Only in the Okanagan
could you find fantastic farms and orchards, world-renowned wineries, and rustic heritage ranches
all in one place. Located on the western shore of Okanagan Lake, 12 miles (20 km) North of Penticton
. Looking for accommodation or a vacation rental in a town in the Okanagan Valley that has it all, well almost?
John Moore Robinson enticed future orchardists by declaring summer weather forever.
Summerland is serious fruit growing country, rivaled only by Kelowna
in the Okanagan. There is not just fruit growing in this great town, there is six wineries. Each has their own unique character and open year round. An array of special events takes place during the Spring & Fall Okanagan Wine Festivals.
Vacation rentals and accommodations available in Summerland and around, are just as varied as the activities on offer.
This is truly a destination which everyone can enjoy. Take a walking tour and discover fine old buildings or take a self guided tour of the Summerland Trout Hatchery
on Lakeshore Drive.
Pack a picnic lunch and visit the 6-hectare Summerland Ornamental Gardens
, established in 1914. Trace history at the Summerland Museum & Archives on Wharton Street. Visiting in May, you'll be able to catch the Good Will Shakespeare Festival. After a day of exploring head back to your vacation rental and simply enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Valley.
Around Summerland, there are still loads to discover. Did you know the Okanagan once had an active volcano? Trails up to the summit at Giant's Head Mountain Park take you to this now extinct volcano.
The Kettle Valley Railway offers a unique two-hour journey on one of BC's few remaining fully operational steam railways available from May to October. During this popular season all types of lodging, condo rentals and other accommodations get filled up, so book now to avoid disappointment.
Take the back road to Princeton. This has always been a favourite day trip for locals and visitors alike. There are many luxury to budget vacation rentals, water front to city centre condo rentals and much more accommodation available to transform your day trip into a road trip.
Avid golfers will not be disappointed; Summerland offers two fine golf courses: Summerland Golf and Country Club is set amongst pine and poplar trees and perched upon a majestic plateau 300 meters above Okanagan Lake.
Sumac Ridge Golf Club is a 9-hole public golf course located 1 km North of Summerland.
Living up to its name this town caters for sun seeker that can enjoy miles of warm sandy beaches on Okanagan Lake.
A few of these include at Powell Beach, Kin Park, Gordon Beggs Rotary Beach, Peach Orchard Beach and Crescent Beach. There is no doubt that your next vacation home rental could be right on the beach.
For winter travellers, there is Apex Mountain Resort
. It is located 32 km southwest of nearby Penticton off Hwy 97 and renowned in western Canada
as one of the three prime ski and snowboard destinations in the Okanagan Valley.