Conjure up an image of a drowning person, and you’d probably visualize somebody waving and wailing in the water. In reality, drowning may happen more silently than you think. “It can happen right behind you and you may not know what is going on,” warns Mario Vittone, marine safety specialist and US Coast Guard member. Called the Instinctive Drowning Response, this...
Apart from wildflowers, there are plenty of other native plants that sprout in Sun Peaks. But how many of them do we really know? The Delta’s Interpretive Nature Walk and Dinner combines a one-hour walk-through introducing local plants on the Shuswap Medicine Trail followed by a sumptuous dinner at Mantles Restaurant featuring some of these plants. It’s one of Sun...

Holy Cow race resurrected

The Holy Cow Nordic loppet race returns Feb. 26  as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Tod Mountain and Sun Peaks Resort. Classic and skate skiers will navigate a trail starting at 1,675 metres at the Holy Cow Trail, then on to the McGillivray Lake Trail, Blue Grouse, Nuthatch, Raven Ramble and Great Grey, finishing at 1,275 metres near...
Oktoberfest group.
New this year, the Sun Peaks Alpine Racers Bavarian Oktoberfest fundraiser on Oct.15 will feature a special seasonal beer brewed in Kamloops by Red Collar Brewing. The perineal sellout event is known for its authentic Bavarian food as well as all participants donning amazing lederhosen and dirndls. Tickets are selling fast with almost 300 sold in the first three weeks...
Whether it’s Indiana Jones searching far and wide for valuable artifacts or Captain Jack Sparrow looking for that elusive treasure, the thrill of the hunt is something that appeals to many. While we can’t all be archaeologists working in far-flung locales (or pirates, for that matter), it doesn’t mean you can’t indulge your penchant for seeking hidden treasures. In a world...