Wineries, Hiking, Biking and Beaches!

 

Summerland is known for the beautiful wineries. Whether you enjoy a wine tour or want to treat yourself to a meal you will not forget over looking the valley. The choices are endless. Summerland also joins onto the KVR biking trail where you could take a leisurely ride to enjoy the beautiful Okangan scenery. If you have come to Summerland to melt in the sun and brighten your glow the beaches will not disappoint! 

 

 

Beaches

Sunoka Beach

Sunoka beach is just one of the many sandy beaches in Summerland. Sunoka provides a water park for the little ones, boating, rentals, a concession stand and sun or shade depending on your preferences! Located just south of Summerland, this is one of the most superb beaches in the entire Okanagan. The name is shortened version of “Sunny Okanagan.”
 

Peach Orchard Beach

This beach is stocked with amenities! Large grassy areas, sandy beach, volleyball court, playground, walkway, picnic tables and benches, washrooms, a boat launch and a floating dock make this park a little piece of paradise.

Biking

KVR Trails

Abandoned railway corridors hold unparalleled opportunities as recreational trails, and the Kettle Valley Railway is no exception. This corridor is one of the most dynamic routes in Canada, with some truly impressive scenery and spectacular views. The easy grade in most sections makes it suitable for either casual family cycling or easy day riding. The 600 kilometres of travel routes make it challenging for the more adventuresome.

Wineries

Summerland is home of over 15 amazing wineries. Most have tours and complementary tastings. 
See this link (Summerland wineries) to book your tour or tasting today!

Heavens Gate Winery

Heaven’s Gate Estate Winery, once a thriving peach orchard, is now home to handcrafted wines made from only premium quality Okanagan grapes. They invite you to drop by the wine shop for your complimentary wine tasting. Bring a picnic lunch and, with your favorite bottle of Heaven’s Gate wine, enjoy the spacious patio, the soothing cascade of the fountain, and the breathtaking view.

Located just minutes from Harvest Moon! Heavens Gate is open from 10:00am - 5:00pm daily!

Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery

Summerland's Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery offers 13 table wines with a 0 – 3 sweetness level and 8 dessert wines with a 3 – 7 sweetness level. They use classic winemaking techniques to produce thirteen off-dry table wines and eight late-harvest style dessert wines. BC grown fruit provides the foundation for their wine portfolio, which offers many delightful taste sensations.

Also home of the famous Summerland Sweets! 

Thornhaven Winery

Elevated on the slopes of Little Giant’s Head Mountain, a rocky, pine-covered crest, Thornhaven is fronted by its flourishing vineyards and cloaked in its quiet surroundings. The spectacular views from our courtyard patio overlook the picturesque landscape of Summerland’s orchard-laden valley floor and distant rolling mountains. To the east lie striking panoramas of sparkling Okanagan Lake, the bordering forested hills, and the fertile emerald benchlands of neighbouring communities.

and many, many more!

 

Family Events

Kettle Valley Steam Railway

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway is a heritage railway near Summerland, British Columbia. A beautiful way to see some of the most amazing views!

The KVSR operates excursion trains over the only remaining section of the Kettle Valley Railway through beautiful vistas, orchards, vineyards, and over the 238 feet (73 m) tall Trout Creek Trestle. Trains depart at 10:30 and 1:30 Sat-Mon during the spring and fall and Thurs-Mon through July and August. 

Giants Head Mountain Park

Towering 500 metres above Okanagan Lake, Giant’s Head Mountain was formed when an ancient eruption shattered the original volcano, catapulting lava bombs across the prehistoric landscape.  Named for the face-like profile carved into it by glaciers, the summit of Giant’s Head Mountain is accessible by a switchback road. 

Standing at the peak of this ancient, volcanic dome and you will take in a 360 degree panoramic view. To the north you will see a full view of the picturesque town of Summerland and to the east the green and gold ridges of Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park. Gaze south for a unique perspective on the Trout Creek canyon, vineyards and orchards. Complete the circle by looking west to Prairie Valley, perhaps stealing a glimpse of our historic steam train.