Summerland is a small town that genuinely displays the benefits of graceful growth…
With its rich agricultural and business history, this town has come of age as a premier wine & vineyard destinations, but Summerland’s greatest charms remain its timeless ones…
•Active lifestyles are obvious priorities in Summerland, evidenced by the investment in upgrading of biking trails such as Fir Brigade Trail, or the under construction family bike trail to Garnet Lake Recreation Area.
Summerland has two golf courses and there are plenty more in surrounding communities.
Summerland is a lakefront community on the shores of Okanagan Lake, providing a spectacular active playground for water enthusiasts of all manner.
There are plenty of choices for the sporting enthusiast ranging from mountain biking, horseback trails to lakeside tennis courts, canoe & kayak, triathlon training and seasonal snowshoeing, cross country ski trails and the Okanagan’s finest ski hills also nearby.
•Four Season playground for skiing, camping, fishing, and rock climbing all near by.
•Orchards and vineyards create a quiet, charming rural atmosphere.
*Summerland is home to the highest number of roadside “on your honor” fresh fruit and garden produce stands in the Okanagan. What a great reason to go for a bike ride!
You deserve the full four seasons in the Okanagan:
•Warm spring sunshine with beautiful peach and cherry blossoms. Summers spent enjoying clean sandy beaches and clear, warm waters. Beautiful, lingering fall days full of the colors of a changing season. Perhaps best of all, the gentle winters leading again to the promise of spring blossom.
•Cities such as Kelowna and Penticton with all their big box outlets and event centers are a short drive away from Summerland. And Summerland is located with easy access to the Coquihalla Highway system connecting the Lower Mainland.
Kettle Valley Railway in Summerland features the steam train and trestle over the spectacular Trout Creek Canyon.
You are not likely to get lost in our small friendly town, but you are welcome to lose yourself along our quiet country roads!
Today, many things have changed… but the important things have not.
Summerland is filled is a warm, inviting, friendly small town. We want you to savor your sun drenched summers here with us.
Patrick Murphy 250 486 2629
TRAILS TO HIKE, TRAILS TO BIKE, TRAILS TO WALK!
Trace the six-thousand year old footsteps of the First Nations people as you overlook a beautiful green lake cloaked by deep forest, towering scree slopes and fallen trees draped in fern: This is Garnet Lake!
The trailhead begins here, if you drive, but, really, you should bike through scenic Garnet Valley, passing farms and ranches and burlap colored hills covered in Ponderosa Pine, Fir and Poplar Groves.
The first 5 kilometers or so is paved with bike lane, and the last 3 km is a maintained gravel road past the dam at Garnet Lake. Interpretive signs will guide the way to lookout point for incredible sweeping views of Okanagan Lake.
Groups of fur traders in the early 1800’s traversed this trail. Garnet Lake was a major encampment and is now a fifty acre Historic Park named “Priest Camp”, which is the only preserved encampment and trail site of the historic Okanagan Brigade Trail.
You can view a representation of the historic meeting between the fur traders and the Aboriginal people of southern BC in a superb mural on Main Street Summerland.
What an experience, enjoy. For more into, contact the Summerland Chamber of Commerce.
Broad architectural guidelines will provide owners with the freedom to custom-build the new home of your dreams in a natural, scenic atmosphere.
This is not a Gated Community, and this is not leased land!
These are fully serviced lots with beautiful views, in a charming small town with many amenities!
- Medical Center
- Doctors Offices
- Fire Department
- Police Station
- Ambulance Station
- Dental Centers
- Massage Therapy Clinics
- Quaint retail shops
- Restaurants, Pub, Liquor Stores,
- Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Hardware Stores
- Center Stage Theater, Spirit Square Outdoor Center,
- Aquatic Center, Hockey Arena, Curling Rink, Sports Center
- Elementary schools, Middle School, High School
- Hotel, Motels
- No Big Box Stores
The ancient face of Giant’s Head Mountain stands 845 metres above the town of Summerland like a beacon.
An extinct volcano, Giant’s Head has been surveying its surroundings for thousands of years. You can take a variety of paths to the top for a panoramic view of Okanagan Lake and our fertile valley.
This is just one of a dozen popular hiking and biking locations in a town that loves the outdoor lifestyle.
Summerland is home to 10% of BC’s portion of the Trans Canada Trail. The popular route follows the old Kettle Valley Rail line. Don’t miss the highest bridge on the whole line, the Trout Creek Trestle Bridge.