Our Hometown - Summerland, B.C.
Thinking of making Summerland your new home? We hope so! In fact, our website has been designed with you in mind. We have tried to gather as much information (and lots of pictures!) that will assist our new residents in making the move. Our goal is to keep this site simple, user-friendly and we welcome feedback to shape our site in the future.
With the assistance of local photographer, John Barber, we have compiled a series of virtual tours. Each one provides a glimpse of the many wonderful sights of Summerland and the Okanagan Valley, in Beautiful British Columbia! We will be updating with new pictures so check back often! Feel free to browse any link on this page, but you may want to start with a mini-tour of our Amazing Vistas.
The above picture is taken from Giants Head Mountain which rises prominently 400 m (1300 feet) above the centre of town to 845 m (2772 feet). The Southeast face of the glacially carved rock resembles a man's profile, and stories have it that this profile resembled "Giants" of the day, namely Lord Shaftesbury and Lord Gladstone. Although the beard has deteriorated over time, one can still see the profile from the South (head N. on Gartrell Rd) or from the North (head S. on Victoria Rd.).
Today, a single-lane road winds almost to the top of Giants Head Mountain, where a spectacular park and viewpoint await you. Travelling up offers incredible views of beautiful Summerland, Prairie Valley, Trout Creek Canyon and of course, Okanagan Lake. Climbing the final few-hundred feet to the summit is no less than breathtaking with a panoramic view over the Southern areas of town, the Community of Trout Creek and Okanagan Lake to Penticton. Certainly, one of Summerland's top ten "must-see" attractions! Read a full story on Giants Head Mountain from
The Summerland Museum.
When you think of summer, what comes to mind? With an abundance of parks and beaches, and a climate unique in all of Canada, the founders of our town chose a fitting name. To help show you, take a mini-tour of
The Okanagan climate also provides a long growing season, giving us a variety of orchards, award-winning vineyards and specialty gardens. This is best experienced first-hand (you won't believe the fragrances!), but to give you an idea, here is just a small sampling of some
Summerland has a festival or an event for everyone! We are a "must-see" during The Okanagan Spring and Fall Wine Festivals, plus we have our Shakespeare Festival in May, Action Fest in June, Folk Festival in August, Fall Fair in September, and of course our Festival Of Lights in November.
Take a slideshow tour of the
Summerland is a wonderful community for raising children with ample schools, lots of recreation activities year-round and close proximity to the larger centres of Penticton and Kelowna. For more info on schools visit
School District 67 (Okanagan Skaha)
...or take a mini-tour of Summerland Schools
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