1. Hot tub all to yourselves
Many guests rave about having the hot tubs all to themselves! Whether you like to start your day with a dip or come back and warm up after a wintery walk, soaking is a favourite activity for guests throughout the year.
2. More time for adventures in and around town
Summerland’s hot weather from June until September often looks like lounging around the pool and out on the water. However cooler weather may inspire you to discover all the other activities the hidden gem of Summerland has to offer. Plus, you can eat ice cream any time of the year!
3. Many wineries, breweries, and cideries are open for private tastings
Imagine festively decorated tasting rooms with feature food and curated wine pairing menus. Several venues remain open for private tastings along Bottleneck Drive. We highly recommend OK Crush Pad and Sumac Ridge.
4. Unique events and festivals
Do you look to see where all the locals hang out? Let’s just say that after the busy summer season, the local community is ready to reconnect and comes to life with fun and exciting events and experiences. Christmas exploded into Summerland with the annual ‘Light Up Summerland’ event at the end of November, kicking off the Festival of Lights and many more fun events are lined up every year through the off season.
5. Change of pace
Getting here is way easier! The roads and stores aren’t packed so traveling will feel like a breeze. When you drive up to the resort, you’ll find ample parking in our underground, heated garage as well.
Click here to get directions from your location to the resort and to see the traffic right now.
6. Mild weather all through the winter
Are you coming from the wet, overcast weather that lingers for several months in the Lower Mainland, or possibly a polar vortex in Alberta? The Okanagan is the best getaway away from winter misery! Fall and spring prove to be lovely extensions of our warm summer months, usually around 15-20°C. From November through February, the Okanagan boasts glistening white peaks painted against blue skies, plus mild winter temperatures, ranging from -5°C up to 10°C. Best of all, our very manageable weather all year round doesn’t throw off any plans for activities and allows for plenty of soul-nourishing fresh air outside.
7. The colours are beautiful
You may decide to plan a family photoshoot with a local photographer (email us for a recommendation!) or just spend time wandering about the colourful landscape packed full of vibrant colours as far as the eye can see. Foliage, blossoms, and stunning sunsets make Summerland at all times of the year.
8. It could be the reset you might need in your busiest season at home
Have you heard the saying, “build a lifestyle you don’t need to escape from”? It’s scientifically proven to be valuable to incorporate rest, relaxation and rejuvenation throughout all times of the year. Weekend getaways in the off season will refresh your energy levels and could make your busiest months more enjoyable.
We can think of countless more reasons to book an off season getaway in Summerland, however you may want to hear some ideas from a guest’s perspective. Codi recently visited with her family and shared all about the trip on her blog. Click here to go to the post - 10 Family Friendly Things to Do in Summerland in the Fall.
Here are two more articles from Codi after her previous visits:
5 Reasons Our Family Would Stay at Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa again
Exploring Summerland with the Family
Summer in Summerland is amazing, but so are the other seasons throughout the year. Make the most of your favourite place by visiting from September through April and you’ll experience all your favourite parts of SWR in an entirely different way. You’ll see what you’ve been missing!
We’ve put together several packages for you to experience the resort in a style that suits you. View the unique features of each package here.
Posted December 07, 2022