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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Thompson Okanagan > Peachland

Peachland is located 25 km (15.5 miles) south of Kelowna and 40 km (25 miles) north of Penticton on Hwy 97.

Relaxed Lifestyle
Peachland is a small community of around 5,000 people situated on the west shore of Okanagan Lake. Peachland, because of its size and location, has a very relaxed lifestyle and yet is only 30 minutes to Kelowna for all the big city conveniences.

Unobstructed Views of Okanagan Lake
The way the geography is and how Peachland is laid out with Hwy 97 and the shores of Okanagan Lake provide fantastic views. On the west side of the highway the community lies on a slope of 20-30%, giving the dwelling occupants of the homes incredible unobstructed panoramic views of Okanagan Lake.

Lounge Around Your Deck
Peachland is such that it is situated right on the curve of Okanagan Lake. What this does is give you the ability to see Penticton in the south and Kelowna in the north. If you like lounging around on a sun-baked deck enjoying a morning coffee, you will like the views experienced from Peachland. The lake is absolutely beautiful all the way across to Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park.

Antlers Beach
Located on the south side of Peachland on Hwy 97 is Antlers Beach. This makes a great spot for swimming and relaxing on Okanagan Lake especially if you need a rest from driving.

Hardy Falls
If you happen to stop here make sure you take the short 15-minute nature walk up to Hardy Falls along Deep Creek. During the latter part of September you can experience the annual Kokanee spawning event. This is really incredible as the creek turns the colour of red with the fish returning to lay their eggs.

The water sports around Peachland are superb. These include water skiing, sail boarding, scuba diving and great swimming. If you have a boat launch it down at Pentowna Marina located on the east side of Hwy 97 right in town.

Rattlesnake Island
A great spot for you to enjoy a cruise is Rattlesnake Island directly across the lake on the east shore. This island has some nice warm smooth rocks for lounging on and areas for diving into the water. If you scuba dive there are some underwater caves that exist off the west side of the island.

Boat and Watercraft Rentals
If you need a boat, rental is available at Peachland Water Sports located at the marina. They can give you advice about going over to Rattlesnake Island and other cruise locations on Okanagan Lake. Summerland Water Sports also has other water flotation rentals.

If you enjoy golfing, Peachland is home to the 18-hole Ponderosa Golf Course. The course has gone through a major renovation and is now open under a new name of Ponderosa.

Organic Wine Available
Peachland is home to Hainle Vineyards Estate Winery. If you want a chemical-free wine, please visit here and enjoy a completely organic product produced on the sun-baked sand mesas or benches overlooking Okanagan Lake. The wine product produced is of really good quality and is highly recommended.

Gasthaus on the Lake
For places to eat or have refreshments a favourite is called Gasthaus on the Lake. Located on Beach Avenue the establishment features a fine dining restaurant and for the more relaxed a patio pub. If you are here in the winter there is the famous Winter Medieval Dinners for groups of ten or more.
Telephone: (250) 767-6625

For those of you who might be looking for something a little quieter in the Okanagan, try Headwaters. Only 27 km (17 miles) west of Peachland, Headwaters offers small cabins along a remote mountain lake. Fishing is great, with the nights a little cooler for sleeping in the summer and the atmosphere totally relaxing. Drive west for about 30 minutes from the junction of Highway 97 and Princeton Avenue in Peachland on the old Brenda Mine Site road.

Pincushion Mountain
There are also lots of areas to go biking and hiking in Peachland. One area that has a good view and is a short hike is up to the 815 metres (2,674 feet) summit of Pincushion Mountain. Go towards Ponderosa Golf Course, look for Ponderosa Drive, and then go to the end. There is plenty of parking, look for a gate and the start of the trail.

Coming to Peachland from Vancouver
If you're coming from Vancouver the fastest way is to take Coquihalla Hwy 5 at Hope. The drive will take about four hours. If you like a more scenic route consider taking Hwy 3 at Hope to Kaleden, then Hwy 97 north through Penticton and Summerland. It will take probably up to two hours longer but you will save money because the route is a lot easier on your vehicle with the hills not being as steep.

Information on Peachland




Peachland and Westbank
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View of Okanagan Lake
View of Okanagan Lake


Along Peachland's lakeshore


Hardy Falls
Hardy Falls


Rattlesnake Island
Rattlesnake Island


Waterfront at Peachland
Waterfront at Peachland



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