Things to Do Winter

This Place is Wild

Carve into champagne powder or cross-country ski by moonlight. Pedal your bike through winding trails, a venture by snowshoe to parts unexplored, or strap on your ice skates for a friendly game of outdoor hockey. We have over a million acres of white powdered playground. In the centre of the Lower North Thompson is world-class downhill skiing and cross-country skiing at Sun Peaks Resort. Chase the snow to the summit, powered by a snowmobile. Gather the family together for a day of ice fishing at one of our many lakes or book a day of tubing at our family-friendly Harper Mountain.

Sun Peaks Resort, B.C.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Sun Peaks Resort is centrally located in the Lower North Thompson. Stay anywhere in the Lower North Thompson and ski Sun Peaks. With 4,270 acres of skiable terrain across three mountain peaks, Sun Peaks Resort is Canada’s second-largest ski area. Dig into BC’s Interior, light, dry snow 13 lifts and 137 trails including 19 gladed areas. At the base of these mountains is the European-style, ski-through village of Sun Peaks, which is filled with quaint shops, cafes, and restaurants perfect for après.

Sun Peaks Resort, B.C.


Step into your boots, strap on your helmet and go. Experience the exhilaration of feeling as though you have the mountains to yourself while you explore wilderness trails and backcountry bowls glistening in freshly fallen dry powder within the Lower North Thompson Valley.

Sun Peaks Resort, B.C.


From mid-December to end of March, the hills within The Lower North Thompson are blanketed in snow that provides dozens of trailheads to snowshoe uplands forests and open spaces. Pack a thermos of hot chocolate and make a day out of it or break a snowy trail in an afternoon under bluebird skies. Trust us, there are plenty of areas to trek through!

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Harper Mountain, B.C.

Ice Fishing

There are several resorts and operators that are open year-round. That means more time to fish! The thought of fresh caught burbot lures many an ice fishing enthusiast to Peaceful Cove Resort on Lac des Roche. Heffley Lake is stocked yearly with Kamloops rainbow trout. That’s all the more reason to get out on the ice at the Hitch N Rail Resort. Knouff Lake Resort is open all year long and is a great place to create fishing memories at any time of year. Many of the smaller lakes in the area are perfect for ice fishing. Please check local conditions and ice thickness before heading out on the ice.

North Thompson Valley, B.C.

Harper Mountain, B.C.