Hardy Falls, named after Harry Hardy, who was one of the first orchardists on the west side of Okanagan Lake, is located at the south end of Peachland. It follows Deep Creek and leads to a beautiful waterfall. It is a short walk and easily accessible, making it one of Peachland’s most popular trails. Visit the falls in September to see the Kokanee salmon spawn. Make sure to check out the falls in the winter to see if they have frozen over!
Humans and their pets must stay out of the creek from August – May to avoid killing eggs, alevin and fry that are incubating and growing over the winter. Keep your eye out for black bears, especially when salmon are spawning. Respect their space and do not put yourself or the bear at risk for a photo opportunity.
The trailhead is located on Hwy 97 South at Hardy Street. Turn off Highway 97 onto Hardy Street and follow it to the parking lot.
Photos courtesy of the Regional District of the Central Okanagan.