Sun Peaks Fall Activities - Another Best Sun Peaks Season
There are many Sun Peaks fall activities to enjoy, even though the summer visitors have gone and the winter activity visitors are (im)patiently awaiting the opening of the next ski season.
While Sun Peaks Resort (Canada’s Alpine Village) is usually very peaceful between September 1 and the opening of ski season and some Sun Peaks restaurants and stores may be closed so the owner/operators can have a quick little break before winter arrives, but it is still an ideal (and low cost) time to head up for some wonderful outdoor recreational activities or some well-deserved ‘chill time’ with family and/or friends.
It can be a beautiful time of year – yes a little cooler, especially at night (private hot tubs helps with that), and yes there can be clouds and maybe rain, but there can also be some of those 2,000 wonderful hours of sunshine that Sun Peaks is famous for.
There are plenty of free or low cost fall activities to enjoy as well to keep your get-away affordable.
See our Driving to Sun Peaks safety tips page before heading up, and remember the winter tire rules come info effect on October 1st...
Many Sun Peaks rental property owners, including ourselves with our Best Sun Peaks condo in Stones Throw and Best Sun Peaks townhouse in Trapper's Landing, are also offering low accommodation rates or discounts on Top of the Mountain accommodations to make it even more affordable to get away to Sun Peaks this fall.
Favorite Sun Peaks Fall Activities, so far....
Some of our favorite Sun Peaks fall activities include:
- Night Time Stand Up Paddleboard Tours on beautiful Heffley Lake with Paddle Surfit
- Exploring the cross-country bike trails with a Sun Peaks eBike rental or mountain bike rental from McSporties (save 10% by mentioning BestSunPeaks when you reserve)
- Sun Peaks Craft Beer and Winery Tours - delicious and fun!
- In-suite mobile massage , spa treatments at Sun Peaks Spa, or hair and makeup sessions with Looks by Laine
- Hitting a few rounds on the Sun Peaks Resort golf course, including fall specials – open til around late September or early October, weather dependent
- Enjoying the free (not lift accessed) walking, hiking and mountain biking trails around the resort, mountains and surrounding areas and absorbing the fresh air, wildlife viewing opportunities and glorious views. Watch out for bears as they come down low to fill their bellies prior to hibernation.
- Sun Peaks and Kamloops area fly fishing lessons, guided fishing tours for individuals, families & groups, and corporate packages available with Fast Action Fishing Adventures through to October or when the nearby lakes begin to freeze a (which is when ice fishing begins).
- Sun Peaks trail rides and horse drawn carriage tours
- Leisurely walk to visit the Sun Peaks waterfall
- Sun Peaks Winery Tours
- Playing a few games of tennis on the newly re-surfaced tennis courts (near the skating rink, outdoor pool and recreation facility)
Fall horse trail rides at Sun Peaks Resort
- SUPing! Stand up paddle boarding at Sun Peaks is easy, fun, great exercise, accessible for most ages and abilities, and lessons, tours and/or rentals are generally available until Heffley freezes over. You generally won’t get wet unless you want to. Click the paddlebord link or call 250 318-0722 to book
- Voyageur guided canoe tours - beautiful fall colors on McGillivray Lake and colorful stories of adventures past, til late September
- Kamloops and the Shuswap area have some wonderful wineries and craft beer makers , and with grape harvest time just around the corner, fall is an opportune time to enjoy some local fine wines and food items. Self-drive (no drinking and driving!) and comfortable escorted group winery tours to the numerous nearby wineries can be arranged through us
Adams River Sockeye Salmon Run - photo Jett Britnell
- Salmon watching!! Between September and early November, millions and millions of Sockeye salmon will be enduring a life and death struggle to make their way back home to spawn through local rivers, such as the Shuswap and Adams Rivers. Sun Peaks makes for a great central location to enjoy salmon watching as well as the many other Sun Peaks fall activities. 2018 was a dominant year which should mean lots of salmon fighting their way upstream, and every 4 years from then.
- The Sun Peaks horses still need exercise in the fall (before they start pulling the sleighs through the plentiful, wonderful powder! Call the Sun Peaks Adventure Centre (250-578-5542) in advance to arrange for an escorted trail ride or a custom, private carriage ride through the village and surrounding areas
- Fishing (with proper licenses), fly-fishing lessons and wildlife viewing and photography, along with canoeing, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking on the nearby lakes (such as McGillivray or Heffley) is still a wonderful way to enjoy a relax and enjoy a Sun Peaks fall day
Porcini mushrooms found in the fall
- Mushroom picking anyone? Boletus and porcini mushrooms are popular in the fall, and morels are popular in the spring. Sun Peaks and Kamloops has some great mushroom picking spots - read more about it in this Sun Peaks News mushrooming article....
- or perhaps, enjoying the slow pace, beautiful outdoor views, many amenities, reading a book or playing board games or cards that we provide in our Best Sun Peaks condo or luxurious and spacious Best Sun Peaks townhouse in Trapper's Landing....
- more to come.......
What is your favorite Sun Peaks fall activity?
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