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A "bucket list" staple which will take you off the beaten track, great for car rentals and RVs. Start your epic journey into the heart of British Columbia in the vibrant town of Whistler and head east along Duffy Lake Road to the interior.
Along Duffey Lake Road, experience the dramatic scenery and impressive landscape transform before your eyes as you emerge from the lush coastal region. Make sure to take a picnic lunch for a stop at the at Duffy Lake, a beautiful glacier fed lake, overshadowed by spectacular Mt. Rohr. Duffy Lake/Cayoosh Creek Valley was historically used as a travel route between the Lillooet First Nations on Lillooet Lake and the Stl'alt'imx First Nation on the Fraser River.
Continue east towards Sun Peaks and keep your eyes out for any resident mountain goat, grizzly bear, deer, black bear, osprey and great blue heron. As you enter BC's rugged interior through sleepy towns like Ashcroft and Cache Creek the landscape continues to morph into semi-arid grasslands and rolling hills that form the Highland Valley Plateau.
As you skirt Kamloops and the meeting place of the North and South Thompson Rivers, you'll note a marked change and complete contrast to the humid pacific coastal region as your eyes feast on the region’s unique grasslands filled with sagebrush, ponderosa pine, and prickly pear cactus.
Just a few minutes north of Kamloops along highway 5, you'll begin the 4,000 foot climb to Sun Peaks. RV overnight sites are located in the heart of the village where the air is comfortably cooler and carries a note of adventure. Home to the second largest ski area in Canada, the summer brings a remarkable transformation. Join the community to experience festivals hosted in an unforgettable mountain setting paired with golf, lift-accessed hiking, and biking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, shopping and spa experiences.
Local vendors' wares bask in the sunshine in the outdoor farmers' market, glasses clink filled with chilled white wine and opportunities for new outdoor experiences are around every bend.
Whisk up the Sunburst Chairlift and discover Canada's most stunning and easily accessible display of alpine wildflowers, sweeping views of the rugged Thompson Okanagan and wildlife in its natural habitat. As your descend, explore kilometres of downhill biking and hiking trails or simply ride the chairlift back to the village.
Sun Peaks is situated at the intersection of the province's two primary highways (#1 and #5), making it the perfect stop between the Coast and the Rockies. With high quality accommodation for families of all sizes and budgets, Sun Peaks is an ideal destination for an overnight stop on a journey across the province.
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