Words and images by Girl on the Go
There’s more than just winter activities to do at Sun Peaks Resort. During the summer months, you’ll find fun for all ages. From festivals and events, exploring the mountain by horseback, Segway and mountain bike, golfing, and spa treatments, to North America’s first Mountain Cross Carts… you’ll never run out of things to do.
I was up at the resort for the Canada Day weekend and rain or shine, people were out enjoying the activities and even sat through rain and thunderstorms for the Big Sugar concert on Saturday night.
Wandering through the village, I heard the sounds of a chainsaw so I had to follow the “music” and discovered Ryan Cook entertaining the crowd! He expertly created detailed carvings using only a chainsaw—I probably couldn’t even cut down a tree with one yet he creates some amazing work!
When you visit Sun Peaks in the summertime, there are endless things to do such as Segway tours, trail rides, and relaxing at the spa. You can read about them on my blog post Fall Weekend Staycation at Sun Peaks Resort, and in the wintertime 12 Things to Do at Sun Peaks if You Don’t Ski.
Every Sunday morning from mid-June to the beginning of September you’ll find fruit, vegetables, meats, seafood, arts, crafts, beauty products and more at Sun Peaks Market Day.
On my next visit to Sun Peaks at the end of July, I will be taking in the Alpine Blossom Festival and will update this post with some pretty floral images. It’s all about the flowers, isn’t it?
Where to stay
The village has many hotels and rental accommodations for the year round visitors. On this visit, my stay at the Coast Sundance Lodge was sponsored by Tourism Sun Peaks. I had the pleasure of staying on the top floor in a studio suite with a kitchen. I had thoughts of never leaving! The view was great and my bed was so comfortable. If you book one of these suites make sure to take advantage of the gas fireplace and the jet tub! It’s situated in the perfect location for ski-in and ski-out in the winter, and for easy village access the rest of the year, too. Within the Lodge is the popular Bottoms Bar & Grill where I can’t resist getting wings most visits!
I’m a golfer and Sun Peaks is one of my favourite courses in the area. This challenging 18-hole par 72 Graham Cooke course is situated in the valley, so you can spend the day admiring the panoramic mountain views and enjoying the peaceful course.
Getting to Sun Peaks
Sun Peaks is in central British Columbia, just a 45 minute drive from Kamloops. You can easily fly from Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton as well. Shuttles are available from the airport to Sun Peaks, as well as car rentals at the airport from Budget, Enterprise, and National. Can’t get any easier than that!
To find out what is happening at Sun Peaks throughout the year, visit their event calendar.