Top Things to Do in the Summer at Sun Peaks Resort

There are 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 to exploring the mountain by horseback, Segway, mountain bike, golfing, spa treatments, and 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. They 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 excellent work!

When you visit Sun Peaks in the summertime, there are endless things to do, such as hiking, biking, trail rides, and relaxing at the spa. You can read about them in 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.

Market Days

Sun Peaks Market Day offers fruit, vegetables, meats, seafood, arts and crafts, beauty products, and more every Sunday morning from mid-June to the beginning of September.

Where to Stay

The Village has many hotels and rental accommodations for year-round visitors. On this visit, my stay at the Coast Sundance Lodge was sponsored by Tourism Sun Peaks. I enjoyed 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, use the gas fireplace and the jet tub! It’s in the perfect location for ski-in and ski-out in the winter and for easy Village access the rest of the year. The popular Bottoms Bar & Grill is within the Lodge, where I can’t resist getting wings and most visits, along with these fish tacos!

Fish Tacos Bottoms Sun Peaks Resort


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.

Sun Peaks Resort, BC golf 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. Shuttles are available from the airport to Sun Peaks, and car rentals are available from Budget, Enterprise, and National. It can’t get any easier than that!

Learn More

To find out what is happening at Sun Peaks throughout the year, visit their website.

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