World renowned photographer and Instagram legend Callum Snape loves to travel. From photographing the Northern Lights in Norway to kissing giraffes in South Africa, Callum brings his camera — and his followers — practically everywhere he goes.

Vancouver-based Callum frequently hits the slopes with his snowboard; yet, he has never visited nearby ski resort Sun Peaks. This January, we remedied that by sending Callum on a three-day adventure trip to Canada’s second largest ski area, complete with ample time on the slopes plus some adventures that are unique to Sun Peaks.

Want to replicate his trip? It’s easy to do with our step-by-step itinerary and guide. Get inspired for your next trip by flipping through his photos and then get busy planning your own Sun Peaks trip — stat!

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Day 1: 

  • Fly into Kamloops Airport and take the shuttle up to Sun Peaks. This small regional airport is easy to get in and out quickly. In fact within 20 minutes, you can be off the plane and on your way to an epic ski weekend.
  • Check into your lodging. Callum stayed at Sun Peaks Grand, with easy access to the slopes. There are several options in the main village area at a variety of price points depending on how many people are in your travel party.
  • Get on the slopes! Enough said, right?
  • Eat at Masa’s Bar and Grille for a little pre-slopes, snack-and-grab dinner, then grab a pint at Morrisey’s Public House once the sun goes down.

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Day 2:

  • Wake up early to be the first on the slopes with a First Tracks ticket (it includes a light breakfast)
  • Take a break from the slopes. After a few hours on the slopes, take off on a one-of-a-kind dog sledding tour through the snow covered trees
  • Grab a big bowl of chili at 5Forty Cafe & Grill. If you need a pick me up, they have coffee and draft beer, depending on your preferred beverage.
  • Burn off the calories and head out on a snowshoe hike. You can rent shoes from the Activity Center and they’ll walk you through the trail maps and which routes are best for beginners to advanced.
  • Relax and indulge at Sun Peaks Lodge Steakhouse.

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Day 3:

  • Grab a quick breakfast from Vertical Cafe. They specialize in organic coffees and freshly made house pastries.
  • Hit the slopes, again. This time try snowboarding some of the other trails you didn’t get to the first day. With over 4000 skiable acres, you don’t have to ski the same spot twice!
  • Join one of the nightly snowcat groomers to watch the sun slip below the mountain tops at sunset. Gorgeous views and a unique perspective of the mountain after dusk.
  • Treat yourself to one of the best meals of your life at Voyageur Bistro. The menu is inspired around classic Canadian meals, incorporating bison, bannock, and local fish.

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Have more time to spend at Sun Peaks? Pop one or two of these activities into your itinerary for even more snow fun:

  • Meet Olympic Gold Medalist Nancy Green and learn about her favorite Sun Peaks ski spots (every Sunday in March)
  • Embark on a guided Ice Fishing Lesson and see what bites
  • Jump on a fat tire bike and try Snowbiking
  • Need for speed? Hop on a snowmobile to explore the mountains at high speeds