Many think of this lakeside town with 5,400 residents as more of a village; its quaint main street by the water, hillside neighbourhoods nestled amongst the pine trees and pastoral farms connected by picturesque vineyards.
Peachland is located on the “elbow” of Okanagan Lake across from fabled Rattle Snake Island at Squally Point in Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park. "Okanagan" means "lake of many winds" to the Indigenous people who have called the Valley home for centuries. The squilx”/syilx (Okanagan) peoples also believe the legendary Ogopogo calls the deep area around Rattle Snake Island home.
This Regional District of Central Okanagan town has a remote feel yet is accessible to the Okanagan Connector (Hwy 97C, which connects to Highway 5, the Coquihalla Hwy), and Highway 97, which leads to the urban centres of West Kelowna, Kelowna and Penticton. While the highway dissects Peachland near the water, all levels of government continue to look at options to create a safer community.
Options continue to be studied by government. Click on the link to view the Peachland Transportation Study.