Summerland’s Main Street has gone through numerous changes since this picture was taken in 1934.

Summerland’s Main Street has gone through numerous changes since this picture was taken in 1934.

Historical tour details Summerland’s heritage

Summerland will celebrate Heritage Day next month with a guided outdoor walking tour of Main Street.

Summerland will celebrate Heritage Day next month with a guided outdoor walking tour of Main Street.

The tour on Monday, Feb. 16 will be led by Sherril Foster, who has published several books about Summerland’s history.

“Take a walk back in time with us to discover Main Street’s colourful but not forgotten original character,” she said, “Enjoy historic accounts including a much-loved annual feature on the former Steven lawns above the west end of Main Street.”

The tour will present information about Summerland’s past and the elements which remain today.

“Find out who built and ran the first commercial structure in West Summerland more than 100 years ago, and discover why vestiges of early Summerland’s Boomtown architecture still echo on ‘Granville Road,’” she said.

The tour will last for around one hour. It will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., beginning at the Summerland Museum on Wharton Street.

Tours are limited to 15 people each and registration is required in advance.

To register, call the Summerland Museum at 250-494-9395 Tuesdays to Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.

Tours are co-sponsored by Summerland’s Heritage Advisory Commission and the Summerland Museum and Archives.

Sherril Foster

Summerland author and historian Sherril Foster will lead Main Street tours on Heritage Day, Feb. 16. Photo courtesy of ET2Media.