In city that proudly crowns an annual Peach Queen, you’d better believe there’s a super-tall stone fruit on prominent display in town.
Located at the foot of gorgeous Okanagan Lake, Penticton — aka Peach City, not to be confused with Peachland, a community about 30 miles up the shore that’s home to the mythical Ogopogo — takes its peach-producing heritage mighty seriously. Penticton’s lakeside Rotary Park is home to one of North America’s most spectacularly sited snack shacks. Just look at the beautiful, shapely fruit. The Peach on the Beach — or simply, the Peach, as it’s best known — functions as an impossible-to-miss concession stand and photo opp hotspot in a region of British Columbia best known for wine guzzling and outdoor recreation. Serving up basic snack bar fare, the Peach offers one local specialty that’s not to be missed: a peach-flavored “screamer," a popular-in-B.C. frozen treat that’s basically a slushie mixed with soft-serve ice cream blended in.