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Enveloped by three majestic mountain ranges, gushing rivers, many forests, waterfalls, volcanic fields, lava beds and fresh water lakes, North Thompson is wild and beautiful region.
Land of Adventure
The adventurous spirit will find no end of activities in North Thompson. Sun Peaks Resort, Canada’s Alpine Village, is just a short 45 minutes from Kamloops. Nestled between the Cariboo and the Monashee Mountains, Sun Peaks Resort has some of the finest skiing in Canada. Sun Peaks is also the second largest summertime resort. The destination is heaven for bikers, hikers, music lovers and families.
The Fraser, North Thompson and South Thompson rivers offer excellent white water rafting and voyageur canoe tours. The region also hosts a famous fall fair and rodeo. As 65 year tradition, the rodeo hosts some of Canada’s finest cowboys, draws in more than 10,000 visitors and provides lots of quintessential activities.
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Whitewater Rafting on the Mighty Fraser River
Cascading from the tumultuous Mount Robson, the mighty Fraser River is the longest in British Columbia. Instantly transforming from slow, tranquil water to raging whitecaps, the Fraser is a changeable beast to be reckoned with.
Challenge BC’s largest river with whitewater rafting. An adrenaline fueled adventure, visitors will be invigorated and energized by the icy glacial water, navigating a rubber raft through class III rapids aptly named Ejector and Grand Maw.
Turn Back Time With A Ranch Stay
Jandana Ranch, a 500 acre property complete with 45 horses roaming rolling hillsides, is a unique and exciting place to stay. A series of cosy cabins and fascinating wildlife, such as coyotes, deer, moose, black bears, grouse, excites guests while making them feel at home.
As proponents of ‘Natural Horsemanship’, Jandana Ranch teaches visitors to effectively communicate with horses, ensuring riders and their steads become synchronised partners. In addition to horse-riding, the ranch also offers hiking, fishing and swimming. Guests can get the true ranch experience by pitching in and helping with daily operations. At night, join a vibrant and friendly community around the bon-fire for singing, s'mores and fresh North Thomson air.
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
Mike Wiegele’s Helicopter Skiing offers visitors the opportunity to become immersed in untouched, white snow which blankets rugged, majestic mountains. Located in Blue River, BC, heli-skiing provides an unparalleled opportunity to reach untouched areas. Expert skiers will be thrilled and enthralled by ideal snow conditions, stunning landscape and challenging descents.
Reach back to the medieval period with medieval tournament theater
Families fascinated by knights, princesses, heroic battles and epic stories will love Sun Peaks Resort’s Knights of the Sun. Presented by renowned Chimera Theatre, Knights of the Sun is an epic show filled with ferocious combat, song, dance, conspiracy and romance as knights vie for the title of Champion of the Sun! An epic experience for the whole family, this show delights everyone.