5 Reasons Our Family Would Stay at Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa Again

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Family Vacations don’t happen very often these days with both kids and the baby on the way. When the opportunity came up with Vancouver Mom to go visit Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa for the weekend we were absolutely thrilled! It was our first trip away since the following summer and we were all craving a little getaway.

Our family decided to take an extra day and go up to the resort early before the events we had planned for the following day, I am SO glad that we did! While just our family was in the pool I had some time to reflect and even mentioned to my husband that I could see our family up here again in the near future with all my sisters and their kids. It just has so many great qualities that screamed family vacation! Below I am sharing my top 5 reasons why I felt this way.

5 Reasons to Vacation at Summerland Waterfront Resort and Spa

1. The Scenic Drive 

The drive up to the resort is absolutely breathtaking. For us it was only a couple hours and in our tiny car it really wasn’t too bad for the four of us. Yes, no doubt we got the “Are we there yets?” and “How much longer?” from the kids but they could easily be distracted by “Look outside and see if you can see any animals” or “Wow do you see all the snow over on the mountain?”

2. From Room to Water in a Minute 

You are literally on the water, Summerland Waterfront Resort is right on the beach from and literally a 30 second walk to the water from when you exit the elevator. With a lengthy private dock reserved for Summerland Resort guests and it’s neighbouring restaurant, Local Lounge, you can take a gorgeous stroll to view the waterfront minutes from leaving your room.

3. The Rooms Have it All

I was blown away by the fact that every room at Summerland Resort & Spa has a view of the water. I love how their layout was thought out to make this possible, it’s the perfect touch at the Summerland Resort, and that’s not all that makes the rooms so dreamy. For our family having a kitchenette made our stay less expensive and more relaxing by not having to take the kids our for every meal, the bathroom came with a soaker tub that when filled would cover my pregnant belly (ummm hello!) and the beds made us all sleep like babies with the super soft bedding and the curtains that don’t let you know it’s daytime (of course you can open these up when so desired and the sunlight is abundant).

4. Outdoor Pool and Hot Tub (not to mention the Spa!)

This was the kids FAVORITE part by far! After the first night sleep the first words out of Sophie’s mouth after she opened her eyes and nuzzled into me, “Swimmming Mooommmyy??” I have always loved swimming and being pregnant in the water (at 9 o’clock at night even) felt so SO amazing. Neither of our kids are pro swimmers and both can be a little hesitant when it comes to get into the water, but there didn’t seem to be anything holding them back here. Ezra was happy that he could touch the ground for the majority of the length of the pool and that it didn’t just suddenly drop off (both Dad and I liked this too as it allowed us to feel more secure and safe with the kids playing).

#tgif and we are swimming!! It feels amazing being preggo and feeling weightless in the water at #28weeks ! 🎉💓👌

A photo posted by Creative Wife & Joyful Worker (@creativewifeandjoyfulworker) on

5. Local Activities For the Kids & for the Parents

On our last full day in Summerland we got the opportunity to tour around the city and visited Ok Crush Pad, a local winery that also has chickens, ducks and doggies for your kids to love on, the amazing Tickleberries Icecream shop (mental note, if you plan on visiting go earlier then later – apparently the afternoon lineup can get a bit looonngg), syrup tasting at Summerland Sweets and much more! On a side note: we were blessed with a guide for the day from A Ok Tours (Karen) who was outstanding with providing attention to detail for all our children’s needs and I would highly recommend.

I am for sure suggesting Summerland Resort and Spa as our next family vacation with our family and our siblings as I feel the atmosphere of the resort and everything else that I listed above help make having a family vacation that much more relaxing and enjoyable.

To see more from our trip to Summerland go to our tag on Instagram #cwjwvaycay. More vacation photos coming to the blog soon.

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  • "Big Grandpa died Mom and we need to go get him back." Sophie said as she pulled at my arm from my bed. I lay down not feeling well trying to explain to Sophie about heaven and she said, "Mom, I don't want my parents to die, get better mommy." Oh my heart.
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This weekend, we lost my grandfather. He had been sick for a little while, though I really did think his stubborn character would pull him through for more days here on earth. He's resting now, in heaven with our Heavenly Father. There is so much peace in that, though it is never easy to say goodbye, I am especially thankful for God's love and his sacrifice.
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For anyone else mourning a loss right now I'm praying and sending love to you tonight. Especially those with little ones who we want to be honest with, that we have the words to let them understand in the most suitable way.
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  • For a minute I thought Ezra was only a head shorter then me. We still have time people, notice the feet on tip toes in his shoes... not quite there yet. (Soooo... it's been noted that I'm wearing heels and he really IS THAT TALL NEXT TO ME!)
  • Weekend started early with a little trip to the island with my sister @roxannredekop. The weirdest part about being away from the kids is always bedtime. We are tucking into bed early tonight and I can't help but feel weird knowing that the wee ones won't be around in the morning.
  • The whole family gathered for a taste around my latest @DQcanada creation. Sophie kept asking if it was for Evelyn's birthday, which I think it would have been perfect for since I custom designed the top border with florals.⠀
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So here's how I made it. I went into dqcakes.com and found this heart shaped cake. It originally had balloons and "Happy Birthday" on the top with a plain white border around the edge. In the personalization option I simply asked for no words or decor on the top and a floral border in purple around the outside top border. Voila! You can do it to! Head to the link in my profile and play around with the different styles and options available on DQcakes.com⠀
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  • Don't forget to take time to stop and smell the flowers & to stop in and check out @musefashion at Highstreet. Their pop up shop ends on Sunday, have you had a chance to go?
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My dress and shoes from @musefashion | Evelyn's dress and shoes from @lilhavenco & @minimoc
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Photo by my girl @juliechristinephotography
  • Evelyn popped a front tooth today. Excited to see her cute little grin with a few more teeth soon. They are coming in, slowly.. hehe! Currently 3 total.
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