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Our 3 Favourite Ways of Staying Active in Sunshine Valley


Staying fit to care for our physical and mental health can present a massive challenge. After all, who doesn’t find drinks, food and relaxation tempting, especially when surrounded by the gorgeous natural scenery and calming atmosphere of Sunshine Valley?


However, maintaining a balance of rest and exercise is crucial to maintaining a happy and healthy life and is an essential part of people’s lives. Here are 3 of the best ways for people in the Valley to stay active, move, and feel great. Let us know of any other personal favourites you can think of so we can add them to our list for others to experience and enjoy!




1. Going for Hikes

Did you know Sunshine Valley has our very own private network of trails? Going for hikes throughout this network, or even on the paved roads for the less adventurous, is one of the best ways to explore the valley and immerse yourself in its natural bliss. Our favourite route takes you along the scenic service road toward Silvertip mountain. This trail is perfect for adventurists of all ages and levels of experience, and the views of the Cascade mountain range are stunning. For those interested, see the attached trail map and get to planning your next adventure!

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2. Swimming at the Sunshine Valley Community Recreation Society

Swimming is one of the best ways to enjoy low-impact exercise that targets all muscle groups and greatly promotes cardiovascular health. The Sunshine Valley Community Recreation Society has its own outdoor pool available to Sunshine Valley residents and guests alike. Swing by and take a refreshing dip during the hot summer months, or enjoy the indoor and outdoor hot tub amenities throughout the year. THE SVCRS is the perfect place for families and individuals to stay active, relax and enjoy!




3. Working Out at the Hope Recreation Centre

The beautiful city of Hope, located a short 15-minute drive west of Sunshine Valley, has a tremendous recreation centre with many amenities. Their fully stocked gym is the perfect place for both experienced gym-goers and those looking to get started in their workout journey. The rec centre features free weights, squat and bench racks, cable machines, cardio machines and various other equipment that promote various exercises. The facility also offers a variety of passes to accommodate the needs and circumstances of anyone who attends. There are many more exercise options for residents and visitors, but we hope this list inspires some to get out, get active and enjoy the wide variety of fun activities offered in the area. It is important to note that enjoying these mentioned activities does not require the ownership of any equipment. All you need to stay fit and have fun is the right attitude and a supportive community to do it with. Thus, we encourage residents and visitors of the Valley to share their fitness experience and provide suggestions to others to promote a positive, healthy and happy community for all!

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Sunshine Valley is located beautifully in the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia. Sunshine Valley is just 15 minutes from Hope, a quick 2-hour drive from Vancouver, no ferries, borders, or long and tedious drives. The Valley is 1,300 acres surrounded by local highlights such as Silvertip Mountain, Cedar Lake, The Sumallo River and Manning Park. Sunshine Valley offers access to activities for everyone including, ATVing, snowmobiling, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, dirt biking, fishing, ice skating, and off-roading. 

Sunshine Valley is located just 20 minutes away from Manning Park, which features downhill and X-country skiing, a tube park and horseback riding. Further, enjoy day trips to the Similkameen Valley filled with eateries and wine tasting. Hope, just a 15-minute drive from the Valley also has a lot to offer including, the Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, the Eaton Lake Trail, the Flood Falls Trail, Gold Panning, Kawkawa Lake Beach and Water Sports and the Fraser River Tours: Hope to Hell's Gate. For families, Hope also has the HMI Skate park, the Rambo Tour, Centennial Park, the Hope Community Center, the Hope Curling Club, Bowling at the Kingpin Lounge and the Hope Golf & Country Club. Visit SunshineValleyLiving.com for more activities. Additionally, The Sunshine Valley Community Recreation Society also provides access to an outdoor pool, an indoor hot tub, tennis and pickleball courts, an auditorium for special events, free wifi, free parking in the society's parking lot and a discount on special event tickets for $40 per month. Sunshine Valley has been called one of BC's most accessible and affordable recreational and residential resorts. 

Recreational and residential acreage is for sale on a 999 Year Prepaid Registered Improvement to Land Lease starting from $147,900. Lot sizes range from just under 4000 sq ft up to just over 10,000 sq ft in three different neighbourhoods. Sunshine Valley's newest release is nine lake mountain view lots ranging from 5500 to 6700 sq ft, on which you can build up to 3500 sq ft with an additional three-car garage. The lake mountain view lots will be fully serviced with hydro, water, and TELUS high-speed fibre optic internet, septic to be installed by purchaser. The second neighbourhood is Sunshine Valley Estates featuring quarter-acre lots in the woodlands. The majority of the Sunshine Valley Estate Lots are larger than 10,450 sq ft and allow for a building up to 3500 sq ft plus a three-car garage. Infrastructure for the Estate Lots including, water, septic, hydro, cell and wifi, is currently being installed for an additional cost. Finally, the third neighbourhood is the Sunshine Valley Grove, featuring fully serviced south-facing lots around 4000 sq ft and up. The Grove lots allow for homes up to 1300 sq ft plus a garage. Although these are the lots currently available for reservation or sale, we are happy to discuss larger parcels of property available to lease. 

Sunshine Valley is the perfect place to build your first or even your second home. Use a custom builder, a prefab, kit or tiny home to create your dream outdoor four-season retreat and experience cottage living. Make Sunshine Valley your retirement location or where you choose to live off the grid to achieve sustainable living. Additionally, there is the option to Airbnb or VRBO your Sunshine Valley property for up to 6 months per year, making it the perfect property for those who wish to use their property part-time while still earning rental income. 

Register now to learn more about our newly-released lots and to book a tour. Visit Sunshine Valley to see where you could build your dream custom cabin, prefab house, or tiny home.

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