Penticton visitor centre finds new home
The Penticton visitor centre will be returning to its former location at 888 Westminster Ave. West in January 2018.
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October 26, 2017 - 1:30 PM
PENTICTON - Travel Penticton Society has found a new home for its offices and the visitor information centre.
Travel Penticton executive director Thom Tischik says the visitor information centre will be relocating back to its former digs at 888 Westminster Ave. West at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on the corner of Power Street and Westminster Avenue.
Tischik expects the move to take place in January 2018. He says the centre will make the best with what it has in terms of parking around the location, possibly using Alberni Street for RV parking.
“It’s better than what we have at the moment. With all the functions taking place at the South Okanagan Events Centre, we’re often finding our parking area compromised,” Tischik says, adding it’s more of a concern from May through September.
The visitor centre was temporarily located to a portion of the events centre parking lot following construction of Cascades Casino last year. Prior to that it was housed along with the wine centre and the Wine Country Chamber of Commerce in the casino building, located at the corner of Power Street and Eckhardt Avenue.
Previous to that the visitor centre was located at 888 Westminster Ave. West.
Tischik says Travel Penticton is currently in the planning stages for next year’s budget and once relocated will be looking for other ways to service people visiting the city, possibly with another location or through a mobile setup.
“I'm quite delighted about the change, and we’re grateful to the city for initiating this option for us,” Tischik says.
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