Driving to Sun Peaks

Enjoy the scenic drive to Sun Peaks through BC's mountain passes and valleys. There are a few driving routes to choose from depending on where you are travelling from. Sun Peaks is just a 45-minute drive northeast of Kamloops, BC.

  • Drive from Vancouver or Seattle via Highway 3 or Highway 99. See below for more details.
  • Drive from Calgary via the Trans-Canada Highway 1.
  • Drive from Osoyoos, Penticton, Kelowna, and Vernon via Highway 97 or Highway 97C and Highway 5 north from Merritt.
  • Drive from Northern BC via Highway 5 or Highway 97.

Driving From Vancouver & Seattle

If you're driving from the Vancouver area some roads may have travel restrictions due to recent flooding. For the most up to date information on the following driving routes and road conditions check Drive BC:

  • Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton is open to all traffic.
  • Highway 99 from Pemberton to Lillooet is open to all traffic for vehicles under 14,500kg GVW.
  • Coquihalla Highway 5 is open to commercial vehicles and inter-city buses.
  • Trans-Canada Highway 1 from Hope to Sun Peaks is currently closed. 

Check Drive BC

Sun Peaks Driving Map

Driving Times & Distances to Sun Peaks

*Please note driving times and distances with an asterisk below are slightly longer due to alternate routes. Check Drive BC for the latest updates.

Kamloops, BC 45 minutes 50km / 31 miles
*Vancouver, BC 4.25 hours 407km / 235 miles
Whistler, BC 4.5 hours 355 km / 221 miles
*Hope, BC 2.5 hours 260 km / 162 miles
Kelowna, BC 2.75 hours 246km / 153 miles
Jasper, AB 5 hours 449km / 279 miles
Prince George, BC 6 hours 515km / 320 miles
Banff, AB 6 hours 557km / 346 miles
Calgary, AB 8 hours 675km / 421 miles
Edmonton, AB 9 hours  813km / 505 miles
*Seattle, WA 5.5 hours 518km / 322 miles

British Columbia Road Reports

Please check the road conditions before leaving home by visiting:

Drive BC Traveller Information System >
Drive BC Highway Web Cams >

United States and Canada Border Crossing

For information on crossing the border please visit:

United States Customs Border Wait Times >
Washington State Border Crossing Cams >
Canada Customs Border Wait Times >

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