Peachland (District) / Mount Kathleen / Trépanier Creek
    

Phone : (250) 767-2647
Your Host(s) : Municipal Administration

Peachland, BC (Nearby: Trépanier, Greata, Glenrosa, Westbank, West Kelowna)

  • Mount Kathleen
  • Peachland
  • Trépanier Creek

5806 Beach Avenue
Peachland, British Columbia
V0H 1X7


British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan

Description From Owner:
  • Mount Kathleen - John Moore Robinson, the founder of Peachland, Summerland, and Naramata, named this mountain after his wife, Catherine. Of Irish descent, Robinson preferred 'Kathleen' to 'Catherine.'
  • Peachland - Formerly known as Camp Hewitt after Gus Hewitt, who had a mining camp here around 1890. In 1897 John Moore Robinson, who later founded Summerland and Naramata, laid out a townsite here.
  • He probably chose the name 'Peachland' because the Lambly family had earlier grown the first peaches in the Okanagan on the flat land here.
  • Trépanier Creek - Behind this name probably lies a crude but successful operation of trepanning, performed upon the skull of a Shuswap chief named Short Legs, who had been very badly mauled by a bear.
  • This trepanning was done by Alexander Ross of the NWC in 1817. The stream was formerly known as the Riviére de Jacques, Jacques having been one of Ross's men. The Okanagan Indian name for this creek means 'bald eagle nest.'
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


Trépanier Creek

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