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...]

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...]

Speed demons flock to Mountain Cross Cart course

Mountain Cross Cart

North America’s first ever Mountain Cross Cart (MCC) course is open for business in Sun Peaks, and locals and visitors are enjoying the experience as they race to record their fastest time SPIN took a cart out for a spin shortly after the track opened for visitors, spending four laps on the course trying — and ultimately failing — to break the North American MCC record. MCC lift operator Richard Barlow helped … [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...]

Solid start to hiking and biking

Opening Weekend Hikers - Photo by SPIN

Sun Peaks Resort LLP (SPR) opened the Sunburst chairlift on Friday, June 26, kicking off the summer season with lift-accessed alpine hiking, sightseeing and biking. Aidan Kelly, director of sales and marketing for SPR, said the turnout for opening weekend was “steady” with a surprising number of hikers on the mountain for opening day. “Hikers actually outnumbered the bikers, which is rare,” Kelly said. While high … [Read more...]