If you are looking for a place where work/life balance is not just a concept, but ingrained in the fabric of the community, than consider establishing your roots in Summerland BC. Located in the heart of southern British Columbia, Summerland’s progressive mindset offers numerous opportunities to start a business, or relocate to take the next step in your career.

A key part of the Summerland Chamber of Commerce’s mandate is to ensure that people looking to relocate or invest in our town have the resources need to be successful.  To that end, the Chamber has connected with local businesses and community service providers to ensure that the information offered is in alignment with the growth vision for our town.

As a community Summerland provides:

  • An entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with a great employee pool
  • Committed, progressive local government
  • Proximity to larger centres, airports and education including tech and business studies.
  • A community defined by a strong volunteer ethic, dedicated service clubs and non-profit organizations
  • Great schools, parks, sports programs and events
  • Improved work/life balance, with access to fresh, organic food and local produce
  • Extensive outdoor opportunities including hiking, biking and horseback riding trails

Come see us at the Summerland Visitors’ Centre, or continue exploring our website for more resources.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.





Check out this new great resource "BUILDING CLIMATE RESILIENCY IN THE OKANAGAN - A Home Owners Resource Guide" for great tips on understanding and reducing your risks for wildfire, flood and learn how to make your home more energy efficient and so much more. 


You love living in Summerland - the sun, the friendly people, the variety of festivals and events and the beaches, and you want to support the local community.  A great way to do this is to do your shopping right here at home.

We all need things like automobile services, insurance, health care options, groceries, home improvements and gifts.  All of these, along with many more great products and services are available right on your doorstep.   Local merchants offer great selection, pricing and service.  And don’t forget the time and energy you saved.

By shopping in Summerland, you’re also helping our local economy thrive.  Research shows that shopping locally leaves $68 of every $100 to recirculate in the community.  If we shift just 10% of our spending back to Summerland that will put millions back into our local economy.            


Take a few minutes and explore our website. It’s the only place where every licensed business in Summerland has a listing!

  • Discover the wide range of goods and services available in Summerland through the directory.
  • Find fun things to do in Summerland on the event calendar and join in as a participant, volunteer or spectator.
  • Take advantage of special offers from Summerland businesses.
  • Get involved. Share a selfie of you shopping in Summerland and name the business. Then share it on social media using the hashtag #discoverhome 
  • View 'Our Connected Community' video, which shows how shopping in Summerland affects us all, and find out more about Summerland by watching our library of videos  

See all of the #discoverhome videos and more in one place on our YouTube channel.

Special thanks to the District of Summerland for financially supporting this project.

Summerland businesses, like the Suburban Princess, give local people a choice of goods that enables them to shop locally. 

Wineries in Summerland, including TH Wines, work together to attract visitors and new residents to the area.  

People like Kevin and Jeremy move to Summerland for work, the beautiful weather and the stunning surroundings, but stay because of our great community.

Local business owners in Summerland support one another by using each others' services as well as spending money in the community.

Local business owners in Summerland support one another by using each others' services as well as spending money in the community.