Summerland is a great place to live. This vibrant town continues to grow yet with a population of approximately 11,000 it retains it's small town flavour. The downtown core is set well off Hwy. 97 and has locally run & unique shops, restuarants, memorial park, library, art gallery & more. Parking is free and the ambiance is casually & fun.
Our schools & their students continue to achieve very high rankings in the Province & our high school has Centre Stage Theatre for the arts. As you will see below, our community has all the amenities of a larger centre and the outdoor enthusiasts have no limit of choices.
I've grown up in Summerland and am from a pioneer family. Consequently I have a solid knowledge of
Summerland's properties; their histories; and I've known the families that have lived there. I take special pride in helping my clients through my long connections within the community. My clients become friends as I often help them ease into and become a part of this vibrant and friendly small town.
Summerland IS The Okanagan's best kept secret.
Here are some statistics that you may find helpful. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
Summerland's Hometown Specialist
POPULATION: Approx. 11,000.
Penticton........... 18 km (11 miles)
Kelowna............. 48 km (30 miles)
Vancouver......... 420 km (261 miles)
Seattle............... 519 km (322 miles)
AIRPORTS: Penticton Airport
Kelowna Airport - the airport is approximately one hour from Summerland and is serviced by Westjet as well as BC Regional air carriers. International charter flights originate from Kelowna to the U.S.A., Mexico and other holiday destinations.
Average daily maximum temperatures:
January 0 C [32 F]
July 28 C [84 F]
Average annual rainfall: ........................................... 261mm ( 10 inches)
Average annual snowfall: ......................................... 65cm ( 24 inches)
Average annual total precipitation: .......................... 326mm ( 13 inches)
Average daily hours of sunshine [May to August]...... 8.9
Hours of bright sunshine per year: ........................... 2,027
Summerland Health Centre
This medical facility offers the following services; Day care surgery, X-ray services, Laboratory services and an Extended Care unit with 50 beds.
Rosedale Medical Associates
This clinic provides services such as family medicine, urgent medical care, minor surgical procedures and Registered Nurse services.
R.E.C.O.P.E. - Recreational, Exercises, Co-ordinations, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Enjoyments - A program of recreational and rehabilitation activities that are supervised by qualified staff and held at Summerland Aquatic Centre. A medical referral is required.
# of Teachers
Giant's Head Elementary
Summerland Middle School
Trout Creek Elementary
The Glenfir School
School District Amalgamation - The Summerland School District #77 and the Penticton School District #15 amalgamated to form Okanagan-Skaha School District #67 on December 1, 1996.
The Glenfir School was opened in the fall of 1993 and is a co-educational, non denominational, university preparatory school serving the Okanagan. The school offers J-Kindergarten to Grade 12 instruction. A larger, newly constructed facility opened in January of 1997. The building includes 14 class rooms, a science lab, art room, music room, library, and a gymnasium.
The Summerland R C M P: Detachment employs 8 police officers.
The Summerland Ambulance Service: consists of 2 full time attendant, 12 attendants on call and 2 ambulances.
The Summerland Fire Department: includes 3 full time fire fighters and 26 volunteers.
Summerland Transit Society: The "Handy Dart" bus service operates through this service - for more information call 494-8834. To request a bus call 490-6145.
Municipal Office, Museum, Art Gallery, & Library
Beaches:Summerland's summertime fun begins lakeside where you'll find miles of sand and sparkling water under the Okanagan sun. Refresh yourself at one of our beautiful beaches, play at the water park or take to the lake in your favourite watercraft for a sail, paddle or ski.
Doggie Beaches: We have a designated enclosed doggie beach.
Aquatic & Fitness Centre: 25-metre indoor pool, fitness centre, fitness classes, hot tub and tanning room.
Live Stages: Summerland Centre Stage Theater (300 seats) Memorial Park (outdoors)
Racquet Club: Tennis, squash and racquetball, as well as a privately operated fitness centre.
Tennis: Four tennis courts
or throw some horseshoes at the Memorial Park Horseshoe Pitch.
Skateboarders will enjoy a run at the Skateboard Park on Jubilee Road.
Ice Arena complex & Curling Club at the Recreation Centre
Ski Hills: close by Apex Alpine Ski Hill, Crystal, Big White and Silver Star.
Live Stages - Summerland Centre Stage Theater (300 seats) Memorial Park (outdoors)
Yacht Club - Summerland Yacht Club and Marina with boat launch on Lakeshore drive.
Sailing: South Okanagan Sailing Associatin on Lakeshore Drive
Golf:Summerland is home to two beautiful courses - an 18-hole regulation golf course which rambles along Trout Creek Canyon or an 9-hole executive par-3 golf course with views of Okanagan Lake that are second to none.
15 acre Ornamental Garden (garden, museum, picnic tables)
Fishing:The Sport Fishery for the Summerland area includes: Rainbow Trout, Kokanee, Eastern Brook Trout (Char), Freshwater Lake Cod (Turbot), Whitefish, Yellow Perch, Carp, Crayfish and Squawfish are all available in the sport fishery around Summerland.
Trails:Giants Head Mountain, Trout Creek / Sunoka, Okanagan Mountain Park, Peach Orchard Hill and Lakeshore Boardwalk are some of Summerland's commonly used trails.
Trans-Canada Trail - The Summerland portion of the Trans-Canada Trail features two bridges and spans 61 km between Summerland and Osprey Lake.
If off-road touring on a motorized bike or an ATV cruise is more your style, there are endless miles of trails, back roads and forestry roads to discover.
Horseback Riding: Sand riding arena at The Rodeo Grounds. Trail ride from Garnett Valley Dam.