Things to Do
People are drawn to the Okanagan for its care-free and fun-loving lifestyle, and well, the wine and weather makes you love it even more. So whether you want to go on wine tours from dawn to dusk, jet-ski around Lake Okanagan, take in a cherry orchard tour or simply laze beside the pool soaking up the sun, it is all here for you to enjoy. Activities abound year round so you can be as busy or as relaxed as you like.
Parrot Island Sanctuary
Parrot Island is a unique sanctuary for abandoned and abused exotic birds. They are located in beautiful Peachland, B.C. in the sunny Okanagan Valley. A visit to Parrot Island Sanctuary is sure to delight the children and bring a stronger sense of understanding these beautiful birds.
Summerland Golf & Country Club
Drenched in sunshine overlooking Trout Creek Canyon and the Okanagan Valley is the Summerland Golf and Country Club. Discover Summerland’s pristine setting and the unprecedented value it offers to members, green fee players and tournaments alike. Conveniently located, the clubhouse looks out onto a panoramic view of the golf course and also overlooks the Okanagan Valley. The large 1,500 sq. ft. balcony directly overlooks the 9th green allowing a firsthand view of golfers attempting to conquer this 500 yard par 5.
Summerland Museum & Heritage Society
The Museum’s mandate is to preserve and promote Summerland’s history through collections, displays, educational activities and outreach programs of various kinds. Here you will find a variety of artifacts, photo galleries, exhibits, even programs for children and ongoing research activities.
Kettle Valley Railway
The Kettle Valley Steam Railway showcases a unique part of the Okanagan’s and British Columbia’s history. Built during 1910- 1915, the KVR “Kootenay to Coast Connection” powered our pioneer fruit industry into world markets, transported our families on vacations and errands; created employment, hobos and stories that will be with us forever. The KVR operates throughout the summer months of mid May to mid October. Additional trains run for Easter, Mother's Day and Christmas holiday season starting mid December.
Over 30 wineries are located in Kelowna with well over 200 wineries in the whole Okanagan Valley region. The sun-drenched valley surrounding Kelowna is dotted with farm-gate wineries too, where each vintage is lovingly bottled by hand. All wineries offer wine tasting. Wine tours can last from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the winery. Some familiar wineries include; Mission Hill, Quail's Gate, Gray Monk and Summerhill, to name a few.
Zipzone Adventure Park
Earning rave reviews from practically everyone who’s tried it, the zipline adventures at zip zone offer an experience of the Okanagan that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Soar at high speed, hundreds of feet above the ground, across canyons and gorges. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe, and incredibly thrilling! Just 15 minutes from the Resort
Naramata Bench Wineries
Located near Penticton in the Southern Okanagan, the Naramata Bench is home to 24 wineries that are situated above sweeping sand cliffs that rise from Okanagan Lake, with vineyards that gently slope up to the mountains behind, hence the name “The Naramata Bench.” Each winery on The Bench has their own specialties and philosophies of wine-making, but what they all share is a commitment to quality in their wine-making, and a belief that authentic wine experiences should be offered in a friendly and relaxed manner.
Apex Ski Area
Despite the Okanagan’s warmer temperatures, the Monashee Mountain Range are still cool enough to produce and sustain a lot of snow, providing some great skiing and snowboarding opportunities. Apex Mountain is 35 minutes from Summerland and offers 67 trails, tube park, snow boarding terrain park, outdoor ice skating rink and 1 kilometre adventure ice skating loop which is lit at night.
Beyond Wrapture Day Spa
Summerland Waterfront Resort
Offering the best in personal pampering, therapeutic shanghai massage, facials, manicures, pedicures and even vino-therapy treatments. Beyond Wrapture is the perfect complement to your Summerland getaway or preparing for a special occasion or wedding.
Okanagan ATV Tours
Don’t be afraid to get dirty! An ATV tour is one of the most exciting and exclusive ways to explore the picturesque Okanagan countryside and wildernesses. Okanagan ATV tours offers a variety of excursions for all confidence levels, whether you want to cruise gently along scenic paths or rip through backcountry trails.
Big White Ski Resort
Big White Ski Resort, or simply Big White, is located 56 km southeast of Kelowna, a 45 minute drive from the Resort. It is the highest summiet in the Okanagan Highland. The ski resort is at 7,609 feet with a vertical drop of 2,549 feet serviced by 16 lifts. The Resort's village offers a variety of restaurants, bars and shops.
Lakeshore Fitness & Health
Located beside the Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa, Lakeshore Fitness & Health offers a variety of drop-in classes including spin, circuit training, pilates, yoga and a work out gym.
Loco Landing Adventure Park
Penticton's favourite spot for fun with the kids. Loco Landing features mini golf, bumper boats, ropes course, go carts, canon balls, rock climbing and much more. They also have a fantastic ice cream stand.
Summerland Studio Tours
Summerland and Trout Creek year round studio tour is a collection of artists in the area who open their studios, by appointment, for visitation.
Summerland Art Gallery (SAG)
The Summerland Community Arts Council is active in promoting and facilitating awareness and appreciation of the arts in Summerland BC. They offer a variety of programs, events and their downtown art gallery showcases a collection of local works.
Oliver & Osoyoos Wineries
Oliver and Osoyoos, in the southerly end of the Okanagan valley, is home to 31 grape growers and winemakers united in a common vision: to grow fruit and make wines reflective of our distinct South Okanagan character, while taking care of the lands in our charge. There are many sub-regions within this area such as The Black Sage Bench features 21 wineries including Blasted Church, Jackson Triggs, Burrowing Owl, Osoyoos Larose. The Golden Mile is another sub-region in this area and is home to Inniskillin, Hester Creek, Gehringer. Just north is Okanagan Falls with another 21 excellent wineries.
The Ornamental Gardens, located 5 minutes from the Resort, feature stunning flowers, plants and landscaping all in one exceptional showpiece. Stroll the pathways and take in the amazing work of Mother Nature and the local people who have created and tend to these for everyone's enjoyment.
SWR Boat Rentals
Summerland Waterfront Resort
Offering a fleet of quality watercraft including Katana and Malibu boats, Crest Pontoon boats, Yamaha wave runners, kayaks, canoes and pedal boats SWR is the perfect start to your on the lake adventure. If you prefer a mainland experience why not try one of our Yamaha scooters to tour the sights and attractions of Summerland.
Penticton Golf & Country Club
The Penticton Golf and Country Club is an 18-hole course. We are proud to have one of the best conditioned golf courses in the Okanagan Valley and it offers a variety of challenges for all players. The fairways are narrow, there is water in play on twelve holes, and well placed bunkers protect the greens. You will need to bring a strong wedge game and a solid putting stroke to score well here. Just 10 minutes from the Summerland Resort.
Summerland Sweets produces a wide variety of fruit-based jams, syrups, jellies and candies and is a must see for all visitors. Summerland Sweets also houses an ice cream parlour and Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery.
Resort Activities & Events
There is something going on at the Resort or close by every day during July and August. Our guests enjoy a variety of activities and events including; pilates and yoga sessions, learn-to-fish programs, Meet the Artist workshops, wine tastings in the lobby, family campfires, musical entertainment, movies in the park, Cinema Sundays, daily Kids Club and so much more. Our programs are designed for all ages and most are free for all guests. 2015 Activity Program will be available by May 31, 2015.
Nixdorf Classic Car & Car Museum
Nixdorf Classic Car Museum boasts a facility showing off over 70 vehicles including a muscle car collection. Each car has a display of background information, condition of the car and when it was purchased. Nixdorf also offers cars for rent for special occasions and wine tours.
Float the River Channel
The River Channel is located between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake and it is Penticton’s most popular summer pastime. The float starts at Okanagan Lake at the Coyote Cruises launch site which is located on Riverside Drive. If you need floating tubes and a ride back to your vehicle Coyote Cruises will provide both. Depending on the current weather conditions it can take 1-2 hours to float to the exit at Green Mountain Road where there is limited parking and a landing area. So be sure to get there early. You are on the water it can get very hot so bring something to drink, and wear sunscreen and a hat!
Experience Summerland’s new wine route among the unique, pastoral hills of Summerland, surrounded by beautiful scenery. Visit Bottleneck Drive’s eleven highly awarded wineries.
Ask for the Bottleneck Drive Wine Route Map at the Summerland or Penticton Visitor Centers or simply follow the wine trail signs through Summerland.
Sumac Ridge Golf Club
For the Novice, Sumac Ridge Golf and Country Club offers a nine-hole, Par 28 course offering spectacular views of Okanagan Lake. The perfect course for those who prefer a shorter game. Amenities include a pro shop and restaurant. Sumac Ridge Estate Winery and the Cellar Door Bistro are located right next door… celebrate your game with a wine sample and winery tour.
Meet the Artist Summer Program
Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa
The Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa is so very pleased to host a variety of artists at the property to showcase their work. Summer “Meet The Artist” programs run in July and August. Special Artist Workshops also take place at the Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa.
Lake Okanagan Boat Cruise
Join us for a narrated Scenic Cruise, a romantic Dinner Cruise, or for one of our excitingEvents. We are in Wine Country! Experience our fabulous Wine-Tasting Cruises where award-winning wines meet fine local cuisine. Or Charter the Casabella Princess for your party and create lasting memories for all your guests
Summerland Trout Hatchery
This hatchery is the only trout hatchery that relies on spring water as all others in the province use groundwater by way of pumps. Our Visitor Centre provides tours that include viewing live fish in and outdoors, videos, a colouring station for kids, and learning where to fish around the area. Our hatchery is full of information on fish, where and how to angle, and conservation.