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Okanagan Lake from Giant's Head, Summerland Photo Kim Walker

Summerland

Located on the stunning Lake Okanagan, Summerland is a small community just north of Penticton in the Okanagan Valley. Home to Summerland Ornamental Gardens visitors can enjoy these stunning gardens year round which includes magnificent views and glimpses of the staggeringly-high Trout Creek Rail Trestle and the canyon below. The Kettle Valley Steam Railway offers visitors a steam-powered rail tour that will delight both young and old. Fruit stands offering local produce are definitely worth stopping by as is a tour of Bottleneck Drive to sample some of the local wines, ciders, ales, sweet delights and more. Trails, watersports, beaches, golf and the stunning views from atop Giant’s head Mountain all offer lots to do.

 

Location

Located in the Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia Summerland is situated on Hwy 97 18 km (11 mi) north of Penticton and 46 km (29 mi) south of Kelowna.

A Step Back in Time

Drenched in sunshine on the shore of Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley, Summerland was incorporated as a municipality in 1906, thanks to the vision of John Moore Robinson, who enticed future orchardists to the area proclaiming summer weather forever.

Summerland Ornamental Gardens

Summerland Ornamental Gardens

After establishing the community of Peachland on Okanagan Lake to the north, Robinson moved south to create a lakeshore community with the patronage of Sir Thomas Shaugnessy, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). The name Summerland was chosen by Robinson’s brother, a Methodist minister, inspired by a hymn sung at seances.

Old Summerland is located on the lake, but most of the town’s business now thrives up on the hill.

Contact Information

Summerland Chamber of Commerce

Summerland & Nearby Accommodations

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Rosedale Motel

Rosedale Motel

Summerland

Located in downtown Summerland, Rosedale Motel offers you family oriented accommodation, perfect for an overnight, weekend or week-long stay. Our motel features rooms and cottages that are equipped with free WiFi, coffeemakers, fridges, kitchenettes, flat screen TVs, heating, air conditioning, iron, ... More Details
Barefoot Beach Resort

Barefoot Beach Resort

Penticton

Barefoot Beach Resort is a family-friendly campground with a private beach located on Skaha Lake. Our RV lots include irrigated garden beds along paved pathways under a canopy of established trees. Our Yurt village has 14 units ranging from studio (sleeps 2) to two bedroom layouts (sleeps 6-8), all ... More Details
South Beach Gardens  Campground

South Beach Gardens Campground

Penticton

Located less than 100 yds. From Skaha Lake. Beach. Featuring shady areas with complete hookups. Clean washrooms, hot showers & laundry facilities. Playgrounds for children & fishing pond. Visa accepted. ... More Details
Oxbow RV Resort

Oxbow RV Resort

Penticton

Full hookups, shaded and grassed sites with 30 amp service, coin showers, laundry, ice, pay phones, electric, sewer, water and WiFi. We are family-oriented, near restaurants, marina and right across from the beach. No dogs during July & August. ... More Details
Wright's Beach Camp

Wright's Beach Camp

Penticton

Located off Hwy 97 at south entrance to Penticton on Skaha Lake. Private sandy beach, shade, waterfront sites, 30 amp, cablevision, WiFi, heated outdoor pool, store, arcade, daily activities , family entertainment. Onsite trailer and boat rentals. Quiet family campground. Call for CP details. ... More Details
Todd's RV & Camping

Todd's RV & Camping

Peachland

"Where You Really Want to Be" - 65 years of family camping, alongside Okanagan Lake. Customer comments: Refreshing, great atmosphere, friendly, clean, unique tranquility, within a convenient walk to amenities. WiFi included. Experience Peachland, roller-blading, hiking, tennis, fine restaurants and ... More Details
Banbury Green RV & Camping Resort

Banbury Green RV & Camping Resort

Kaleden

Nestled away from the city noise, Banbury Green RV & Camping Resort is a peaceful destination for families wanting a fun and relaxing vacation. Our resort is a family-oriented campground with attractively kept lawns and flowerbeds. We have an abundance of shaded areas to stay cool during the warmer ... More Details
Camp-Along Tent & Trailer Resort

Camp-Along Tent & Trailer Resort

Penticton

Quiet, clean family oriented campground in apricot & pear orchard, high above Skaha Lake. Pool, store, modern washrooms/showers, laundromat facility. Speak Deutsch/Francais ... More Details
Peachland RV Park

Peachland RV Park

Peachland

Central Okanagan’s newest year-round RV Park Peachland RV Park’s 80 fully serviced 50/30-amp RV sites, unlike most RV parks, offers spacious and private sites in a central Okanagan location. Our laundry, washrooms and self-storage facilities are projected to be completed in mid-2021. **COVID-19 ... More Details
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