Winter Summerland

Since Summerland was incorporated in 1906, there have been about a dozen winters cold enough to turn Okanagan Lake into a skating rink.

Since Summerland was incorporated in 1906

Since Summerland was incorporated in 1906

Since Summerland was incorporated in 1906, there have been about a dozen winters cold enough to turn Okanagan Lake into a very large skating rink. Some years it was possible to skate, or even drive straight across to Naramata. This photo was taken in 1955 when the frozen lake curtailed barge service until ice breakers could clear a channel. The name Summerland generally doesn’t bring scenes like this one to mind.