PeachlandPeachland is in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. It is a small town of 5,400 permanent residents
(2016) which was incorporated in 1909.
As most of the city is built into a mountainside, it is typically shielded from cold northerly winds and also has an overall southern exposure. This helps warm the area slightly during spring, summer and fall, but particularly in winter. Proximity to the lake results in more moderation relative to Okanagan cities which are farther away from it. Average January high temperatures in Peachland are nearly 1.5 degrees warmer than in Kelowna, while the reverse is true in July.
The city's southern orientation provides protection from winds coming from the north, while encouraging those from the south which blow across the lake directly toward the city and can cause mild lake-effect snow. The steep mountainside on which Peachland is built can enhance this effect somewhat via the action of orographic lift.
- Hardy Falls and Antler's Beach Regional Parks across Highway 97 from each other on the western edge of town. Antler's Beach is a rocky beach with swimming and picnic areas. Bring a camera, as Squally point, the reputed home of Ogopogo is across the lake from here. Hardy Falls is a short walk (wheelchair accessible) up the Deep Creek Canyon to a modest waterfall. The creek may be full of salmon in September and October.
Peachland World of Wheels Car ShowMore than 550 cars, trucks, motorcycles and antique boats attended the Peachland World of Wheels Show & Shine. On show day vehicles line up on both sides of Beach Avenue and also set up in Heritage Park and neighbouring Cousins Park.
- The legendary lake monster Ogopogo.
- Hainle Vineyards, the first ice wine maker in North America, operates its organic winery and cookery school in Peachland.
address: 5875 Brenda Mines RdOne of the highest ziplines in Canada, and one of the highest in the world. For individual riders, the weight range is 70-275 lb (32-125 kg). A child under 70 lb (32 kg) can ride in tandem with a guide
phone: +1 250-767-6688address: 4200 Beach AveJewellery, clothing, accessories.
phone: +1 250-767-3399address: 5884 Beach AveClothing store.
phone: +1 250-767-6625address: 5790 Beach AvePub and German restaurant. Try the veal.
phone: +1 250-767-0014address: 6595 Hwy 97Chinese restaurant.
phone: +1 250-767-9264address: 5899A Beach Ave
Peachland Royal Canadian Legionphone: +1 250-767-9404address: 4407 2nd StFriendly pub open to the public. Pool tables & darts. Good breakfasts.
Beach Ave Castle Innaddress: 3860 Beach AvenueAdjacent to Okanagan Lake, this Peachland B&B features a balcony with a BBQ and mountain views. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. There is a dining area and a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and microwave. A flat-screen TV is provided. Guests have access to a shared bathroom with a bath and shower.