Photos by Kelly J Marion - check out her blog at MarionateOvernight.ca
In the middle of nowhere exists a small version of Whistler minus the hoards of people.
Sun Peaks Resort is situated five hours outside of Vancouver, through the Fraser Valley, and just past Kamloops. Despite popular belief, it's not a treacherous drive, except dealing with traffic when initially escaping Vancouver.
After hours of highway driving, an exit brings you to an adorable, desolate-looking building, known as Heffley Creek Store, where you can stock up on cold beer, simple groceries, and gasoline.
Here you take a right and followed the winding Tod Mountain Road for roughly 30 k to arrive in the heart of Sun Peaks Resort.
The village itself is quaint, and it seemed to me that it would be an easy feat to "conquer" it, if you were trying to cross items (restaurants, clubs, activities, shops) off of a list.