Sun Peaks Houses for Sale
Search all Sun Peaks Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Sun Peaks, the second largest ski area in the entire country, features dry, light snow that the interior of BC is known for. Some live year-round in this picturesque community or buy a vacation house to escape to.
Beautiful townhomes, condos and houses line the mountain. Many feature unobstructed views and quick access to lifts and Sun Peaks Village. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Sun Peaks properties come on the market.
Sun Peaks Real Estate Market
Living in Sun Peaks offers mountain sports enthusiasts unbelievable access to some of the top alpine opportunities anywhere in the province, with plenty of sunshine and generally mild temperatures. Sun Peaks offers unlimited potential for rental and vacation properties.
The Sun Peaks village was primarily built in the past couple of decades. Large two-story townhouse units in the Woodhaven subdivision are located beside the golf course and offer excellent East Village Ski Way access. These townhomes are generally around 2,000 sq. ft. and offer three or four bedrooms, making them appealing choices for families. Some of these townhouse units include large decks and private hot tubs for increased luxury.
The Fireside Lodge building is located in the middle of the Sun Peaks Resort, which offers lovely studio units and one and two-bedroom suites. These condo properties provide excellent access to the resort's amenities and have ski-in, ski-out access. With mountain views and ample living space, these units could appeal to retirees or as rentals for real estate investors. Owner-friendly zoning on many of these units tends to make a wide range of short-term vacation rental possibilities feasible.
For real estate investors on a budget looking to enter the Sun Peaks real estate market, quarter ownership opportunities are available that offer access to beautiful Sun Peaks condo units for vacation properties at affordable prices.
About Sun Peaks, BC
Located around 45 minutes north of Kamloops, BC, Sun Peaks is the name of both the ski resort and the small mountain village in the Thompson Okanagan region. Around six hundred people live in Sun Peaks. However, nearly a thousand people with vacation properties spend part of their year at Sun Peaks. There can be upwards of four thousand visitors to the resort during the peak season, creating a vibrant, bustling feeling in the village.
Sun Peaks is a relatively new municipality, as it was formally incorporated back in 2010. The village is a quaint ski-through community designed with European influence and offers an impressive range of restaurants, pubs, cafes, and eclectic shops.
Getting to Sun Peaks
The drive from the nearby city of Kamloops to Sun Peaks takes under an hour, mainly along BC Highway 5. The Kamloops airport offers flights from destinations in western Canada, and there is a convenient shuttle directly from the Kamloops Airport to Sun Peaks. From cities like Vancouver and Calgary, the flight to Kamloops takes under an hour.
The drive from Vancouver to Sun Peaks takes slightly over four hours. The nearer city of Kelowna is just slightly under three hours away by car. The Kelowna Airport offers flights to many cities across Canada and a few international destinations.
Sun Peaks Weather
Sun Peaks is not the snowiest of BC's ski resorts, but the quality of the snow is notably high, with powder that's dusty and light. This kind of snow is typically referred to as "blower snow" for the way it drifts through the air as you carve through it. On average, Sun Peaks gets around six metres of snow per year, and there are about two thousand hours of sunshine yearly.
Because of its elevation, temperatures are considerably cooler than in nearby Kamloops. In Kamloops, average summer temperatures typically hover in the low twenties during the daytime, while winter temperatures are right around the freezing mark. For an alpine resort, Sun Peaks has pleasant, mild temperatures, contributing to its village's high standard of living.
Sun Peaks Culture
The development of the Sun Peaks Resort began in the early sixties. The area that now makes up Sun Peaks is the traditional territory of the Secwepemc people, who call the area Skwelkwek'welt, which means "high Alpine mountains." The Secwepemc people are said to have inhabited the area for some eight thousand years.
Like any high-end mountain resort, Sun Peaks' culture is all about skiing, snowboarding, and relaxing. There are spa and wellness facilities, yoga sessions, and plenty of other ways to unwind, including cooking classes. The après-ski culture is very popular, as residents and visitors alike love to head to the community's cafes and bars to relax and socialize.
Sun Peaks Education
School District 73, Thompson/Okanagan, handles public education in the Sun Peaks area. There are over fifty schools in the Thompson/Okanagan School District, serving more than fifteen thousand students.
There is a single public elementary school in Sun Peaks—Sun Peaks Elementary, with over a hundred students from K-9. Students from grades 10-12 attend Sun Peaks Secondary Academy. As you can imagine, the opportunities for recreation that these students have access to are truly enviable.
The nearest postsecondary institution to Sun Peaks is the main campus of Thompson Rivers University, which is around a fifty-minute drive away. This campus offers undergraduate and graduates degrees, in addition to plenty of vocational training programs, certificates, and diplomas.
Sun Peaks Health Care
Sun Peaks does not have a hospital of its own, but it is home to the Sun Peaks Community Health Centre, which has a health clinic open from Monday to Friday. The Sun Peaks Community Health Centre is a full-service primary care facility that offers residents mental health and sexual health services.
The nearest hospital to Sun Peaks is Royal Inland Hospital, operated by Island Health Authority. This hospital is one of Interior Health's two tertiary care facilities. Royal Inland Hospital is a large 250+ bed facility, and it serves the entire Thompson Cariboo Shuswap region.
Things to Do in Sun Peaks
Sun Peaks is one of the premier winter activity destinations in the province. Still, it has exciting activities to offer visitors and residents year-round. Sun Peaks has acclaimed downhill biking facilities, in addition to clinics, camps, and tours for those looking to improve their skills.
Sun Peaks is also home to the highest elevation golf course in the province. The Golf Course at Sun Peaks Resort has truly scenic views of the surrounding mountains. You'll likely find you can drive the ball further than usual, as the ball flies through the air more readily at higher altitudes.
You might be surprised to learn that Sun Peaks is a popular spot for fishing. Elevated Fishing offers guided fishing trips to nearby lakes for some ice fishing—a quintessentially Canadian experience.
Sun Peaks Realtors
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