Local woodworker makes market debut

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Sun Peaks craftsman Thomas Neveu, 25, is making his debut at the Sun Peaks & Region Farmers’ Market this season. The self-taught woodworker has a range of items for sale, including wine-racks, bird-houses and home décor items. Neveu came to Sun Peaks from Abbotsford two years ago to work as a ski-patroller, and quickly found a place to call home. With most of his working career spent outdoors on the ski slopes, … [Read more...]

Arts and sustainability at Midnight Sun

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The first ever Midnight Sun Arts & Film Festival is set to delight artists, art lovers, film-makers and nature fans with a program of events from August 7 to 9. Created by Sun Peaks resident Dasha Novak, it will feature art and design exhibitions with a focus on sustainability and nature, as well as arts and photography workshops, and free children’s art classes. Four award winning documentaries focusing on … [Read more...]

Stop and smell the flowers at Canada’s Alpine Blossom Festival

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The family-friendly Canada’s Alpine Blossom Festival is set to draw a strong crowd to Sun Peaks from July 31 to August 2. With alpine wildflowers expected to be in peak bloom, hiking is at the top of the agenda for the weekend, and families can choose to hike solo, or join Sun Peaks’ Olympic champion Nancy Greene Raine for the Reach the Peak — Tod Mountain Summit Hike to the very top of the mountain. While … [Read more...]

Get a little bit country at Country Fest

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The second annual Country Fest returns to Sun Peaks from July 24 to 26, and it comes with a few tweaks to enhance the country fair atmosphere. “Last year, there was a big focus on our headline music acts,” said Carissa Hayes, events manager for Tourism Sun Peaks. “This year, we’re increasing the focus on activities and animation around the village.” Hayes said activities such as the West Coast Lumberjack Show and … [Read more...]

Yoga, health and spirituality

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Local yogis and health enthusiasts will find something to enjoy when the Interior Wellness: Mountain Spirit Festival heads to Sun Peaks on Sunday, July 19. The festival will begin with an early morning, lift-accessed yoga and meditation retreat at mid-mountain, providing a unique opportunity for guests to beat the crowds up onto the mountain. “Guests will get around a three-hour, on-mountain experience, with the … [Read more...]