Canada’s Sun Peaks Resort, a year-round, destination north of Kamloops in interior British Columbia, is adding Nordic Walking, or as they call it Nordic Pole Walking, to its summer program. Discover Sun Peaks Adventures, which handles the resort’s activities program, will be offering introductory and intermediate clinics throughout the summer with experienced instructors and interpretive guides to teach the technique while exploring the walking and hiking trails at Sun Peaks.
The two-hour introductory program begins at 10 a.m. on the following Saturdays: June 22, June 29, July 13, August 3, August 18, August 31 and September 14. Those who have completed the Discover Nordic Walking program can “graduate” to the Discover Alpine Nordic Walking program, a 2½-hour program, still described as “novice” but on upper-mountain trails. It takes place at 1 p.m. on the following Saturdays: July 13, August 3, August 31, plus Sunday, August 18. If you’ve had a bit of Nordic Walking experience, you might ask whether you can participate without the intro session.
Each session costs CDN$39 for instruction and interpretive guided program, plus use of Keenfit Nordic Walking poles and, for the Alpine option, one uphill ride on the Sunburst chairlift.
Book through the Sun Peaks Adventure Centre located in the Village Day Lodge or call 250-578-5542.