Peaches in the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches

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mmm peaches
My first delve into BC's interior was a one day roadtrip. It all started when a friend and I were enjoying a Vancouver summer day, and realized that we could really go for a peach. You know, one of those peaches that is so juicy that as you bite into it, juice runs down the peach and onto your hand, dripping onto the ground as you try to eat it with some amount of grace. So where would we find such a peach?

Why, Peachland, of course.

Some of the best fruit you'll ever eat, will come from the Okanagan. The summer is best for fruit picking and you can visit on of many orchards for your pick of whatever is in season. Now, we didn't know whether Peachland had the best peaches, but could you really go wrong? So a week later, we had recruited another friend and were on the road by 6:30am on our quest for peaches.
Okanagan Lake


It's a pretty easy ride up, about 4 hours, along the Coquihalla and towards Kelowna. You'll see a lot of signs for fruit picking and it's all very tempting, but we were determined to make it to Peachland. Finally we were there. Peachland, itself, is located right alongside the Okanagan lake. Their lakeside front makes it look like a picturesque retirement community, and it was equally dead quiet (no pun intended...) when we got there. It was just about the end of peach season, so there wasn't much happening, though we were able to find a sign that said peaches, with a big black arrow on it, leading down a road behind a gas station. That's all we needed. We picked up 2 boxes of fresh peaches, and, though there was no fruit picking, took a picture of one of us picking one peach from a tree in the orchard.

It was mid-day and we weren't in any rush to get back to Vancouver. Peachland is a short drive from Kelowna, so we headed into the town to find some more things to do.
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mmm peaches
mmm peaches
Okanagan Lake
Okanagan Lake
On the road to Peachland
On the road to Peachland
The Welcome to Peachland sign wh…
The 'Welcome to Peachland' sign w…
Peachland
photo by: yeong