Summerland is located along Highway 97 in the South Okanagan on the shores of Okanagan Lake, conveniently nestled between Penticton and Kelowna.
Travel the spacious and scenic Hwy 5a from Kamloops, or head over the Coquihalla Highway 5 from Vancouver, both of which take you to Merrit and the turnoff for 97C Okanagan Connector. From here, it’s an easy drive to where the Connector merges with Hwy 97 just north of Peachland, only 20 minutes away from Summerland.
If you’re driving from Calgary, connect to TransCanada Hwy 1 to Sicamous, where it links to Hwy 97a heading south towards the Okanagan. If you’re journeying north from the USA, Summerland is just a one-hour drive from the US border at the junction of Highways 97 and 3 near Osoyoos.
- Kelowna to Summerland – 40 minutes
- Osoyoos to Summerland – 1 hour
- Vancouver to Summerland – 4 hours
- Kamloops to Summerland – 2.5 hours
- Calgary to Summerland – 7.5 hours
If you prefer to fly, Penticton Airport is just a 15 minute drive away. Air Canada Jazz runs daily flights to Vancouver and WestJet has direct flights to Calgary. If you’re coming from further abroad, Summerland is a one-hour drive from the Kelowna International Airport, listed as one of the 10 busiest airports in Canada.
Summerland is a popular year-round destination. Whether you’re planning to stay in a resort suite, hotel room, bed and breakfast or a campsite, we recommend you book ahead to avoid disappointment, particularly in the summer months and during popular festivals and sports events. Camping is available at nearby provincial parks, private RV camping sites as well as the Peach Orchard Campsite, which is owned by the District of Summerland. RV owners will find a sanitation station located just south of the main town at convenient pullout in Trout Creek.
Staff at the year-round Visitor Centre can assist those looking for accommodation, as well as local recommendations for attractions, day hikes, and great places to eat. The centre also offers a wide range of brochures, maps, and other essential travel information for your trip.
Wi-Fi service is available at both the tourist pullout at Trout Creek, the Visitor Centre, and several hotspots around Summerland.