Many of us have fond childhood memories of spending time in Penticton; whether that was spending a lazy summer day on the beach or floating down the channel on a giant floaty.
Over the last few years, this storied city has morphed into a vibrant, exciting hot spot fuelled by people moving from the mainland to take advantage of everything this South Okanagan city offers.
Now that we’ve taken you down memory lane, there is so much more to fall in love with within Penticton besides its pristine lakes and small-town charm. Award-winning developer, Kerkhoff, is about to launch Sokana, a stunning community that is capturing a lot of buzz – for good reasons.
Bordering Riverside Village and the Penticton Channel, Sokana is a six-storey building offering a collection of 96 studios, one, two and three-bedroom residences, ranging from 393 to more than 1,000 square feet of contemporary thoughtful design.
“When you mention Penticton, people already know it as a great vacation spot, but there is so much more,” says Shane Styles, President, of Epic Real Estate Solutions Inc. “Over the last few years, interest in Penticton has really grown, because many people work remotely and they want to escape the fast-paced city. They are looking for more of an outdoor lifestyle, one that is more affordable and fun.”
Conceived by Formosis Architecture and Portico Designer Group, the modern and spacious light-filled residences are designed for year-round living and feature oversized windows to maximize natural light and views, premium luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout, and airy ceilings aloft.
For the culinary master in your home, the modern chef-inspired kitchens aim to impress, with large islands, wood-grain two-toned cabinetry, Samsung appliances, including a French door refrigerator, and polished quartz countertops.
Meanwhile, when the sun starts to set, enjoy a glass of B.C.’s finest wines from your private deck wrapped in glass.
Overlooking the rolling hills, Sokana's resort-style amenities include a landscaped third-floor courtyard with pool and hot tub, outdoor games area, green space to practice yoga or relax, an al fresco dining pavilion with kitchen, and lounge areas – a perfect oasis for entertaining friends and family.
Within a short leisurely drive, discover award-winning boutique wineries and distilleries that stretch across Naramata Bench, the jewel of the Okanagan Valley wine country. Explore farther, to hike the Skaha Bluffs, bike the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, and float the Penticton Channel.
You might also be pleasantly surprised to learn that this quaint, friendly town, is also home to a burgeoning food scene: Penticton has an impressive array of culinary options, resulting from a combination of new and seasoned chefs pushing the culinary envelope, new openings and local movements.
“Sokana is an opportunity to get back into the Okanagan and live those memories every day,” says Styles.
Okanagan living starts from the high $300,000. Register online at Liveatsokana.com. Sokana is scheduled to complete in Spring 2026.