Paddle Surfit showroom opens

Paddleboarding - Photo by SPIN

Businesses in Sun Peaks have a new neighbour this summer. Bodie Shandro, owner of Paddle Surfit operated on nearby Heffely Lake, has opened a showroom in the Residences at the Sun Peaks Grand, next door to the Tourism Sun Peaks offices. “It’s going to be great having a presence in the village,” said Shandro. “The biggest reason for this is the demand. Many people take lessons with us and then want to buy a board. … [Read more...]

Sun Peaks poised for Chinese tourism boom

Tourism Sun Peaks at Showcase Asia in 2014. Courtesy Tourism Sun Peaks.

China is the fastest growing tourism market in the world today, and Chinese people are travelling to Canada in greater numbers than ever before. Colin Brost, director of market development for Tourism Sun Peaks (TSP), caught up with SPIN to discuss the benefits of Chinese tourism for Sun Peaks, and how TSP is working on the front lines in China to capture this huge market. In late 2009, Canada was granted … [Read more...]

Municipality reflects on five year anniversary

The Sun Peaks Municipality councilors in 2010.

On June 28, Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality celebrated its five year anniversary. SPIN caught up with three of the driving members behind the push for Sun Peaks to become a municipality – Mayor Al Raine, councillor Ines Popig, and former SPIN publisher Adam Earle. Al Raine credits Sun Peaks Resort LLP (SPR) owner, Masayoshi Okhubo, for paving the way for local government. “When Mr. Okbubo was buying Tod … [Read more...]