As I swing onto the seat of my bike in the snowy Sun Peaks village, a woman smiles and says “Wow, that looks like fun.” It’s the first time I’ve ridden a bike when the temperature is solidly below 0 degrees and it takes some getting used to. I’m wearing winter boots, my ski helmet and ski gloves, which I...
Two ladies are on a mission this winter—to get more confidence and more smiles out of female skiers out on the slopes at Sun Peaks. Laurie White and Chase Wolfe are a fun-loving, high energy duo who’ve had guiding and instructing experiences under their collective belt. This season the sisters will be running a ski program for women called Ski...

Golf course closes October 10

Make the most of your summer and give your golf clubs a workout before the season ends. Sun Peaks Golf Course closes this year on Oct. 10 so there are only a few weeks left to tee off and practise your swing on the 18-hole course. The SPIN Cup Men’s Night runs until Sept. 29, every Thursday evening from 3...
Giant Hogweed (a.k.a. Heracleum Mantegazzianum, which sounds like the villain of a Roger Moore-era Bond film) is the dangerous invader from across the seas. The vile plant has stem hairs and leaves which contain a clear, highly toxic sap that can cause blisters, burns and external scarring. Internal scarring as well, if you’re feeling bold. The plant was first introduced...
Whether it’s from the farm or the vineyard, the best of the harvest will be served up at the fourth annual Autumn Bounty in Sun Peaks. Expect to taste excellent food and beverage at this one-of-a-kind event which runs on Thanksgiving weekend, Oct. 8 to 12. This means delectable dishes from fresh and seasonal produce. “We planted potatoes towards the end...