Summerland: The Okanagan’s Best Resort Location

Location is everything, but it can be difficult finding the right location for your getaway. If you’ve ever had troubles finding a walkable, friendly town that fits in your favourite activities nearby, check out Summerland. Summerland is surrounded by nature, nestled in between the slopes of Giant’s Head Mountain and the shores of the Okanagan Lake, and offers a full suite of recreational activities year-round. From watersports to mountain-biking, fine dining and vineyard tours, Summerland ticks a lot of boxes on the vacation wish-list.

If you’re big on beaches, there’s more than enough sand for everyone. Or get out on Okanagan Lake for jet skiing, motor boating, kayaking, swimming, and fishing. Then, hike up Giant’s Head Mountain for a natural view no high-rise can offer. As well as a vast network of hiking trails, there are also plenty of mountain biking trails for those looking to ride across historic train trestles. Summerland is also home to two excellent golf courses, including an 18-hole championship course and one of the highest-rated 9-hole courses in Canada. Numerous horseback riding ranches are nearby and offer day trips.

With the exercise out of the way, head to the Bottleneck Drive wine trail, where you can visit 13 unique wineries. If you’re planning on visiting a few, you might want to consider joining a tour where local wine experts will chauffeur you between estates. Collect the stamps from each of the 13 wineries and you’ll be entered to win a case of local wine! Once your tour is over, visit one of the local artisan coffee houses for a cappuccino, then settle down to a meal at one of the waterfront easy-going dining options, many serving local ingredients and wines. 

Yes, location is everything, and Summerland is easy to get to. Just 15 minutes north of Penticton and 45 minutes south of Kelowna, it’s a short, scenic drive from Vancouver and Seattle. Or, take a plane from select airports to either the Penticton or Kelowna airports. Visit our Contact Us page for detailed directions, and be sure to visit us at our waterfront resort for luxury accommodations and close proximity to all Summerland has to offer. We look forward to seeing you!

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