Unique and Family-Friendly Summer Activities in Sun Peaks
Sun Peaks Resort is a haven for every kind of outdoor enthusiast looking to get their fix of breathtaking nature. This alpine ski resort – Canada’s second largest – north of Kamloops is full of family-friendly activities that will leave you with memories to cherish long beyond your stay. While it may sound as if it’s only fit for when the weather is chilly, you can seek your share of thrills during summertime as well, making it a year-round hub of adventure.
Golf at the Highest Level
If you’re up for a great game of golf, The Golf Course at Sun Peaks Resort will have you feeling on top before teeing off as it is British Columbia’s highest elevation course at 1,200 metres above sea level. Natural foliage, panoramic mountain views surround this 18-hole course and its elevation makes for cooler summer days. It’s a true test for every level of golfer, and with the air thinner, your ball will fly further with no extra effort!
You will also find plenty of hiking trails at Sun Peaks Resort. There are 18 hiking trails that range from relaxing strolls to heart-stomping summits. Many of the paths are lined with elegant floral species. Plus, there’s an alpine hiking tour to show you around.
Bike lovers will be overjoyed by the number of trails available. Sun Peaks may be renowned for its downhill mountain biking, but there are many options good for riders of all ages, levels and terrain preferences. You can test your bike skills or even teach your young ones how to ride at Sun Peaks bike park.
If you love go-karting, magnificent scenery, and a mazy course, you’ll love the mountain cross carts along North America’s only mountain cross cart course. If you’re a tennis lover, you can serve yourself a game with the exhilarating backdrop of Mount Tod for a bit of aura.
Add some horseback trail rides, canoeing, kayaking, and bouncing off a bungee trampoline to the mix, and ensure your family will have no shortage of stories to tell.
Coast Sundance Lodge – Where to Stay
Located at the outer edge of Sun Peaks village, Coast Sundance Lodge offers the best ski-in/ski-out experience of all of Sun Peaks hotels. The hotel is within touching distance of various entertainment, shopping, and dining outlets. Though there’s a lot of action to partake in, it’s all away from the noise, helping you to savour all its finer features without being bothered.
You don’t have to worry about leaving your furry friend behind when planning a visit to Sun Peaks. The Coast Sundance Lodge has pet-friendly rooms and amenities designed for your pet so they can also get in on all the fun! There are plenty of spacious suites to choose from, a lot of which come with kitchenettes, as well as beautiful, unobstructed views of the mountains. After a long day of skiing or hiking in stiff boots, go for a soak in the outdoor hot tub to soothe those aching feet or muscle. There’s also a fitness centre in case all of that moving around didn’t tire you out enough. Plus, with free Wi-Fi, you’ll be able to upload all the pictures you took on social media to share with your friends (and maybe make them a little jealous).
Unwind a Bit
Before going full throttle, you can ease your mind with outdoor yoga surrounded by jaw-dropping alpine scenery.
And after an adventure-filled day, you can refuel at Bolacco or Vertical Café, serving up fresh coffee, great meals, and quick snacks. There’s also Bottoms Bar & Grill, a top spot among locals for its burgers and beer.
Book your stay at the Coast Sundance Lodge to take advantage of some of the best hiking, biking and golfing. Visit coastsundancelodge.com for more details and get ready for a fun-filled family vacation in Sun Peaks.