Information & Services
Summerland is a quaint town of 11,000 people in the centre of the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.
Top attractions include the wineries of Bottleneck Drive, the Kettle Valley Steam Railway, the Nixdorf Classic Car Museum, the eclectic shops and restaurants of the unique town centre and the studios of the many local artisans and craftspeople.
Our town boasts a 4-season climate–and each season offers its own unique experience to visitors! Our early and mild spring allows those who enjoy hiking and biking to soak in the outdoors without the heat of the summer weather. For the agricultural lovers, be sure to check out the variety of orchard blossoms that bloom throughout the spring! When summer hits, tourists flock to the many beaches that Summerland has to offer. Local fruit can be bought at the various fruit stands throughout the town and can even be picked by you at “u-pick” farms. Autumn brings with it not only brisker days and changing leaves, but the Summerland Fall Fair, the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival and apple harvesting as well. When winter rolls around, skiing at any of the nearby world-class ski hills is a must. Other popular winter activities include snowshoeing, ice fishing and snowmobiling. Summerland truly is a town of all seasons!
The Summerland Visitor Information Centre provides the following services.
- Visitor guides
- Maps and accommodation information for Summerland, the Okanagan Valley and locations around British Columbia and Canada
- Internet access
- BC Parks Passes
- Hello BC Accommodation Reservations
- Complementary bottled water
- Picnic tables and a garden
- Friendly, helpful staff
The Visitor Centre is open all year long.
The hours from October to May are 10-5 Monday to Friday
May long weekend until Thanksgiving the Visitor Centre is open 7 Days a week from 9-6.
Thomspon Okanagan Visitor Services – www.thompsonokanagan.com