Our Hometown - Summerland, BC
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 as possible (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.
We're pleased to present a new Map Guide for Summerland, created locally by LinkAge Photo. It's developing into a great resource for finding your way around Summerland, viewing our spectacular scenery, or finding businesses and municipal services to help you feel right at home in your new community! A fitting example of that scenery is this virtual tour of Giants Head Mountain. And you can read the story of the iconic Mountain that towers over our town here.
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. Imagine living here and having Sun-Oka Beach in your back yard!
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...
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 Earth Day celebrations in April, Meadowlark Nature Festival and Giants Head Grind in May, Action Fest in June, Giants Head Regatta in August, Fall Fair in September, and of course our Festival Of Lights in November, just to name a few. You can stay up-to-date on all the latest news at the Summerland Chamber festival page.
Summerland is a wonderful community for raising children with ample schools, lots of year-round recreation activities and close proximity to the larger centres of Penticton and Kelowna. For more info on schools visit School District 67 (Okanagan Skaha).