10 Sizzling-Hot Sun Peaks Events This Summer
Mark your calendar now for a summer of fun in the mountains.
Sunny skies, fresh mountain air and 360 degrees of mountain views—Canada’s second largest ski area transforms into a beautiful escape each summer. Our guests look forward to the summer lift-access hiking and biking, along with several other outdoor activities like canoeing and off-road Segway tours.
To spice up the summer fun, we fill our calendar with a range of events. Whether it’s a relaxing yoga and wellness retreat or live music to have you dancing slopeside, here are 10 events worth checking out this summer.
5k fOAM fEST, jUNE 16
Filthy clean fun returns this June. Expect muddy mayhem, water filled obstacles and a sea of bubbles to wash it all off. Participants will weave through the on-mountain obstacle course in this fun run. Expect a festival-like atmosphere and activities for the kids. Register in advance.
Hiking & Biking Opening Weekend, June 22 To 24
The Sunburst chair officially starts turning for summer hiking and biking on Friday, June 22. Along with instant access to 2,000 vertical feet of BC’s finest trails, we welcome the weekend with our annual Lift and a Lager event on Saturday, June 23. Each alpine hiking or bike park ticket will get you a beer* from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Sunburst Bar + Eatery.
*Must show 2 pieces of ID and be 19 years of age or older to pick up your beer at Sunburst Bar + Eatery. Limited to 1 beer per ticket or season pass.
Mountain Spirit Festival, June 22 to 24
Interior Wellness will bring their Mountain Spirit Festival to Sun Peaks. This weekend is a journey into self discovery, filled with yoga, wellness workshops and other outdoor experiences. Leave our mountain village feeling inspired, reconnected and full of joy. Build your own schedule to suit your interests.
Canada Day Weekend, June 30 to July 1
We’re celebrating Canada Day with a weekend full of family-friendly fun! Along with a bustling village of activities, we will also have our first summer concert with eclectic Canadian rockers, Big Sugar. Pull up a lawn chair to enjoy a free concert slopeside and spend the weekend entertained.
Family Weeks, July 16 to August 10
We’ll be putting on free, kid-friendly activities from Monday to Friday during our annual Family Weeks. Each week, we offer an array of activities such as art classes, yoga, a bucket of balls for the driving range and pony rides.
High FiVe Day, July 16
The best deal on summer lift tickets! A donation of $5/person plus a non-perishable food item will get you a lift ticket for the day (sightseeing, hike, or bike). Not only will you get a great day in the mountains, but you’ll be helping a great cause in the process! All funds raised will go to a local charitable organization, and all food donations will be given to the Kamloops Food Bank.
Alpine Blossom Festival, July 28 to 29
Our alpine wildflowers will be at the height of their bloom during this weekend. Take a scenic ride on the Sunburst Express chairlift for access to hiking and biking. Our village will be filled with a host of entertainers and activities during one of our favourite times in Sun Peaks.
The Annual Retro Concert Weekend, August 10 to 12
AC/DC, Elvis, The Rolling Stones—this music is worth repeating! See some fantastic tribute bands performing the classic hits. The lush forest will act as a backdrop, just steps away from our village outdoor patios.
Peaks Pedal Fest, September 1 to 3
We’re celebrating a truly radical bike season with our annual Peaks Pedal Fest Weekend. Tons of bike events are on the roster including: Seek + Enjoy Poker Ride, Kids Foot-Down Derby, the Yeah Bru! Classic Dual Slalom, and Lift and a Lager.
Bonus Weekends, September 7 to 9; September 14 to 16
We're extending the fun and keeping the chairlift spinning for two bonus weekends this summer! From Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9, AND Friday, September 14 to Sunday, September 16, the Sunburst chairlift will be open for our regular summer hours of 10:00am to 7:00pm, giving you two additional weekends to enjoy our alpine.
Save the Date: Summer Concert 2, August 25
Details will be released soon about our second free summer concert. Mark your calendars so as not to miss another evening of amazing music in the mountains.
For more information about all events in Sun Peaks this summer, please see our event calendar.