Province consolidates speed limits through Summerland

Lisa Knight, Coldwell Banker

The drive to Kelowna just got a little less complicated.

The provincial ministry responsible for highways has consolidated into two the previous six speed zones through the District of Summerland.

Speed zones on Highway 97 through Summerland are now changed to 100 kilometres per hour approaching town and 70 kilometres per hour within town.

The 90 kilometres per hour speed zone from Prairie Valley to Arkell Road will remain at 90 kilometres per hour until further improvements on this segment can be made.

“This change came about from a UBCM commitment asking the Province to look at consolidating the speed zones approaching the municipality and within the town core of Summerland,” said Penticton MLA Dan Ashton.

“With six speed limit zones now reduced to two, drivers will experience less confusion as they travel through the community. However, we must continue to emphasize that drivers should keep the safety of others foremost in their minds whenever they are behind the wheel.”


As part of B.C. on the Move, the province’s 10-year transportation plan, the ministry is committed to improving capacity and reliability on highways and roads throughout the Okanagan Valley.