Summerland, Peachland and Westbank, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia


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Summerland, Peachland and Westbank
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Summerland

Following Okanagan Lake on Highway 97 from Penticton to Kelowna takes you past many small but fascinating towns. These communities offer much for the visitor; sampling the fruit of many orchards; swimming and other water sports on the many beaches; touring wineries; or heading out into the surrounding countryside for hiking, camping, fishing and riding.

Summerland

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Summerland, with its quaint Tudor theme and famous Five to a Dollar store, is a truly unique community. Set among orchards and vineyards and surrounded by sandy beaches, rolling hillsides and pristine lakes, this area is perfect for exploring, hiking, camping and fishing.

Founded in 1902 by John Moore Robinson and named after the area's sunny climate, Summerland's sandy beaches, beautiful surrounding area, golf courses and access to Okanagan Lake are just some of it's attraction to visitors who return year after year to re-discover and enjoy this central Okanagan town. Visitors can partake in winery tours, water-sports, visit nearby Provincial parks, the Summerland museum and the Agricultural Research station.
Kettle Valley Railway
Photo courtesy of Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Location: Summerland is located on Highway 97, 15 minutes north of Penticton

Accommodations: The entire area has plenty to offer the visitor in the way of accommodation; camping in private or provincial parks, staying at one of the many hotels or motels or relaxing at one the resorts, lodges, inns or bed & breakfasts

Local Attractions: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Research Station, Ornamental Gardens, Provincial Trout Hatchery, golf courses, Fruit Packing tours, Kettle Valley Railway, Summerland Museum, Winery tours


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Population: 11,080

Industry: Tourism and fruit production

Visitor Information:
Summerland Travel InfoCentre.
15600 Highway 97, Box 1075,
Summerland, British Columbia, V0H 1Z0
Tel: (250) 494-2686
Fax: (250) 494-4039

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association,
1332 Water Street, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 9P4,
Telephone: (250) 860-5999 Fax: (250) 861-7493

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Peachland

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Peachland is located 25 km (16 mi.) north of Summerland. Peachland's main attraction is its downtown beachfront which creates a lively resort atmosphere. Visit the unique eight-sided church and museum as well as award winning estate wineries.

Peachland was established in the late 1800's by "Gus" Hewitt who ran a mining camp nearby. It was originally named Camp Hewitt but was later renamed Peachland, probably after the Lambly family who grew the first peaches in the Okanagan. The town borders Okanagan Lake and within is a variety of shops, services, accommodation, restaurants and pubs. Camping facilities are located nearby. Okanagan Lake provides the avid angler with good fishery for rainbow trout and kokanee and some bass and ling cod.

Location: Located 20 minutes south of Kelowna on Highway 97

Accommodations: The entire area has plenty to offer the visitor in the way of accommodation; camping in private or provincial parks, staying at one of the many hotels or motels or relaxing at one the resorts, lodges, inns or bed & breakfasts.
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Attractions: winery tours, Rattlesnake Island, Hardy Falls kokanee spawning run.

Population: 4550

Industry: tourism and fruit production

 


Westbank

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Westbank is 50 km (31 mi.) north of Penticton on Highway 97.

Bordered by mountains to the west and Okanagan Lake to the east, Westbank welcomes visitors with a host of attractions including wineries, golfing, waterslides, exotic animals, bird and butterfly displays and impressive art and antique shops.
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Local Attractions: Mission Hill Vineyard Tours, Westbank Museum, waterslides, golf courses

For Information:
Westbank Travel InfoCentre.
2375 Pamela Rd., Box 26022, Westbank, B.C. V4T 2G3
Tel: (250) 768-3378 Fax: (250) 768-3465

 

 

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association
2280-D Leckie Road, Kelowna, BC, V1X 6G6
Telephone: (250) 860-5999 Fax: (250) 860-9993
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