It's Summerland's Story
Our story starts in the early 1900s, with Lord Thomas Shaughnessy of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Shaughnessy landed in Summerland and immediately took a kind liking to the area. He saw the potential for fruit lots to be developed in Summerland and then export this high quality fruit all throughout Canada. Of course, being a railway man, he envisioned the Canadian Pacific Railway would be the means of exporting this new and exciting produce.
The Summerland Development Company extended Shaughnessy's vision of a bright future. Many influential businessmen bought the orchard lots with hopes of newly planted trees bringing prosperity. These wealthy investors is why the Prairie Valley area gained the nickname 'Millionaires' Row.'
Here is the best part of the story...
People from all over Canada came to the sunny Okanagan and bought the fruit lots. The inflows of a diverse group of hard-working, ambitious people from all over Canada brought success to Summerland.
Today our 10 acre property continues in the long running Millionaires' Row tradition of growing the highest quality fruit and offering it for all to enjoy!