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The snow has melted and it’s the perfect time to head to Sun Peaks for an adventure with the family. Sun Peaks in the summer is a destination for everyone, whether you’re craving some R&R or a more mountain-centered vacation. The beauty of the area alone is enough to make Sun Peaks a yearly stop, but once you soak it all in — the alpine blossoms, summer concerts, mountain fun and outdoor recreation for all abilities — you may never want to leave.
The three mountains surrounding the European-style village in the interior of British Columbia offer the perfect backdrop, and in some cases the perfect playground, for anyone seeking warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. With more than 40kms of trails to explore and a plethora of summer events, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy your trip.
June 21 through 23 kicked off opening weekend of lift-access hiking and mountain biking in Sun Peaks! The views are breathtaking so, regardless of what you plan to do on the mountain, be sure to include one of the alpine activities. As part of their 20th anniversary of the Bike Park, new mountain bike trails are set to open this month. Their recently opened Progression Park, a bike skills zone complete with a pump track, is the perfect spot to work on your core skills before heading up the Sunburst chairlift to “Level Up”—the newest flow trail that opened at the end of last season.
Along with the many activities, the Alpine Blossom Festival, on July 20-21, is a huge draw to the area. And, if you’ve looked at any photos of Sun Peaks in the summer, you’ve likely seen why. Take our word, the photos only capture a portion of the beauty. The annual festival weekend is a can’t-miss event.
Avid hikers can join Olympic champion Nancy Greene on July 20 for the Reach the Peak hike up to the top of Mt. Tod. Apart from hillsides blanketed in blooms, the Alpine Blossom Festival will feature activities in the village including a climbing wall, face painting, live music and more.
At the valley base, Sun Peaks boasts a full 18-hole golf course 1,200 meters above sea level, making it the highest elevation golf course in British Columbia. These 360-degree mountain views are unlike anything you’ll ever see, and the challenging course makes for a perfect day out on the green.
With the consistent warm, dry temperatures of the interior, summer also means the start of the live outdoor music season. Restaurants throughout the village host bands from a variety of genres, plus there are additional concerts at stages throughout the village. Sun Peaks has some gems you’ve got to check out. On July 27, grab the picnic blanket and some lawn chairs for a free slopeside show featuring Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder.
Then in August, don’t miss the Retro Concert Weekend. It’s one for the ages, with music from some of the best decades! This outdoor weekend begs for dancing and big hair, with tribute bands covering the likes of ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Santana and so much more. The music starts on Friday evening and runs through to Sunday afternoon. So, if oldies-but-goodies are your jam, this is the ideal weekend to visit.
You’d be hard pressed to find a way to be bored in Sun Peaks. With options for rest and relaxation, outdoor excursions, adrenaline rushes and family-friendly activities, the hardest thing you’ll have to do is find a way to fit everything in. But hey, Sun Peaks will always welcome you back for more..