Heritage Park


Location: Beach Avenue, downtown core, west of Day Use Wharf and across from the Museum.

  • Scenic Area
  • Picnic
  • Benches
  • Washrooms (at Museum across the Street)
  • Playground
  • Totem Pole
Heritage ParkHeritage Park

The downtown was a working waterfront from Peachland's earliest years. Heritage park is on the site of what was once Walters Ltd Packinghouse and before that, a fruit and vegetable cannery. Severe winter frosts in the early '50's caused a sharp decline in the soft fruit industry so the Packinghouse closed its doors in 1955. The building remained idle for several years while politicians debated the merits of "this or that use for it". In 1979 the building mysteriously caught fire and burned to the ground. Many prominent citizens volunteered that they had struck the igniting match but none could be singled out to receive the medal of heroism they deserved for getting rid of what was by then an "old eyesore".