Take your Time in Summerland

Summerland Kettle Valley ExpressOne can’t call their experience in Summerland complete without taking a trip back in history behind a restored 1912 steam locomotive on the last remaining section of the Kettle Valley Railway.

Ten miles of beautiful vistas. From lush orchards and vineyards to a spectacular view of lake and land from the Trout Creek Bridge 238 ft. above the canyon floor. The sight and sound of our restored 1912 steam locomotive the “3716” will bring the era alive as you ride along on this 90 minute journey in a vintage passenger coach or open air car. Some rides include a train robbery and Bar-B-Que.

Summerland Kettle Valley ExpressIf a good hike with a view is more what you are looking for, try the Summerland Trail in Giant’s Head Mountain Park which heads to the north and offers spectacular views of the lake and town site. The summit, which is 2,771 ft. (845m) above sea level, is home to a time capsule to be re-opened in 2067. Along the summit’s perimeter a 360-degree panorama awaits.

You can gain access to the park from Giant’s Head Road at Milne Road. Iron gates mark the entrance.Summerland Kettle Valley Express

Looking for something more relaxing, visit the museum to soak up some history, take a wine tour or just stop for a tasting at some of the many Summerland wineries or pick up locally made jams, jellies and syrups from Summerland Sweets.

Summerland Kettle Valley ExpressThe many beaches and a Millenium spray park are easy to take advantage of in the warm and sunny summer climate.

Take your time, there is something for everyone in Summerland.