COVID-19 Update September 8, 2020
September is a desirable time to visit the Okanagan; however, please keep in mind that British Columbia is still in a state of emergency regarding COVID-19. BC is in phase 3 of reopening, meaning that everyone, including visitors, must practice physical distancing, not travel if they are sick, practice good hygiene, wear masks whenever possible, and practice any other necessary protective measures.
If you are visiting Peachland, please consider that our community is small and has less resources than larger communities. Therefore, it is crucial that you follow local guidelines to help keep you and Peachlanders safe. For up-to-date information on Peachland’s response to COVID-19, including facility closures and hours, please visit the District of Peachland’s COVID-19 Information Page. Please be sure to check their “Daily Briefing” for the status of the Coronavirus situation in Peachland. Thank you for choosing Peachland as a travel destination and for your patience and understanding during these extraordinary times.
Before you travel, please read BC’s Guidelines for Travelling.
Another great resource is Destination BC’s Covid-19 Update.
Visitor Centre Guidelines
If you visit the visitor centre, we are happy to welcome you! You will find our employees and volunteers wearing masks, and we ask that you please consider doing the same. We have an occupancy limit of 10 people in the centre at one time and may lock the doors if we reach maximum occupancy. Brochure racks are no longer self serve; they are roped off and can only be accessed by our staff. Don’t worry – we’ll get you everything you need! We currently have one washroom open that we are cleaning frequently. Staff are disinfecting other high touch surfaces in the building at least twice daily. If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you please not enter our building for the safety of our staff and visitors.
Please note that our staff cannot practice physical distancing in our wheelchair accessible elevator. We will wear masks and gloves when assisting a visitor with the elevator.
We are working on reintroducing a gift shop to the visitor centre, but have held off on bringing in clothing due to extra COVID-19 measures that would need to be put in place at this time. We thank you for your patience and understanding.