British Columbia Campground Marks 110 Years
Peach Orchard Campground is located near Okanagan Lake on Peach Orchard Road in Summerland, British Columbia, and is marking 110 years this year, the Summerland Review reported.
The municipal council acquired the land from the Summerland Development Co. in 1907 as one of the first expenditures of the first council.
The original name of the park was the Old Orchard Park.
As the name implies, it once was used for growing peaches when owned by George Barclay.
Peach Orchard Road was once part of the Okanagan Valley’s first highway, the Cariboo Highway.
In the early 1920s the Park was used as a tourist camp and an auto camp.
It was considered one of the most popular locations along the entire Cariboo Highway.
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