Sun Peaks Grand Hotel – 5 Great Reasons to stay in the Summer

Sun Peaks Resort is not just a wintertime destination. It is a four-season resort that offers something for everyone. Whether you are coming for biking, hiking, golfing or pool time, summertime in Sun Peaks is our favorite season.

There are many different types of accommodations available in Sun Peaks, but nothing beats staying right in the heart of the village at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel. The location, amenities, and restaurants are just a few of the many reasons why we choose to stay here during our summertime visits.

Our recent visit to Sun Peaks Resort was hosted by Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

Entrance to Sun Peaks Grand Hotel


Sun Peaks Grand Hotel sits right in the heart of the village and offers commanding views of the mountain. You don’t need to walk far to access the biking or hiking trails, and you simply need to step outside to explore the shops and boutiques that line the village way.

If you’d like to take in the stunning views of the mountain, you can reserve a mountainside room and relax on your balcony. During our stay, our deluxe room had a mountain view and we certainly took advantage of it.

Our boys enjoyed an after-dinner dessert on our balcony. Later that evening after the boys were in bed, Andrew and I enjoyed a bottle of wine for some much-needed adult time.

Dessert with a view at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

One of the best parts about the location of Sun Peaks Grand is that you can park your car at check-in and leave it there until check-out. Everything you need or want is right there. We loved our evening strolls through the village after dinner and walking outside after breakfast to the market on Sunday mornings.

Walking back to Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Pool and Hot Tubs

You really can’t beat the relaxing poolside with a stunning view of the mountains. The water is warm, the air is fresh and it is a great way to rest your muscles after a long day on the trails.

The pool wasn’t busy during our visit, so the boys were able to get a few cannonballs in and let loose a little bit after our big hike. I happily relaxed in the warm water and tried not to get splashed!

There are three hot tubs available to guests and the pool water is heated which was so nice to enjoy in the mountain sunshine.

Cannonballs in the pool at Sun Peaks Grand

Rooms and Suites

There are many different types of rooms and accommodations within Sun Peaks Grand. The guest rooms are all recently renovated and offer a luxurious mountain lifestyle feel.

There are studio hotel rooms, which have all the necessities needed for a weekend or weeklong stay. We stayed in a deluxe guest room with two queen beds and a balcony with a mountain view.

Reading in our deluxe guest room at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
Enjoying our cozy deluxe guest room at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.
Deluxe rooms at sun peaks grand hotel
Deluxe Guest Room with a balcony and a view of the mountains.

There are one or two-bedroom suites that offer additional space to entertain or the luxury to spread out. We have stayed in a one-bedroom suite in the past, and it was nice to have the separation at bedtime so that Andrew and I could stay up later while the kids slept. Although during our weekend staycation we were so active during the day that we went to bed when our boys did.

Living room in the suite at sun peaks grand hotel
Living and dining area in the Suites.
Suite bathroom at sun peaks grand hotel
Suites bathroom.

There are apartment-style suites in the Sun Peaks Grand Residences with kitchens, which are great for families. The kitchens are stocked to cook meals when you don’t feel like dining out, and there’s a fireplace to curl up next to with a book or nightcap to end the day.

The Residences would be perfect for an extended stay, having the flexibility to cook some meals ourselves or have some friends over for an evening of entertaining in the comfort of our suite.

Large kitchen in the suites at sun Peaks grand
Mountain Suite kitchen.
Large entertaining area in the mountain suite
Mountain Suite.

Mantles and Morrisey’s Patio

One of the best parts of staying in a hotel means that you don’t have to cook! And the best part of summer dining is sitting outside on a patio. At Sun Peaks Grand Hotel, you have two patio options to choose from and we love them both equally but for totally different reasons.

Mantles Patio

There is no better way to enjoy a meal or beverage than on the Mantles patio. Situated right in the heart of the village, you can sit in the glorious sunshine and look out over the village or take in the mountain views.

Mantles patio in the heart of Sun Peaks

We love having lunch on the Mantles patio or sipping on a glass of wine during happy hour. After our hike, we headed straight there for some soup and hot chocolate for the kids to warm up since it was a little cool at the top of the mountain during our visit.

The kids loved watching the bikers coming down from Progression Park, and I just loved soaking in the scenery. We saw a few friends cruise by on bikes during our lunch, so it’s also a great spot for people-watching.

The patio at Mantles restaurant

Morrisey’s Public House Patio

A village favorite, Morrisey’s patio offers a comfortable and casual atmosphere with good, old-fashioned pub-style service.

The cozy seating on Morrisey’s patio with the table heaters is a big draw for us. The kids have room to relax and Morrisey’s famous nachos are a hit every time. The nachos come deconstructed now, which was a big hit with our youngest son, Heath, who devoured them in record time.

I love just sipping away on my Aperol spritz and stealing bites of my older son’s poutine! Just remember that it is a popular spot and patio seating fills up quickly.

The patio at Morrisey's Public House

Read more about the restaurants in our post “Why We Love the Family Friendly Restaurants at Sun Peaks Grand.”

Summer Activities

There are so many options for summer activities right outside the steps of Sun Peaks Grand, that the hardest part of your getaway will be choosing which ones to do!

If you’re looking for ideas, check out our summer weekend family getaway at Sun Peaks Grand and see how many activities we packed into our staycation.

Entrance to hiking and biking at Sun Peaks
Take the chairlift to hike the trails or bike down the mountain.
Golfing in Sun Peaks
Enjoy a round of golf at Sun Peaks’ beautiful 18-hole golf course.
Mountain biking trails at Sun Peaks
Bike one of the endless mountain bike trails.
Geocaching in Sun Peaks
Try finding a geocache in Sun Peaks Resort.
Enjoy pool time with an incredible view of the mountains at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
Spend the afternoon poolside at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

Want more summer activities to choose from?

There are so many things about Sun Peaks Grand Hotel that we love, and our recent weekend staycation there was one of our favorite trips to date. If you are looking for a local family adventure in BC, we have no doubt that you will have as much fun as we did!

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