One of the most desirable locations within the North Okanagan Valley, the District of Coldstream is situated to the south of Vernon with world famous Kalamalka Lake as the focal point of the community. Established neighborhoods of older homes on tree lined streets within easy walking distance to excellent schools attract many younger families. Stunning Kalamalka Provincial Park is popular with outdoor enthusiasts year-round. The population is holding steady at 10,648 residents who are enjoying the benefits of the Coldstream lifestyle.
Encompassing all four seasons of the North Okanagan Valley, Coldstream boasts some of the best local weather. Warm summer temperatures hitting highs of 27 C and averaging 20 C suit Coldstream’s proximity to lakes and beaches. The mild winters suit those who enjoy hiking and being outdoors year-round, with low temperatures averaging -3 C.
There are many special places and experiences to enjoy in Coldstream. Kalamalka Lake Park offers ample hiking, biking and horseback riding trails with stunning views of the lake, iconic for its beauty. For those who prefer to be on the indigo blue water; kayaking, boating, paddle boarding and relaxing on the beach are popular ways to keep cool in the summer. The Okanagan Rail Trail is a popular spot to get outdoors, winding along Kalamalka Lake and stretching all the way from Sicamous to Osoyoos.
Coldstream is the perfect country meets city location, only 15 minutes from Vernon and 20 minutes to Lumby via Highway 6. Several bus routes are scheduled to serve the community, providing transportation to Vernon. Commute to the Kelowna International Airport is just 40 minutes by car, with daily flights to the oil patch, making it a practical solution for those who work remotely.
Food & Drink:
There are a few locally owned charmers in Coldstream. If you’re looking for a quaint country brunch, Friesen’s Countrytyme Gardens offers a great weekend spread, they sell treats baked in-house to enjoy at home too. The Rail Trail Café’s location makes it the perfect stop to grab a coffee after an outing on the Rail Trail. Alexander’s Beach Pub is right on popular Kal Beach, with a large patio overlooking the lake.
Coldstream offers a quiet country feel while maintaining a convenient lifestyle with variety of amenities nearby. Housing includes amazing waterfront estates, older family homes and farms on the periphery.
There are some wonderful schools throughout Coldstream falling under School District No. 22.