Peachland (British Columbia)
Peachland is a small town of about 5000 inhabitants in the Okanagan Valley, which was registered in 1909. It is located on the western shore of Okanagan Lakes in the Regional District of Central Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada and was founded in 1899 by John Moore Robinson. The region had been previously but populated by members of the Okanagan Indian. Peachland is located about a half hour drive south of Kelowna and around twenty minutes drive separate them from Summerland. Peachland opposite is stored Rattlesnake Iceland, the home of the monster Ogopogo should be. The distance from the largest city in the province of British Columbia Vancouver is around 370 kilometers. The community area is 16 km ²
The census in 2011 showed a population of 5,200 inhabitants of the district municipality. The city's population has thereby increased since the census of 2006 at 6.5%, while the population in British Columbia grew by 7.0 % at the same time.
Peachland is part of the constituency Okanagan - Coquihalla, which is currently held by the Canadian conservative Rep. Dan Albas. In the provincial legislature of British Columbia Peachland is part of the constituency Okanagan -Westside and will be represented by MLA Bill Barisoff, belonging to the British Columbia Liberal Party. The municipal administration of Peachland are the Mayor (currently Keith Fielding ) and six assessors before. These are elected for three years.
Due to the favorable climate, the cultivation of wine is possible. Hainle Vineyards were the first producer of Icewine in North America.
Greata Ranch Vineyards is known not only for its wine, but because of the owner, former Canadian Senator Ross Fitzpatrick.
- Coquihalla Highway
- Highway 97
- Highway 97C