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.
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Okanagan’s finest small town!
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Summerland quiet country roads meander past brilliant water views and lush orchards. Your drive around the orchards, vineyards, farms and country estates will certainly cross paths with quail coveys and pheasants.
Live here to enjoy your home town’s selection of beaches and scenic picnic locations away from the crowds. Stop in for tastings at Summerland’s wineries and cideries as well as local fruit markets and organic producers.
Okanagan Lake itself is 135 km (84 miles) long and up to 5 km (3.1 miles) wide in some spots with 270 km (170 miles) of shoreline.
When you’re not swimming, sunbathing, waterskiing, boating or paddle boarding, you can also go fishing for rainbow trout or kokanee in Okanagan Lake.
And on the western slopes above the lake, you will see Summerland’s resident herd of mountain goats. No matter where in town you are you’ll see that Summerland is the local’s pick for an authentic Okanagan lifestyle.
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