There are two ways to get to Sun Peaks Resort from Town Chase:
- Back Road: Travel from Town Chase on gravel road through Native Indian Reserve Land to the east gate of Sun Peaks Resort
- Highway: Travel from Town Chase on Trans-Canada Highway 1 to Kamloops (about 55km), then drive north 25km on Yellowhead Highway 5 to Heffley Creek Community, and finally turn east to Tod Mountain Road, and drive all the way 33km to west gate of Sun Peaks Resort
Even though the second route via Kamloops has a longer distance. Time-wise, both routes probably takes about the same amount of trip time, about 90min. The reason is the gravel route limits the driving speed to 50km/hr or less, despite its far shorter distance. Another disadvantage of traveling on gravel route is the risks of damage to the underside of the car due to flying loose gravels and rocks.
This was my first time visitng Sun Peaks Resort. I figured it would be shorter to drive on the gravel route, but it took me 90min to get to the east gate of the resort!!! It was kinda scary for several reasons. First, I traveled alone. Second, it was on gravel road near sunset hours, around 8:30pm. I didn’t see any car passing by throughout the whole trip! Third, it was within the Native Indian Reserve, so there were not any road sign direction to the resort, except only one in the half-way mark of the trip! GPS is definitely essential to get to the correct route!!!