30 Photos from our Winter Ski Trip to Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia

Winter fun at Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia

Given that it’s practically summer over here in the Pacific Northwest, it feels a little strange to be posting a photo essay from our winter trip to Sun Peaks Resort. We visited Canada’s second largest ski resort a few weeks ago, at the end of March, just a couple weeks before it shut down its winter operations for the season.

If you’ve never been to Sun Peaks Resort, and you’re wondering where it’s located, you’ll find this family friendly resort in British Columbia’s Interior, about 45 minutes north of Kamloops and 5 hours drive from Vancouver.

We love its European-style alpine village and laid-back family vibe. It’s only 5 hour drive from Vancouver, yet we feel like we’re in a completely different part of the country.

I contemplated whether I should hold off sharing these photos until next winter, because many of you are already in a summer state of mind, but then I realized this is probably the best time to start making your plans for next winter.

As you’ll soon see, we had a wonderful time during our 4 day visit to Sun Peaks.

We went snowboarding multiple times, Braydon learned to ski for the first time, we went tubing and sledding, we took a horse drawn carriage tour of the village and we even managed to squeeze in a dog sledding tour. The first day on the slopes was a sunny bluebird day and on the second day it snowed for hours. We could not have asked for better weather conditions.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Canada’s Alpine Village

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

The colourful Euro-style village is a true ski-in, ski out.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Dog sledding with Mountain Man Adventures.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Proud Dad. First time Braydon put on a pair of skis!

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Connor on the loose!

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Fun times at the Sun Peaks Tube Park.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Outdoor concert series in front of the Village Lodge.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Views of the village from the ski runs.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Spring skiing is in session!

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Braydon learning to ski on the bunny hill.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

We woke up one morning to a fresh snowfall!

Sun Peaks Resort, bridge to Mount Morrisey

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Mommy-Braydon selfie before dog sledding excursion.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Fresh powder runs!

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

This is where we stayed – the iconic Coast Sundance Lodge.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Sun Peaks, Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

Horse drawn carriage tour of the village.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Dogsledding through the thick alpine forest.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Up we go. We also got a beautiful bluebird day on the slopes!

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

We found a little snow hill in the village and went sledding.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Happy boy going up the magic carpet lift.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Evening stroll in the village.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Taking a break on the dogsledding tour.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

The Sun Peaks Village Day Lodge.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Nicole tweeting in the backdrop while Connor plays in the snow.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Lots of fresh snow and nobody to share it with – just how I like it!

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

I’m so proud of this little guy! First time on skis and he’s bombing down the hill like a pro!

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada

This trip to Sun Peaks reminded us how important it is to spend time together as a family.

It’s not always easy sharing a room with two little boys, but these are the days we will look back on and cherish. I’m so glad we’ve been able to capture these special moments and share them on this blog. It will be so much fun to look back on this trip in a couple years!

Read next – Dog sledding at Sun Peaks Resort

 

About Traveling Canucks

Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.