With a relatively small (for Canada) total of 20 or so restaurants in Sun Peaks, the emphasis here is more on quality than quantity. There are no fast food chains, but a great mix of dining styles, from simple bagel bars to high calibre restaurants.
• Powder Hounds – The oldest private restaurant in town, with a mixed menu that includes German and Austrian dishes like schnitzel as well as ribs and steak. The desserts are particularly good.
• Voyageur Bistro – Excellent French-Canadian cuisine combined with quintissentially Canadian hospitality. Feast on bison, venison, elk, salmon, duck and pork. The bison burger and voyageur tourtiere pie and always fantastic.
• Mantles, Sun Peaks Grand Hotel – Arguably the most popular in resort, with a farm-to-fork mentality. Locals flock here for their high-quality breakfast buffet, and even for dinner options like lamb shank, pork tenderloin and smoked duck, plus burgers and pizza. The quinoa chocolate cake is a decadent way to end.
• Bella Italia – Simple, tasty and budget friendly, you can't go wrong here with fresh antipasti, thin-crust pizza, pasta and meat dishes. Try the classic osso bucco, lobster ravioli or pork belly.
• Mountain High Pizza – By the slice or as a whole, the pizza here is sublime - huge deep-pan triangles of cheesy goodness with the option of a huge range of toppings. And it's quite easy on the wallet, too.
• Sunburst Lodge (top of Sunburst Express chairlift) – The architectural equivalent of a warm hug, this comfy place is the only restaurant on the mountain and has a big terrace and familiar menu.
Sun Peaks is very family-friendly, so its nightlife tends to be quite sedate. Après typically consists of a couple of drinks and dinner followed by an early night. There are bars here though, and as everything is very compact, you could have one very successful bar crawl.
• Morrisey's Public House – Nestled in The Residences at the Sun Peaks Grand, this Irish-style sports bar houses pool tables and shows loads of sports matches on their various TVs - expect a lot of testosterone.
• Bottoms Bar & Grill – This is favourite amongst the locals as it has lively après, live music and a few pool tables. And there's daily drinks specials for those who love a good deal.
• Masa's Bar & Grill – Centrally located, this venue is a great place to stop in for a beer or two, some poutine and to watch a match. If sports isn't your thing, then don't despair, there's even some live music occasionally.
Spectacular Holiday Kick Off Weekend
The middle of December in Sun Peaks is the best time for all sorts of festive fun - you can take some selfies with Santa, high five a few of his elves, dance along to some merry music or have a look around the Holiday Artisan Market. If sweet treats take your fancy, taste some authentic maple taffy, show off your decorating skills at a gingerbread cookie class, make some Christmas decorations with the kids and admire the brilliant ice carvings; sleep will definitely be deserved.
Santa doesn't just come to visit on Christmas Eve in Sun Peaks - throughout December you may ski past him on the mountains, share some bacon with him at breakfast, and listen to music with him around a bonfire, with a hot chocolate in hand.
Caroling with Nancy Greene
On the 23 December, locals and visitors, along with Olympic skiier Nancy Greene, gather in the village for a good ol' festive sing-song. Song sheets are provided.
New Year's Eve
From morning 'til night on NYE you'll find lots to do on both the mountain and down in the village. Watch the experts catch some air at the First Flight Big Air Invitational in the Rockstar Energy Terrain Park, or grab some mulled wine and coo at the little'uns take part in the Kids' Glowstick Parade in the village. There's also a torchlight parade on the Sundance ski run, and a fireworks display at midnight - what more could you ask for?
• Get free ski guiding from the Sun Hosts and Olympian Nancy Greene, to help you get the most out of the mountain.
• Morrisey's pub is the place to be for après - it's an Irish bar that's always popular with the locals.
We’re all about giving you support, expertise and info before, during and after your holiday – it’s what we do. Our service includes:
- 24/7 support and assistance.
- Ski Explorer app with maps, resort info and tips as well as snow and weather reports.
- Text messages with essential information about your journey.
There won’t be a rep based in Sun Peaks, but we’ll email you your vouchers if you’ve pre-booked lift passes, equipment hire or tuition, and give you details on how to pick up your gear, to make sure you’re ready for the mountain. There won’t be any Crystal-run après events, but you can check the Ski Explorer app for details on local events and activities. If you need any assistance, you can call the Crystal team 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
All our holidays include shared transfers to and from your accommodation. However, if you would prefer a private transfer, this can be added when booking. These are taken by car, 6-seater or minibus, depending on the number of people in your booking.