Summerland Resort Blog

Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa blog is all about stories that spotlight our Okanagan's attractions, festivals, events, Okanagan restaurants, family travel tips and much more. It is our pleasure to share these articles and highlight the vacation experiences within our beautiful Okanagan Valley BC Wine Country destinations. Happy reading!

We’ve done it again - TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence

June 28, 2017

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For 7 consecutive years, the Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa, in Summerland BC has been the recipient of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence. It takes a commitment to the hotel's amenities, level of service and listening to guests.

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Summerland’s Juicy Cider Scene

March 9, 2017

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With sweeping vineyards and majestic fruit tree orchards adorning its pastoral hills, Summerland, from it’s past to present, has been rooted in agriculture. In the past decade, it has been the grapes that have been in the limelight with the popularity of Bottleneck Drive wines. Now this quaint community is growing in admiration for it's drink of fermented apple juice: cider.

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Summerland lights up for the holiday season

November 30, 2016

Hundreds of eager Okanagan locals gathered in the lobby of the Summerland Waterfront Resort on Saturday afternoon awaiting their chance to participate in the 6th annual Light Up the Vines event. Not only is this event a great way to explore the many flavours our stunning valley wineries have to offer, but it’s a great way to get into the swing of the holiday season.

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New Arts Festival Comes to Summerland, BC

August 4, 2016

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The first annual Marginal Arts Festival will be held at venues throughout Summerland on the Labour Day long weekend, September 1-4, 2016. The Marginal Arts Festival is inspired by George Ryga, 1932 - 1987, BC's greatest playwright, who lived in Summerland, BC and created most of his work here. This year’s launch will showcase acclaimed musicians, stimulating literary events, and not-to-be-missed reminiscences by George Ryga's colleagues and friends. The headliner is none other than international jazz sensation Campbell Ryga, Grammy nominee, Juno Award-winner and the eldest of George's sons. Read on for all of the details.

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Fragrant blossoms, tasty wines await in the Okanagan this spring

April 7, 2016

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Oh spring is in the air, out here at least. What better way to celebrate the fact we don’t live in April snow-laden Toronto than a jaunt to the Okanagan. Take in some winery experiences and spring blossoms before the busy-ness of the season starts. Scents of spring packages from $167 for two.

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Five Tips for Reconnecting with your Partner

February 9, 2016

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Valentine’s Day – does it get more trite? Red and pink everything, enforced mass card signing for the kids, bad prix-fixe menus. We’re with you. However, I don’t think any of us would say that making our relationship work with kids in the mix is easy. So let’s skip the heart-shaped candy and talk reality. Here are five ways to reconnect with your partner, whatever time of year it is.

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The newest bike friendly hotel in the Okanagan

September 22, 2015

The newest bike friendly hotel in the Okanagan

The Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa, known for its great location on Okanagan Lake for watersports, is rounding out their recreation activities with a new spin, pun intended. On September 22, 2015, the Summerland Resort & Spa will be one of the Okanagan’s most cycle friendly hotels with the recent additions of cruiser bike rentals, custom maps, a tuning and wash station and bike storage area. Guests are sure to love the new bikes and the opportunity to explore the local shoreline trails. The best part of it all is that they can do so at no charge, that’s right, free!

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Okanagan Resort Awarded TripAdvisor’s 2015 Certificate of Excellence

May 19, 2015

Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great l reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior guest experience.

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Play, relax and indulge at this Okanagan Resort

March 3, 2015

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Discover a vacation destination that lets you leave behind all your worries and enjoy life’s simple pleasures in the beautiful Thompson Okanagan region. Tucked between the incredible stretch of vineyards and the soft sandy shores of Lake Okanagan rests the Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa. This luxurious British Columbia resort features 115 condo-style accommodations and many exciting activities that will make your vacation one to remember.

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One-of-a-kind Art In Beautiful Summerland

December 11, 2014

It may be the views and vineyards that draw most guests to beautiful Summerland, but our beautiful, Okanagan location is also alive with artistry. Along our shores are masters of the brush, smelter, kiln and more. So, if you’re after beautiful, inspired souvenirs to commemorate your time at our resort, you won’t have to look far. Here are a few of our favourite destinations for local, hand-crafted goods!

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