As fun as the holiday season is, there’s no denying that it’s a hectic time. Rushing from store to store, entertaining family, keeping the kids happy—it can be exhausting! So when it’s all over, what could be better than having the time to truly relax, without a care or worry in the world?
This holiday season give your loved one the gift of time at Summerland Waterfront Resort. A vacation at SWR is the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate and recharge in a serene setting free from the stresses of everyday life.
Giving the gift of time at Summerland Waterfront Resort is easy—you’ll get all your shopping done with just a few clicks! Simply choose the denomination and tell us how you would like it delivered: we can email directly to the recipient, email it to you to print at home, or send a physical gift card to you via Purolator.
The recipient can redeem their SWR gift card any time they want. Our location on the waterfront of Lake Okanagan is as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer, so whether they choose to come in January or June, they can look forward to an unforgettable vacation experience.
A typical day at SWR might start with a luxurious vinotherapy massage and facial at our Beyond Wrapture Day Spa. From there, you could embark on a tour of the many Okanagan wineries within minutes of our property. When the sun sets, join your special someone for a candlelight dinner at our onsite Local Lounge • Grille. Then, perhaps, it’s time to retire to your spacious suite and uncork a bottle of the Okanagan’s finest…Every day at Summerland Waterfront Resort holds endless possibilities.
If you have any questions about our gift cards or vacation options, please don’t hesitate to contact our Assistant General Manager Jason Brown at email@example.com.
There’s no time more exciting to be in Summerland this holiday season than the weekend of November 29th, during which you can enjoy both the Summerland Festival of Lights and the exclusive “Light up the Vines” wine tour experience at Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa.
The fun begins on the evening of Friday November 29th, when the streets of Summerland will be aglow with a dazzling array of festive lights. Now in its 26th year, the Summerland Festival of Lights features carnival games, street performers, ice carving, fireworks displays, artisan vendors, food carts and lots of live entertainment.
Special guests at this year’s festival include Vancouver band Champagne Republic, whose groovy funk and R&B tunes are sure to make festival goers tap their feet. Also performing is the Kinshara Performance Troupe, who will add even more light to the occasion with their electrifying fire dances. Over 6000 guests are expected to attend the festival from out of town, making for a vibrant and fun atmosphere all weekend long.
The following night, on Saturday November 30th, the Summerland Waterfront Resort is pleased to present our Light Up the Vines event and accommodation package, which showcases local Bottleneck Drive wineries decorated in yet more twinkling lights.
Priced at $219 per couple, our Light Up the Vines package includes one night’s accommodation in our Deluxe Studio Bluffview Suite, two wine tour tickets, shuttle transportation to and from wineries, a $50 dining card for neighbours the Local Lounge • Grille, a bottle of red or white Sumac Ridge Estate wine and an in-room cheese platter upon arrival. This package offers great value and twinkling magic for an exceptional start to your holiday season. An upgrade to a One Bedroom Suite is available for $30 per night.
Availability is limited for the Light Up the Vines package, so early booking is recommended. Call 877-494-8111 to reserve your stay or visit us online.
Summerland is the perfect destination for lovebirds, especially when the weather turns a little cooler. The beaches and wineries aren’t quite so crowded and the sometimes hectic summer pace slows down a bit.
The vibe is more relaxed and laid-back in the South Okanagan during the fall and winter. And that makes it the perfect time to indulge in a romantic escape. So if you’re looking for something to do in the Okanagan with that special someone, check out these four Summerland activities that are perfect for couples.
Enjoy fine dining
What’s more romantic than a sumptuous dinner, soft lighting and a bottle of delicious Okanagan wine? The town of Summerland is full of enticing restaurants that will make your evening memorable.
Enjoy stunning lake views while savoring sumptuous fare at the Local Lounge & Grille, located directly beside the Summerland Waterfront Resort. Chef Lee Humphries has created so many outstanding dishes you will be hard pressed to choose a favorite. Also try Zias Stonehouse Restaurant, which is set in a spectacular 1916 home. This artfully renovated restaurant offers an Old World ambience and delectable cuisine. You can find them at 14015 Rosedale Avenue in Summerland, BC. Those are two of the great dining options available in Summerland that we often recommend; however, the area boasts a variety of cuisines and Okanagan dining experiences.
Go for a romantic walk
The weather is still very pleasant in the south Okanagan up until late fall and beyond. And this mild climate makes a romantic stroll even more enjoyable. Hold hands as you walk along the shores of Peach Orchard Beach or Gordon Beggs Rotary Beach, where you can admire the bright colours of autumn.
In the mood for something a little more strenuous? Take a hike up Giants Head Mountain – an extinct volcano that provides sweeping views of the Okanagan Valley. Getting to the top takes between 30 minutes and an hour.
Visit the Summerland Ornamental Gardens
This popular attraction is open year-round, although it does close occasionally during the winter if a heavy snowfall hits. These grounds provide one of the most romantic backdrops in the Okanagan, with immaculately manicured gardens filled with colorful flowers and ornate shrubs.
And since there are fewer visitors here in the fall and winter, you just might have these gardens all to yourself. During October, the stunning American Smoke Tree is in bloom along with Burning Bushes, Japanese Maple and many other trees and plants.
Explore local wineries
Enjoying a vineyard tour is a quintessential South Okanagan activity. It’s also a great way to spend quality time with the one you love.
Autumn is harvest season in the area, providing visitors with a unique glimpse at how a bottle of wine is made. Discover some of Summerland’s top vineyards along Bottleneck Drive – a group of wineries where the staff are always happy to chat with visitors.
You can stay just minutes away from all of these romantic activities by booking the Winter Escape Kit at the Summerland Resort Hotel, which blends two nights in one of our luxurious suites with a bottle of Sumac Ridge Estate Winery wine for only $179 for two adults. But you’ll need to reserve now: this offer is only available between Oct. 13 and April 30.
For everything from birthday parties to business meetings, you’ll find your ideal Okanagan event venue at Summerland Waterfront Resort. Our spacious meeting facility, experienced staff and beautiful setting on Lake Okanagan make us one of the most popular hotels for meetings in Summerland.
Designed to save you money, our Meetings Made Easy package includes accommodation, continental breakfast, morning coffee & tea station, buffet lunch, meeting venue, and all taxes and gratuities. Starting from $139 per single room and $190 per double room, it’s the Okanagan’s best value for a waterfront meeting. Book by November 1st and receive a complimentary hospitality suite for one evening! Email
Lisa Jaager at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 877.494.8111 to get started.
Treat Your Guests to The Best Okanagan Wine
If your guests are wine lovers, they’re in for a treat! Summerland Waterfront Resort is surrounded by world-class Bottleneck Drive Wineries
. You can tour the wineries or sample wines right here at our resort on our Wine Wednesdays or at special tasting events happening all year round.
Relax and Pamper Yourself
Organizing a meeting can be stressful. Luckily, SWR offers countless ways to relax. Enjoy a massage at Beyond Wrapture Day Spa, dine in style at Local Lounge & Grille or take to the water in a boat, Sea-Doo or paddleboard from SWR Boat Rentals.
Our Meeting Venues:
Offering spectacular lake views, the Waterfront Ballroom can host a wide range of events, with space for up to 50 guests in boardroom style seating and up to 140 guests in theatre style seating. The Ballroom is naturally illuminated with floor-to-ceiling windows and the charming interior echoes our beachfront locale. A walk-out patio offers an outdoor retreat for coffee breaks or team building sessions.
Located adjacent to the Waterfront Ballroom, our 750 sq. ft. Lakefront Boardroom offers comfortable and intimate meeting space for up to 10 people.
Summerland joins in the fun and festivities of BC's Culture Days by hosting the Walk of Art
at the Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa September 27 to October 2, 2013.
Experience the original works of local emerging and established Artists on display throughout the Resort including paintings, photography, jewellery, pottery, textiles and sculpture.
How else would we kick off such an event than with wine and tasty treats? The opening reception is not to be missed with complimentary wine tasting hosted by Sumac Ridge Estate Winery and delicious delights.from Sweet Tooth Cafe. Later in the evening singer, story teller and musician Joal Kamps will entertain the crowd while they admire the artwork, chat with the artists and share with fellow art-lovers.
The Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa has partnered with Summerland Community Art Council, Summerland Pleasure Painters, Summerland Art Club, Summerland & Trout Creek Studio Tour, and Sumac Ridge Winery for this cultural event in the Okanagan.
It’s no surprise that the most popular wine festival in the province takes place right here in the Okanagan. Now in its 33rd year, the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival is the premier wine event in the region, coinciding with the fall grape harvest and giving wine lovers the opportunity to experience the best of wine, cuisine and culture across the Okanagan Valley.
Featuring 10 days of special events from October 4th to 14th, the upcoming Wine Fest is a great excuse to take an early fall vacation to the Okanagan while the weather is still warm.
Here in Summerland, our local Bottleneck Drive wineries will host some of the festival’s marquee events. Here are some highlights:
- Unearth at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery – daily at 3:30pm – $35: this guided tasting offers samples of premium VQA wines from Sumac Ridge’s unique brands. You’ll munch on fresh hors d'oeuvres and learn all about the theory behind food and wine pairings from the resident wine educator.
- Say Cheese: Between the Barrels at 8th Generation Vineyard – Oct. 5 and 12 at 11:00am – $2: We all know wine and cheese is a match made in heaven, but, as you’ll learn at 8th generation vineyard, there’s an art to pairing the right wine with the right cheese. In addition to offering samples of some of the world’s best cheeses, this event will teach you all you need to know about the history of cheese and the right ways to pair it with your wine selection.
- Wine Makers Dinner at Sonoran Estate Winery – Oct. 10 at 6:30pm – $95: Enjoy a delightful 5-course meal from the Sonoran’s Chef Heinz, complemented by amazing wine and live musical entertainment. This is a popular event, so be sure to reserve your table early.
OMG! OKANAGAN GETAWAYS ONLY $129
Starting at $129 per night from Sept. 2nd to October 13th, our OMG! Spot Packages are your ticket to an unforgettable Okanagan waterfront vacation at an unbeatable price.
Available for bookings of two nights or more, your OMG! Spot experience includes:
- luxurious accommodation in one of our spacious suites
- a complimentary bottle of the highly acclaimed Dirty Laundry Secret Affair Wine
Savour the grassy aroma and rich fruit flavours of this white wine blend—which has been a sell-out product for Dirty Laundry Vineyard—while you relax and soak up the last of the late-summer sun.
Make Us Your Spot on Lake Okanagan. Book your OMG! Spot Getaway online now or call 877.494.8111 for more information.
Things to Do: Sept 27 - Oct 03 Summerland's Walk of Art - Opening reception at the Resort is on September 28 and features Sumac Ridge wine tasting and live musical talents of Joal Kamps. Throughout the Walk of Art week expect a variety of artist exhibits from painters, potters, jewelers and carvers. Click here for more information.
Call us direct 877.494.8111 or click the button above to book online.
|BOOK a DEAL NOW, STAY WHENEVER
This special offer allows you to be spontaneous with your fall and winter getaway plans. Buy this special deal for only $179 for 2 nights and choose any date during the season to come and stay.
Great Winter Escape Kit
- Two nights luxurious suite accommodation with fireplace and kitchen
- Bottle of Sumac Ridge Estate Winery wine (red or white)
Package rate is $179 for two adults. Choose to stay 2 nights anytime from October 14 - April 30, 2014 - weekends or midweek, Christmas holiday season included.
HINT: Get your Christmas shopping done early! This package makes a great gift since it has open use until April 30, 2014. Perfect for the couple that needs a quick getaway.
Buying this package as a gift? Email us your gift card request
Terms: You can book any date within the time frame of use and change it with 7 days notice. Nights stay must be used consecutively.
|Okanagan's Biggest Wine Festival coming soon...
The Fall Okanagan Wine Festival, now in its 33rd year, is the premier event produced by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society. Talk about an authentic experience, the 10 days festival takes place across the Valley during grape harvest! The event has been among the 100 top events in North America for the past 12 years, and has earned a reputation for creating a superb wine experience
October 4 - 14, 2013
Click here for the full events schedule and to get your tickets
Stay central to all area events in Summerland - rates from $129 for 2 nights or $159 for 1 night stay. Click for more room info
From crisp apples and succulent peaches to perfectly ripe cherries, Summerland, B.C. is famous for its enticing orchards and fruit stands. Plus, much of the produce in the Okanagan region is available from June right up to late autumn.
For decades, the community of Summerland has stayed true to its fruit-farming roots. A government agricultural research facility, now called the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, was set up here in 1914. This led to many different varieties of produce being developed in the area.
From sun-splashed orchards to quaint fruit stands set along the highway, fruit aficionados will have no problem finding something to sink their teeth into while visiting Summerland. There are plenty of great producers in our community, so here’s just a taste of what you can find in the area.
The Dickinson Family Farm made the record books by being home to the world’s tallest tripod orchard ladder. But this family-run farm also deserves kudos for its amazing selection of fresh fruit. Roam through the 10-acre orchard during a guided tour or grab some u-pick cherries. Prunes, pears, apricots, plums and more are available from July until mid-October.
Granny’s Fruit Stand
This lovely country farm market offers a great selection of daily-picked fruit and vegetables. A small play area and popular ice cream shop makes this fruit stand a hit with the little ones. Granny’s Fruit Stand is also open in the fall, when they feature an array of plump pumpkins perfect for Halloween.
Book a guided tour of the orchard (be sure to call ahead first) and soak up stunning views of Okanagan Lake. Granny’s Fruit Stand is located at 13810 Highway 97. Call: (250) 494-7374.
Pancake syrups, gourmet jams and fruit-jelly candies are just for starters at Summerland Sweets. This family-owned business has been impressing fruit-lovers with its sweet creations for years. They offer more than a dozen different fruit syrups – plus three ‘spirited’ syrups – in addition to fruit leather snacks, nut brittle and candies.
You can find Summerland Sweets at 6206 Canyon View Road. Call:(250) 494-0377
Robert's Fruit Market & Orchard
Another favorite along Highway 97, Robert's Fruit Market & Orchard is always piled with fresh fruit and vegetables. You’ll also find a bakery where they sell delicious homemade fruit pies. Wander through the market and browse the preserves and jellies or grab an ice cream and enjoy the sun on the picnic tables outside.
Robert's Fruit Market & Orchard is located at 13041 Highway 97. Call: (250) 494-5541.
Blossom Fruit Stand
Set near the stunning Sun Oka Beach Provincial Park, this cozy stand offers locally grown fruit and vegetables plus artisan-style treats like jams, jellies and preserves. Grab a tasty snack and then unwind on the nearby beach.
The Blossom Fruit Stand is located at 5408 Highway 97. Call: 250-494-1111.
These wine vinegars may not be as sweet as fresh fruit, but they are another delicious example of Summerland’s diverse produce. Artfully crafted using grapes from a two-acre vineyard, these vinegars can provide that extra spark to a variety of cuisine. You can sample these creations at The Vinegar Works farm shop from July to October or anytime by appointment.
You’ll find The Vinegar Works at 10216 Gould Ave. Call: 250-494-7300.
If there’s any occasion to enjoy the finer things in life, it’s your wedding. And since there are few things in life finer than Okanagan wine, what could be a better compliment to your special day than a bottle of Haywire pinot noir or Dirty Laundry chardonnay?
If you’re a wine lover with a wedding to plan, consider the Summerland Waterfront Resort. Located in the heart of Okanagan wine country just minutes from top-tier wineries, our resort hosts exclusive tastings every Wednesday and cooperates with local wine tours to give our guests the best value.
In addition to being a hotspot for fantastic wine, our luxury beachfront property offers a picturesque setting for your ceremony or reception. We have gourmet onsite catering services, a gorgeous ballroom and a professional team of wedding planners to assist you with all the arrangements for this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
For more information on what Summerland Waterfront Resort can offer for your wine themed weddings, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to making your special day unforgettable.
For many of us, September signals the end of the carefree days of summer. The kids go back to school, the sun starts to go down a little earlier and the first signs of fall begin to show themselves in falling leaves and crisp morning air.
If you’re dreading the impending end of the sunny season, don’t dismay just yet: September in Summerland offers some great ways to get out and enjoy what’s left of it. After all, summer doesn’t officially end until September 21st!
Now in its 104th year, the annual Summerland Fall Fair offers a time-honored assortment of activities and attractions for the whole family. Taking place at the Summerland Curling Club (8820 Jubilee Rd), located just 5 minutes from Summerland Waterfront Resort, the fair features rides, workshops, 4-H displays, a medieval village and a sizeable lineup of live music and performances. Marvel at antique tractors, cool off with homemade frozen treats, or challenge your friends to a game of mini-golf—the fair presents no shortage of ways to enjoy the last days of summer. Admission is just $5 per day or free for children under 12 years old.
With a picturesque course that runs from Princeton to Summerland, the Steve King 100km classic not only rewards racers with a challenging variety of terrain but also presents a fantastic opportunity to explore the beautiful Okanagan countryside. The race happens Saturday September 14th and has spots for both solo racers and relay teams. Registration is $125 per person, or $105 if you’re part of a team.
Endless Summer Show ‘n Shine, Sept. 14
Apple Valley Cruisers car club hosts their annual showcase of classic cars on Summerland’s Main Street on September 14th. It’s a great excuse to take a leisurely stroll through town, ice-cream cone in hand, and dream about getting behind the wheel of one of these shiny machines.