History of Peachland
What is it that has been drawing people here since the late
1800's? If you stand still for a moment, breathe deeply
and scan the horizon, you might begin to understand why Peachland
is coveted by its residents, envied by its neighbours and is an
historic place where adventurers, prospectors and business people
came in the 1800's.
Long before fur traders and gold seekers came to the area, the
Okanagan First Nations knew the area was rich with wildlife.
They also knew of Ogopogo, the lake monster, whose home is in
an underwater cave across the lake, between Rattlesnake Island
and Squally Point.
Peachland has been home to sawmills, a hydro-electric project
on Trepanier Creek, and is home to many kilometers of unobstructed
pebble beaches. It is the gateway to Glenn Lake, Headwaters
Lakes, Silver Lake and Peachland Lake. Peachland is nestled
on the shore of Okanagan Lake and is respectfully tucked into
the mountainsides above it. Peachland is a place of natural beauty,
charm and over a hundred years of history.
Peachland was established in 1889 and incorporated January 1,