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Here at Ferguson Moving & Storage, we totally get that moving is overwhelming. As Surrey Movers have the solutions you need.

For more than 97 years, we have been asked to come into homes like yours for the purpose of moving peoples treasured furniture and other belongings. We think you deserve the highest level of moving service to the Penticton area. That is why we act like a concierge for your move. We assign every move with a single point of contact from beginning to end. Our personalized service in moving means you won’t have to meet our entire office staff, just one single caring manager that will look after your moving needs. Our mission is to make sure you are looked after before during and after moving day.

We really do want to make sure you are moved with the uttermost care. That’s why we offer the highest quality movers, packing materials and customer care. We blanket wrap your furniture in your home before it moves. So you can see us caring.

We’ll pack up & move your finest electronics

Need audio/video disconnection service? Perhaps you need you your Plasma TV packed because you didn’t keep the original TV Box. We offer customized packing and watch out for even the finer details.

We know your neighbourhood.

We’ve been moving BC residents for nearly 100 years. So we won’t have any trouble navigating to your old home or your new one. Not ready to move in yet? Ask us about our moving storage container options!

Buildings managers love us and so will your new Penticton neighbours.

We’ll take care to protect your building’s entrance floors and work with your building managers to make sure elevators are padded and locked before the movers even arrive.

We know how to work fast and move your items carefully.

We have the only training facility for moving companies that shows our crews how to disassemble and reassemble furniture that doesn’t fit out the doors. Plus, we have access to specialty companies to service universal gyms, pool tables and more.

This is all part of your guaranteed flat moving quote.

All the above services are genuinely included in your flat rate moving price. Your professional move manager will access everything before quoting your move. We never have hidden fees and you can count on it.

 

Below are more services we offer at Ferguson Moving & Storage:

• Packing & Unpacking – We’re probably the only people you now know in Surrey who actually enjoy packing and unpacking services.

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF PENTICTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA
The City of Penticton is nestled between the Okanagan and Skaha Lakes in the Okanagan Valley in south
central British Columbia. Penticton is located on Highway #97, approximately 380 km east of
Vancouver and 40 km south of Kelowna.
The weather in Penticton is wonderful year-round, with a semi arid desert climate. The average winter
temperature is -2°C and the average summer temperature is 20°C. The total hours of sunshine per year
are 2,032 hours. The area has an average annual rainfall of 250 mm and an average annual snowfall of
73 cm.
The population of Penticton numbers approximately 37,721.

YESTERDAY AND TODAY
Penticton was incorporated in 1948. The First Nation tribes originally called it “Phthauntac” (the ideal
meeting place), but later changed it to “Pen-tah-tim” (a place to live forever). One of the first visitors to
the area was in 1811 by Scotsman David Stuart (fur trader and author), who wrote several books about
the area.
The area was first settled in 1860 and the first orchards began to appear in the early 1890s. In 1905 the
Southern Okanagan Land Co. began to provide irrigation to the area.
Transportation via rail had been in place since 1892, but the area began to flourish when the Kettle
Valley Railway linked the town to Crowsnest Pass and Hope by 1915.
Today, Penticton is a regional service centre for the area. The economy is based on three main areas,
manufacturing, agriculture and tourism. With the mild climate in Penticton, tree fruit and vegetables are
important elements in the agriculture aspect, along with forestry. Grape growing is becoming very
popular as the wine industry continues to flourish. Penticton is also a well known four-season tourist
destination.

ATTRACTIONS
Annual Events – Penticton is host to numerous annual festivals including the Canada Day Celebrations in
July, the Penticton Highland Games in June, the Peach Festival in August, the Santa Claus Parade in
December and the Okanagan Wine Festivals held in April and October.
Penticton Art Gallery – This cedar structures on the shore of Lake Okanagan houses art from regional,
provincial and national levels.
Farmers Market – The Market is held during the months of May to October, on Saturdays from 8:30 am –
12:00 pm. Vendors include fresh produce, honey, eggs and baked goods.
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PENTICTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA
ATTRACTIONS (CONT)
Penticton Museum and Archives – Displays, exhibits and artifacts tracing the history of and honouring
the First Nations people, pioneers, gold seekers and railway men.
Kettle Valley Railways Trail – Part of the Trans Canada Trail, this 500 km stretch of a former railway
line is ideal for hiking and biking. The trail travels through orchards, vineyards, with spectacular views
of the lakes.

MEDIA
One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper. Many
publishers will mail their newspaper to you, even before you move. For more information, contact:
“Penticton Herald”
186 Nanaimo Ave. West
Penticton, BC
V2A 1N4
(250) 492-4002
www.pentictonherald.ca
“Western News”
2250 Camrose St.
Penticton, BC
V2A 8R1
(250) 492-0444
Local FM Radio Station:
CIGV …………………………………. 100.7
CJMG ………………………………… 97.1

MEDICAL SERVICES
A list of names and addresses of physicians currently accepting new patients is available from:
Penticton Regional Hospital
550 Carmi Ave.
Penticton, BC
V2A 3G6
(250) 492-4000
www.interiorhealth.ca
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
*Please confirm these emergency numbers when you arrive in your new community.
AMBULANCE …………………………………………… 911
FIRE ………………………………………………………….. 911
POLICE …………………………………………………….. 911

PENTICTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA
EDUCATION
For information regarding curriculum and enrollment procedures, please contact:
School District #67 (Okanagan Skaha)
425 Jermyn Ave.
Penticton, BC
V2A 1Z4
(250) 770-7700
www.sd67.bc.ca
Additional Educational Institutes:
Okanagan College
Penticton Campus
583 Duncan Ave. West
Penticton, BC
V2A 8E1
(250) 492-4305
www.okanagan.bc.ca

PUBLIC SERVICES
Cable TV: Shaw Cable ……………………………………………………………. (250) 492-5832
Website ……………………………………………………………………. www.shaw.ca
Hydro: FortisBC ……………………………………………………………….. 1-866-436-7847
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.fortisbc.com
Electric Utility ……………………………………………………….. (250) 490-2539
Gas: Terasen Gas ………………………………………………………….. 1-888-224-2710
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.terasen.com
Water: Utilities-General Inquiries ……………………………………….. (250) 490-2489
Water Conservation ………………………………………………… (250) 490-2562
Garbage/Recycling: Collection Inquiries-Waste Services …………………………. (250) 490-3888
Website ………………………………………………. www.wasteservicesinc.com
Telephone: Telus (outside BC) …………………………………………………. 1-888-811-2323
Telus (within BC) ……………………………………………………………. 310-2255
Website …………………………………………………………………. www.telus.com
The telephone area code for Penticton is 250.
TRANSPORTATION
Driver Services (ICBC) ……………………………….. 1-800-950-1498
Penticton Transit System …………………………….. (250) 492-5602

PENTICTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA
RECREATION
For information about facilities, clubs and sports leagues in your area, please contact:
Park, Recreation and Culture ………………………… (250) 490-2425
Penticton Public Library ……………………………… (250) 770-7781
Community Centre ……………………………………… (250) 490-2426
Memorial Arena …………………………………………. (250) 490-2447
McLaren Arena ………………………………………….. (250) 490-2449

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
The Chamber of Commerce is the best source of information about your new community. Many of these
groups have brochures and booklets full of local facts. Please contact:
Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce
553 Railway
Penticton, BC
V2A 8S3
(250) 492-4103
www.penticton.org
For other information on your new community, including brochures and area maps, contact:
City Clerk
171 Main St.
Penticton, BC
V2A 5A9
(250) 490-2402
For more information about Penticton, visit their website at www.penticton.ca.

WELCOME WAGON
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