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Penticton is located in the southern part of British Columbia Okanagan Valley between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake and means "a place to stay forever"" in their local language.
The summer is the best time to visit Penticton when tourism is at its peak. Penticton is primarily known for its beaches and wineries. The city has 80 wineries within an hour's drive with nearly 23 of them being located on Namrata beach. Most wineries here offer free tours and tasting. The most popular beaches in the city are the Okanagan Beach and the Skaha Beach each being located next to the respective lakes. Other beaches include the Airport beach, Sudbury beach and Three Mile beach.
The Skaha climbing bluffs with its excellent routes and gears provides a huge treat for rock climbers all over. Penticton also has Kettle valley railroad trail which is part of the Trans Canada trail. Another local pastime is to float down the River channel a small stretch between the two major lakes. The city also boasts of four major golf courses with many more close by.
The nearest major airport is Vancouver or Calgary and from there one can take a local flight to the Penticton Regional Airport. However the most favored choice is to travel by road mainly by car as it helps with sightseeing in the city. There are many companies that offer cheap car hire for the Okanagan Valley region. The travel takes around 4 hours from Vancouver and 8 hours from Calgary. One can take the bus or car or car hire from Vancouver/Calgary.
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To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).