It is in British Columbia Canada, and with a population of around 12,000 people, it makes the perfect place for you and your family to live and grow. There is a large regional center called Kelowna 50 km away Vancouver is 425 km to the west.
Summerland has dry summers and cool winters; this is known as a continental climate. When spring and summer come there is plenty of sunshine. The average summer temperature is around 21 degrees centigrade.
The main reason that people move to here is for a more relaxed lifestyle, beautiful waterways, Okanagan Lake has lovely sandy beaches.
Go trekking in the surrounding countryside, as it is the warmest driest region in Canada. Wildlife is plentiful with mule deer, geese, red wolves, bald eagle’s, mountain goats, sheep, and rattlesnakes to name a few creatures you will see on your nature walk.
Real Estate is relatively inexpensive. If your job is taking you to the area, this is a bonus with prices ranging from $500,000 to 1K for a three-bedroom two-bathroom house, centrally located on around 1,005 square feet. Your family will be able to live wherever you choose either in town or out a bit, as there are some lovely homes to select from.
Take a ferry ride across the lake to Naramata, or hire a kayak and get some exercise rowing on Okanagan Lake, then take a swim in the refreshing lake water. Go for a ride on a steam train, you don’t see these much anymore. The railway ends up at the Trout Creek Trestle. (Trout Creek was the original name for Summerland). Visit some innovative wineries as the area is home to one of Canada’s leading wine industries.
- take in a game of junior hockey league, watch the Summerland Jets.
- Hike for an hour up Giants Head Mountain and take in the view
- Walk around the original town center and take in the history.
Wineries To Visit
The world-class wineries include the following:
- Giant Head
- Dirty Laundry
- Summer Gate
- Sumac Ridge
- Heaven’s Gate
- 8th Generation
- Estate Thurn
Hire a car to drive around and check out Summerland wineries. Many of them provide wine tasting, cellar doors, and cafes for lunch.
The community has several excellent golf courses, and if you are a golfer, playing golf in spring is perfect.
Go to Summerland in late autumn to do some seasonal apple and pear picking. This is a thriving agricultural region and you will always find casual work.
- Go hiking
- Go driving around the surrounding area
- Go camping and sit by the campfire.
The school system has 2 junior schools and one middle school, the Summerland middle plus Summerland Secondary School. There are 2 privately operated schools.
The region is quite warm at night due to its geographical structure and has low humidity.
This makes it a great place to live.