Sunshine Village Re-opens for Canada Day


The lifts will start again from June 28th to July 3rd and will be open on Wednesday 1st July – Canada Day. The resort hasn’t opened at this time of year for over three decades. NEW

1991 was the last time the resort was able to open some slopes for Canada’s national day.

After heavy winter snowfall there is enough on the slopes this year to fire up some lifts to celebrate Canada Day.

“If you are joining us for skiing or riding this summer, please be sure to stay on the groom trails,” said the resort.

“This is essential to our summer ski operation and in place for your safety and the environmental integrity of our resort.”

“There will be no skiing prior to June 28th. If you plan on visiting us before then leave all snow travel devices at home.”

“Basically, we had over 900 cm of snow on our slopes this season and we found ourselves in June with a (lot) of snow, so we thought why don’t we see if we can open?” said Kendra Scurfield, brand and communications director at Sunshine village to local media.

“Fortunately, Parks Canada has been really collaborative with us and is letting us reopen once again for summer skiing.”

Much of the skiing and snowboarding at the resort is at a high altitude reached by a long gondola.

It remains unclear how many runs will be open, but for most people it will simply be so they can say they have been on the slopes on Canada Day.

Strawberry Express will be running and the terrain park will have some features on offer.

The main restaurant will also be open serving food and drink.

Elsewhere in Canada the glacier at Whistler/Blackcomb is open, but for clubs only and the area is not open to the general public.

Canada Day marks the occasion when, on July 1st 1867, the British Parliament brought the British North America Act into effect that lead to the creation of independent Canada.


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