cards are widely accepted in most stores and restaurants.


Banking hours are generally from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Some banks are open on Saturday.

ATMs (Automated Teller Machines or cash machines) are found at the airport, banks and in retail areas.

Time Zones / Daylight Savings Time

Most of BC is on Pacific Standard Time, which is one hour behind Mountain Standard Time (Alberta and some eastern areas of BC) and three hours behind Eastern Standard Time (Ontario/New York).


Tipping in Penticton is normal and is around 10 to 15% of the bill.

Smoking and Alcohol

Smoking is restricted at many places in Penticton, including public transportation, restaurants, places of work and enclosed public areas. The current legal drinking age in B.C. is 19 years of age.