10 Things To Do In Sun Peaks, Canada, If You're Looking For Adventure

Things to do in Sun Peaks Canada

When it comes to epic adventure tours, Canada is synonymous with hiking, but when you take a look at the different things to do in Sun Peaks, Canada, you will realize it’s a different world, not just limited to hiking. For those who are always in search of alternative adventures, Sun Peaks is the best place. From classic trails to razor-ridged mountains, there’s so much to do inside and near the Sun Peaks Resort. Take a look at our list of things to do in the Sun Peaks area, just outside Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, and start planning your adventure!

1. Book a spa day with your loved ones

Spa Picture
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When on vacation, an unforgettable session of relaxation and pampering in the beautiful surroundings of the mountains is everything a traveler needs. When you’re in Sun Peaks, such experiences are easy to reach, as you can easily find some of the best spas in the area. Sun Peaks Spa offers different body massage therapies for everyone. You can book an appointment for you two, get a private massage or go with a group and get side by side rooms, for a memorable spa experience. It’s a great way to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

Sun Peaks Spa and Massage

Address: 3270 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0, Canada

Website: Sun Peaks Spa and Massage

2. There is no shortage of activities at Heffley Lake

A nice (steep) hike on the Embelton Mtn trail near Heffley Lake.looking SW toward Kamloops (15117352560)
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What’s better than spending a day or a weekend in a lake house. Heffley Lake offers a variety of activities to visitors. You can rent a spectacular lakefront cottage here, complete with all the modern-day facilities. Capture stunning views of the lake and mountain at just 15 minutes from Sun Peaks Resort. Since the lake has great fishing throughout the year, people come here year round.

Fortunately, power boats are not allowed on Heffley Lake, so the area is always peaceful. Heffley Lake and its nearby cottages are very private places, where you can enjoy swimming, fishing, and a campfire. If you’re visiting Sun Peaks for hiking, snowboarding or snowshoeing, the area has great activities year round and also the best restaurants to try the local food.

Heffley Lake

Address: Heffley Lake, Thompson-Nicola P, BC V0E 1Z1, Canada

Website: Heffley Lake Rentals

3. Set your tee time and hit the links at the Sun Peaks Golf Course

Sun Peaks, BC Golf Course
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The Sun Peaks Golf Course is one of the best in Canada. With an elevation of over 1200 meters (3937 feet), it is the highest in British Columbia. Whether you are a pro golfer or a beginner, this place won’t disappoint you. You will be impressed by your own skills here because due to its setting, the air is thinner and your drive travels further than you expect. You will also get breathtaking views of three spectacular mountains, Mt. Todd, Mt. Morrisey, and Sundance Mountain. Even if you are traveling with people who have less than zero interest in golf, you can easily find some activities for them - this is a great mountain getaway.

Sun Peaks Golf Course

Address: 1280 Alpine Road, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0, Canada

Website: Sun Peaks Golf Course

4. See the honest teamwork of beautiful husky dogs

Dogsled racing Alaska
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Dog sledding in Sun Peaks, is a must-do activity and it’s not available everywhere in Canada, so you should take advantage of the chance, when you can. Sun Peaks offers you an exhilarating dog sledding adventure and you can take a guided dog sled tour with Mountain Man Dog Sled Adventures. All you need to do is to book a tour and get to the starting point.

Make sure you wear winter clothing, including winter boots, gloves and a warm hat. You may feel like it is going to be a slow ride, but when the team of husky dogs starts running, they will take you at their best speed possible, yet it’s safe for kids, as well. Kids above four are allowed to take a ride.

Mountain Man Dog Sled Adventures

Address: 3240 McGillivray Creek Rd, Heffley Creek, BC V0E 1Z1, Canada

Website: Mountain Man Dog Sled Adventures

5. Take a surprising fishing trip with Elevated Fishing Adventures

People on ice recreation and sport fishing on ice
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Everything is possible in Sun Peaks, even fishing on a lake. Elevated Fishing Adventures brings you the best ice fishing opportunities. Guided by a professional, the tour gives you the best views of Embleton Mountain. Walk on the ice and once you reach the best place for fishing, you’ll drill a hole. Next, you’ll put up a special ice fishing tent, go inside and let the outside light disappear, helping you better see what lies below the surface of the ice. You’ll see a natural aquarium kind of setting, as you start to see below the ice. Once you’re done catching fish, the guide will get them cleaned and you can take them with you.

Elevated Fishing Adventures

Address: 1280 Alpine Road, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0, Canada

Website: Elevated Fishing Adventures

6. Take a Segway tour & spot some wildlife

5 Segways parked
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The beautiful terrain of Sun Peaks is the perfect setting to spot wildlife on a Segway. Go out and see what British Columbia has to offer, in the wild. Alpine Explorers offers Segway tours available for everyone above the age of 14. Riders must follow certain safety rules, such as wearing proper clothes and shoes and the tours are guided by professionals.

Weather in Sun Peaks changes quickly, so the trails are chosen according to the weather conditions. A variety of terrain can be explored, as there are paved trails, as well as off-road, more challenging paths.

Alpine Explorers

Address: Alpine Images Gallery, Unit 4 3240 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0

Website: Alpine Explorers

7. Race the clock or challenge your friends

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Sit in a gravity-fueled cart, where the only control you have is the brake. Challenge your friends or race against the clock, at speeds up to 35 km/h (21.7 mph). The race course is designed with some extremely sharp turns and since there’s no engine in the cart, you can only control your vehicle with the brake.

A vertical descent of 52 meters (170.6 feet) is an amazing aspect of this 512-meter (1679.8-foot) long track. The Mountain Cross Cart course is located next to the Platter Lift in Sun Peaks. So get ready to bring some of your friends or family members for a challenging ride.

Mountain Cross Cart

Address: Village Day Lodge - Breezeway, Sun Peaks, BC, Canada

Website: Mountain Cross Cart

8. Attend wine-oriented events with an endless supply of food

Vidal ice wine from Okanagan Valley
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Whether you want a break from all the activities you did throughout the day, or you want to enjoy something different, the Okanagan Wine Festivals are the best for those who love great wine, accompanied by fantastic food, breathtaking settings, and unique events. When you’re in Sun Peaks, this is a must-do activity as most of the locations are reachable within a few hours’ drive.

The wonderful combination of wine and food is a great way to enjoy the culinary diversity that comes from different parts of the region. Check out the website for the seasonal events and locations and see what works with your travel dates.

Okanagan Wine Festivals

Address: 1527 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2A7, Canada

Website: Okanagan Wine Festivals

9. Love kayaking? Explore beautiful McGillivray Lake

things to do in sun peaks canada | love kayaking? explore beautiful mcgillivray lake
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When the summer heats up the Sun Peaks Valley, some areas, including McGillivray Lake, make a great place for a workout, a bit of exploration and fishing. The road to the lake is almost snowed in, during the winter season, but it is usually accessible and provides breathtaking views. You can easily launch a boat here, camp, start fishing or enjoy a small picnic. The lake is not huge, but it offers scenic views of the forest and water.

Be careful if you are going with children and don’t let them go in the bushes alone. The area is safe, but wildlife spotting is frequent in nearby places.

McGillivray Lake

Address: McGillivray Lake, Thompson-Nicola P, BC V0E 5N0, Canada

10. Take a downhill bike tour

Mountain bike in downhill race
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Traverse through the forests and alpine meadows on a downhill bike ride tour. The trails in the Bike Park at Sun Peaks are suitable for any style and experience level. Hit Sun Peaks in any season and you’ll find yourself riding on a 2000 foot (609.6 meter) vertical, which extends to around 2500 feet (762 meters).

There are 40 trails for bike riding and if you’re visiting Sun Peaks during the annual competition, you can get yourself registered and race against fellow riders who come to Sun Peaks from different parts of the world. The park remains open every day, until evening and the evening hours are better for budget-friendly rides.

Sun Peaks Bike Park

Address: 1280 Alpine Road, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0, Canada

Website: Sun Peaks Bike Park

An unmissable journey

Once you’ve tried the classic experiences at Sun Peaks Resort, head to the nearby areas for more thrills. There’s so much more than meets the eye to this area and the more you explore, the more you’ll get to see! Try new adventures, taste the food, and relax. Whatever opportunities you get, just take them.

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Abhinav travels into several remote areas and cities. Loves mountains, wishes to spend a night in Antarctica in a tent and also planning to climb Mt. Everest before retirement.

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