Coldstream

Overview

Coldstream is home to beautiful views that allude to its personality, which represents the best of British Columbia.

The Coldstream appeal is based on the beauty of the Kalamalka Lake and the numerous beaches resting on its shores. Visit Kalamalka Lake Provincial park, enjoy a hike and scenic view of nature, all the while being just minutes from downtown Vernon and a short drive to Kelowna. Come and see the historic and famous Coldstream Ranch. Established in 1863 this piece of Coldstream’s past and present is quite the tourist delight.

Nature is everywhere around Coldstream, with scenic vistas, abundant wildlife and a community that has no equal, this is the place you’ll want to settle down and call home.

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Recreation

The Coldstream appeal is based on the beauty of the Kalamalka Lake and the numerous beaches resting on its shores. In addition to the Kal beach there is the Kirkland Beach, Juniper Beach, Long Lake Beach, Pebble beach and more. There are also several boats launches on Kalamalka Lake such as Kalavista and Kinloch.

There is also the Coldstream Ranch which despite still being a working ranch holds a lot of Coldstream’s history and is a delight to visit. The Kalamalka provincial park provides a lot for outdoor appeal including enjoying wildlife such as black bear, white-tailed deer, rattlesnake just to mention a few.

There is a recreation complex nearby in Vernon with gyms, ice arena, curling rinks and a Women Institute Hall dating back to 1930s has and is continually used for social events. Coldstream also caters dog lovers with numerous parks to walk dogs leashed and unleashed.

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History

Coldstream history dates to 1863 when Charles Houghton first settled in the area, naming the Creek draining into the long lake Coldstream. Together with Charles Vernon and Forbes George Vernon they developed the Vernon and Coldstream area mainly through ranching setting up the infamous Coldstream Ranch which later switched hands to the Aberdeens.

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