TRUE Penticton Offers Local Insight for Tourism

TRUE Penticton Offers Local Insight for Tourism

Each spring for the past seven years, Visit Penticton has hosted TRUE Penticton Tourism Expo, where tourism partners and citizens can exchange information and become familiar with local assets.

Visit Penticton invites you to “Discover new adventures and reacquaint yourself with all of the amazing activities, attractions, accommodations, restaurants, wineries, breweries, events and so much more happening in and around Penticton.”

Visit Penticton is open for business. – RBuchanan photo

While the event is free, attendees are encouraged to donate food to help support our community through the Penticton Community Fridge & Pantry. If, like me, you forgot your bag of food items, volunteers were on hand to happily accept cash donations.

I find it boosts my local knowledge by keeping me up to date on what’s available to recommend to visitors as well as by helping me plan my own activities.

EXPO Participants

At the TRUE Penticton Tourism Expo, you’ll find exhibitors featuring:


– Places to Stay

Sandman Penticton welcomed TRUE attendees. – RBuchanan photo
The Naramata Inn was well represented. – RBuchanan photo

– Attractions


– Adventure and Activity Companies


– Local Events


– Places to Play


– Local Artisan Retailers

– Food & Drink Samples

– Tours


– Chance to win PRIZES!

At TRUE Penticton, attendees could enter to win fabulous prizes. – RBuchanan photo

If you didn’t make it to TRUE Penticton personally, plan to attend next year. While this post captures many of the exhibitors, it is not intended as a complete guide to all that is offered. For a more comprehensive list, check out Visit Penticton’s website for tourism partners’ activities.

TRUE attendees learn about local activities and City of Penticton priorities. – RBuchanan photo
Grape Savvy Wine Tours Trolley is a fun option. – RBuchanan photo
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Roslyne Buchanan (aka Roz) Roslyne Buchanan is a regular freelance contributor to food, travel, wine, home and lifestyle magazines. Her work has appeared in Food & Wine Trails, WestJet Magazine, OpenRoad Driver, Savour, Niche, Destinations Travel Magazine, Culinaire, Impact, My Van City, and blog.hellobc.com. Based in Penticton, she enjoys spectacular views of forests, vineyards, lakes, and hills beyond and regular visits from wildlife. Enchanted by the food and beverage industry and all things culinary as well as recreational pursuits such as travel, golfing, skiing, hiking, tennis and snorkeling. For her it’s the perfect balance to pursue her passion for writing with integrity and joy to share firsthand experiences. Most of her adventures are shared with her husband, Mark and when they’re not out exploring, they are managed by a diva feline Baja. Find her personal blog at www.rozsmallfry.com, follow her on twitter @RozDB Facebook @roslynebuchanan and Instagram @markdrinksathome

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