Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Hiking trips in the Thompson Okanagan are particularly rewarding. It's common to traverse several geoclimatic zones on even short hiking trails.
Two of BC's biggest and most celebrated wilderness parks are found in the Thompson Okanagan: Wells Gray Provincial Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park (home to the popular Berg Lake Trail). Many other parks, such as Cathedral Provincial Park and Monahsee Provincial Park, also have outstanding hiking trails to explore.
Sun Peaks and Silver Star resorts offer chairlift access to alpine trails. There are also opportunities for heli-hiking in the Cariboo Mountains near Valemount.
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Off Hwy 16
Valemount, British Columbia
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Mount Robson offers majestic views & many hiking & recreational opportunities in the area. The Berg Lake trail is known for daily & multi-day hiking, viewing various wildlife, fauna & surrounding landscapes.
Located just minutes from internationally acclaimed Sun Peaks Resort, Paddle Surfit is Canada's first internationally accredited Stand Up Paddleboard School with new water front Pro Shop! We offer lessons, rentals and tours for all abilities and ages.
Group retreats, parties and kids camps. Our professionally certified instructors ensure you will experience the thrill of "walking on water" the very first time out!
Explore the spectacular and tranquil crystal clear bays of Heffley Lake, or take away one of our inflatable rental boards.
We offer an unprecedented selection of boards, paddles and accessories from industry leading brands. Try out the board of your dreams before you buy, just a fews steps to the water. Our knowledgeable, experienced staff will ensure you purchase the right board.
Located mins from Mt Robson Provincial Park, we offer year-round spectacular sightseeing tours. World famous Berg Lake, a UNESCO world heritage site, is just a short flight away, offering day hikers & campers alike, the opportunity to fly into Robson Pass & hike out at their own pace. Heli-hiking tours are also available. A certified guide will hike with you in the glorious high country, enjoy a gourmet lunch before your helicopter whisks you back to reality. Winter brings exhilaration & fun in the form of heli-skiing & heli-snowshoeing. The best heli-ski prices in the industry, the leader in boutique heli-skiing. We guarantee it!
123 Shortt St
Silver Star Mountain Resort, British Columbia
Silver Star is exploding with activities and fun things to do throughout the summer. We are one of BC's best mountain bike parks with bike runs for everyone. Trail difficulties range from green to double black. The Resort also offers spectacular hiking, scenic SkyChair rides, Disc Golf, wildflower, camping, nature and history tours, as well as a wine festival. For those looking for a unique and beautiful destination wedding, Silver Star has it all including a gorgeous outdoor cedar gazebo with a stunning back drop of the Monashee Mountain range, perfect for your ceremony.
1280 Alpine Rd
Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia
Our year-round community has evolved into a regional summer hub for weekly festivals & events from July to September. Stroll through the village, listen to live concerts, explore the shops & restaurants, or choose an outdoor activity. Lift-accessed hiking trails provide easy access to some of the most stunning alpine wildflowers in the region.
There's the 18-hole Sun Peaks Golf Course, downhill mountain bike park, cross country bike trails, canoe and kayak rentals, horseback riding, geo-caching, stand-up paddle boarding, outdoor pool, tennis courts & more. The weekly Sunday Farmers' market features local food vendors & artisans. With 7 hotels in the village core, an international hostel & hundreds of town home & chalet rentals, you'll want to stay for a few days just to take it all in.