Pennask Summit

Pennask Summit, this drive is well worth the time

Pennask Summit is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.733m (5,685ft) above the sea level, located in British Columbia, Canada.

The road to the summit is called Okanagan Connector, the Highway 97C. It’s totally paved. The pass, named after the nearby Pennask Creek, is the highest point on the Highway 97C between the cities of Merritt and Peachland. The road grades to this summit are very steep and go for miles - especially when travelling westbound.

Adverse weather conditions are common. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey.  It's a very scenic drive. The pass takes its name from the mineral springs of iron oxide located 9 km SW of the pass. The pass is 105 km (65 miles) long crossing the forested uplands of the Thompson Plateau. It runs from Merritt to Peachland.



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