Those who live here already know that Summerland is a unique and special place, slowly being discovered worldwide as a great place to savour the scenery, the history, and the people. While now is not the time to travel, it is a spectacular season to embrace local flavours and adventures and support local businesses. Read more on our #SavourSummerland series on Castanet.
Reacquaint yourself with the many local producers this spring season. Until April 19, many of our flavourful businesses have switched to takeout, delivery, curbside pickup, or have opened their patios earlier than planned due to the current provincial health orders. Thankfully, Summerland boasts the most hours of sunshine of any place in Canada so here’s hoping for as great start to patio season! Safely visit our vibrant and compact downtown, enjoy burgeoning coffee culture with a takeout latte and a pastry, and support our wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries. Savour a moment or two with a perfect pairing found along Bottleneck Drive, and whether you are sitting on a patio with a great burger and fries, nibbling tapas on the edge of the lake, or preparing a great meal at home, there are ample dining opportunities. Check out your favourite spot for their current offerings.
Current tasting room information for wineries, cideries, and a distillery on the Bottleneck Drive can be found here.
|A&W Restaurant||Open from 7am to 9pm daily for drive-thru and takeout|
|Beijing Restaurant||Open from 4pm to 8pm (closed Tuesdays) for takeout|
|Breakaway Brewing Co.||Open 3pm to 7pm for growler fills and takeout|
|Country Cafe||Open from 10am to 7pm daily for takeout, patio if space allows|
|Canyonview Bar & Grill||Call 250-494-9553 ext 3|
|Dairy Queen||Open daily from 11am to 9pm for drive-thru|
Dirty Laundry Vineyard
Red Iron Grille patio service and takeout available from 11am to 7pm daily, craft beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and Italian forno pizza
|Happy House Chinese Restaurant||Takeout available during regular hours, Tues - Sat 11:30am to 2pm and daily from 4pm to 8pm|
|Just Delicious Japanese Bistro|
Open for takeout 11:45am to 2pm and 4:30pm to 7:30pm except Sun and Mon, online ordering available
|Murray’s Pizza||Open for takeout and delivery|
|Peacock's Perch Pub||Open at 11am for patio service and takeout, local delivery available beginning April 1 from 4pm to 9pm Thurs - Sat, and 4pm to 8pm Sun - Weds|
|Prima Pizza & Chicken Take Out||Open for takeout and delivery|
|Second Home Café and Grill|
Limited patio seating available, open daily from 8am to 2:45pm for takeout, online ordering available
|Subway||Open for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery, online ordering available|
|Sumac Ridge Golf & Country Club||Call 250-494-3663|
|Yaki’s Pizza and Subs||Open for takeout, call ahead to order 250-494-7600, delivery available after 4pm|
|Zias Stonehouse Restaurant|
Open for patio service and takeout, 11:30am to 8:00pm, open till 9pm Fridays and Saturdays
Open on Thursdays to Sundays from 8am to 5pm for takeout, patio if space allows
|The Beanery Cafe||Outdoor heated seating, open for takeout|
|Tim Hortons||Open for drive-thru and takeout, 4:30am to 10pm daily|
|True Grain Bread||Open for takeout Weds - Sat, 10am to 5pm|
19 Bistro @ Fitz
Patio at Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, open at 11am with last seating at 7pm, reserve online
Open 4pm to 10pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 21-23 (opening weekend), 11am to 10pm as of May 24
Adrenaline junkie or not, take in the variety of walking, hiking, and biking paths to experience. The Trans-Canada/KVR trail is a must, especially if it’s been a while since you trekked out. The Summerland portion of the trail covers 61 km between Penticton and Osprey Lake and features four bridges including the historic Kettle Valley Railway’s highest, the Trout Creek Trestle Bridge. Explore Lower Town on the popular Centennial Trail, with a stop at the Adams Bird Sanctuary just off Peach Orchard Hill. If you prefer to take the intensity up a notch, we’ve got you covered. Summerland has both marked trails or peaceful, meandering roads with stunning views of orchards, vineyards, and lakes, there is something for everyone.
For complete trail information, drop by the Visitor Centre or go to tourismsummerland.com. And don’t forget, beach season is coming soon! With five distinct beautiful beaches, Summerland has idyllic spots for fun in the sun, mixed with a splash of adventure in the water. Reconnect with nature and take your time to soak it all in.
The arts, cultural, and heritage sector in Summerland is vibrant and diverse, featuring almost every kind of artistic and cultural endeavour imaginable.
Summerland Museum and Archives has been preserving and promoting Summerland’s long and rich history since the late 1960’s. Not just a rainy-day option, the museum has a varied and extensive array of collections, displays and educational activities.
The Summerland Arts and Culture Centre displays beautiful works by high caliber local and regional artists. Nourishing an appreciation of the arts by facilitating workshops for children and adults, the centre is run by the Summerland Arts Council.