COLDSTREAM, district municipality, pop 9,471 (2006), occupies a long, narrow valley in the north OKANAGAN VALLEY 5 km southeast of VERNON. Most of the population is clustered at the western end close to KALAMALKA LK. The first settler was Charles F. HOUGHTON, an Irish army officer who acquired a military grant in 1863 that became Coldstream Ranch (see CATTLE INDUSTRY). The ranch was subsequently owned by Forbes and Charles VERNON, who sold it to Lord Aberdeen in 1891. Abderdeen developed the...

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