Plan a Family Winter Adventure to Sun Peaks

September 15, 2023 Enjoy a wide range of entertaining activities at Sun Peaks and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.
A skier with two children on the hills at Sun Peaks

Photo by Kelly Funk

If you are looking to plan a family winter adventure that is fun both on and off the slopes, check out Sun Peaks in British Columbia! Enjoy a wide range of entertaining activities and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime. Here are a few of the options offered by Sun Peaks that your family will enjoy:

Person first bumping a child with snowboards in the snow

Photo by Johnnie Balfour

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

If any of your family members are new to skiing, or need a refresher, book a private lesson with one of their friendly and knowledgeable instructors. The Sun Tots program is a terrific option for introducing children to the world of winter sports. There are also a variety of youth and adult lessons, for every skill level, at the Sun Peaks Snow School.

Two women skating at the rink at Sun Peaks

Photo by Mary Putnam


Grab your skates, take each other’s hands, and head over to the NHL-sized ice rink that’s just a short walk from the heart of the village. There’s nothing more quintessentially Canadian than ice skating in the open air, taking in the beautiful winter landscape. Skate rentals at the rink are limited, so we suggest bringing your own if you have them. Book this activity in advance to secure your spot on the ice!

Family enjoying a winter horse-drawn sleigh ride at Sun Peaks

Photo by Kelly Funk

Sleigh Rides

Sun Peaks Stables’ sleigh rides are available to guests during the ski season for daylight, sunset, and evening tours of the frosty village with mountain views. Families of all ages will love this unforgettable experience. Don’t forget to greet the friendly draft horses and get a photo or two before getting cozy for the ride. 

Photo by Graeme Paterson

Group of three people Nordic skiing at Sun Peaks

Nordic Skiing 

Sun Peaks is a favourite Nordic destination with over 30+ kilometres of groomed terrain and scenic mountain views. You can enjoy Nordic skiing on track-set trails with your entire family — even your dog — as the pet-friendly route to the McGillivray Lake Outpost warming hut allows for your furry family members to join you. The Nordic Centre at the base of the Orient chairlift offers Nordic equipment rentals and a chance to warm up before you head out on the trails. 

Two skiers gliding down the hill at Sun Peaks

Photo by Reuben Krabbe

Cruisy Runs

Spend the day exploring the slopes and the 137 runs from the top. Their 13 chairlifts go to green, blue, and black runs which allows families of all different skill levels to ride the lifts together. Family members who want to go out on their own for a run or two can easily reconnect with the group at the bottom of the chairlift. With so many kid-friendly trails, it’s easy for them to stay in their comfort zone.

A man and child on tubes gliding down the track at the Tube Park at Sun Peaks

Photo by Kelly Funk


End your fun-filled day with some tubing! The tube park is a great activity for everyone to enjoy and you’ll get to experience the beautiful view riding the village carpet lift to the top of the hill. Hit the banked lanes and fly down the hill with a super-sized tube. 

Two parents with three children skiing through the village at Sun Peaks while it snows.

Photo by Sun Peaks

Ski-Through Village

The entire family can enjoy treats and delicious food at the ski-in, ski-out village. Kids can’t get enough of Sneaky Scallywags’ famous jelly bean wall and Baby Doh’s fresh mini donuts. Hot drinks and cold ales are available at the many restaurants and cafes, and the boutique shops have a little something for everyone. Check them out for souvenirs and mementos for the youngsters!

Sun Peaks is a great destination for winter family fun. If you’re considering Sun Peaks for a winter family adventure, we suggest you start a quote for your trip. It's also a great time to check for winter packages and specials!