• Summerland Community Resources

    Our Summerland community resources are an important part of why Summerland is a great place to live and work. There is always something to do here in Summerland, from enjoying the beaches and exploring our parks to finding a new hobby with a supportive group. The community amenities available to you and opportunities for your family’s involvement are endless.

    Community Organizations

    In a smaller community, volunteer run organizations help provide a rich environment in which to live, and Summerland is fortunate to have a varied range of such societies and clubs. Alongside these groups, the District of Summerland BC provides services for the community, whilst representing the community’s needs through Mayor and Council.

    Emergency Services

    These services are literally the lifeblood of our town and their numbers are important to have in your Summerland resource list.

    Live Stages

    These spaces are useful Summerland community resources where you can book your own event or enjoy existing activities and events such as the Good Will Shakespeare Festival, Action Festival, or Wednesdays on the Water.

    • Summerland Centre Stage Theater (300 seats)
    • Memorial Park (outdoors)
    • Spirit Square Park (Peach Orchard beach)

    Banquet Halls

    When planning any event these venues offer a range of facilities to meet any need, big or small.

    Aquatic Centre

    Features include 25m, 6 lane pool featuring large inflatable pool toys, jetted whirlpool hot tub, sauna, a well-equipped 2200 sq. ft. fitness studio and a small meeting/party room.

    Provincial Government Beaches

    Kickininee, Soorimpt and Pyramid parks are three provincial park with beautiful views of Okanagan Lake that are tucked between Highway 97 and Okanagan Lake just south of Summerland. All of these parks offer washrooms and picnic sites, whilst Soorimpt also offers a boat launch.

    Sun-Oka Beach Park, located at Summerland’s southern boundary, is one of the most superb beaches in the entire Okanagan. It offers a concession stand, washrooms, picnic tables, play area, and fire pits.

     

    Local Beaches

    Popular municipal beaches include Peach Orchard beach, Rotary beach and Powell beach. All offer restroom and change room facilities and picnic areas. Check out Tourism Summerland for more information on Summerland beaches.

    Racquet Club

    Summerland’s Lakeshore Racquets Club offers great facilities in a beautiful location.

    Fitness Centres

    Our outdoor recreation is one of the key reasons many people live in Summerland BC. But our fitness centres provide access  to a variety of classes and equipment to add to your exercise schedule to ensure you keep energized year round through all weather conditions.

    Yacht Club

    Summerland Yacht Club and Marina with boat launch.

    Tennis

    Four public tennis courts and a thriving Racquets Club.

    Golf Courses

    From early spring to late fall the greens in Summerland are alive with the glorious game of golf! Summerland is home to two beautiful courses–Summerland Golf & Country Club and Sumac Ridge Golf & Country Club. Summerland Golf & Country offers a championship 18-hole course that winds along Trout Creek Canyon. Sumac Ridge offers an executive 9-hole golf course with spectacular views of Okanagan Lake. Both offer excellent dining.

    Curling Rink

    Four sheets of ice and recreational leagues that go on throughout the winter. The concrete surface below the ice sheet is also suitable for summer programs. 

    Indoor Arena

    Located on a 5.3 acre property the Summerland Arena boasts a 200 x 85 foot ice sheet, 4 dressing rooms, a fully integrated sound system, a new score clock, seating for 875 spectators and a fully equipped concession.   It is used extensively for organized hockey leagues, figure skating and public skating.

    Parks 

    Summerland's parks all have great facilities with their own charms.

    • Giants Head Park – Uphill hiking to a view vantage point.
    • Memorial Park – Outdoor stage, war memorial, playground area, washrooms, horseshoe rings, and picnic tables.
    • Spirit Square at Peach Orchard beach – Playground area, washrooms, picnic tables, outdoor stage, “history walk”, and sundial sculpture.
    • Kin Park – Playground area.
    • Dale Meadows Park – 4 ball fields, 3 soccer fields, washroom, 3 basketball courts, and jogging tracks.
    • Research Station – 15 acre Ornamental Garden garden, museum, and picnic tables.

    Skiing

    Our region is known for its sunshine but Summerland is also close to major alpine and cross-country skiing areas. 

    Fishing

    The Sport Fishery for the Summerland area includes: Rainbow Trout, Kokanee, Eastern Brook Trout (Char), Freshwater Lake Cod (Turbot), Lake Trout, Whitefish, Yellow Perch, Bass, Carp, Northern Pike Minnow and Crayfish all are available in the sport fishery around Summerland. The Summerland Trout Hatchery can provide more information and answer any questions you may have. They can be reached at 250.494.0491.

    Nature Trails

    Our nature trails can be accessed throughout the year and all provide beautiful and varied scenery. Hike up Giants Head Mountain, along Trout Creek, or through Okanagan Mountain Park in hiking boots or on snowshoe, these are just a few of the trails available in the area. For more information visit Tourism Summerland.

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