Message from the Mayor
Sun Peaks became a mountain resort municipality June 28, 2010. We have come a long way as a young community. We have always been a community with endless volunteerism and spirit but we now have even more families making Sun Peaks their home. With a vibrant and enthusiastic school facility, we are strengthening our ‘sense of community’. Without raising property taxes, we have made improvements to the tennis courts, valley trails; softball field and soccer pitch in behind the tennis courts. All facilities are in a location that can serve the school children and be enjoyed by property owners and visitors alike. We also use the additional hotel tax funds to support Tourism Sun Peaks’ efforts in build a stronger summer season.
What is the role of the Municipality? In Sun Peaks, there are three major groups who all play an important role in the resort. It is important to understand how we work together.
The Sun Peaks Resort Corporation (SPRC) is the owners of the ski operations and real estate developer under an agreement that they have with the Province of BC. This company has developed the lift and skiing facilities but also the village and valley roads and infrastructure under a provincially approved plan. The SPRC also owns the Sun Peaks Utility Company Limited (SPUCL) which provides domestic water, sewer collection and treatment system including composting station as well as the propane storage and distribution systems. SPRC operates and manages the ski experience and developed the resort vision and manages future development.
Tourism Sun Peaks is an association that all Sun Peaks property owners must belong to as a result of covenants that are registered on title. The mandate of Tourism Sun Peaks is to market and promote the resort regionally and internationally. It has very broad and varied programs, from running a central reservations system to overseeing airport shuttle busses, to developing advertising messages and placements, to working with media, tour companies who sell Sun Peaks and travel agents both on and off-line, to attending tourism shows worldwide for both travel trade and consumers. It also oversees the website messaging and the development of promotional videos and online messaging. In short, it does all it can to raise the awareness and profile of Sun Peaks in the target markets.
The Municipality focus has been on ‘community’. We look after the roads maintenance and snow removal, planning and land use issues and general issues like parking enforcement, fire and rescue services, signage regulations, solid waste and garbage removal as well as some community recreational facilities that are generally not for profit activities. Our goal has been to make Sun Peaks a more liveable community for residents, employees and families while at the same time making Sun Peaks more attractive to tourist visitors. By providing those services that are generally community built and financed, we hope to make the community a better place to live and play. We are all here for lifestyle and in particular a mountain lifestyle and a special way of life. Hopefully our decisions as a Municipality reflect these values.
The Municipal council is committed to progressively tackling issues and to continually improve Sun Peaks to be the best mountain resort community in Canada.
This website provides a window to all municipal activities including council agendas and meeting minutes. It also has a notice board function to keep residents informed.
Our goal as a municipality is to be completely transparent in all our activities and this website provides all details on municipal activities.
Enjoy Sun Peaks!