It’s Heritage Week in B.C. and to celebrate this year’s theme

It’s Heritage Week in B.C. and to celebrate this year’s theme

Distinctive Destination: that heavenly Summer land

Taken around 1890, the first known photograph of Summerland showcased the beautiful landscape that may have inspired the name.

It’s Heritage Week in B.C. and to celebrate this year’s theme, Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places, this photo seemed appropriate. Taken around 1890, the first known photograph of Summerland showcased the beautiful landscape that may have inspired the name. “There shall be no grief or gloom in that morning land of bloom, in that heavenly Summer land. O, the Summer land, the beautiful Summer land, There no cloud shall dim the sky in that happy home on high, In that heavenly Summer land.” Excerpt from the Summerland Hymn, often sung at séances.