Sun Peaks Canada - Everything you need to know for your next Ski holiday

Sun Peaks

Getting Here


By Air

Only a 45 minute drive from Kamloops in the interior of BC, you’ll find Sun Peaks Mountain Resort. By air, you can travel to Kamloops from Vancouver or Calgary, which takes an hour from either city. 

Kamloops Airport has expanded their daily direct flight service from Vancouver to 12 flights per day. This ensures Sun Peaks is a quick and easy travel destination. 

From Calgary we recommend flying with Air Canada Jazz or Westjet. Both airline services fly into Kamloops directly. If you are traveling from Vancouver, the best airline option is Air Canada Jazz.

Car Hire

Please remember you will be driving through high-altitude and weather conditions that are subject to sudden changes, and of course winter driving conditions. Be sure your vehicle is properly equipped with snow tires and/or chains (mandatory from October 1- March 31 each year) and adapt to your driving conditions no matter the season.

The drive from Kamloops Airport is a 45 minute drive to Sun Peaks and is breathtaking. If hiring a car, you’ll need to take highway 5 heading east for 35km. The road starts as Tod Mountain Rd and turns into Henley Louis Creek Rd and then Creekside Way. The road is very well maintained, wide and not windy which makes for an easy drive. There is a bit of steepness towards the end.

Driving from Kelowna Airport takes approximately 2.5 hours to get to Sun Peaks.  Take Old Vernon Road to Okanagan Highway/ BC-97 N. You’ll need to continue on Okanagan Highway and then take Trans Canada Highway to Old Highway 5 in Kamloops for 170 km. Continue on the Heffley Louis Creek Road and Sun Peaks Road to Alpine Road in Sun Peaks for 33 kms until you arrive at Sun Peaks Resort.

Shuttle Bus

Our preferred operator, Tasteful Excursions is the official Sun Peaks Shuttle Bus provider. They offer a fleet of new 14 seater passenger vans transferring to/from Kamloops Airport. There are other providers available too. 

Airport Shuttles are also available from Kelowna to Sun Peaks on a select schedule. The shuttle requires a minimum number of passengers to go ahead. 

If you are wanting to take a shuttle from Vancouver to Sun Peaks, the trip will take 5.5 hours. This shuttle requires a minimum of 4 people in order to run. This transfer operates throughout the winter season on Wednesdays and Saturdays only.

Getting Around Sun Peaks

The Sun Peaks village is reasonably compact so a rental car is not necessarily needed. Sun Peaks offers a free shuttle bus that operates during the ski season. Running from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm from November 28th to April 5th. The intra-resort shuttle loops around the resort to provide an easy way to get around town. Keep a lookout for thin red signs that read “Bus Stop”, each loop takes around 20 minutes starting at the Village Day Lodge heading east toward Lookout Ridge Drive. 

There is also a free night shuttle which operates from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm each night.


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