history

Barclay’s ranch is site of present-day Summerland

Property was purchased by Sir Thomas Shaughnessy in 1902

North Okanagan has a long history of flooding

Museum photo from 1948 shows Swan Lake flood

Vernon man urges province to buy Okanagan Lake property

Mike Brown launches petition for government to purchase historic Okanagan Landing property

B.C. museum releases more than 16,000 historical photos of Indigenous life

Digitized images preserved and shared with Indigenous communities

Camps once housed workers along Kettle Valley Railway

Total of 10 camps were established between Summerland and Osprey Lake

Piggeries was a popular hunting spot near Summerland

Name came from three early hunters in the area

Sausage factory fire sparks Okanagan history lesson

Former sausage maker leaves a legacy

Summerland mountain once had slaughterhouse, skating rink

Rink from 1909 was created by Summerland pioneer James Ritchie

  • Jun 7, 2020

Crews building structure at former Summerland train station site

West Summerland Station will pay tribute to railway history, serve as trail marker

Okanagan Landing museum opens doors

Float back in time to 1914 when sternwheelers transported goods up and down the valley

Arena served Summerland for 26 years

Warm winters meant short ice seasons in early 1950s

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