Is your family feeling a bit of cabin fever? Have you had enough of the same walls and same scenery during this pandemic season?Yep, we hear you! It's time to change it up. This article was written with you in mind.
You want to get away but hopping on a plane is out of the question and booking that cruise isn't on the horizon either. There are some pretty amazing places in your own province of British Columbia that are on your bucket list, right? For those of you who are done with winter and are looking forward to the arrival of spring, the south Okanagan is where it's at this spring break.
So for all of you who want...no, make that, need a break, we hope that this article will inspire you to pack your bags and connect with the local sights, tastes, and sounds of Summerland this spring break.
Create memories and make new discoveries together with Hoodoo Adventures.
Based out of Penticton, just 15 minutes away, Hoodoo Adventures offers so many activities that families can do together.
Hoodoo Adventures Outings
Family Friendly Rock Climbing
Shuttle and ride the KVR from Glenfir - we have kids' bikes, tag-a-longs, and chariots available to rent as well.
Interpretive Hiking Tours - we can go to other locations as well. Hikes around Summerland if that's better.
Guest's of Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa receive 10% off any adventure with Hoodoo - use promo code: SWRSPRINGBREAK (for use March 13-28, 2021)
A great option for families who want to do their own thing by day, Hoodoo Adventures offers their Kid's Explorers Adventure Camp on the second week of Spring Break. This is perfect for the kids who want lots of activity and for the parents who want to head out on a wine tour, go on a Velo Vino Cycle Wine Tour, or just relax in their suite.
Some great half-day adventures that we like are;
- Hike up Giant's Head Mountain - it may be a bit muddy but that's part of the adventure
- Bike the Kettle Valley Rail trail
- Golf in April at Summerland Golf & Country Club
Dining out and wine tasting may look a little different these days but our local wineries are still pouring and the restaurants are serving up amazing take-out.
Indulge in a decadent evening event for your group at Sumac Ridge 3-Course Dinner Series - March 19th, 2021
Book your Weekend Food & Wine Experience in advance at Sumac Ridge, Saturdays from 2-3 pm
Catch up with our favourite Summerland Bottleneck Drive Wineries, Cideries & Distilleries
Don't miss out on a visit to the local food shops in Summerland like; Maple Roch Maple Syrup Shop, True Grain Bread, Ogopogo Meats & Sausages, and Summerland Sweets
Summerland is increasingly becoming known for its unique collection of boutique shops and trendy home decor finds. More and more people are discovering some incredible pieces to add to their home decor, the best part is that a vacation memory becomes part of the acquisition story. Have you discovered Summerland's unique shopping experiences?
The creator culture, being a trending and popular retail pursuit of things hand-made by creative self-made people, isn't new to Summerland. For years creators in this community like artists, pottery, metal, and fabric artisans, and creatives of all kinds types has been developed Summerland's creator culture.
It's place like the Cherry Tree Quilt Shop and the Bee’s Knees Yarn Shop that have been on the must-visit when in Summerland.
If you enjoy poking around in the antiques, craft, and collectibles shop, check out the Thrifted Sisters. Visit them on Instagram @thriftedsistersbarn or in person at the Carousel on Main Street.
For a completely unique shopping experience step into GeekEasy, a comic book store on Main street. Even their cat has its own insta page @Tchallageekeasy
For home decor and giftware including upcycled furniture, the place to check out is Rustic & Refined in downtown Summerland.
We always like to say, you can as much as little as you like in Summerland. Whether you want to wake up slow and enjoy fresh coffee while lake-watching from your balcony or you want to hit the boardwalk for an invigorating morning run, it's your getaway.
Here are a few things you can do from the steps of the resort;
- Walk from the waterfront wetlands boardwalk along the lakeshore trail to Rotary Park (there's a dog park there too)
- Soak in the outdoor hot tubs
- Borrow a board game or pick up a craft kit from the front desk
- Book in some personal time at iKhaya Day Spa
- Get to know the resident ducks - ask the Front Desk for info