2022 Peachland Visitor Guide

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JOANNE LAYH Publisher/Editor CHARLIE BIDDISCOMBE Production ALEX MORRISON Cover Photo © ABERDEEN PUBLISHING Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission or consent from the publisher is strictly prohibited. ADVERTISING INQUIRIES 250 767 7771 | editor@peachlandview.com 2


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PRINCETON AVENUE (TO ZIPZONE ADVENTURES AND OKANAGAN ATV TOURS) HIGHWAY 97 (TO SUMMERLAND AND PENTICTON)

PEACHLAND MUSEUM PEACHLAND ROTARY MURAL

BEACH AVENUE

PENTOWNA MARINA

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PINCUSHION MOUNTAIN

OKANAGAN CONNECTOR (HWY 97C) HIGHWAY 97 (TO KELOWNA)

THE GATEWAY

8TH STREET BOAT LAUNCH

PEACHLAND VISITOR CENTRE & PEACHLAND ART GALLERY COUSINS PARK TNI BUSINESS CENTRE CHAMBER 2.0 SWIM BAY

DAY USE WHARF RAY KANDOLA HERITAGE PIER HERITAGE PARK

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Ponderosa Pines

Pinus ponderosa, commonly known as the ponderosa pine, is a very large pine tree species native to mountainous regions of western North America. Usually about 25 to 30 metres tall, this tree has a straight trunk and needles that usually occur in bunches of three.

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table of contents 10 GETTING HERE How to get here, no matter what your preferred mode of transportation may be. 12 EVENTS Plan your visit around the events happening in Peachland. 14 PLAY Located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, the diverse geography of Peachland offers a range of adventures, from beach fun on the lakefront to wilderness adventures in the backcountry. 20 HIKE Enjoy the beauty of Peachland from our numerous hiking and snowshoeing trails. 34 CULTURE ­­­Explore Peachland’s vibrant arts community and drop in to the visitor centre for a warm welcome to Peachland. 36 SHOP Be sure to browse Peachland’s many amazing locally-owned small businesses that provide unique products and services for your delight. In summer, visit on a Sunday to take in the local farmers and crafters market. 38 DINE You can find stunning panoramas, gorgeous lake views and a wide range of tasty offerings and perfect drink pairings at Peachland’s restaurants. 44 STAY Enjoy a good night’s rest at Todd’s RV or one of Peachland’s local B&Bs. If you find at the end of your stay you don’t want to leave, the growing community of Peachland has your dream home waiting.

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Welcome to Peachland The Okanagan Valley welcomes visitors with beautiful mountains and lakes, orchards and wineries, and stunning vistas, but nowhere in the region exudes charm and character quite like Peachland. Peachland’s downtown is dotted with quaint historic buildings, several of which have been restored in recent years, including the Historic Primary School (where you’ll find the Peachland Visitor Centre and Peachland Art Gallery) and the Little Schoolhouse, which in summertime houses local artists you can pop in to see busy at work. Soon Peachland’s unique eight-sided museum is also about to undergo a transformation that will restore it to its former glory. Drop into the museum to learn about Peachland’s fascinating history. While Peachland retains a distinct sense of small-town friendliness and charm, it’s also a growing community with new developments in the works throughout the town. New amenities continually appear in Peachland’s community spaces, from the outdoor fitness equipment, pickleball courts and skate park in Lambly Park to the new splash pad that is slated to open in Heritage Park this summer. Come to the Okanagan and experience Peachland’s charm for yourself.

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Help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Before visiting Peachland please check to ensure your travel plans adhere to any restrictions that may be in place. Visit gov.bc.ca for the latest information about COVID-19. For information on restrictions and quarantine requirements for travel, visit travel.gc.ca. 3


getting here

PRINCE GEORGE (669 KM)

KAMLOOPS

(200 KM)

ELECTRIC CHARGE STATION LOCATION

ChargePoint EV Charging Station 4407 2 Street

MERRITT (117 KM)

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VANCOUVER

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PEACHLAND EBUS

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MOUNTAIN MAN MIKE’S

SUMMERLAND (20.8 KM)

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BC TRANSIT

Route 70 to Penticton Route 22 to West Kelowna bctransit.com/kelowna/home

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EDMONTON

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BANFF

(611 KM)

CALGARY

(735 KM)

VERNON (77.8 KM)

KELOWNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (YLW): TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND EXEMPTIONS

If you’re flying to a province or territory within Canada, you may be required to self-isolate (or quarantine) upon arrival. Travellers are responsible for verifying restrictions and exemptions before travelling to a province or territory. For information on restrictions and quarantine requirements for domestic travel, visit travel.gc.ca. Flight information subject to change.

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Direct service from Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver

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Direct service from Vancouver, Whitehorse

ALASKA AIRLINES alaskaair.com

Direct service from Seattle

CENTRAL MOUNTAIN AIR flycma.com

Direct service from Fort St. John (via Prince George), Prince George, Terrace (via Prince George), Vancouver

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Direct service from Edmonton

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Direct service from Victoria

SWOOP

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Direct service from Toronto

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WESTJET

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Direct service from Calgary, Cancun, Edmonton, Puerto Vallarta, San Jose del Cabo, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria

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events MAY 22 WORLD OF WHEELS SHOW & SHINE

Each year about 10,000 visitors and more than 550 cars, trucks, motorcycles and antique boats attend the Peachland World of Wheels Show & Shine. The event also features live music, beer gardens, food trucks and vendors for a full day of fun.

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JUNE

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CANADA DAY

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CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Celebrate Canada Day in Peachland starting with a pancake breakfast followed by a parade, community activities, family-friendly entertainment, evening concerts and fireworks.

30- BEACH TOWN SHOWDOWN 31 All ladies rodeo and roping event.

AUGUST

18 10TH ANNUAL ROSE SHOW AND TEA

The Peachland Sowers and Growers juried rose show returns to the 50+ Activity Centre.

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B.C. DAY

27 KOKANEE SALMON FESTIVAL

Celebrate the return of the Kokanee salmon! Enjoy watching fish in their spawning colours and find the answers to all your fishy questions. Event takes place at Hardy Falls Regional Park from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 2-4 MAKING WAVES MURAL FESTIVAL

Peachland’s inaugural mural festival will feature mural painting, live music, an artisan market, dancing and drumming, food, free art lessions, a kids chalk walk and more.

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LABOUR DAY

24 END OF SUMMER GALA

Enjoy live entertainment and a five-course dinner at this Peachland Wellness Centre event.

30 TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION DAY 9 - 103RD ANNUAL PEACHLAND FALL FAIR 11 Peachland’s fall fair has the atmosphere of an old-fashioned country fair where the creators of baking, preserves, produce, flowers, carvings, needlework, photos and more compete for numerous prizes.

Fall Fair

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Christmas Light-Up

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PEACHLAND FAMILY GLOW RUN

Enjoy a run or stroll with the whole family under the spell of the evening sky. Starting in Heritage Park, run 3K or 5K along Beach Avenue.

10 THANKSGIVING DAY 31 JACK-O-LANTERN WALK ON THE HAUNTED DOCK

Trick-or-treat though a haunted house on the Ray Kandola Heritage Pier.

Haunted Dock

NOVEMBER 11 REMEMBRANCE DAY 26 PEACHLAND CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Local organizations host vendors who share their crafts and wares at various locations in downtown Peachland.

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CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP

Peachland celebrates the start of the holiday season with the Christmas Light Up, which includes a parade, light-up ceremony, entertainment and visits with Santa in Heritage Park.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Breakfast, entertainment, and visits with Santa at the Peachland Community Centre.

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NEW YEAR’S DAY

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POLAR BEAR SWIM/WALK/RUN

Polar Bear Swim

FEBRUARY 13- HEARTS FESTIVAL 20 This week-long arts festival features all art

forms and showcases umbrella groups of the Peachland Community Arts Council. Music, performance, visual, and literary mediums are all represented.

20 FAMILY DAY

Celebrate the New Year with a run along Beach Avenue or a splash into Okanagan Lake at Swim Bay, then warm up with hot chocolate at the Peachland Community Centre.

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play

Beach Access In Peachland The 13th Street Viewpoint is located at Beach Avenue and 13th Street, along the waterfront. Here you’ll find swimming and a picnic area. There are no boats in the swimming area. Centennial Way offers a continuous waterfront walkway from downtown to 13th Street along Okanagan Lake. It is three meters wide and has a smooth continuous surface. Along the way you’ll come across Swim Bay, which offers swim lessons, aquatic programs, and summer lifeguard supervision. You’ll also find a pebble beach, a wharf, diving board, zip line, rope swing and picnic area, as well as a concession (June - September) and public washrooms. It also features a

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wheelchair ramp and an aquatic wheelchair that can be accessed through the lifeguards. Further north on Beach Avenue and Todd Road is the Trepanier Linear Park. This walkway connects with Lambly Park or you can walk under Hwy 97 to the Peachland Centre Mall. There is an information kiosk on site with more information. At the north end of Beach Avenue you’ll also find Cove Beach, which provides beach access and swimming. Burdekin Lane, located on Buchanan Road, has a walkway, stairs, and a gravel path down to the water’s edge. Parking is on Buchanan Road at Stonewater.


Photo: District of Peachland BOAT LAUNCHES Peachland has two public boat launches on Okanagan Lake. The 8th Street boat launch is located at Beach Avenue and 8th Street. Vehicle and trailer parking is allowed only on the lake side of Beach Avenue (no overnight parking allowed). The “T” boat launch at Doggy Beach is located at Highway 97 and Princeton Avenue and offers a picnic area and swimming (dogs allowed) as well as a large area for parking vehicles and trailers. Overnight parking is permitted.

PEACHLAND BEACH RENTALS Located on the corner of Beach Ave and 13th Street, Peachland Beach Rentals offers a variety of rental bikes to choose from and canopy bikes to fit the family, as well as stand up paddleboard (SUP) rentals for those who want to try the fastest growing water sport worldwide, and kayak rentals - both single or double kayaks are available for rent.

peachlandbeachrentals.com Text 250 212 0738

PEACHLAND WIBIT Make your splash in Peachland! Splash water parks are giant floating playgrounds, boasting climbing walls, monkey bars, slides, trampolines and more! Splash takes great pride in pushing customers out of their comfort zone and creating memorable,

highlight-of-the-summer experiences of fun and laughter! Can you make it through the obstacle course? Bounce, laugh, SPLASH and join the fun!

4200 Beach Avenue okanaganwibit.com/peachland-wibit 15


JOHNSON BENTLEY MEMORIAL AQUATIC CENTRE Tot Watch Weight Room Yoga & Aqua Yoga Lane & Public Swim Swim Lessons For All Ages Land & Aqua Fitness Classes Early Childhood Camps/Programs Eagle Adventure Summer Day Camp (6-10yrs)

BATS IN THE SCHOOLHOUSE ATTIC Whimsical stories of the adventures of mother bats and their pups who live in the attic of Peachland Historic School, providing a harmonious balance between the imaginative and the educational.

batsintheschoolhouseattic.com

3737 OldOkanagan OkanaganHighway, Highway, West West Kelowna 3737 Old KelownaBC BC 778 797-POOL (7665) www.westkelownacity.ca/pool www.westkelownacity.ca/pool 778 797 POOL (7665) Swim Safe..Get Fit…Be Active

THE BATS OF PEACHLAND Got Bats? Peachland Sure Does! The Peachland Historic School on Beach Avenue across from Swim Bay is home to one of the largest maternity bat colonies in BC. Each summer about a thousand Yuma and Little Brown bats return to the roost in the attic to give birth and raise their pups. Last year’s count was nearly 2000 by the end of the season. The Bat Education & Ecological Protection Society (BEEPS) is dedicated to nurturing and protecting these and other bats in the area, whose nightly foraging provides mosquito-free evenings along the lakeshore and beyond, as part of

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a healthy ecosystem. Each twilight, witness hundreds of bats as they depart through the attic dormers for their “bug buffet”. Friday nights, BEEPS supervises official bat counts that include activities, stories and keeping track of the attic inhabitants. Bring a chair, a cell phone counting app and sharp eyes so we can gather the info for Environment Canada and other stakeholders. Visit https://beepspeachland.com/programs/ or email programs@beepspeachland.com for more info or to book an activity.

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VALHALLA HELICOPTERS This is a one-of-a-kind experience combining a scenic helicopter tour around the Okanagan with stops at participating wineries to enjoy the beverage that has made the valley so wellknown. Touring the Okanagan wineries is so much more fun when you arrive in style! Valhalla Helicopters also offers: scenic tours, Heli picnics, wine tours, weddings and charters.

Valhallahelicopters.com 250 769 1486

OKANAGAN ATV TOURS Explore the Okanagan backcountry on an ATV with Okanagan ATV Tours. Whether you are a beginner or expert rider our experienced guides will lead you on a tour offering great scenery and great fun. Reservations are required. Book online or your can call, text or email us to book your tour.

okanaganatvtours.com 250 717 0733

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LAMBLY PARK

Photo: District of Peachland

Lambly Park, located at Highway 97 and San Clemente Avenue (across from the Peachland mall) offers a lot in one park. The park provides pickleball courts, tennis courts, a skate park, picnic area, Harold’s Walkway, and an outdoor fitness trail.

LITTLE SCHOOLHOUSE The Little Schoolhouse, located off of 5th Street at 1898 Brandon Avenue, is nestled between the church and seniors housing society complex. Built in 1898, it served the students of Peachland until 1908 when the primary school on Beach Avenue was built. These days it is used to host the occasional small event. During July and August local artists have use of the school for the Summer Arts Program and, during winter, the space is used for artist workshops. In summer, tea is served on the patio every Sunday afternoon with local artists in attendance.

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Heritage Park Heritage Park is located on Beach Avenue in Peachland’s downtown core. The park features the wheelchair accessible Ray Kandola Heritage Pier (perfect for fishing), the Rotary Pavilion (home to a summer concert series), a picnic area, benches and a playground area. Soon it will also feature a splash pad (estimated opening Summer 2022). There are public toilets located across the street next to the museum.

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Gladstone Trail DISTRICT OF PEACHLAND / CROWN LAND

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This trail offers stunning views of the lake and of the gorges that lie behind the mountain. The Gladstone loop is roughly 5.5km long with a 250m elevation gain, and an optional extension of 150m to see a rare 400-year-old pine. The trail also takes you near an old mine site. Take Princeton Avenue, turn right on Somerset Avenue, then left on Gladstone Road, and left again on Victoria Street. The trailhead is at the corner of Victoria Street and Harrington Court.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PEACHLAND'S TRAILS AND TO ACCESS MAPS THAT CAN BE SHARED TO A MOBILE PHONE VISIT PEACHLAND.CA/TRAILS

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Fur Brigade Trail DISTRICT OF SUMMERLAND / FIRST NATIONS / CROWN LAND

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This trail was used by fur traders in centuries past to transport their pelts from Northern B.C. to the Columbia River. The currently opened section of this historic trail extends from the South end of Peachland to Summerland with the always epic Antlers Saddle Lookout.

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The Peachland section of this linear park rises for about 4km to the Peachland summit, with a 300m elevation gain. It is wide, well-maintained and well-marked, but there can be occasional loose gravel. It is a great pet-friendly family hike that offers panoramic views of the lake from Kelowna to Naramata.

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From Hwy 97, take Hardy Street and follow it as it turns sharply left and becomes Thorne Road, a dirt road. Make another left turn onto Log Chute Road and follow this as it switches back and forth a few times. Park safely on the side of the road at the trailhead, which is marked. If you get to the orchards, you’ve gone too far!

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Once on the trail, there are kilometre markers on the Fur Brigade that measure distance from Hardy Falls.

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A detailed hike description is available at the visitor centre.

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Stairway to Heaven DISTRICT OF PEACHLAND

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The trail head for Stairway to Heaven is off a cul de sac on Victoria Street and starts with a heart pounding 158 stairs, then a 1.5km hike that is generally flat. There are many great viewpoints along this short hike. It’s a great hike to get back in touch with nature when time is an issue.

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Hardy Falls RDCO Hardy Falls Regional Park, named after Harry Hardy, who was one of the first orchardists on the Westside, is a six-hectare park located at the south end of Peachland. The flat walking trail follows the pristine Deep Creek leading to a picturesque waterfall. This route crosses seven bridges ending at a beautiful, secluded namesake waterfall. The boardwalk offers an extremely easy in and out route for all ages and abilities.

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September in the Okanagan brings spawning Kokanee salmon. Scores of landlocked Kokanee will travel upstream, returning by force of nature to their place of birth to lay eggs. During the spawning season, male and female salmon turn red, making them extremely visible in Deep Creek. The trailhead is located on Hwy 97S in Peachland at Hardy Street. Turn off the highway on Hardy Street and travel along to the parking lot.


Trepanier Creek Trail RDCO / DISTRICT OF PEACHLAND Trepanier Creek Regional Park covers 4.35 hectares and is situated between the Okanagan Connector and Okanagan Lake in Peachland. It offers park visitors a natural forest trail bordering the canyon of Trepanier Creek. Hiking and biking the trail system is the most popular activity within the park. Ensure you have appropriate clothing, footwear and equipment for activities on the trails. It also features activities for the whole family including birding, wildlife viewing and botany. Visitors will be able to explore through the Ponderosa Pine/Douglas Fir forest, meander about grasslands with rocky outcroppings and see visible remnants of the Trepanier Creek Dam. Note that dogs must be kept on a leash on trails and pathways within park boundaries unless otherwise designated. As always, help protect park vegetation and wildlife by using only designated trails. Leave only footprints and take only pictures.

NORTH PARKING TREPA

The trailhead is accessible via Clements Crescent (off Hwy 97 at the IGA) and is marked by Regional District signage. It can also be accessed at the mid trail entry or north parking for a less arduous start.

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Fur Brigade Trail Photo: Dave Moorehouse



Pincushion Trail DISTRICT OF PEACHLAND / WESTBANK FIRST NATIONS / RDCO Pincushion Mountain Trail is probably the most wellknown hike in Peachland. Visitors from across the globe have taken their obligatory selfies and photos on the mountain’s majestic summit.

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The trail in spring can be hard to see if there is patchy snow still on the ground. In winter and spring, the trail will be slippery. In summer when the trail is dry the gravel is slippery. Be careful. The trail is well travelled and there are trail markers either bits of pink ribbon or old red signs high up on trees. Stay on the trail as much as possible. Be observant. It’s a totally worthwhile trek!

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These lookouts offer a brief glimpse into the highly anticipated panoramic views from the top; you might VIEW even see some deer, a POINT garter snake or grouse. Upon reaching the summit, bask in the views, but don’t forget to sign your name in the guest book and take full advantage of a photo op with the Canadian flag - proof that you have officially become a Peachlander!

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The hike begins with stairs, carries on with switchbacks and has several steep sections, so proper footwear and even walking sticks are highly recommended though there are three main lookout points that allow you to rest before the summit.


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The Bedford Trails are named after Wes Bedford, a long-time Peachland resident and retired pharmacist. One of the most popular trails in the Bedford network is the Peachland Lookout trail. The easy-to-moderate trail leads to a spectacular view of Peachland and Okanagan Lake. The loop is about 5km, rising 130m, which takes about one-and-a-half hours to complete.

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The trailhead starts at an obvious pullout on the Brenda Mines Rd., exactly .9km beyond the ZipZone. A large boulder marks the spot. The road turns to gravel at the top of Princeton Avenue. It can be rather rough but easily passible with a car.

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– Ski & Snowshoe Trails CROWN LAND The Wilson Lakes snowshoe and cross-country ski trails are part of the valuable bank of natural resources Peachland can proudly promote. These trails were popular during the late 1960s and early 1970s when the Peachland Ski Club existed. Today the trails are still maintained by a few and being explored and rediscovered by a growing number. Signage is now at the trailhead of the Wilson Lakes loop. There is a 37km trail system. Each trail head and junction is marked with colour-coded directional signs according to the ability required to ski it.

To reach the trail, turn up Princeton Avenue from Hwy 97 in Peachland and follow the road beyond where it turns to gravel. At the fork go right following the signs to Silver Lake Camp. Pass the turn off to Silver Lake. At 1.5km past the Silver Lake driveway is the entrance to Wes’s Trail to Wilson Mountain. Drive further, about another 3.5 to 4km to the Trailhead for Wilson Lake loops. Trail signage is at the trailhead, and not visible from the road, so watch for cars parked on the right-hand side or watch for a clearing where power lines are visible. Walk in and cross the power line clearing to the trailhead.

These are ungroomed wilderness trails. The trails are most suitable for winter use as many areas are too wet to hike in summer season.

LEGEND BEAVER POND BILLS TRAIL FIR LANE ALT ROUTE TRAIL FIR LANE TRAIL WILSON LOOP ROAD TO SILVER LAKE WES’S TRAIL HIGHWAYS ROADS

The Wilson Lake Loop is a 5km beginner trail and Wilson Silver Trail is 8km long and rated intermediate. The trails are also shared with those choosing to snowshoe. Signage indicates trail courtesy and etiquette rules for snowshoeing and skiers, as well as safety tips. Be prepared for a wilderness experience with knapsack, water bottle, snack, and layered clothing. There are no amenities, equipment rentals, refreshments or cell phone access.

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Goats Peak Regional Park RDCO Goats Peak Regional Park is a 52-hectare park with stunning views and sports trails along a rocky landscape of grassland and open woodland rising up from the shores of Okanagan Lake just outside Peachland’s boundary. The park provides beautiful views of Okanagan Lake, hiking trails, many unique ecosystems protecting plants and animals and a conservation area for shore spawning Kokanee. The lands around Goats Peak hold significant value to the

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Okanagan First Nations people. In the 1800s early European settlers used nearby lands as a means of transporting goods for the Hudson’s Bay Company. The park’s name comes from angora goats that were grazed by the Gellatly family in the area a century ago. Enter the park on Seclusion Bay Road near the exits to Highway 97C (Okanagan Connector). Dogs are welcome on-leash along trails and pathways within park boundaries.

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Birthday Parties, Summer Camps, Axe Throwing, ZipNSip Tours, Segways & Airsoft

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pet-friendly

Pet-Friendly Peachland Peachland is pet-friendly, however, no dogs are allowed on parks with playgrounds (such as Heritage Park), sports fields (including Cousins Park), and designated swim beaches. Dogs are allowed access when on leash in all other parks and green spaces. In accordance with regional bylaws, owners are required to immediately remove excrement and dispose of it in a sanitary manner. OFF LEASH PARKS Sanderson Park (5900 Sanderson Avenue) W.A. Lang Wilderness Park/Pincushion Place Park (off 6th Avenue/end of Pincushion Place) Note: This off leash park sits adjacent to the Trepanier Creek Linear Trail, which is an on leash park. MacKinnon Park (corner of MacKinnon Road and Upton Road)

OFF LEASH DOG BEACH “T” Boat Launch/Doggy Beach (Princeton Avenue/ Highway 97 - past boat launch, fenced beach area) ON LEASH DOG BEACHES Dogs on leash are welcome on any beach that is not a designated swim beach. Designated swim beaches are: Swim Bay (5736 Beach Avenue - north tip of Yacht Club) 3936-3976 Beach Avenue 4164-4372 Beach Avenue

BOSLEY’S BY PET VALU PEACHLAND Bosley’s highly trained and knowledgeable Pet Specialists are here to take care of your pet’s needs from grooming services and a self-serve dog wash to food, treats, and toys. Bosley’s is a great place to start and end your walk along the beach or up Trepanier Bench as they are close to the trails.

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community

PEACHLAND WELLNESS CENTRE The Peachland Wellness Centre (PWC) is a small not-for-profit organization in Peachland known as the ‘go to’ place. PWC offers a diverse selection of programs, services, volunteer opportunities, and resources to the Peachland community. The organization operates with an ethos of volunteerism, collaboration, respect, and compassion. PWC provides programs and services designed to connect people through support, education, information, referral, and outreach and provides individuals in the Peachland community opportunities for social relationships, light housekeeping, transportation, and outreach. By providing these programs and services, PWC ensures that community members are supported to embrace a happy, healthy, and independent life.

Today the importance of community and social connections is paramount as we have navigated through the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. It brought to light that more people are experiencing loneliness and isolation, making the social programing and services offered by PWC even more valuable. The pandemic has created barriers for many, and PWC has spent the last several years adapting programs and services in response to the needs of the community. To Volunteer, request support or gather information for supports and programs PWC can be reached by email at: wellnesscentre@shaw.ca

peachlandwellnesscentre.ca 250 767 0141

SNCEWIPS HERITAGE MUSEUM Experience the Okanagan from a syilx perspective. We believe in the power of our own voice to inspire, educate, and transform. We are dedicated to collecting, preserving, restoring and interpreting art and artefact collections that reflect the heritage and natural history of the syilx/Okanagan People. Book your tour today! Call 778 755 2787 or visit sncewips.com 260 - 525 Hwy 97 S (Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre)

sncewips.com 778 755 2787

PEACHLAND MUSEUM The Peachland Museum is housed in a unique eight-sided building that was originally constructed in 1910 as the Peachland Baptist Church. Here you’ll find hundreds of historical artifacts, photographs, newspapers and documents on display that offer a glimpse into the rich history of Peachland. Head upstairs to see an amazing model of the Kettle Valley Railway as it existed between 1955 and 1965. Email: peachlandhistory@gmail.com Instagram: @peachlandhistory

peachlandhistory.ca 250 767 3441 32


CRAFTING CURIOSITY, ONE SKILL AT A TIME Take a Course Become a Member Become an Instructor Become a Business Partner Become a Community Host 5878 Beach Avenue - Peachland

www.okfolkschool.ca info@okfolkschool.ca PATRICK VAN MINSEL Councillor District of Peachland General Manager Peachland Chamber peachlandchamber@gmail.com

pvanminsel@peachland.ca

WELCOME TO PEACHLAND "IN THE HEART OF THE OKANAGAN"


PEACHLAND VISITOR CENTRE The Peachland Visitor Centre is operated by the Peachland Community Arts Council and is a favorite destination spot for a unique tourist experience. We are eager to share information regarding our local attractions, numerous hiking trails, accommodations, dining, shopping, services and so much more! The Legends of the Lake Interpretive Centre houses a fascinating display featuring Peachland’s historical past, the Syilx Nation exhibits and BEEPS (Bat Education & Ecological Protection Society). Live feed cameras monitor the activities of the maternal bat colony housed in the attic of the Historic School. The Artisan Gift Shop is dedicated to supporting our finest local artisans. We are situated in the Peachland Historic School along our popular scenic Centennial Walkway on Beach Avenue. Be sure to stop by and meet our friendly team of tourism professionals. Open daily July & August 9 -5. Off season 10-4 closed Monday

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PEACHLAND ART GALLERY SHOWCASING NEW EXHIBITIONS MONTHLY REPRESENTING A VARIETY OF DISCIPLINES AND HOUSED IN THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE FRONT PEACHLAND HISTORIC SCHOOL. OPEN DAILY IN JULY AND AUGUST. CLOSED MONDAYS OFF SEASON.

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PEACHLAND FARMERS & CRAFTERS MARKET Heritage Park on Beach Ave Sundays : May 29th through till September 25, 2022

Learn More: peachlandfarmersandcraftersmarket.ca Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: facebook.com/PeachlandFarmersandCraftersMarket Instagram: peachlandmarket

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PEACHLAND LIQUOR STORE The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Peachland Liquor Store offer a great selection of cold beer, coolers, ciders, and Okanagan wines, as well as your favourite liquors and spirits. Located on Hwy 97 in the Peachland Centre Mall, they are conveniently open from 10 am to 11 pm 7 days a week and 9 am till 11pm Friday to Sunday from May long weekend till Labor Day.

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ARTISAN GIFT SHOP

5684 Beach Ave Peachland Historic School (circa 1908) houses the Visitor Centre and Art Gallery. Please visit our Artisan Gift Shop, featuring local artisans and Interpretive Centre to learn about our “Bats in the Attic”! Art gallery exhibits change monthly. Open daily July & August 9am - 5 pm and Tuesday – Sunday off season 10am - 4pm.

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PEACHLAND ACE HARDWARE Largest selection of Peachland souvenirs and t-shirts, fishing gear, bait, lawn and garden and assorted hardwares and paint.

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GASTHAUS CHRISTMAS MARKET The Gasthaus Christmas Market is truly one of a kind in the Okanagan and has become a part of many family traditions since it first opened in 2006. They carry a large assortment of traditional wood and glass ornaments, each hand crafted in Europe by skilled artisans. Located over the Christmas season at the historic Gasthaus on the Lake and available all year at gasthauschristmasmarket.ca.

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SHIPS-A-HOY FISH & CHIPS COTTON CANDY HARD ICE CREAM VANILLA SOFT SERVE COD WITH FRESH CUT CHIPS AND COLESLAW

CIBO & VINES CAPRESE SALAD CIBO OLIVE BREAD AND MONTEPULCIANO

DRAGON LOTUS RESTAURANT SPECIAL MIXED VEGETABLES

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GASTHAUS ON THE LAKE JAGERSCHNITZEL Famous schnitzel finished with a rich mushroom sauce, garden vegetables and roasted potatoes.Perfect with a mug of Warsteiner Premium Pilsner.

GASTHAUS ON THE LAKE GOULASH SOUP Traditional European style with chunks of beef, vegetables and a little spice served with fresh baked pretzel bun.

BLISS BAKERY BUTTER CROISSANT, CHOCOLATE SALTY TOFFEE COOKIE, CHOCOLATE PECAN TART, AND A MOCHA

THE BLIND ANGLER TUNA POKE BOWL, LOCAL WINES FROM THE OKANAGAN OR CAESAR SUNDAY, PRAWN TACOS - PRAWNS LIGHTLY BATTERED IN A FLOUR TORTILLA WITH CABBAGE, CILANTRO CRÈME FRAÎCHE TOPPED WITH MANGO SALSA

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BLISS BAKERY

5790 Beach Ave Located in the heart of the Okanagan, nestled between Kelowna & Penticton,The Gasthaus on the Lake provides year round dining in a cozy Bavarian atmosphere serving traditional German favourites.

4200 Beach Ave #101 Food to fantasize about. Coffee to lust after. Family owned Bliss Bakery, voted best of the Okanagan, is devoted to creating delicious, natural food. Real sourdough breads, decadent desserts, crave inducing cookies and luscious lunches await along with locally roasted organic coffee. Come see where Peachland meets!

gasthaus.ca 250 767 6625

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GASTHAUS ON THE LAKE

CIBO & VINES

5842B Beach Ave Cibo & Vines offers Italian cuisine including a variety of unique and original pasta and pizzas, served in an opulent, airy dining room. In the summer months they have two outdoor patios for a memorable dining experience no matter the occasion. Enjoy the Food, the Wine, the View and the People!

ciboandvines.ca 250 767 2408

SHIPS-A-HOY FISH & CHIPS

5860A Beach Ave A family-owned fish & chips restaurant, with homemade tartar, coleslaw, fresh cut fries, and gluten-free options. Also serving milkshakes, gelato, hard ice cream, and vanilla soft serve.

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THE BLIND ANGLER

DRAGON LOTUS RESTAURANT

6575 Hwy 97 Voted #1 Chinese Restaurant in BC on Trip Advisor eight years in a row! This family owned and operated Chinese restaurant has gluten-free available on request for certain items.

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5899A Beach Ave The Blind Angler Grill is located in picturesque Peachland in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the only restaurants that is right on Lake Okanagan, which makes for some really spectacular views from the outside deck. The Blind Angler has been in business for 20 years and has become a favourite place for locals and tourists alike to visit. The menu features Pernod mussels, flash fried calamari, a Big “O” and Cougar Burger which will have you coming back for more.

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Peachland’s Community Credit Union Banking local is the better way, we’ll prove it to you! Benefits of Banking Local: Local Staff - we’re your friends, family & neighbours Local Decisions - our decisions are made here Local Impact - we support our local communities

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