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About Peachland

PEACHLAND, BC, CANADA

In 2009, Peachland celebrated its Centennial. Until 1885, only the most intrepid explorers ventured into the Okanagan Valley. In that year, the situation west of the Rockies changed irrevocably with the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway. A subsequent spur line to Okanagan Landing in 1892 and the launch in 1893 of the SS Aberdeen opened up the Okanagan Valley to settlers. Several communities, including Peachland, Summerland, Penticton, and Naramata, were founded soon after. By 1898, Peachland had its first schoolhouse, which still stands, and its first post office. On January 1st, 1909, Peachland, with its population of about 200, was officially incorporated as a District. Now, close to 6,400 people call Peachland home.

Visit the Peachland Museum's website at www.peachlandhistory.ca for more Peachland history.

POPULATION & CLIMATE

  • Population: 6,382 (BC Statistics)
  • Peachland area in hectares: 1,575
  • Peachland elevation: 1,125 (343 m)
  • Average daytime temperature in July is 70 F (21 C)
  • Average daytime temperature in January is 30 F (-0.9 C)
  • Average precipitation is 393 mm (15 inches) annually
  • Average snowfall (Nov-Feb) is 84 cm (33 inches) annually

LOCATION

  • 25 km South of Kelowna
  • 40 km North of Penticton
  • 380 km East of Vancouver
  • 130 km North of the U.S. border
  • Approximately 50-60 minutes to Kelowna Airport
  • Approximately 30 minutes to downtown Kelowna

HEALTH

  • Kelowna General Hospital 250.762.4000
  • Penticton General Hospital 250.492.4000
  • Peachland Wellness Center, 4426 5th St, 250.767.0141
  • Peachland Pharmacy, 5848 Beach Ave, 250.767.2611

SCHOOL, COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY

TRANSPORTATION

PEACHLAND FACILITIES

TOURIST INFORMATION

Peachland Visitor Center & Peachland Legends of the Lake Interpretive Center

  • Address: 5684 Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC V0H 1X6
  • Telephone: 250.767.2455
  • Email: Email the Visitor's Center
  • Internet Access: Free access is available to the public.
      Summer hours (July and August): 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm 7 days a week
      The rest of the year... Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 9am-4pm; Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm
  • Website: Peachland Visitor Center
  • One stop shop for visitor information, accommodations, tourist attractions and tourism hospitality.