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Sun Peaks

Canada’s Second Largest Ski Area

Step out of your door ready for adventure at Sun Peaks Resort, Canada’s Second Largest Ski Area. Explore the terrain parks or enrol in one of their classes. Bundle up and take a dog sled tour, go ice fishing, fat biking, skating, snowmobiling, tubing and much more! There’s also shopping, dining, a fitness centre, a spa, and several places for massage and a hair salon!

Sun Peaks Resort is a scenic 45-minute drive north from Kamloops via Highway 5 (the Yellowhead Hwy). This alpine village is nestled between three separate peaks and rests amid the Cariboo and Monashee Mountain ranges.

Come for the Snow

Sun Peaks is a family-friendly, affordable ski destination, where snow quality is matched with an award winning ski-in ski-out village surrounded by 4,270 acres of deep, dry BC powder. It attracts travellers world-wide to indulge in endless runs down 137 separate alpine trails, the terrain park, and and two wine festivals: Savour the Sun Mountain Wine Festival and the Sun Peaks Wine & Food Festival.

At the Heart of it All

Stroll through the pedestrian-only village to start your adventure. The chair lift whisks you up to the summit of Tod Mountain where you can take advantage of unlimited access to untouched snow.

Cross-country ski through the quiet forest on 37 kilometres (19 miles) of groomed Nordic trails or explore a snowshoe trail. Pound out the snowbanks on a guided snowmobile run. At the end of the day, unwind in a steaming hot tub and feel the snowflakes melt on your shoulders as you soak your cares away.

Come Back in the Summer

In the summer, bluebird skies and bright sunshine light up the mountains. Bring the family for mountain adventures that create lifelong memories.

Hiking and Music

The once snow covered alpine slopes morph into endless hiking and mountain biking trails in the summer. The village square becomes centre stage for Sun Peaks’ legendary live music.

Voyageur Canoe Tour

Step back in time and into a canoe with a Voyageur Canoe Tour. Paddle the routes once taken by pioneers and explorers. Watch for wildlife along the way. Finish up your day with a meal in the forest!

Alpine Blossoms Abound

Let the floral aromas of the alpine blossoms wash over you as you ride the chairlift to the alpine. Take your time as you walk along flower-strewn cliffs, silent forests and alpine meadows. Make sure you’re here for the Alpine Blossom Festival at the end of July. Entertainers, activities and Mother Nature are waiting for you there.

Top Ways to Experience Sun Peaks Resort

  1. Want to meet the locals? Join our Sun Hosts on a complimentary Round the World Tour of all three mountains
  2. Explore world-renowned snow with the luxury of no lift lines and a slope all to yourself Downhill Skiing (137 runs)
  3. Step out your door and click on your skis because over 40 kilometres (25 miles) of flawlessly groomed cross-country trails are easily reached right from the village
  4. Take the Sunburst chairlift to hike through acres upon acres of sweet-smelling blossoming Canadian Alpine wildflowers
  5. Feel the thrill of speeding over a frozen lake and then experience the delicate touch of a Whiskey Jack landing on your finger as you observe nature in winter on a snowmobile tour
  6. Step back in time and pioneer your way through a Voyageur Canoe Tour, spotting local wildlife as you paddle, then choose to dine in the forest afterwards
  7. Calling all wine lovers! Sun Peaks is the place you’ll want to be, with two winter wine festivals – the Sun Peaks Wine & Food Festival in March and the Savour the Sun Mountain Wine Festival in December
  8. Find music in the mountains during the Summer Concert Series held in Village Square during the warm alpine evenings
  9. Reconnect with friends and family as you skate beneath a blanket of stars, then warm up with a roaring fire and a mug of hot chocolate
  10. Let the canines be your guide and dogsled through the forest, touring the valley in a most unique way
  11. Find your own path trudging through snowy corridors and frosted trees on snowshoes like the first Overlanders