history

Summerland once had Old English theme

Design guidelines were introduced in late 1980s

 

Palmer worked with apple breeding program in Summerland

Horticulturalist initiated the apple breeding and the clonal rootstock programs in 1920s

  • May 21, 2020

 

Spanish influenza affected British Columbia

Epidemic a century ago had three distinct waves

  • May 17, 2020

 

Summerland mountain part of a group of volcanos

Conkle Mountain in Summerland is one of 16 in the Penticton group of volcanos

Kelowna History: Police chief kills two in Mayfair Hotel murders of 1932

A look back at one of the most shocking events in Kelowna’s history

Summerland has faced disease outbreak in the past

Spanish influenza, from 1918 to 1920, took a toll on the world

BCHF conference once again slated for Cloverdale

Surrey Historical Society to host 2021 history conference

Sir Thomas Shaughnessy played role in founding of Summerland

George Barclay’s Trout Creek Ranch was purchased in early 1900s

KAT Ranch operated in North Beach area between Summerland and Peachland

Partners grew peaches, tomatoes and zucca melons on property

Summerland has long tradition of faith

First church in the community was set up in the late 1800s

Okanagan soup canned nearly 90 years ago gets taste test

YouTube shows man taking contents from old Bulmans Cannery vegetable mix and making, eating soup

Land once belonged to Grand Chief Nicola

Summerland was once known as Nicola Prairie

  • Apr 5, 2020

Colouring book will feature images of Summerland

Project is a joint initiative of Summerland Museum and Summerland Community Arts Council

Fur Brigade Trail was transportation route in Okanagan Valley

Transportation corridor passed through Nicola Prairie, now Summerland

Fur Brigade Trail on provincial heritage registry

Trail in Okanagan Vally was used during gold rush in late 19th century

Tent homes were once used in Summerland

Temporary dwellings provided shelter until permanent homes were constructed

MacDonald School in Summerland had a long history

Downtown elementary school, named after well-loved principal, operated for almost 80 years

110 years ago the mountain fell down on Rogers Pass

The avalanche of 1910 is still Canada’s worst avalanche disaster

Downtown Summerland businesses have changed

A quarter of a century ago, different businesses were on Main Street

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating