Ecosign, in conjunction with architect Mory Bergmeyer, developed the Sun Peaks Master Plan and designed the "look" of the resort, which reflects traditional alpine villages of Central Europe.
The village’s architecture incorporates gabled rooflines, colourful façades, a variety of intriguing window treatments, and ornate signage. Covered pedestrian walkways known as "arcades" are also incorporated into the design of village buildings. Decks and balconies provide useable outdoor space and add interest to the buildings when viewed from the village street. Parking garages at Sun Peaks Resort are conveniently located underground, to preserve the pedestrian character of the village.
Further developments at Sun Peaks have involved the construction of new lifts and terrain on three local mountains, in addition to a recreation centre, a day lodge, an 18 hole golf course, conference and banquet facilities, and over 1,500 new dwelling units distributed amongst 9 hotels, 16 townhouse developments and 180 single family homes. The resort’s most recent development, the Residences at Sun Peaks, completed the construction of the village core.
Since 1992, total investment in the Sun Peaks Resort is close to $630 million dollars, a very significant figure for the total building activity in the Thompson-Nicola Valley Regional District. Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality was formed in 2010 and boasts a year round population of 500 residents and over 7,000 tourist beds.