Summerland Resort Blog

posted by: Summerland Resort on: May 30, 2013 2:05:31 PM
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Boat Rentals, Watersports
With Okanagan Lake practically at our doorstep and a full service boat rental outlet located onsite, Summerland Waterfront Resort is the ultimate vacation destination for water sports enthusiasts. At SWR Boat Rentals, you’ll find a wide variety of watercraft to cruise the lake on and services to help you make the most of your time on the water.
Use Your Muscles
Explore the lake the old fashioned way—on a craft you power yourself! SWR’s canoe, kayak, and pedal boat rentals offer safe, physically engaging fun for all ages. (Just don’t try to roll that kayak until you’ve had some practice!)

Get on Board
Stand-up paddleboarding is becoming one of the most popular sports on the lake.  It’s fun, economical, and friendly to beginners—just about anyone can get the hang of it after a few tries. SWR has a selection of 4 paddleboards for rent—suitable for newbies and seasoned pros alike. 
Power Up
If you’re in the market for something with a little more zip, hop on a Sea-Doo, rentable by the hour or the day. These sleek machines can seat 2, propelling you on a wet and wild ride with a peppy 130Hp engine. 

Land Ho!
When it’s time to set out on solid ground, SWR’s Yamaha scooter rentals offer an exhilarating way to explore the beautiful Okanagan countryside. Cruise into town, venture to nearby vineyards or just drive into the distance with no fixed plan—after all, you are on vacation!

Boats Big and Small
SWRs impressive fleet of boats features 5 different models. You can cruise on a modest 18 ft. Malibu, get gnarly on a Tige’ 20 ft. Tournament Wake Boat or soak up the sights with all your friends on a 16-person 25 ft. Crest Pontoon Boat. 
Moorage for Less
Have your own boat? SWR offers moorage with three dock spots and seven tie-ups. Nightly rate is $35, which includes trailer parking and shuttle service from the dock to buoy on an SWR Sea-Doo. Discounted rates are available for extended stays.  
Need a Lift?
If you’re looking to get some quality time on the wake, but aren’t in the market for a boat rental, SWR offers “fun rides” for tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding or kneeboarding. $69 will get you a half-hour of wake time with an experienced driver and all the gear you require.
Learn Wakeboarding from the Pros
Whether you’re a wakeboarding newbie or just looking to brush up on your technique, a wakeboard lesson package with one of SWR’s WSWBC-certified coaches can start you on your way to a world of fun this summer. At $99 per person, the package provides all the gear you’ll need including a top-notch boat, driver and fuel. You’ll get a half-hour of time on the wakeboard with hands-on instruction and, when it’s all said and done, a report card to tell you how you did.
Consult SWRs brochure to find out more about rates and rentals. To book your rental or lessons—and believe us, you’ll want to book early—call SWR directly at 250.494.8180 or email And don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions. SWR are experts when it comes to fun on Okanagan Lake. Unless you’re looking for the whereabouts of the mysterious Ogopogo—that’s something you’ll have to find out for yourself!



We have a fun-filled line up of activities to discover and delight all ages.

From beach yoga to our popular "Meet the Artist" sessions and "Wandering Wonderers Kids Camp" to Cinema Sundays, there is always something going on in July and August to keep your schedule as busy as you like.

Click to check out the program



NEW!  We are very excited about our newest addition at the Resort - Wine Wednesdays Each Wednesday a local Bottleneck Drive Winery will be showcased and pouring their best. Explore the varietals and choose a new favourite without leaving the Resort!



Wine & All Things Fine

The ultimate package for that special occasion, or just because.  Package includes:

  • two nights stay
  • two spa treatments
  • $50 dinner voucher
  • Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Tour & Tasting
  • bottle of red or white

From $555 (2 adults, 2 nights)

Click here for more information

We have Wine Tour Packages & Golf Packages too.

Coming Soon...

The Okanagan Valley is busy with exciting events and first class festivals this summer.

July 07Valley First Axel Merckx GranFondo — 160 km bike race
August 7–1166th Annual Peach Fest, Penticton
August 25Challenge Penticton (formerly Ironman)

What's in Season?

Cherries — July 15-Aug 15
Apricots — July 28 - Aug 10
Peaches — August 5 - Sept 6
Plums — August 1 - Sept 28
Pears — August 25 - Oct 15
Prunes — Aug 25 - Sept 10

Be sure to visit Dickinson Family Farm for the best of the season.


Bring on the sun

Envision yourself stretched out on a lounge chair poolside, or perhaps enjoying the spray of water from your wakeboard. You are likely smiling, relaxing and relishing the moment – it's even better when you get a great deal on your hotel.

Bring on the sun sale

SUMMERLand's Bring on the sun Sale

May 09 to June 27, 2013, all days
One Bedroom Suite Bluff View–$169
(reg $209) + $30 for lake view or poolside
Two Bedroom Suite Bluff View–$219
(reg $269) + $30 for lake view or poolside

valid: all days of the week.  Not available May 17-19, May 31, June 1, June 21 & June 22

June 28 to Sept 1 2013, midweek
One Bedroom Suite Bluff View–$239
(reg $289) + $30 for lake view or poolside
Two Bedroom Suite Bluff View–$289
(reg $349) + $40 for lake view or poolside

Valid: Sunday to Wednesday (not available June 30, July 07, July 21, July 22, Aug 04 & Aug 11)


10 day sale only!  Expires May 19, 2013 9 pm

Call us direct 877.494.8111 or click above button to book online.


Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa is proud to announce the opening of "Sweet Tooth Bistro" in May 2013.  The Sweet Tooth BistroSweet Tooth Bistro at the Resort will be a sister location to the popular Sweet Tooth Cafe in downtown Summerland.

With comments on TripAdvisor like - "Yummy! Very tasty. I frequent the Sweet Tooth and have never been disappointed! Staff are very friendly too" - you can see why we are excited about them setting up shop at the Summerland Resort.

You can except a variety of ice creams, sorbets, smoothies, light snacks, breakfast items, lunch specials, soups, salads, beer, wine and specialty coffees.  They are well known for excellent cheesecakes and cinnamon buns too!  Yum!

 The Sweet Tooth Bistro will be open 7 am - 3pm  from May 15 to October 15. During the summer months of July and August they will be open 7 am - 7 pm.