The name Summerland was bestowed on an Okanagan post officer there in 1902 because the community was receiving 2,000 hours of sunshine per year. Dr. F.W. Andrew arrived there in 1908 and later wrote a local history.


The Story of Summerland. The Penticton Herald, 1945.
The Summerland Story. Summerland Review, 1967. (revised)

[BCBW 2006] "Local History"