Things To Do
At the Resort
There is so much to see and do in the Okanagan. But sometimes you just want to park the car and relax. Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa offers activities for all ages including evening boat cruise, pilates and yoga, learn-to-fish programs, Meet the Artist workshops, wine tastings, family campfires, movies in the park, and so much more. Check out the calendar for RESORT SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAMS.
The Summerland Waterfront Resort offers guests; large outdoor pool, sundeck, outdoor hot tub, fitness facility, onsite boardwalk of wetlands area, beachfront, boat dock / moorage, Beyond Wrapture Day Spa, Local Lounge • Grille (patio), onsite Café (summer only) free guest laundry, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Click here for a list of hotel amenities
Water Sport & Boat Rentals
Offering a fleet of quality watercraft including Katana and Malibu boats, Crest Pontoon boats, Yamaha wave runners, kayaks, canoes and pedal boats SWR is the perfect start to your on the lake adventure. If you prefer a mainland experience why not try one of our Yamaha scooters to tour the sights and attractions of Summerland.
Coyote Cruises – Float/Tube the Penticton River Channel
The River Channel is located between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake and it is Penticton’s most popular summer pastime. The float starts at Okanagan Lake at the Coyote Cruises launch site which is located on Riverside Drive. If you need floating tubes and a ride back to your vehicle Coyote Cruises will provide both. Depending on the current weather conditions it can take 1-2 hours to float to the exit at Green Mountain Road where there is limited parking and a landing area. So be sure to get there early. You are on the water it can get very hot so bring something to drink, and wear sunscreen and a hat!
Casabella Princess – Boat Cruise
Join us for a narrated Scenic Cruise, a romantic Dinner Cruise, or for one of our exciting Events. We are in Wine Country! Experience our fabulous Wine-Tasting Cruises where award-winning wines meet fine local cuisine. Or Charter the Casabella Princess for your party and create lasting memories for all your guests
Beyond Wrapture Day Spa (Located at Summerland Waterfront Resort)
Offering the best in personal pampering, therapeutic shanghai massage, facials, manicures, pedicures and even vino-therapy treatments. Beyond Wrapture is the perfect complement to your Summerland getaway or preparing for a special occasion or wedding.
Beach Yoga & Yoga Sessions: A relaxing vacation at the Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa is complete with a relaxing and invigorating yoga session. Summerland Resort has partnered with Summerland Parks & Recreation for our summer programs and for yoga retreat weekends year round.
Kettle Valley Railway
Summerland, BC – 250-494-8422
Built during 1910- 1915, the KVR “Kootenay to Coast Connection” powered our pioneer fruit industry into world markets, transported our families on vacations and errands; created employment, hobos and stories that will be with us forever. We invite you to join us on the only preserved section of this historic railway: Ten miles of beautiful vistas; from lush orchards and vineyards to a spectacular view of lake and land from the Trout Creek Bridge 238 ft above the canyon floor. The sight and sound of our restored 1912 Steam Locomotive the “3716” will bring the era alive as you ride along on this 90 minute journey in a vintage passenger coach or open air car.
Summerland has been fortunate to have a Museum in its midst since the late 1960’s. An informal organization began regular meetings and the acquisition of artifacts with the hope that the town’s Canadian Centennial project might include a library and museum complex. The powers that be opted for the Giant’s Head Park project, but the Museum gang held on to their dream, incorporated as a society and waited for the announcement from the town’s BC Centennial Committee in 1971. This project called for additions to the existing arena, one being an ice viewing room and the second, a small cement block room on the corner of the building to be used as a museum. Unfortunately the arena was condemned a few years later, but the Museum portion was left standing.
Parrot Island Sanctuary
Peachland, BC – 250-767-9030
Parrot Island is a unique sanctuary for abandoned and abused exotic birds. We are located in beautiful Peachland, B.C. in the sunny Okanagan Valley. We invite you to visit us to share in our passion for the care and love of these beautiful animals.
Summerland Trout Hatchery
The Summerland Trout Hatchery is the oldest continuously running trout hatchery in BC. The facility relies on spring water as all others in the province use groundwater by way of pumps.
Summerland Vinegar Works harvests grapes from their 2 acre vineyard, make wine, then transform that wine into a wonderful selection of wine vinegars. Use them in salads, when cooking meats, soups, sauces and literally hundreds of other ways around your kitchen. Take a tour.
Summerland Sweets produces a wide variety of fruit-based jams, syrups, jellies and candies and is a must see for all visitors. Summerland Sweets also houses an ice cream parlour and Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery.
Arts & Studio Tours
Meet the Artist Summer Program
The Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa is so very pleased to host a variety of artists at the property to showcase their work. Summer “Meet The Artist” programs run in July and August. Special Artist Workshops also take place at the Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa.
July 8-10, 2013 – Alex Fong, Dreaming in Colour Workshop
Summerland Studio Tours
Artists and Artisans in Summerland, Trout Creek offer studio tours in May and November. Click here to view Studio Tour on Google Map
Studio tours are available year round by appointment or if you are lucky, just by chance that you will find the artist in.
Summerland Art Gallery (SAG)
The Summerland Art Centre houses the main gallery, The Adams Room (smaller exhibit space), and a gift gallery.
click here for information on the Summerland Art Walk and Studio Tours.
Summerland Golf & Country Club
Summerland, B.C. – 1-877-955-7955
Drenched in sunshine overlooking Trout Creek Canyon and the Okanagan Valley is the Summerland Golf and Country Club. Discover Summerland’s pristine setting and the unprecedented value it offers to members, green fee players and tournaments alike. Conveniently located, the clubhouse looks out onto a panoramic view of the golf course and also overlooks the Okanagan Valley. The large 1,500 sq. ft. balcony directly overlooks the 9th green allowing a firsthand view of golfers attempting to conquer this 500 yard par 5.
Sumac Ridge Golf Club
Summerland, BC – 250-494-3122
For the Novice, Sumac Ridge Golf and Country Club offers a nine-hole, Par 28 course offering spectacular views of Okanagan Lake. The perfect course for those who prefer a shorter game. Amenities include a pro shop and restaurant. Sumac Ridge Estate Winery and the Cellar Door Bistro are located right next door… celebrate your game with a wine sample and winery tour.
Outdoor Adventure & Motorsport
Okanagan ATV Tours
From wonderfully scenic to downright dirty, we offer every level of ATV enjoyment. Whether you are a beginner wanting an easy ride or an expert looking for a challenge, or you classify yourself somewhere in between, Okanagan ATV Tours offers you a wide variety of great trails, great scenery, and great fun!
Nixdorf Classic Car & Car Museum
Our facility of over 14,000 sq. ft. holds over 50 vehicles including a Muscle Car section. Each car has a write-up providing information on the background and condition of the car when it was purchased. There are also a number of humorous comments from the collector. With an inventory of over 100 cars completely restored, the cars are periodically rotated. We have cars ranging in years from 1936 to 1970. All cars are two-door hardtops or convertibles and include Oldsmobiles, Chevrolets, Fords and Chryslers. There is something here for everyone, from T-shirts to artifacts that will provide a bit of nostalgia, and bring you back to those “good old days”.
Experience Summerland’s new wine route among the unique, pastoral hills of Summerland, surrounded by beautiful scenery. Visit Bottleneck Drive’s eleven highly awarded wineries.
Winter Skiing, Tubing & Skating
Despite the Okanagan’s warmer temperatures, the Monashee Mountain Range are still cool enough to produce and sustain a lot of snow, providing some great skiing and snowboarding opportunities. Apex Mountain is 35 minutes from Summerland and offers 67 trails, tube park, snow boarding terrain park, outdoor ice skating rink and 1 kilometre adventure ice skating loop which is lit at night.
The town of Summerland, neighbouring Penticton and the south Okanagan offers a variety of festivals and events year round. To view the list of Festivals & Events – click here