Wharf and Buoy Information

Wharf and Buoy Registration Information

Application Process

Application Process Flow Chart


Application Documents

  • Wharf and Buoy Application
  • Wharf and Buoy Application Guidelines
  • Wharf and Buoy Design Guidelines
  • Wharf and Buoy Policy & Bylaw

  • Wharf, Dock and Buoy Policy DEV-250
  • Lakefront Area Public Places Bylaw No. 1869
  • Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations

    Private Dock - Freshwater


    Shoreland Plan

    In 1982, the Corporation of the District of Peachland began the process of creating a strategy to guide the future use and development of the 11.25km shoreland fronting on Okanagan Lake, within the Municipality. The area was divided into 12 Units (see Shoreland Plan Map below) based on their location and the conditions in each area. Each of the 12 Units was evaluated and permitted uses were determined based on the natural and man-made features, natural shoreland processes, the goals and asporations of local residents, property owners, the Municipal Council, and interested Provincial Government Ministries.

    Shoreland Plan Map

    Shoreland Map
  • Download Shoreland Plan
  • Download Shoreland Plan Map
  • Unit 1

    Location
    From Antler's Beach to 75m South of Peachland Creek (Deep Creek)
    Permitted Uses
    No shoreland development
    No wharves or buoys

    Unit 2

    Location
    From 75m South of Peachland Creek to 75m North of Peachland Creek (Deep Creek)
    Permitted Uses
    Unit 2 is designated as a conservation area, 75 meters in each direction from the mouth of Peachland Creek
    No wharves or buoys

    Unit 3

    Location
    From 75m North of Peachland Creek to the North side of 6575 Highway 97 (former Red Lion site)
    Permitted Uses
    No foreshore development
    No wharves or buoys
    Recreational uses allowed
    • Boating
    • Personal Watercraft
    • Fishing
    • Water Skiing

    Unit 4

    Location
    From the restaurant site located at 6575 Highway 97 to the South end of 'Doggie Beach' and the T-boat launch
    Permitted Uses
    No upland development
    No foreshore development
    No wharves or buoys
    Recreational uses allowed
    • Boating
    • Personal Watercraft
    • Fishing
    • Water Skiing

    Unit 5

    Location
    From 'Doggie Beach' South of the T-boat launch to 4th Street
    Permitted Uses
    Public and Commercial recreational facilities
    Pets allowed in posted designated areas South of the T-boat launch
    Dog swimming to the left of the T-boat launch on the lakeside below Beach Avenue and Highway 97
    Day use wharf located between 1st and 2nd Streets
    Houseboat mooring between 2nd and 4th Streets in designated areas during daylight hours

    Unit 6

    Location
    From 4th Street to 5606 Beach Avenue (Strachan's Corner)
    Permitted Uses
    'Swimming Only Area' from 5th street to the North end of Swim Bay
    Recreational uses allowed except in ‘Swimming Only Area'
    • Boating
    • Swimming
    Limited seasonal commercial uses may be permitted
    Peachland Yacht Club
    Dogs allowed in the park along Beach Avenue (on leash) from the Cenotaph to Swim Bay
    Dog swimming area from 8th Street to 13th Street

    Unit 7

    Location
    From 5606 Beach Avenue to 75m South of Trepanier Creek
    Permitted Uses
    Sunbathing and swimming from 5606 Beach Avenue to the North side of the 13th street picnic area
    Recreational uses allowed from North of the 13th street picnic area to 75m South of Trepanier Creek
    • Boating
    • Swimming
    Dogs allowed in the park along Beach Avenue (on leash) from Swim Bay to 13th Street and 13th Street view point
    Peachland WIBIT Water Park

    Unit 8

    Location
    From 75m South of Trepanier Creek to 75 North of Trepanier Creek (3996 Beach Avenue - Lakeshore Gardens)
    Permitted Uses
    Unit 8 is designated as a conservation area, 75 meters in each direction from the mouth of Trepanier Creek.
    No wharves or buoys

    Unit 9

    Location
    From 75m North of Trepanier Creek to 3902 Beach Avenue (Todd Beach)
    Permitted Uses
    Vehicle and boat trailer parking
    Recreational uses allowed except in ‘Swimming Only Area’
    • Boating
    • Swimming
    No Use Zone designated within 15m of the Water System #1 Emergency intake
    Private swimming floats are permitted only in front of the private waterfront tourist facilities

    Unit 10

    Location
    From 3902 Beach Avenue (Todd Beach) to 3701 Beach Avenue (Davis Cove Resort)
    Permitted Uses Private mooring buoys in existence prior to July 23, 2003 are permitted in this area
    No wharves permitted
    No new buoys permitted
    Recreational uses allowed
    • Boating
    • Personal Watercraft
    • Fishing
    • Water Skiing
    No swimming floats other than Municipal wharves are permitted in this Unit. Other private floats or structures are not permitted.
    No Use Zone designated within 15m of the Water System #1 Emergency intake

    Unit 11

    Location
    From 3701 Beach Avenue to 5122 Buchanan Road
    Permitted Uses A public beach access along the right of way of Burdekin Lane. Dogs are allowed on leash.
    Each waterfront parcel may apply to have
    • one dock/wharf that may be equipped with a boat lift (Max lift size 7.5m)
    • one mooring buoy
    Strata units at Jackson Cove and Davis Cove are permitted separate buoys provided all buoys are within the site’s frontage and within 30m of the shoreline *Specific Conditions Apply*

    Unit 12

    Location
    From 5122 Buchanan Road to the Municipal boundary (South of Seclusion Bay Resort)
    Permitted Uses
    Each waterfront parcel may apply to have
    • one dock/wharf that may be equipped with a boat lift (Max lift size 7.5m)
    • one mooring buoy