Summerland trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Summerland is a town on the west side of Okanagan Lake in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. The district is between Peachland to the north and Penticton to the south. The largest centre in the region is Kelowna, approximately 50 km to the north, and Vancouver is approximately 425km away to the west. The district is famous for "Bottleneck drive", a system of roads connecting a large number of wineries.Electoral representativesThe current Mayor is Peter Waterman. The district's (2016 federal) Member of Parliament is Dan Albas. Its (provincial) Member of Legislative Assembly is Liberal shadow minister; Dan Ashton.HistoryIn 2006, the District of Summerland celebrated its centennial as an incorporated municipality in 1906, yet the history of settlement in the Summerland area extends beyond that time. Summerland's first inhabitants were the Okanagan Salish with the Nation's boundaries extending from Kamloops to southern Washington State. The area known as "Nicola Prairie" was notably named after the Grand Chief Nicola.A published map of the Okanagan Valley in 1827 includes only three sites for the entire Okanagan Valley; Nicola Prairie; Lone Tree (north end of Summerland); and Sandy Cove (across the lake from present day Kelowna). Summerland's proud and diverse past includes hunting and fur trading, ranching, orchards and fruit industries, transportation hubs and more recently, tourism. Immigration to the Summerland area commenced in the late 1880s when the first settlers arrived and began diverting water to irrigate orchards. The first commercial orchard was planted in the 1890s in Trout Creek, where a water license was issued to irrigate 1,000 acres.Summerland is in Okanagan Valley. Plan how to spend your time in Summerland and other destinations in Canada using our Canada sightseeing planner .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Summerland
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Summerland
Okanagan Wine Country Bike and Wine Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $132
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Naramata Bench Wine Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $123
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
View all >
Side trips from Summerland
Hidden gems in Summerland
Wineries in Summerland
Parks in Summerland
Places to visit with Summerland
Recently planned trips to Summerland
15 days in Thompson Okanagan BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Okanagan Valley BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Summerland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Summerland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Okanagan Valley BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced