Destination guide

Feel on top of the world at your Sun Peaks vacation home rental

Sightseeing, hiking, and dining on patios with breathtaking views are just some of the things you can do at Sun Peaks. This mountaintop getaway hosts fun-filled activities for solo travelers, couples, and families. The Sun Peaks Resort draws in travellers by the thousands with its concerts and events in the summer and operates as one of Canada's largest ski resorts during winter. Take in the beautiful scenery on Tod Mountain, where leisurely strolls among flowery patches make for memorable holiday moments. You can hire vacation home rentals or chalets around the resort and be minutes away from the best attractions.

History

Sun Peaks was originally opened as Tod Mountain to the public in 1961, when a few developers saw the potential for a great year-round holiday destination. Development was slow for the first 30 years but when a Japanese company bought the resort in 1992, they laid out the plans for the intimate village setting that would eventually make Sun Peaks flourish. The Kamloops Heritage Railway in the nearby city of Kamloops provides history buffs with an adventure back in time. The 2141 steam train, built in 1912, has been kept in mint condition, allowing visitors to board and ride like the previous generations did.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Sun Peaks

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Travelers enjoy fun activities like skiing, biking and golfing. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Sun Peaks has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sun Peaks Golf Course (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Sun Peaks Resort (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Adams Lake Recreation Conference Centre (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • Talking Rock Golf Course (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Sunshore Golf Course (16 mi / 25.8 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks is well known for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, March, February or December, when snowfall averages 64.78 inches and temperatures average 14°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Sun Peaks

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Sun Peaks. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Niskonlith Lake Provincial Park (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Paul Lake Provincial Park (19.8 mi / 31.9 km)
  • Shuswap Lake Provincial Park (21.8 mi / 35.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Sun Peaks

Fly into Kamloops, BC (YKA), the closest airport, located 31.3 mi (50.3 km) from the city center.

How to get around

Make the journey to your Sun Peaks vacation rental

Vancouver is a 5-hour journey from Sun Peaks but you can take an overnight VIA Rail train to Kamloops – only 56 km from Sun Peaks – where shuttles run to and from the resort all year round. The Kelowna airport shuttle is another option, and it's approximately 3 hours from Sun Peaks. Once you're at the resort, making use of the in-resort shuttle is the most convenient way get around the site, but the village is small enough to make your way around on foot or on a bike in the summer.

Food & drink 

Delectable dining around Sun Peaks cabin rentals

The village layout of the mountaintop shops and eateries makes it easy to explore all the flavours that Sun Peaks has to offer. Sample savoury pasta dishes and fresh seafood servings at Italian-style restaurants. Whether you like traditional poutine or one of its many variations, you'll find no shortage of this classic Canadian dish at the resort. Dig into a nice, juicy steak paired with a glass of wine at one of the bar-and-grills. If you're looking to satisfy that sweet tooth craving, look for the dessert bars that serve a wide variety of ice cream flavours and dessert items.

Essential info

Helpful tips when staying at Sun Peaks cabin rentals

Sun Peaks mountain municipality was incorporated in 2010 and built around the Sun Peaks Resort, 55 km northeast of Kamloops, BC. There are over 600 people residing there, with nearly a thousand non-residents who own properties in the area. The summit of the resort is at an elevation of 2,080 m, which means it's a good idea to bundle up for the cooler weather. Winter skiing operations span from mid-November to mid-April but the summer months also have events and activities to enjoy. If emergency services are required, you can dial 911.

Where to stay near Sun Peaks?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 299 house rentals near Sun Peaks. From 132 Condos/Apartments to 35 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sun Peaks for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Sun Peaks?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Sun Peaks. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sun Peaks Golf Course: 312 home rentals
  • Morrisey Express: 320 home rentals
  • West Bowl T-Bar: 301 home rentals
  • Elevation Ski Lift: 307 home rentals
  • SunBurst Express: 311 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sun Peaks listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Sun Peaks?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 132 Condos/Apartments in Sun Peaks. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sun Peaks include:

  • Houses: 35 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 54 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 31 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sun Peaks?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 27 vacation homes with pool available in Sun Peaks.