Snowshoe Rentals & Tours
Showshoe tour on the trail

Create your own Sun Peaks snowshoe adventure!

Explore the extensive snowshoe trail system at Sun Peaks Resort! Either connect with one of many snowshoe tours, or venture out on your own.

Along with your snowshoe day trail pass and snowshoe rental, you will receive a complimentary trail map and an interpretive guide booklet. The guide booklet will help you choose the trails to match your level of expertise and describes points of interest such as the snow cave, bird feeding station, and identification of animal tracks.

A reservation is not required for this activity. Guests should dress in warm winter clothing. Waterproof winter boots, snow pants, jacket, toque and gloves are strongly recommended.

Trail network only available to guests on snowshoes, due to the winter conditions of the trails.

2019-20 Snowshoe rentals
Time & Dates

December 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020
8:00am to 5:00pm
April 1, 2020 to April 13, 2020
8:00am to 4:00pm

Adult (19-64) $20 per person
Senior (65+) $18 per person
Youth (13-18) $18 per person
Child (5-12) $15 per child

Rates include a Sun Peaks Resort Snowshoe Trail Pass (additional $5 value). Start of season is weather dependent. 

Snowshoe Trail Passes

A snowshoe trail pass is required to access our snowshoe trail network. Day passes ($5/day) and Season Passes ($40/season) are available at Guest Services and the Activities Desk.

A snowshoe trail day pass is included with snowshoe rentals and tours booked through the Activities Sales Desk.

Snowshoe Trail Map

Snowshoe Tours

Join our professional guides for a memorable Sun Peaks snowshoe tour. Choose from a wide variety of tours that best suit your ability and preference. Snowshoe equipment and trail pass are included. For more information visit the Discover Sun Peaks Adventures website.

  • For groups of 10 or more, additional tours are available daily based on availability
  • Proper waterproof winter boots are required; guests should dress in warm winter clothing (snow pants, jackets, toque and gloves are strongly recommended)
  • Advance registration required. Please arrive at the Activities Sales Desk at least 30 minutes prior to the beginning of your tour to sign a waiver and collect gear
  • 48 hour cancellation policy
  • Pets are not permitted on any of the snowshoe tours

Winter Wonderland Snowshoe Tour

Join a professional guide for a fun and informative two hour afternoon tour through the quiet snow covered terrain. The excursion begins with an introductory lesson followed by a history of snowshoeing, snowshoe technology and local lore.

Guests experience the natural habitat of local birds and animals. Stops are made at the bird feeding station, snow cave, and trapper’s camp where a hot apple cider drink and a trail treat are enjoyed.

A great introduction to the designated snowshoe trail system that has amazing views over looking the village.

2019-20 winter wonderland snowshoe tour
Time & Dates 1:30pm
Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from December 9, 2019 to April 6, 2020
Adult (19-64) $52 per person
Senior (65+) $48 per person
Youth (13-18) $48 per person
Child (5-12) $28 per person
Length Approximately 2 hours

Season start and end dates are weather dependent. 

Alpine Snowshoe Experience

Explore the spectacular sub alpine region of Sun Peaks with one of our professional guides on a fun and informative snowshoe tour on a beautiful route accessible only with a Discover Sun Peaks Adventures guide. This is a great way for non-skiers to discover Tod Mountain and enjoy amazing views.

On the trail, stop to enjoy a drink of hot apple cider and a trail treat. The tour finishes at the Sunburst Mid Mountain, where your guide will collect all snowshoe equipment.

You then have the option of returning with the guide to the base, or hanging out at mid mountain and riding down the Sunburst Express chairlift as foot passengers at your leisure.

Guests with valid season passes or lift tickets can discount the rate by $10.

2019-20 alpine snowshoe experience
Time and Dates 10:00am
Tuesdays and Sundays from December 8, 2019 to April 5, 2020
Adult (13+) $59 per person
Child (5-12) $38 per person
Length Approximately 2 hours

Dates are weather dependent. 

Moonlight Snowshoe & S'mores

Experience the magic of a winter's night on a Moonlight Snowshoe Tour, including a delicious campfire treat of S'mores. Beginning with an easy 1km snowshoe tour and guided trek through beautiful forest trails, guests will then enjoy a roaring fire, hot apple cider and special S'mores at our cozy winter camp.

The return journey offers beautiful views overlooking the picturesque village and its sparkling lights! An experience for everyone to enjoy, families with children 8 years and older and adults young at heart will enjoy this evening under the stars. 

2019-20 Moonlight snowshoe & S'mores
Time & Dates 6:00pm
Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from December 9, 2019 to April 6, 2020
Adult (19-64) $52 per person
Senior (65+) $48 per person
Youth (13-18) $48 per person
Child (8-12) $28 per person
Special Tour New Year's Eve (ask for details)
Length Approximately 2 hours
Note Spring tours are in twilight, as it stays lighter longer in the evenings. Unavailable December 25, 2019 and January 1, 2020.

Dates are weather dependent. 

Valley of the lynx explorer tour

Join our local guides and explore the magical snowshoe trails in the tranquil East Valley of Sun Peaks. Experience the natural habitat of local birds and animals, including the elusive Canadian Lynx, and the Snowshoe Hare.

Look for wildlife tracks, and enjoy making fresh tracks of your own on fresh snow days! This is a great tour for anyone experiencing snowshoeing for the first time, or for experienced snowshoers ready to undertake their next adventure. Included is a visit to our snow cave, and time to relax at our cozy winter camp to enjoy hot apple cider, and trail treats.

Tour starts and finishes at the Activity Desk. Please check into the Activities Desk first to sign a waiver and receive further instructions.

2019-20 Valley of the lynx explorer tour
Time & Dates

Sundays and Tuesdays from December 8, 2019 to April 5, 2020

Adult (19-64) $62 per person
Senior (65+) $58 per person
Youth (13-18) $58 per person
Child (5-12) $38 per person
Length Approximately 3 hours

Dates are weather dependent.  Applicable taxes will be added to all prices. Rates are in Canadian dollars. Dates and prices may be subject to change without notice. Some restrictions may apply.

snowShoe Fondue

Join us for an exciting evening snowshoe under the stars. Our guides will take you through the forest on beautiful snow covered trails out to our cozy winter camp, to enjoy a hot drink relaxing around a roaring campfire. The return journey offers amazing views overlooking the village, finishing at the cozy Sun Peaks Lodge Fondue Stube for a delicious traditional cheese and chocolate fondue.

2019-20 Snowshoe Fondue
Time and Dates 6:00pm
Tuesdays from January 7 to March 31, 2020
Advance booking required
Adult (13+) $90 per person
Child (8-12) $65 per person
Note Also available daily on request for private group bookings of 10 or more.

Private GroupS & Custom Tours

All tour options are available daily for custom tours for groups of 10 participants or more. Based on availability.

Mcgillivray lake, full day snowshoe tour

Join us for a day snowshoe adventure to McGillivray Lake. Explore the beautiful 12km of snowshoe trails starting from the Sun Peaks Village out to McGillivray Lake and back, with a local experienced snowshoe guide. Once at the Lake, enjoy a picnic lunch and hot apple cider at the McGillivray Lake Outpost warming hut. This tour is recommended for guests with a strong level of fitness, as there is over 500ft of elevation gain on the journey out to the lake.

The tour duration is approximately 5 hours total, depending on snow conditions.

2019-20 mcgillivray lake, full day snowshoe tour
Rate $350 for a maximum of 3 guests
$95 each additional person
Length Approximately 5 hours

Available on request. Advanced registration required
Snowshoe equipment, trail pass, picnic lunch and hot apple cider included. 
Tour is suitable for adults only

All tours and pricing are subject to change.