Summerland (pop. 11,280) is an agricultural community with a location that makes it a natural tourist destination. The town centre is situated in a flat area above Okanagan Lake with fertile valleys defined by forested ridges. Giant’s Head Mountain, an extinct volcano, dominates the skyline.
People come to Summerland to buy fruit from local farms, taste the vintages of Bottleneck Drive wineries, ride the Kettle Valley Steam Railway, see the work of artists in galleries and studios, and play golf. Visitors make the most of the town’s gardens and parks with hiking, cycling, water activities and wildlife viewing. Summerland’s Tudor-revival town centre is compact and easily walkable, without a single traffic light. With beautiful beaches, hikes to breathtaking views and a vibrant artistic community, Summerland BC offers a variety of things to do for people of all ages and interests. Take a wine tour, celebrate one of our many festivals with us, or explore the charming downtown core, bustling with boutiques, cafes and restaurants.