Canada’s newest mountain resort municipality is a unique, welcoming and vibrant community with its own school, numerous hotels, shops and dining options, all within a charming ski-through village.
Boasting Canada’s 2nd largest ski area and highest elevation golf course, Sun Peaks is located in the province’s sunny interior and only 4.5 hours from Vancouver. With 4,270 acres of skiable terrain on 3 varied mountains, plentiful dry powder snow, and 2,000 hours of sunshine annually, Sun Peaks offers big skiing and more. In summer, experience golf, lift accessed mountain biking and hiking, plus several nearby lakes. Known as ‘Canada’s Alpine Village’, Sun Peaks is quickly evolving into the preferred venue for year-round events and festivals. With four distinct seasons, each featuring its unique natural beauty and seasonal activity options, Sun Peaks provides its residents and visitors with fresh mountain air and easy access to nature via a wide variety of year round trails.
Summer in Sun Peaks –
There is so much to do where it’s cooler under the sun.
Sun Peaks is home to British Columbia’s highest elevation golf course. Surrounded by mountains on three sides this 18-hole, 6,400 yard, Graham Cooke designed par 72 course tests and satisfies golfers of all abilities. Offering natural beauty, fresh mountain air and spectacular views, the course is set 1,200 metres above sea level so your balls fly farther and the temperature is often cooler than in the valley below.
Hike through brilliantly coloured alpine meadows of wildflowers after being whisked up the Sunburst Chairlift or begin right from the heart of the village. With 18 hiking trails available to explore, a new adventure is literally at your doorstep each day.
Explore our lift-accessed downhill bike park with over 65 km of trails, including a dirt jump park and 2,000 feet of vertical catering to all ages and abilities, extended to nearly 2,500 feet when combined with the Altitude cross country trail into the alpine of Mt.Tod.
At Sun Peaks there is always something to do. Choose one or do them all – nordic pole walking, horseback riding or tennis. Or trade dry land for water and try stand-up paddle boarding, rent a canoe/kayak or try world class fly fishing in one of our nearby lakes. It’s all possible here in ‘Canada’s Alpine Village’.
With weekly festivals and special events from July to September, including outdoor concerts, a weekly farmers market, a village stroll of shops and cafes, Sun Peaks is the perfect place to do it all, or nothing at all, where it is cooler under the sun.
View the summer in Sun Peaks video below:
Winter in Sun Peaks –
Where you are greeted by sunshine and light dry champagne powder.
Renowned for its sunshine and light, dry champagne powder, Sun Peaks provides a wide variety of trails for all ability levels. Enjoy all 3 mountains with two alpine bowls, green, blue and black runs and glade areas, and conveniently return to the charming alpine village at the centre base.
Green level skiers can ride to the top of Crystal Lift, enjoy the view and ski all the way down on ‘Five Mile’ run. Intermediate and expert level skiers and boarders can find exactly what they are searching for… long cruisers, bumps, steeps and bowls. For budding park enthusiasts Sun Peaks offers a well developed terrain park with over 10 acres and 3 distinct zones for beginner, intermediate and expert and over 45 fine-tuned features.
Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a wide range of additional winter activities including snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, tubing, skating and cross country skiing. Sun Peaks has quietly evolved into a favourite Nordic destination. Over 37 kilometers of impeccably groomed and track-set trails are accessible right from the village and your hotel. Truly unique to Sun Peaks, guests can hop aboard the Morrisey Express Chairlift for exceptional access to seemingly endless backcountry terrain.
The Director of Skiing is Olympic gold medalist and retired Canadian Senator Nancy Greene-Raine. Nancy is on the slopes most days and will take you for a tour of her favourite runs.