The Venue

The Wine Country Writer’s Festival is being held at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre. Located on the edge of Okanagan Lake and at the end of Penticton’s Main Street. It is within walking distance of beaches, restaurants, bars, and shopping.

When I attend a writing conference I *try* and stay at the venue for one simple reason….comfort.

You see, sometimes I just need a quick break or I want to brush my teeth…being at the venue means I can whip upstairs and not have to wait until I get back to wherever I’m staying. The other nice thing about staying at the venue is the ability to socialize with other conference goers who are also staying.

The Lakeside Resort has offered a Conference Rate of $164 for a standard two queen room. When you make your reservation mention that you’re booking under Wine Country Writer’s Festival and ask for the discounted rate. Parking is $10/day They can be contacted at

P: 250-493-8221 http://www.pentictonlakesideresort.com

Here are some pictures of the venue.

Penticton in September is still a busy place. The sun is shining, apples are nearing their harvest, and Wine Country vibes continues to reverberate throughout the valley as wine tours flourish.

Don’t wait to book your accommodation. Whether you’re camping, AirBnB, or in a hotel…Don’t be scrambling at the end of summer to book a room in Penticton for September because you could be disappointed.

Other nearby hotels are:

Ramada by Wyndham–this is about a 5 minute drive away. Located on Eckhardt Avenue. It is walkable in about 20-30 minutes. 250-492-8926

The Days Inn–is close to the Ramada. Couple minute drive to Lakeside Resort. 15-20 minute walk: 250-980-3952

The Sandman–ten minutes walk from the venue. 250-493-7151

Please know that these are not recommendations or endorsements for any venue. It is your responsibility to secure accommodation and is not the responsibility or intention of WCWF organizers to assist, recommend, and/or endorse.

Don’t hesitate to contact WCWF20@gmail.com if you have Questions.


Published by Faye Arcand

I am a writer, author, and columnist.

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