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Welcome to Summerland

Summerland is located on the benches & shorelines of Okanagan Lake between the larger centers of Kelowna & Penticton, and across the lake from the village of Naramata.

This one of a kind small town has more beaches than… hotels, motels & campgrounds… combined! A town that does not explode with tourist traffic is a town where it’s still safe for little ones to go for a bike ride!

Summerland’s strong sense of community is rooted in a rich history of agricultural bounty & fiercely protected natural beauty. The quaint shops of a quiet small town are here to discover…for those who find us: It seems that year after year, most do just drive right past Summerland on the busy highway. But some do…some take one of the exits off the Highway to park for free on BC’s “Finest Main Street”. And our small town invariably becomes a treasure found. 

Bike rides along quiet country roads lead to Mom & Pop fruit stands, kids’ vegetable displays & of course fabulous wineries. Summerland wineries are primarily owner operated, where the owners often greet you in person and the events are FUN!!!

Summerland has two elementary schools, a middle school & high school, an aquatic center, curling rink & arena, plenty of tennis courts…and YES, pickleball!!! Two golf courses, a few boat launches, a sailing club and a Yacht Club with nearby racquetball & squash courts round out some of the activities enjoyed locally.

Hiking trails & bike routes are the hidden gem for the active lifestyle enjoyed by those who choose to live here. Giants Head Mountain is in the center of town, and its hiking & biking trails are a true gem for the Okanagan Valley.

The master planned community of Hunters Hill overlooks Summerland’s agricultural bounty of vineyards, orchards & nearby mountain sides with hiking trails overlooking Okanagan Lake.

FESTIVALS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS INCLUDE A FARMERS' MARKETS, CAR SHOWS, PARADES, AND FESTIVALS, DO A LITTLE OR DO A LOT: THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

Resources for things to do in and around Summerland:

Festivals and Community Events

  • The Ryga Festival
  • Ride the Giant
  • Action Fest
  • Endless Summer Show and Shine
  • Farmers' Markets
  • Festival of Lights

Attractions and things to do

  • Golf – enjoy two award winning courses
  • Summerland Sweets
  • Hike or Bike the KVR Trestle
  • Nixdor Car Museum
  • Summerland Art Gallery
  • Tour the beautiful grounds & gardens of the federal Research Center
  • Ornamental Gardens
  • Giant’s Head Mountain
  • Bottleneck Drive Wineries
  • Wine Touring
  • Kettle Valley Steam Railway
  • Bike or hike the incredible trails of Giants Head Mountain, the extinct volcano in the center of Summerland.