Wildflowers of Sun Peaks

The spectacular mountains of Sun Peaks are at their best in the warm months of summer. During this time the mountains become a kaleidoscope of colour as the multitude of wildflowers blossom from the village to the alpine.

<strong>Alpine Pussytoes</strong>  Photo: IdaBokmal - Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>
<strong>Arctic Lupine</strong>  Photo: Sam Egan (Cropped)
<strong>Balsamroot</strong>  Photo: Blue Canoe  (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>Canada Goldenrod</strong>  Photo: Jeevan Jose (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 4.0</a>)
<strong>Canadian Thistle</strong>  Photo: MrJones  (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>Columbia Lily (aka “Tiger Lily”)</strong>  Photo: Sam Egan (Cropped)
<strong>Dwarf Boxwood</strong>  Photo: D. Gordon E. Robertson  (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>False Solomon’s Seal</strong>  Photo: Jaknouse  (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>Fireweed</strong>  Photo: kallerna  (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>Forget-Me-Nots</strong>  Photo: Sedum (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/" target="_blank">C.C. 2.5</a>)
<strong>Indian Paint Brush</strong>  Photo: Sam Egan (Cropped)
<strong>Larkspur</strong>  Photo: Walter Siegmund  (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>Mountain Aster</strong>  Photo: Walter Siegmund  (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/" target="_blank">C.C. 2.5</a>)
<strong>Orange Hawkweed</strong>  Photo: gailhampshire  (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 2.0</a>)
<strong>Prickly Rose</strong>  Photo: AlbertHerring  (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 2.0</a>)
<strong>Red Columbine</strong>  Photo: brewbooks  (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 2.0</a>)
<strong>Stinging Nettle</strong>  Photo: Uwe H. Friese  (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>Sub-Alpine Daisy</strong>  Photo: Murray Foubister  (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 2.0</a>)

Sun Peaks Wildlife

The mountains of the area abound with animals free roaming in their natural habitat. Catch a glimpse of the area’s natural wildlife as you hike through the blossoming mountain or relax, sit back and see what you can see from the comfort of the chairlift.

<strong>Black Bear</strong>  Photo: Alan Vernon  (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 2.0</a>)
<strong>Canadian Lynx</strong>  Photo: Keith Williams (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 2.0</a>)
<strong>Chipmunk</strong>  Photo: AndyW (Cropped Public Domain)
<strong>Cougar</strong>  Photo: Greg Hume (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>Coyote</strong>  Photo: Jitze (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 2.0</a>)
<strong>Marmot</strong>  Photo: Christopher J. Fynn (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>Moose</strong>  Photo: Ryan Hagerty (Cropped Public Domain)
<strong>Mule Deer</strong>  Photo: Christina Bergquist (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>Raccoon</strong>  Photo: Dave Menke (Cropped Public Domain)
<strong>Red Fox</strong>  Photo: Kalabaha 1969 (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>Red Squirrel</strong>  Photo: Geert Weggen (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 4.0</a>)
<strong>Skunk</strong>  Photo: Kevin Collins (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 2.0</a>)
<strong>Wolf</strong>  Photo: Malene Thyssen (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)

Birds of Sun Peaks

The area in and around Sun Peaks is home to several species, ranging from the noble blue heron and majestic bald eagle to the haunting loon and delicate hummingbird.

<strong>Bald Eagle</strong>  Photo: Lewis Hulbert (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 4.0</a>)
<strong>Black Capped Chickadee</strong>  Photo: Alan D. Wilson (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/" target="_blank">C.C. 2.5</a>)
<strong>Downy Woodpecker</strong>  Photo: Peter de Wit (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>Great Horned Owl</strong>  Photo: John Kees (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>Grey Jay</strong>  Photo: Simon Pierre Barrette (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>Osprey</strong>  Photo: Sam Egan
<strong>Peregrine Falcon</strong>  Photo: Kevin Cole (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 2.0</a>)
<strong>Red Tailed Hawk</strong>  Photo: Greg Hume (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>Ruffed Grouse</strong>  Photo: Mdf (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" target="_blank">C.C. 3.0</a>)
<strong>Rufous Hummingbird</strong>  Photo: Ryan Bushby (Cropped <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/" target="_blank">C.C. 2.5</a>)
<strong>Steller’s Jay</strong>  Photo: Jim Peaco (Cropped Public Domain)