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Sun Peaks celebrates B.C. and bloom

July 29, 2016 10:35 A.M.
2015 Reach the Peak hike cheers at Tod summit.

A mountain full of flowers — with a more robust blossom than last year thanks to regular rain — awaits Sun Peaks visitors this weekend.

The Alpine Blossom Festival held every B.C. Day long weekend brings  a variety of village and mountain activities, augmented this year by extended lift hours.

Sunburst Chairlift is the route to the alpine nature show — mountainsides blanketed with colour at the height of the summer bloom — with all kinds of trails to explore.

Friday night, the Green Art Festival, a summer-long series of free outdoor screenings, presents Out There, a surfer film that tours cutting edge internationally.

Coco Jafro and Steve Kozak perform in the village on the Clock Tower stage at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively. The Trollsons, Jana Seale and other acts will perform as well.

On Saturday, Nancy Greene Raine continues another annual tradition, Reach the Peak, an annual hike to Tod summit from midstation. About 60 others joined her last year. They meet at Sunburst Chair at 9:30 a.m.

Knights of the Sun: Medieval Tournament Theatre, produced by Chimera  Theatre, offers interactive drama from 6-8 pm. Friday and Saturday, an at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Visitors might want to check out one of the resort’s newest attraction, now in gear for its second season: Mountain cross carts. For $25, you’re strapped into what’s been compared to a downhill go-cart, complete with disc brakes, ready to race the clock in four laps on a winding track above the village. The track operates between 11 a.m and 8 p.m. daily.

On Sunday, the Sun Peaks and Region Farmers Market is back in the village.

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