Venture a few minutes from Sun Peaks and there are several things to do. Take a short stroll to a beautiful waterfall, conquer the quiet Embleton Mountain (pictured above) or try your hand at some free disc golf in Dick Hart Memorial Park.
This beautiful trail system is just a short drive from Sun Peaks Resort, near Heffley Lake. The Embleton Mountain trail system is an interesting and scenic exploration. The trail is easy to follow and the wildflowers are in abundance. Find rare chocolate lilies which, as the name suggests, are a chocolate coloured flower. Although this hike is gaining in popularity, it remains relatively quiet and serene.
HEFFLEY LAKE public recreation area
Heffley Lake is approximately a 14 minute drive from Sun Peaks Resort. Head down the main Sun Peaks Road towards Kamloops. There is a forestry road into the camping and day area site on the left hand side.
Heffley Lake Public Recreation Area has a boat launch. The lake is considered to be very clean and great for swimming.
Disc golf at dick hart Memorial park
Approximately 25km from Sun Peaks Resort is Dick Hart Memorial Park. Head down the main Sun Peaks Road towards Kamloops and this park will be on the left. It is home to 9 baskets and 9 tonals mixed disc golf course that is protected from the wind. Enjoy the scenic views, picnic area and playground. Parking is before the fence near the baseball field.
Just 10 minuntes from Sun Peaks Resort is this hidden gem of a waterfall. The well-used path is easy to find and leads to this popular destination just below the resort. In the spring, the waterfall is quite large and active due to snow melt at the resort. Park at the side of the main road and head past the cattle guard outside of Whitecroft Village.