BC Resort Vacations
BC resort options are plentiful and varied with many offering world-class recreational activities. Visit BC in any of the four spectacular seasons with winter and summer feature the most options to choose from.
Winter BC Resort Activities
Experience a snowy Canadian winter in BC without the bone-chilling cold you’ll find in other provinces. BC’s many mountain ranges offer skiers, snowboarders and snowmobile enthusiasts an unbeatable winter playground.
Venture to the Coast Mountains and you’ll find the biggest BC resort, Whistler Blackcomb. Prefer drier champagne powder, sunnier skies and vacationing with the family? Head to the BC interior and check out Sun Peaks Resort with plentiful winter BC resort activities. Want to trade in the skis for something with a bit more power? Travel to Revelstoke in the Kootenay Rockies to experience one of the world’s most popular snowmobile destinations.
Bask in sun and snow at the second largest BC resort. Your BC winter ski vacation won’t be spent under gray skies or praying for powder - the area features over 2,000 hours of sunlight and an average of 18 feet of snow each year!
Sun Peaks Resort is a top ski destination for family vacations. With a good selection of beginner trails and the majority of runs at the intermediate level, it offers superb terrain for young skiers. Pros and daredevils are sure to be delighted with one third of mountain terrain geared to advanced and expert skiers. Green, blue and black runs can be accessed from the top of every chairlift, so even if you can’t ski together you can still enjoy the ride up as a group!
Downhill skiing is the main reason to visit Sun Peaks but there’s so much more on offer, including:
- A charming Village with abundant shops and restaurants
- Sport Centre with year-round heated outdoor pool
- Kids games nights
- Slopeside movie nights
- Cross country skiing
- Snow tubing
- Ice skating
- Sleigh rides
- and more!
Summer BC Resort Activities
Much like the winter, BC summer activities are focused mainly around mountain adventure. Many BC ski resorts barely let the lifts rest after ski season before they start up again for downhill mountain biking. Lift-accessed hiking is also available and more accessible with little gear required.
Swimming, boating, water skiing, diving, canoeing and kayaking are also popular summer BC resort activities. They can be enjoyed on the coastal pacific waters or warmer lakes of the BC interior.
Waterfront or seaside BC Resort accommodation is a great choice for summer vacations, but it does come with a price tag. It can also be difficult to find when a holiday or long weekend is thrown into the mix.
Choose a fun and affordable alternative and visit one of BC’s top ski resorts instead. Because they’re known best for skiing, BC vacation packages are a steal in the summer!
Choosing Sun Peaks for your Summer BC Resort Vacation
Sun Peaks is never a crowded and hurried resort, but summer is especially serene and relaxing. Book in advance to secure your favourite accommodation or visit on a whim and still find something comfy and affordable.
Spend your days soaking in the rays on a patio or get active and hit the hills. Try a few BC hiking trails amongst the alpine flowers or try BC mountain biking down one of 29 lift-accessed trails. Other summer activities include:
- Farmers' Markets
- Summer Festivals including the Wine and Culture Festival and Canada Day Celebrations
- 18-hole, par 72 Graham Cooke-designed BC golf course
- Children’s Summer Camps
- Trail Rides
- Stand-up Paddle Boarding
- and more!