Summerland Festival of Lights

About Summerland

Summerland is a friendly town of approximately 11,000 people in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.

Visitors to Summerland’s quaint downtown enjoy the kind of intimate, neighbourly shopping experience from the days before big box stores. In the evening, most would describe our downtown as “quiet” and perfect for leisurely window shopping.

But once a year on the last Friday of November, everything changes. Over the past 30 years, the Festival of Lights has grown to become the quintessential kick-off to the holiday season in the Okanagan Valley. Thousands pour into the downtown streets to enjoy our small town switch on our spectacular lights and enjoy the atmosphere.

Getting to Summerland:

Summerland is within easy driving distance from communities around the Okanagan and Vancouver. As for accommodation, there is something for every need: Settle in at Summerland Waterfront Resort, one of our charming motels, or visit one of our welcoming B&B’s. Click here for more information on staying in Summerland.

Summerland to: Driving time: Kilometres:
Penticton 15 min 17
Peachland 17 min 21
West Kelowna 32 min 39
Kelowna 40 min 46
Kelowna Airport 51 min 60
Vernon 1 Hour 19 min 98
Kamloops 2 hrs 10 min 221
Vancouver 4 hrs 400
Osoyoos 1 hr 77