Insider info – there is a somewhat secret Sun Peaks waterfall (also known as the Whitecroft or McGillivray Creek Waterfalls) that most visitors to Sun Peaks Resort and even long-time residents don’t even know exists!
In fact, if you have been to Sun Peaks before, you have probably passed right by it without even knowing. No chairlift is required to get there and it can easily be done after a day of enjoying some of the other best Sun Peaks hikes and winter, spring, fall or summer activities. It is about a 15 minute drive outside of Sun Peaks, right by Whitecroft.
Or view it as part of a Sun Peaks Winery and Waterfall Tour.
It isn’t huge, but it also isn’t difficult to get to in all four seasons without any special gear (although snowshoes help if there is a ton of fresh pow).
We love to visit this picturesque waterfall every time we are up there and it looks different every time we go.
In the midst of winter, you can hear the water falling but you can’t see it because of the layer of ice that builds up in front.
Pretty cool - literally!
NOTE: From time-to-time, cougars have been sighted in the area. Please be careful - make lots of noise when visiting, and keep pets and children safe and close to you at all times.
Please respect this beautiful location and waterfall! Take only photos, leave only footprints, enjoy the memories.
The water fall is about 15 feet high and is very picturesque, with lots of beautiful lightly wooded scenery along the way. While we refer to it as the Sun Peaks Waterfall, it is actually the McGillivray Falls as the waterfall is fed from local runoff as well as McGillivray Lake which is up near Sun Peaks village and where many popular Sun Peaks summer activities take place.
The creek is actually used as part of the Whitecroft village water supply, so as with anywhere, please ensure you treat the area, the creek, and the falls with care. Pack out what you may pack in, and be respectful.
We certainly think it's worth the 10-15 minute walk each way so come on up and give it a try!
It will seem even more serene after a nice little Sun Peaks Winery Tour to the local Thompson Shuswap wineries that have opened up recently or Okanagan wineries a little further afar.
Or perhaps a quick drive and a nice walk after a fantastic morning on the slopes in the winter or a wonderful game of golf at Sun Peaks in the summer?
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Waterfall is a little secret, and please be respectful!
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