When the chairlift opens at Sun Peaks Resort, we hike from mid-station at the top of the Sunburst Express to the summit of Tod Mountain. This is a steady uphill to Top of the World, then an up and down venture to the final hill that is the peak of Tod Mountain. The return hike is about 9km. Early in July there are some muddy and wet spots and some snow up near the summit, but overall this is a moderate hike to a nice viewpoint.
The big wildflower show is later in July, but the earlier blooms include anemone, alpine buttercups, shooting stars, marsh marigold, chickweed, spring beauties, and violets.
If you go early in the season, you will see less flowers, wetter conditions, and more bugs, but there will less people too. The flower show changes every 2 weeks so several visits (early July/later July/August) are recommended before the chairlift shuts down over Labor Day weekend.