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Visitors’ Choice

Boundary Country British Columbia

2011

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The shortest distance between two points is never the funnest path. If there’s any lines out here, they were either meant for crossing, or they’re imaginary. Out here, boundaries keep the good stuff in. Some lands have limitations, but here inside Boundary Country, it’s Adventures Unlimited.


Boundary Country “Must-Do” List Tubing the Kettle and Granby Rivers

Currency Guide: Canadian Coins (actual size)

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Grab an inner tube and a cooler with refreshments and away you go!

Agritourism Awesome farm tours, farm fresh product, events and activities throughout the year.

Golf Spectacular weather, stunning scenery, challenging courses and friendly atmosphere? This is golf at its best!

Commonly known as the Toonie

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Rock Creek Fall Fair Bring the whole family to experience “the biggest little country fair around.”

Midway Museum A restored train station with fascinating exhibits and historical photos.

Commonly known as the Loonie

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Rock Candy Mine Family-friendly mineral prospecting in an authentic mine, near Grand Forks.

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Christina Lake One of the best family holiday destinations in Canada, plus one of the warmest lakes in the country!

Greenwood Heritage Tours Take a self-guided tour of the architecturally unique buildings in this picturesque community.

Commonly known as the Quarter

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Commonly known as the Dime

Phoenix Mountain “The best little ski hill in BC” is the ideal hill for family skiing.

Horseback Riding Horse lovers, check out beautiful trails and guided tours at Owl Mountain Ranch.

Commonly known as the Nickel

gallery 2 Formerly the Grand Forks Art Gallery, gallery 2 offers a multitude of exhibitions throughout the year.

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visitorschoice.com Visitors’ Choice Boundary Country is created and published annually by Visitors’ Choice Publications Ltd. as part of a series of visitor map books produced for communities across British Columbia. For further information on VISITORS’ CHOICE, please contact us through the numbers below. Kootenay Region Manager: Sandra Barron Phone: 250.666.0436 Email: sbarron@visitorschoice.com Editor: April Cuffy Sales Director: Fawn Duchaine Graphic Designer: Annette Spreeuw Production: Soraya Romao, David Tong Production Coordinator: Michelle Myers Distribution Coordinator: Sue Wong Controller: Marlita Hodgens Editorial Contributors: The ACE Film Company Inc. Chris Hammett gallery 2 RDKB - Area C Rock Candy Mine Shutterstock Wally Soukoroff

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What’s Happening

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FEATURES Boundary Country “Must-Do” List 4 Highlights 6 Culture & History 14 Get Outside! Hiking & Biking Trails Border Crossing Information Beaverdell & Bridesville Explore: Christina Lake Explore: Grand Forks Explore: Greenwood Explore: Midway Explore: Rock Creek Boundary Agritourism Attractions & Activities Directory

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Maps Map 1 - Boundary Overview Map 2 - Rock Creek & Area Map 3 - Village of Midway Map 4 - Greenwood Map 5 - Grand Forks Map 6 - Downtown Grand Forks Map 7 - Christina Lake Overview Map 8 - Christina Lake Street Index

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Highlights

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elcome to Boundary Country: a place of strong communities with kind-hearted locals and wide-open spaces. You’ll love it for its four distinct seasons, 2000 hours of annual sunshine and spectacular rivers and mountains, making the perfect backdrop for your exciting adventures. With a rich mining history, abundant agritourism, tons of outdoor recreation and amazing events, Boundary Country is the perfect vacation destination.

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Doukhobor History Many Grand Forks residents are descendants of the Doukhobor Russian immigrants who settled here in the early 1900s. The Doukhobor people believe in pacifism and fled their home country of Russia to avoid religious persecution. Their cultural influence is evident throughout the area from Russian cuisine such as delicious borscht, to historical buildings, museums and attractions. Visit the Hardy Mountain Doukhobor Village, Doukhobor Mill and Fructova School as well as the Boundary Museum, to learn more. Hardy Mountain Doukhobor Village: 3655 Hardy Mountain Road, Grand Forks | 250.492.0173 | conservancy.bc.ca Photo: ACE Film Co.

Did you know? The historic Grand Forks Provincial Court House building celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2011! Check the Visitor Centre at 524 Central Avenue for birthday details.

FYI The Sinixt First Nations (also known as the Arrow Lakes People) were the first inhabitants of Boundary Country.

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The Oregon Treaty establishes the 49th parallel border between Canada and the United States.

The communities in the Boundary region are designated as the “Boundary Mining District.”


gallery 2: Grand Forks and District Art and Heritage Centre gallery 2 is located in the historic Grand Forks provincial courthouse building and serves as the primary public visual arts centre for the Boundary region. A new permanent Heritage Exhibition will open in summer 2011 to tell a photographic and textual story of the area. Since its opening year in 1984 the gallery has hosted more than 450 exhibitions of local, regional, national, and international artists. With a permanent collection exceeding 250 works, gallery 2 successfully documents and preserves the cultural, artistic and historical legacy of the local communities. 524 Central Avenue, Grand Forks | 250.442.2211 | grandforksartgallery.com (Map 5) Photo: Wally Soukoroff

Did you know? Greenwood is famous as being the set for the 1998 movie Snow Falling on Cedars, starring Ethan Hawke! Look around town for glimpses of the movie.

Tubing the Rivers

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Midway becomes the official name of what was once called “Boundary City.”

With new residents arriving almost daily, the Grand Forks population swells to 1,000. Today, about 4,000 citizens call the city home.

Phoenix is hailed as the “highest in elevation” incorporated city in Canada.

Midway is home to five hotels, a stationery shop, sawmill, stagecoach company and is the final stop of the Columbia & Western Railway.

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There’s really nothing as relaxing as a float down a meandering river in the lazy days of summer. Thankfully, Boundary Country is blessed with two waterways, perfect for just this! Whether you’re on a tube, a raft or a rubber boat, you’ll weave your way through the Boundary communities on the gentle Kettle River or the mountain-fed Granby River, experiencing the ultimate in summer fun. Hardware stores and local recreation outfitters sell a variety of crafts suitable for tubing. Stop by local Visitor Information Centres for more details.

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Highlights Christina Lake Welcome Centre

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In the heart of town, you’ll find the Christina Lake Welcome Centre and community park. The centre serves as the Visitor Information Centre, an interpretive centre, and a tourist attraction showcasing the region’s vibrant arts and cultural life, as well as its commitment to environmental sustainability. The gallery displays arts and crafts created by artists and artisans from the entire Boundary region. It’s an informative, creative stop you don’t want to miss! 1675 Highway 3, Christina Lake | 250.447.6561 | kettleriverarts.com (Map 8, D3) Photo: RDKB - Area C

Trans-Canada Trail This diverse terrain trail system travels for approximately 168km (104 miles) through Boundary Country towards Midway, and on to Vancouver as part of the Columbia & Western Railway, and Kettle Valley Railway systems. They are also part of the larger TransCanada Trail, which crosses all of Canada. Following the original railway line, you’ll be delighted with the spectacular mountain vistas from high altitude forested peaks and have your bravery tested as you cross trestle bridges and go through covered train tunnels. The trail is open to pedestrian, bicycle, horseback and cross-country ski traffic and can be accessed from each Boundary community. Check with local Visitor Information Centres for more details. tctrail.ca | kettlevalleyrailway.ca Photo: ACE Film Co.

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Greenwood Heritage In the heart of downtown Greenwood, you’ll find beautifully preserved buildings as well as the Greenwood Museum, which houses archives, artifacts and the local Visitor Information Centre. You’ll learn about the early days of mining, logging and forestry, as well the Japanese settlers of the area. Over 1000 historic photographs document Boundary Country’s legacy and with a self-guided tour of local heritage buildings, the past comes to life. 214 South Copper Avenue, Greenwood | 250.445.6355 | greenwoodmuseum.com (Map 4) Photo: ACE Film Co.

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Construction begins on the Grand Forks Provincial Court House, using local and BC materials and labour. Today, it’s the Visitor Information Centre.

The still-standing historic Greenwood Post Office is constructed. Take a heritage tour of this beautiful structure!

The first passenger train of the new Kettle Valley Rail Line departs the Midway train station on its first trip to Vancouver.

What began as a cottage community, soon develops into a resort and recreation destination as new homes are built on Christina Lake.


Phoenix Ski Hill You’ll love this community-owned ski hill for its laidback atmosphere and excellent pow. With some tough downhill sections, a vertical fall of 244m (800 feet) on 11 runs and a T-bar lift right to the mountaintop, riding at Phoenix Mountain is truly enjoyable. Best of all, this hill has a mild climate, great snow throughout the season, and a north-facing slope that provides excellent late season conditions. All this, and it’s only minutes away from Greenwood and Grand Forks, right in the heart of Boundary Country. Phoenix Road, off Highway 3 | 250.445.6565 | skiphoenix.com (Map 4, D4)

Rock Candy Mountain Collect crystal treasures on Rock Candy Mountain! Formed over 45 million years ago, this colourful mountain is home to beautiful green and purple fluorite crystals and is a great expedition for the whole family. Named after the brightly coloured candies from the region’s early mining days, Rock Candy Mine is perfect for exploring and uncovering crystals in a safe mining property. Save room for souvenirs like sparkling quartz geodes, yellow barite, and fabulous fluorite crystals. 18850 Pass-Rock Candy East (Forest Service Road), Grand Forks | rockcandymine.com (Map 5, C6) Photo: Rock Candy Mine

Heritage Circle Tour

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As a relief project during the Great Depression, workers cut a distinct line across Galena Mountain near Grand Forks at the Canada/US border.

Connecting Christina Lake with nearby Castlegar, the Paulson (now Bonanza) Summit along Highway 3 is completed.

Sustainably-designed with environmentally-sound practices, the Christina Lake Welcome Centre is officially open as a Visitor Centre and arts hub.

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Take a historical journey with this exciting self-guided tour of three Doukhobor heritage sites in Grand Forks. The Hardy Mountain Doukhobor Village preserves the remains of the original Makortoff Village and is one of the last of nearly 90 communal settlements of its kind. A variety of exhibits and photos detail a pioneering lifestyle. At the Doukhobor Milling Heritage site, you’ll find an authentic 1920s gristmill that still makes additive-free flour and is sold in local specialty stores under the “Pride of the Valley” name. Built in 1929, the Fructova School is a heritage site and home to the Boundary Museum collection. Reflecting the region’s roots, culture and industry, artifacts depict the story of the self-sufficient Doukhobor community. Doukhobor Milling Heritage Site: 3620 Mill Road | 250.442.8570 | usccdoukhobors.org Fructova School Heritage Site: 6110 Reservoir Road | 250.442.3737 | boundarymuseum.com Hardy Mountain Doukhobor Village: 3655 Hardy Mountain Road | 250.492.0173 | conservancy.bc.ca (Map 5) Photo: Chris Hammett

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What’s Happening events, festivals & performances April 11-23

Green It and Mean It!

An exhibition of local arts and crafts. Gallery 2, Grand Forks 250.442.2211 grandforksartgallery.ca

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Performance Gala

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Afternoon Reception

As part of BC Arts Week celebrations. Grand Forks Secondary School boundary-arts.ca As part of BC Arts Week celebrations. Gallery 2, Grand Forks 250.442.2211 | boundary-arts.ca

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“The Hus N Us”

A Canadiana cowboy concert and dance. Wildlife Hall, Grand Forks 250.447.2614 whatsupingrandforks.com

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Peace through music! Grand Forks Secondary School Auditorium whatsupingrandforks.com

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“Move for Health Day” Ride

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Watch equestrian jumps and tricks in the Boundary Horse Association’s Dressage and Jumper Show, June 11 - 13 in Grand Forks.

friends—not a race. Grand Forks grandforkscyclingclub.com

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Springtastic!

Join the outdoor fun and kick off the first 2011 Farmers’ Market with entertainment, games, prizes and great eats! Freeman’s Farm Supply, Hwy 3 near Rock Creek 250.446.2899

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Cam Penner / John Woods Concert

Cycle from Christina Lake to Grand Forks Grand Forks Recreation Centre city.grandforks.bc.ca

Live music performance. Gallery 2, Grand Forks 250.442.2211 grandforksartgallery.ca

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Chris Whitely / Dianna B Concert Live music performance. Gallery 2, Grand Forks 250.442.2211 grandforksartgallery.ca

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Robb’s Ride

A fun three-day cycling ride with

Fishing Derby

Fishing fun for the whole family; cash prize for the biggest catch! Christina Lake Marina 250.447.6122

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Kettle River Trails Endurance Ride

Enjoy a day of scenic endurance

horseback riding in beautiful Boundary Country. Potluck dinner to follow. Base Camp: Rock Creek Fairgrounds erabc.com

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Greenwood Demolition Derby

Going strong for more than a decade, the Demo Derby continues to delight fans of all ages. Greenwood Demo Derby Grounds

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Midway Car Show

Join locals and guests for this annual event. Midway 250.449.2222 | midwaybc.ca

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10th Annual Relay for Life

Join Grand Forks and District for the Canadian Cancer Society’s fundraiser. Perley Elementary School, Grand Forks relaybc.ca

MARKETS Every Saturday, Summer

Tuesdays & Fridays, Summer

Sundays, May-October

Rock Creek Farmers’ Market

Grand Forks Farmers’ Market

Fresh fruit and veggies from the fields. Downtown, Greenwood 250.445.6664

Fresh and local produce, baked goods and artisans’ work for sale. Locavores welcome! Downtown, Rock Creek 250.446.2797

Seasonal fruits & veggies, handicrafts and more! Gyro Park city.grandforks.bc.ca

Greenwood Farmers’ Market


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BHA Dressage & Jumper Show Grand Forks boundaryhorse.ca

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Rock Creek Poker Ride

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Garden Tour

Horseback ride the Kettle River Trails in support of Disabled Riders. Registration: Rock Creek Fairgrounds erabc.com Gallery 2, Grand Forks 250.442.2211 grandforksartgallery.ca

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Ladies Fastball Tournament For women over 15 years of age. Camping available. Rock Creek Ball Park

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Pharmasave KidSprint Triathlon

Ages 7 – 12 can participate in this 100m swim, 6km bike, and 2km run. Christina Lake 250.442.2202

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Baseball Tournament August 31 September 5, 2011 James Donaldson Park Grand Forks, BC

Every Friday Bingo Night!

Greenwood Community Hall 250.445.9956 greenwoodcity.com

First Friday of the Month Open Mic Night

Every Third Wednesday Rock Creek Women’s Institute

Bring your favourite dish for this potluck lunch. New members welcome. Call for venue 250.446.2454

“Come see tomorrow’s stars, today!” ★ 12 teams ★ ★ $43,000 in prize money ★ grandforksbaseball.com

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Folksingers, poets, storytellers, actors, etc. come and share your talents! Kocomos, Grand Forks whatsupingrandforks.com

May 21 – August 6 Magnus Opus: Great Works by Boundary Artisan Association Members

The best in Boundary Country local artist and artisan works. Gallery 2, Grand Forks Art Gallery boundaryartisans.ca

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Save the date! July 30 - 31 14th Annual Sky High Blues Festival The best “Blues ‘n’ BBQ” party of the summer, in a down-home atmosphere. Rock Creek 250.446.2553 skyhighbluesfestival.com

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Pharmasave Christina Lake Triathlon

Ages 13 to adult can participate in this 750m swim, 20km bike, and 5km run. 250.442.2202

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Canada Day Celebrations!

Great family events all day. Grand Forks: Gyro Park, Arts & Culture Corridor Greenwood: Various Venues

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Discover Rock Creek Canada Day Parade

Floats, wagons, etc.—all welcome! Plus Duck Race on the Kettle River. Parade registration: Rock Creek General Store

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Heritage Gallery Grand Opening

John Boltz Memorial Kettle River Run

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Walk or run 5, 10 or 21km in this 2nd annual event. Donations to benefit BC Cancer Foundation. Riverfront Park, Midway midwaylibrary.bc.ca

Linen demonstrations, guest speakers and hands-on crafts. Joybilee Farm, Highway 3 (near Greenwood) 866.965.9665 | fibrearts.ca

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Fibre Fusion at the Forks

Pasta Fiesta

Italian food for everyone! Bring your appetite for this one!. Christina Lake Community Hall

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Christina Lake Community Homecoming

Art show and sale, community BBQ, photography exhibit, guest speakers and entertainment. christinalake.com

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Grand Forks BC Masters Race Weekend

BC cycling at its best! Registration: Hutton Elementary School, Grand Forks grandforkscyclingclub.com

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BMX Provincial Qualifying Race Weekend Grand Forks

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Indigo Dye Day

Watch natural indigo dyeing demonstrations and create traditional indigo art. Joybilee Farm, Higway 3 (near Greenwood) 866.965.9665 | fibrearts.ca

Linda McRae Concert

Live music performance. Gallery 2, Grand Forks 250.442.2211 grandforksartgallery.ca

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Founders’ Day

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Kettle River Day

Family fun in the sun! Midway 250.449.2222 midwaybc.ca

Rock Creek Agri-Art Festival

Local vendors, farmers’ market, artisans, entertainment, plus wine and food pairings! Downtown, Rock Creek

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Boundary Artisans Summer Studio Tours

Self-guided tours of local artist and artisan studios from Christina Lake to Bridesville. Maps & brochures: Area Visitor Information Centres, Grand Forks Art Gallery or boundaryartisans.ca

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Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Visit arts, culture and heritage studios and galleries on the twoday self-guided tour. Various venues (see web for map) 250.352.2420 | cbculturetour.com

Enjoy three days of live music, camping and dancing fun! Midway Community Centre 250.442.2159 members.shaw.ca/midwaymusicfest

Christina Lake Public Beach 250.442.2202

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Live music, vendors, camping and tons of fun! aimvancouver.com

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Join the party with antiques, collectibles, car show, food and entertainment. Downtown, Rock Creek

An introduction to fibre arts, plus networking and education. Merchant mall open to public. Gospel Chapel, Grand Forks 250.442.2083 fibrefusionattheforks.com

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23rd Annual Boogie Bash

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Vintage Faire

Joybilee Farm Linen Festival

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250.442.2211 grandforksartgallery.ca

Join the party to honour these pioneering residents! Greenwood 250.445.6644 greenwoodcity.com

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Sand Castle & Sculpture Contest

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4pTTT

4-person team time trial cycling event. Station Pub, Grand Forks grandforkscyclingclub.com

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Arts and Artisans Fundival

Christina Lake Art and Artisan Society kettleriverarts.com

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Kettle River Festival of the Arts

A celebration of all things arts, agriculture and heritage! Various venues (in Boundary Country communities) kettleriverartsfestival.com

“Old Country Western Bluegrass” Weekend

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Bluegrass Festival

Foot tapping live music and events with talent from all over western Canada. Greenwood Baseball Park 250.445.6644 | greenwoodcity.com

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31st Annual Grand Forks International (GFI) Baseball Tournament

Don’t miss this amazing baseball showcase, with amateurs and pros alike from all over the world! James Donaldson Park, Grand Forks 250.442.8323 grandforksbaseball.com

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Club Championships

Annual hill climb and time trial cycling events and awards. grandforkscyclingclub.com


Save the date!

September 17 - 18 66th Annual Rock Creek and Boundary Fair

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Vintage Car Rally

Christina Lake

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Great family fun all day long, including a parade! Various Venues facebook.com/grandforksfallfair

Christmas is for giving: donate a winter coat for a deserving family. 250.442.2124

Grand Forks & District Fall Fair

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Grand Forks Century Ride

Your choice: 54km or 116km bike ride, both with pizza afterwards! Registration: Russian USCC, Grand Forks grandforkscyclingclub.com

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Quilt Raffle

Get your tickets for a chance to win the beautiful, handmade, “Star Bright” quilt. Greenwood Library 250.445.6111 greenwood.bclibrary.ca

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Boundary Artisans Fall Studio Tour

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Harvest Dance

Bridesville Community Hall 250.446.2042

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Rock Creek Pumpkinfest

Local fundraising dinner and pumpkin auction. Venue TBA

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Spooky Swim

Grand Forks Recreation Centre city.grandforks.bc.ca

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Quilt Show

Rock Creek Pavillion

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Family Skate

Grand Forks Recreation Centre city.grandforks.bc.ca

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30th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

A great tradition and local favourite! Greenwood Community Hall 250.445.6111 greenwood.bclibrary.ca

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Santa’s Workshop Parade Grand Forks

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20th Annual Wine Tasting

Live music performance. Gallery 2, Grand Forks 250.442.2211 grandforksartgallery.ca

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Rock Creek Light Up

Start the holiday season with free hot chocolate, hot dogs and moonlit outdoor fun! Downtown, Rock Creek

Annual Santa Swim

Grand Forks Recreation Centre city.grandforks.bc.ca

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Community Christmas Dinner

A holiday dinner with all the trimmings and good friends. Greenwood 250.445.6644 | greenwoodcity.com

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New Year’s Eve Dance

Christina Lake Community Hall 250.447.6464

For more great events, please visit: christinalake.com, city.grandforks.bc.ca, greenwoodcity.com, midwaybc.ca and the websites listed above. All dates were correct at press time.

Rock candy Mine SafaRi Book through the Grand Forks Visitor Centre 250-442-5835

or online at gftourism@shaw.ca Tours run May through September.

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Boundary Artisan Christmas Faire Grand Forks Art Gallery boundaryartisans.ca

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Breakfast with Santa

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Christina Lake Public Beach 250.447.6197

Halloween Fireworks

Celebrate over 30 years of local talent. Rock Creek Pavillion

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Halloween Celebration

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Evening event with bonfire and fireworks in Greenwood 250.445.6644 | greenwoodcity.com

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Free Family Christmas Skate

Grand Forks Recreation Centre city.grandforks.bc.ca

Proud to be a Part of beautiful sunny Grand forks, b.c. canada!

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Self-guided tours of local artist and artisan studios from Christina Lake to Bridesville. Maps & brochures: Area Visitor Information Centres, Grand Forks Art Gallery or boundaryartisans.ca

15th Annual Coats for Kids Campaign

Chris Hammett

Food and craft vendors, preserves and baking displays, live music and lawnmower races, plus more! Various Venues, Rock Creek 250.446.2465 | rockcreekfallfair.ca

Digital and Real D 3-D movies with digital surround sound 257 Market Ave, Grand Forks Movie Info: 250.442.5115

www.gemtheatre.net Friday, April 1, 2011 2:44:11 PM

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Culture & History

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oundary Country rose to prominence during the early 1900s when it became the most important copper-producing region in the British Commonwealth. Today, this area is a hub of culture and the arts, with a focus on regional history and local talent producing important contributions to the communities’ diverse cultural experience. Tour each town to discover the museums, art galleries, cultural events and historic monuments that make Boundary Country an exciting and educational destination spot.

Boundary Artisans Uniting artists, crafters, musicians and cultural performers of all kinds, the first annual Kettle River Festival of the Arts is an occasion not to be missed! You’ll delight in studio tours, workshops, performances and more in all the Boundary Country communities. With a focus on locally produced works and regional talent, you’ll want to make it an annual tradition for the whole family. kettleriverartsfestival.com Local artisan studios will be open for studio tours, hosted by the Boundary Artisan Association. 2011 will feature artisan studios throughout Boundary Country, so be sure to download your self-guided map. boundaryartisans.ca

Boundary Artisan Association STUDIO TOUR

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CHRISTMAS FAIRE December 2 & 3

To visit our skilled artisans see our website:

www.boundaryartisans.ca

BOUNDARY MUSEUM

Monday, March 21, 2011 4:23:51 PM Joybilee Farm 17831 BC11 12.indd

Open May 1, 2011

Located at the Beautiful Fructova Heritage Site – recognized as one of the finest examples of Doukhobor architecture in BC SHARING HISTORY, EDUCATION and CULTURE

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The Boundary Museum Society represents the historical diversity of the area from mining and smelting to agriculture & environmental education. Drop your RV off at our site for the day so 6145 Reservoir Road, Grand Forks, BC, you can explore Grand Forks & area, or stay & www.boundarymuseum.com learn about Doukhobor culture as you enjoy a bowl of borscht or a cup of tea on the veranda. 250-442-3737


SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

August 4 -14, 2011

Visual and Fibre Arts, Woodworking & Pottery Studio Tours

ACE Film Co.

BC’s Boundary Area: Beaverdell, Westbridge,

Cultural Heritage - our food, work, families, fun

kettleriverartsfestival.com

gallery 2 Grand Forks and District Art and Heritage Centre

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Thousands of years ago the Sinixt First Nations, a branch of the Interior Salish Nation, settled in the area of Christina Lake. Rock walls at several points along the north shore of the Lake exhibit pictographs (rock paintings) that attest to the Sinixt Nation’s long history. The term Boundary Country evolved from the designation of the surrounding region as the Boundary Mining District in the late 1800s. Placer gold, discovered at Rock Creek in 1859, brought the first prospectors to the region, however it wasn’t until the Columbia & Western Railway came to town in 1899, that mining had its real boom in the area. Constructed around this same time was the Phoenix mine near Grand Forks. With 4,000 residents, an opera house, 16 hotels and a brewery, Phoenix was a happening town. To capitalize on the booming mining industry, the Granby Smelting Company built a smelter in Grand Forks in 1900. This massive operation was the first to be built in the district, and in fact was at one time the largest copper smelter in the entire British Empire! The Phoenix mine eventually closed operations in 1919, leaving a ghost town in its wake. During the early 1900s, Doukhobor settlers migrated to the area for its self-sufficient farming potential. The Doukhobors are Russian immigrants who practice a peaceful way of life, and came to Canada to escape religious persecution. The city of Grand Forks thrives today and its agricultural tradition continues with the region’s newly discovered grape-growing potential and booming agritourism.

Greenwood, Grand Forks, & Christina Lake

Cultural History

Music & Dance - Theatre - Healing Arts Outdoor Eco-Friendly Recreation

Christian Valley, Bridesville, Rock Creek, Midway, Come enjoy our festival, our weather, water, arts & heritage

524 Central Avene 250-442-2211 grandforksartgallery.ca See our website for hours of operation and current exhibitions Grand Forks Visitor Centre

250-442-5835

email: gftourism@shaw.ca

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Get Outside! Water Sports If you love relaxing, you’ll love floating down the river. All you need is an inner tube and a cooler with refreshments and you’re good to go. And should you choose to try your hand at kayaking, canoeing, boating, water skiing, sailing or fishing, the beautiful clean lakes of the Boundary Country will not disappoint. If a quick dip is all you need, Riverside Drive in Grand Forks (on the Granby River) has some sweet little rapids that are sure to please even the most seasoned water lovers in the family. Head to your Visitor Information Centre or check out boundarybc.com for more details.

Camping Popular with locals in summer and winter, Jewel Lake Provincial Park, 12km (8 miles) northeast of Greenwood, is an excellent spot for camping with great canoeing and kayaking. With its quiet, serene location, it’s also a perfect fly fishers’ heaven: just cast a line or troll for trout. The lake is stocked with both brook and rainbow. In winter, bundle up and try your hand at ice fishing. Christina Lake Provincial Park is one of the most popular in the province and boasts scenic campsites beside the warmest lake in Canada. You’ll love this park for its beautiful views, idyllic location and nearby amenities in town, such as tasty food and great golf. This action-packed summer town is a destination you won’t want to miss, but make sure to book early to avoid disappointment. BC Parks Reservations: 1.800.689.9025 (Toll Free in US / CAN) | discovercamping.ca. Also check out these great BC Parks in Boundary Country: n Johnstone Creek n Kettle River n Conkle Lake n Boundary Creek n Gladstone

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SAGAMORE RV & MINI-STORAGE

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Fenced compound with security gate Access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 116 Units: 5'x10', 10'x10', 10'x20' & 10'x30' 148 Sagamore Avenue Grand Forks, B.C. Fax: 250-442-2651 250-442-2652

Wonderful Winters Whether you’re here for the fresh powder or to just take in the beautiful winter landscapes, there’s always something fun to do here. Ski & Snowboard No matter where you choose to make tracks, you will find superlative skiing centres throughout the winter wonderland that is Boundary Country. For starters, the region’s major ski resorts— Big White and Mount Baldy—both offer terrific downhill options, as does Phoenix Mountain, “the best little ski hill in BC.” Close to Phoenix Mountain there is also an extensive trail system for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as great tracks at the nearby Paulson Summit crosscountry trails, east of Grand Forks. Visit castlegarnordic.ca for maps of Paulson.


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With world-class courses, some of BC’s most beautiful landscapes and great on-site amenities, golf lovers return to Boundary area courses again and again for the thrill of the game in this relaxing atmosphere. Plan on visiting these awesome Boundary Country courses for the golfing adventure of a lifetime! Christina Lake Golf Club: (18-hole) Carved through majestic pine trees this championship course is Les Furber-designed with his signature architecture apparent in every aspect of the 6113m (6685 yard) course. Regarded as one of the top 25 courses in BC, Christina Lake Golf Course is beside the picturesque Kettle River with background views of the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains where there’s always a decent chance of spotting whitetail deer. (Map 8) 230 2nd Avenue, Christina Lake | 250.447.9313 | christinalakegolfclub.com Cascade Par 3 Golf Course: (9-hole) This wildly popular course is magnificent enough to challenge any golfer, with beautiful views to boot! A fabulous range of terrain, terrific programs for kids and juniors, and a great pro shop make this course the place to be. Enjoy the Monashee Mountain vistas, peaceful forest setting and be sure to ask about night golfing events. 282 2nd Avenue, Christina Lake | 250.447.9705 | cascadepar3.com Kettle Valley Golf Club: (9-hole) Conveniently close to Midway and Rock Creek, this historic course is said to be the longest, continuously operating course in BC. It’s ideal for golfers seeking a relaxing, friendly place to play a few rounds and has a welcoming atmosphere. In addition to great hospitality, golfers will encounter forgiving fairways with gently rolling terrain. 3280 Highway 3, Rock Creek | 250.446.2826 | kettlevalleygolf.com

18 Championship Holes Restaurant/Lounge

T-Times/Pro Shop: 250-447-9313 www.christinalakegolfclub.com

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Get Outside! Hiking & Biking

Trail Name

Location

Distance/ Length

Bike Hike Horseback Riding

Deer Point & Troy Creek Trail

East Lake Drive (Texas Creek), Christina Lake

10km / 6.2 miles

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Christina Creek Trail

Just north of the Highway 3 Bridge over Christina Creek, Christina Lake

2km / 1 mile (loop)

Y

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Cascade Gorge Trail

Santa Rosa Road, off Highway 3, Christina Lake

5km / 3 miles

Y

Y

Y

Upper Dewdney Trail

24km (15 miles) down Santa Rosa Road (off Highway 3), Christina Lake

4.6km / 2.9 miles

Y

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Lower Dewdney Trail

2km (91.2 miles) down Maida Creek Forest Service Road, Christina Lake

3.5km / 2.2 miles

Y

Y

Spooner Creek Trail

9.6km (6 miles) down Stewart Creek Road (off Highway 3), towards Grand Forks

4.25km / 2.6 miles

Y

Y

Saddle Lake

Hardy Mountain Road, Grand Forks

2 – 3km / 1 – 2 miles

Y

Harpold Trail

Valley Heights, northeast of Grand Forks

10km / 6.2 miles (total)

Y

Riverwalk Trail

Midway

5km / 3 miles (loop)

Village View Walk

Fritz Road, Midway

4km / 2.5 miles (loop)

Y

Midway Mountain Biking Trails

Fritz Road (via Florence Street), Midway

17km / 10.6 miles

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Everybody says it, but when the Boundary Country boasts some of the best mountain biking around, they mean it. Boundary is an ideal destination for mountain bikers, with a wealth of trails suited to easy riders and hard-core thrill seekers. The Trans Canada Trail runs through the communities with stretches providing

Being in Boundary Country, it goes without saying that there’s sure to be some horses around. Thankfully, there are also a few local ranches perfect for exploring the landscape with guided tours, as well as plenty of open trails to keep you and your four-legged friend busy for days. Check out Owl Mountain Ranch in Christina Lake, which offers all levels of riders a unique experience on a 100-acre ranch. Also see the chart above for local riding trails. Near Highway 395 and Ponderosa Road, Christina Lake | 250.447.9442 | owlmountainranch.ca


gentler rides through farmland and native grasslands. Some of these trails are also excellent for hiking and horseback riding. See the chart below for a sneak peek at some local favourites and check in with local Visitor Information Centres for more details.

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Info A moderate hike / moderate-difficult bike trail with a few narrow sections. Starts off steep, but levels off. christinalake.com This easy to moderate trail follows alongside the serene Christina Creek with plenty of wildlife and birds. Watch for poison ivy. christinalake.com Easy hiking and biking trail with scenic views and 2 trestle bridges. christinalake.com An easy hike / moderate-difficult bike route, with a 480m (1575 foot) elevation change. christinalake.com A moderate hike / moderate-difficult bike route, with a 520m (1706 foot) elevation change and several steep sections. christinalake.com A moderate-difficult hike / difficult bike route with a classic single-track bike trail. Note: steep descents, technical sections and optional stunts. christinalake.com Cross-country trail with 20-30 minutes of uphill and 20 minutes downhill sections. Rated novice / intermediate. Great view of Grand Forks. Cross-country trail with a great hill climb (1 – 1.5 hours) and a quick downhill (20 minutes). Rated novice / intermediate. Gentle hike near the Kettle River, with the return loop passing by the Midway Station Museum. midwaytrails.tripod.com Slightly challenging uphill / downhill loop. midwaytrails.tripod.com Cross-country / free ride mountain bike trails, rated novice / intermediate / advanced. Maps posted on-site.

Snowmobiling Snowmobiling is all the rage as sledders take to the mountains in search of pristine powder. GranD Forks Whether trail riding or mountain climbing, there’s miles and miles of terrain to uncover throughout Boundary Country. Check out the Boundary Snowmobile Club in Grand Forks (sledgf. Downtown webs.com) and the Christina Lake Snowmobile Society We've got everything you need (250.447.9270 | abcsnow.ca) for fun in the Boundary! or visit the BC Snowmobile 350 72nd Ave, Grand Forks 250.442.3135 Federation (bcsf.org).

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n Kettle Valley Rail Trails: kettlevalleyrailway.ca n Trans-Canada Trail: tctrail.ca

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Border Crossing Information Planning a day trip to Canada? Visiting from the South? Here is some important information you will need before crossing the border shared by the Boundary Region of Canada and the US. There are three Border crossings between Canada and the US in Boundary Country:

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Location

Address

Hours

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Close to Christina Lake and Grand Forks

102 Highway 395 South, Christina Lake

8:00 – 24:00

Carson

Grand Forks BC / Danville WA

4900 Highway 41, Grand Forks

8:00 – 24:00

Midway

Midway BC / Ferry WA

100 Dominion Street, Midway

9:00 – 17:00


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Bridesville is known as “the end of Smuggler’s Road” and was once a thriving town on the Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern Rail Line with a border crossing into Washington State. Bridesville was also the site of a daring gold robbery, which still entices those with metal detectors to look for missing gold bars. Rent a gold pan and wander down the trails to the creek, where remnants of an old gold mine can be seen. (Map 2, G1)

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Christina Lake British Columbia’s Recreation Paradise

Make it a FAMILY affair!

Ride or bike our trails through breath taking scenery. Trails for all skill levels.

Relax at the beach, have fun on the water or fish for a 15lb trout.

Explore our history, play a round of golf or visit the Cascade Gorge.

Discover our WELCOME CENTRE, Community Park & Solar Aquatic Interpretive Centre Located in the heart of Christina Lake, our state-of-theart “GREEN” Welcome Centre is open 7 days a week May to September. Learn everything you want to know about our community, including lake stewardship, your recreation options and our region’s vibrant arts and cultural life. Walk the trails in the park, birdwatch in wetlands or take a dip in the lake, then be sure to visit the “Eco Machine” in our Solar Aquatic facility. Learn how nature works to break down waste through microbes, fish, snails and aquatic plants, and produces clean water without the use of chemicals or other compounds harmful to our environment. There are no odours, only the fragrance of growing plants and flowers! Our elected official, Regional District Director Grace McGregor welcomes you and invites you to call her at 250-447-9293.

Fun for kids of all ages! www.christinalake.com


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Street

Map

Coordinates

Christina Lake 2nd Ave 8 G3 Benniger Rd 8 D3 Chase Rd 8 D1-E2 Fife Rd 8 A4-B3 Franson Rd 8 B2 Highway 3 8 A3-G1 Highway 395 8 G2-3 Hunter Frontage Rd 8 A3-B3 Johnson Rd 8 B2 Kingsley Rd 8 B2 Main St 8 G3 Massie Rd 8 A2-B2 Neimi Rd 8 D3-E3 Park Rd 8 D2-3 River Rd 8 F2 Sandner Frontage Rd 8 C3-D3 Santa Rosa Rd 8 D3-E4 Schulli Rd 8 E1-2 Stewart Creek Rd 8 F1-2 Sunflower Rd 8 B1-C1 Swanson Rd 8 E3-F2 Thompson Rd 8 E2-F2 West Lake Dr 8 B1-D3 Wolverton Rd 8 E2 Christina Lake Overview Baker Creek Rd 7 E4 East Lake Dr 7 D3 Fife Rd 7 E-F3 Highway 3 7 C4-G3, G1 Highway 395 7 G3-4 Maida Creek Rd 7 F4 McRae Rd 7 D3 Morrissey Rd 7 F1-2 Santa Rosa Rd 7 G4 Stewart Creek Rd 7 E2-G3 Swanson Rd 7 G3-4 West Lake Dr 7 F3 Grand Forks 2nd St 5 C7-E7 4th St 5 C6 6th St 5 B6 7th St 5 C6 9th St 5 D6 10th St 5 C6 12th St 5 E6 17th St 5 C5 18th St 5 E5 19th St 5 D5 22nd St 5 C4 27th St 5 D4 59th Ave 5 E5-6 64th Ave 5 D6-7 65th Ave 5 E4 66th Ave 5 D5 67th Ave 5 D4 68th Ave 5 C7, D5-6 69th Ave 5 C7-D6 70th Ave 5 D5 72nd Ave 5 C6-7, D4

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Explore: Christina Lake

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ailed as one of the warmest lakes in BC (if not Canada!), it only takes one visit to the sunny shores of this cozy community to realize why it’s so popular. This small community that’s big on spirit hosts stellar events throughout the year, such as the annual Triathlon, Sandcastle and Sculpture competition, Fishing Derby, Pasta Fiesta and Arts & Artisans Fundaval. In addition, the area is home to the Christina Lake Arts & Artisans Society (kettleriverarts.com), so you’re sure to find some great arts and crafts to add to your home collection. Stop in at the new Christina Lake Welcome Centre to see local artists at work, get information on local attractions and events, as well as eat some delectable local fare. Christina Lake Chamber of Commerce: 1675 Highway 3 | 250.447.6161 | christinalake.com

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With a lake this beautiful and serene, and plenty of creeks nearby, summertime here revolves around water. Whether it’s paddling, parasailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding or simply lounging on the warm sandy beaches, there’s no shortage of lakeside activities, and if you’re looking for canoeing and kayaking, this is the place to find it. Don’t forget the fishing! Anglers can cast a fly or troll for trout, bass, kokanee and whitefish in these inviting waters. Excellent for vacay relaxation and reflections with nature. Christina Lake is also home to one of the most popular provincial parks in BC. This familyfriendly lakeside campsite is a ton of fun and with 2011 being BC Parks’ 100th anniversary, there’s no better time to plan a vacation here. Visit discovercamping.ca to reserve a site.

After you soothe your stressed out city slicker family by the beach, it’s time to reenergize with some amazing downhill biking and mountain-top hiking action. The surrounding Monashee Mountains host a multitude of trails with natural sights like waterfalls, panoramic views and abundant wildlife. If you like golf, you’ve come to the right place. Christina Lake is home to two stellar courses, both offering great challenges and stunning scenery. The picturesque Kettle River is the backdrop for the Christina Lake Golf Course and the Cascade Par 3 course offers a challenging round with a friendly atmosphere (see page 17). Summer isn’t the only time great for outdoor explorations, whether it’s spring, summer, winter or fall, these trails are perfect for horseback riding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and anything you can imagine!

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Explore: Grand Forks

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amed for its location near the convergence (“forks”) of the Kettle and Granby Rivers, Grand Forks is a town in a desirable natural setting with a rich, vibrant history. The pace here is laid-back, making you feel relaxed and right at home as soon as you enter city limits. In no time, you’ll be kicking back, sipping lemonade, and smiling in that easy way, just like the locals. This is country living at its best and you may never want to be a city slicker again. Grand Forks Visitor Information Centre: 524 Central Avenue | 250.442.5835 | city. grandforks.bc.ca

Beautiful vistas sweep across the valley floor, allowing glimpses of the local working farms, a diverse landscape and the many historical buildings dotted throughout. Visits to the Boundary Museum (6145 Reservoir Road | 250.442.3737), Hardy Mountain Doukhobor Museum (3655 Hardy Mountain Road | 250.492.0173 | conservancy.bc.ca) and gallery 2 (524 Central Avenue | 250.442.2211 | grandforksartgallery.ca) in downtown Grand Forks are exciting ways to learn about local history and culture. Downtown walking tours highlight the arts and architecture, while driving routes lead to farms and orchards and a variety of historical and heritage sites. Sample the produce of the “Sunshine Valley” at local farms and orchards, drop by a roadside fruit stand or check out the produce and artisanal products at the seasonal Grand Forks Farmers’ Market. Or make an appointment to see the Doukhobor Flour Mill, as part of the Heritage Circle Tour. Explore the region’s mining history, delve into Doukhobor culture, sample agricultural products, take a dip in the river at a secluded beach or just enjoy the scenery.

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Welcome to

Grand Forks

Two Rivers...Twice the fun! Grand Forks, on the confluence of the Kettle and Granby Rivers, has everything one could ask for in four-season recreation— fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, golfing, downhill skiing, crosscountry skiing, camping, and all types of water sports on our two pristine rivers and many nearby lakes. Explore the Trans Canada Trail as it takes you through the valley and marvel at the spectacular scenery and the abundance of wildlife.

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t first glance, our beautiful tree-lined streets and wellmaintained heritage homes of our Solar City will enchant you. But don’t stop there—spend some time exploring! Grand Forks has a rich and colourful history in mining, forestry and agriculture. Whether travelling through on the scenic Highway 3 or arriving in our 24/7 access airport (CZGF), visit one of our many museums and heritage sites, and when it is time for lunch or dinner, drop in to one of our many restaurants that offer delicious, authentic Russian borsch and a big, thick slice of homemade bread.

Grand Forks Visitor Centre 524 Central Ave, Grand Forks 250.442.5835

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Explore: Greenwood

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harming and welcoming, the meandering main street of Greenwood tells a tale of history and culture with heritage buildings, vibrant new businesses, local parks and beautifully-maintained homes. Situated between Grand Forks and Midway, Greenwood in the 1890s was a booming centre of mining, smelters and railroads. Today, remnants of the glory days remain, along with all the services of a big city, on a friendlier, casual scale. Check out the Greenwood Museum and Visitor Information Centre to learn more about Canada’s “Smallest City!” 214 South Cooper Avenue | 250.445.6355 | greenwoodmuseum.com

It’s All Here! There is something for everyone here, whether you’re looking for a “citified” espresso, historical experiences or outdoor adventure. Greenwood has you covered, and they do it all with a friendly smile. Take the self-guided Greenwood Heritage Walk to fully appreciate the 1890s / early 1900s homes that speak volumes about the community’s days as the hub of regional mining. Greenwood’s arts community provides several festivals, fairs and annual events such as the Demolition Derby, art shows, craft fair, soapbox derby, and the Founders’ Day celebrations (see page 10). Keep a lookout for the colourfully decorated Tunnel of Flags just outside of town, along Highway 3 towards Grand Forks. See if you can name all 200 flags on this 1913-built tunnel!

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Natural Beauty Picture it: glimmering blue summer fish-stocked lakes, blooming springtime fields of wild flowers, and sparkling winters with gleaming white snow. Greenwood’s mild climate is perfect for a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, skiing and fishing in nearby Jewel Lake. With deer, rabbits and a variety of birds, Jewel Lake is famed for its legendary world-record rainbow trout catch, weighing in at 23 kg (52lbs), with a length of 1.08m (42.5 inches). The Lake is also a great spot for winter ice fishing. Also check out historic Boundary Falls, once the site of a mining town, smelter and a hydroelectric dam. Remnants of the past can still be seen by this stunning waterfall, accessed via the Trans Canada Trail along Highway 3.

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estled in the heart of the Kettle Valley, where the river meets the mountains and meanders through the Canada-US border, Midway boasts an abundance of recreational opportunities and a deep connection with the past. Spend a hot, lazy afternoon fishing for trout or tubing down the Kettle River. Cycle along the old Kettle River Rail trail or cross-country ski the same trail in winter. Play a round of golf at nearby Kettle Valley Golf Course or visit Midway’s historic and symbolic entwined trees. Located at “Mile 0” of the Kettle Valley Railway is one of Midway’s main attractions, the Kettle River Museum. Built in 1900, the original train tracks have been removed, but you can still catch a glimpse of a bygone era by standing on the original platform and imagining the hustle and bustle of the old station. This track, now part of the multi-use recreational Trans Canada Trail, forms the longest trail of its kind in the world, spanning approximately 17,898 km (11,122 miles) and winding its way through every province and territory. Visitor Information Centre: A Little History 661 8th Avenue, Midway | Shaped by a gold rush past and a notable railroad 250.449.2222 | midwaybc.ca history, the village of Midway offers a variety of historical expeditions and experiences. In the 1800s, fur traders, prospectors and settlers began moving through this sun-drenched valley. When gold was c discovered at Rock Creek in 1859 and US miners came swarming into the region, Governor Douglas saw that an east-west route through the interior was vital for Ltd maintaining British control. The name Midway was reputedly inspired by the midway at Your the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Other theories suggest that centre in MidwaY. the town was also almost mid-way on the old Dewdney Trail call us today for a free quote. between Hope and Wild Horse Creek and was almost halfway 591 FiFth Avenue, MidwAy from the Rockies to the Pacific coast.

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Kettle River Museum Mile “0” Kettle Valley Railway Heritage Station House and Caboose. Railway memorabilia, Gift Shop, Local History and Visitor Information. Open May to September.

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Explore: Rock Creek

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ock Creek’s beginnings, like many of the communities in the Boundary Country, can be traced back to the glory days of gold rushes and mining activity. The discovery of gold in 1859 sparked the biggest gold rush in the history of the province of British Columbia, with over 5000 miners panning the creeks and tributaries in the Rock Creek area. After the initial mining boom, Rock Creek residents began to develop an economy in agriculture, lumber and ranching. Today, some of the finest blue ribbon livestock in BC are raised in Rock Creek and the surrounding area.

The Fall Fair For over 60 years, the Rock Creek and Boundary Fair has brought families together at the “Biggest Little Country Fair Around”. This two day event, happening September 17-18, 2011 features everything from heavy horse shows and lawnmower races, to agricultural and baking displays, plus thrilling carnival rides for kids of all ages. It’s one of the biggest and best community-driven events you’ll ever see, so you definitely don’t want to miss this one! See page 10 for details. 250.446.2465 | rockcreekfallfair.ca

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Convenience Store & Gas Bar Souvenirs & Visitor Info Fishing/Hunting Licenses

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GOLD DUST MOTEL & RV PARK Spacious, a/c units.

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Close by, golfers can tee off at the 9-hole Kettle Valley Golf Course (see page 19) or hit the slopes at the family-friendly Mount Baldy Ski Resort. This gem of a mountain resort is a wonderful cross-country skiing destination. The new Nordic Centre offers an additional 20 km (12 miles) of track-set and groomed trails. Mt. Baldy Road, Oliver | 250.498.4086 | skibaldy.com

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WEST BOUNDARY... ADVENTURE: UNLIMITED

Whether you are looking for an extreme adventure or just one that’s extremely fun, you’ll find it here. Hike, ski, board, or climb our mountains. Go rafting down the Kettle River. Ride a mountain bike along our great trails. Live like a cowboy and take a horseback ride out to camp under the stars. Experience the wonderful rural lifestyle of the West Boundary Region, shown off at the annual Rock Creek Fall Fair, or the BC Backcountry Horsemen’s Association’s annual RendezVous round up.

West Boundary (Area E) encompasses the rural areas from Eholt Summit to Anarchist Summit, and from the Canada/ U.S. Border to Big White Ski Resort and the Christian Valley. It includes areas of Rock Creek, Beaverdell, Bridesville, Mount Baldy Ski Resort, Jewel Lake Resort, Idabel Lake Resort, Anaconda and Westbridge.

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trip through the valleys and mountains of luscious Boundary Country quickly reveals the area’s growing agritourism industry. Luckily, this results in a delicious experience with stops in each unique town bringing a bounty of fresh fruits, veggies, meats and cheeses. Perfect for enjoying right on the spot amidst the surrounding vistas and taking home to prepare mouthwatering meals to savour with good friends. Take a journey to each town in Boundary to sample some agritourism treats for yourself, and be sure to stop in at these local favourites.

Market Fresh In local Farmers Markets shop for local fruit and vegetables (including the most enormous garlic heads), farm fresh eggs, and the wares of local artisans such as tie-dyed fabrics. You’ll also find herbs, cut flowers and a wide array of handicrafts from the many talented artists and artisans nearby. Markets are held in Christina Lake, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway and Rock Creek. See page 10 for details and check with local Visitor Information Centres.

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Visit a working organic orchard and market garden on a sunny hillside west of Grand Forks. Spencer Hill Orchard & Gallery offers farm tours, farm fresh produce (seasonal) and a myriad of events. Take a break on the shady patio and indulge in homemade apple pie or sour cherry tarts, and if you want ice cream, they’ve got that too! Spencer Hill hosts special events on its outdoor stage, as well as their signature event, the annual Apple Festival, complete with wagon rides and a working apple press. 5615 Spencer Road, Grand Forks | 250.442.8583 Get to know some seriously contented cows at the multi-generation, family-owned Jerseyland Organics. As BC’s first certified organic dairy farm, this is an excellent place to get acquainted with traditional farm life, where cows happily graze in their pastures and cheese and yogurt are made right at the farm. Pick up some tasty dairy treats straight from the farm’s shop. 2690 Almond Gardens Road E., Grand Forks | 250.442.8112 | jerseylandorganics.ca Enjoy a unique agritourism adventure at Joybilee Farm, an eco-friendly fibre farm and artisan studio. Take part in hands-on fibre art demonstrations, visit with the farm animals and experience the harvest of the linen field during the annual Linen Festival. 12025 Highway 3, Greenwood | 1.866.965.9665 | fiberarts.ca

An Agricultural History Surrounded by farms and orchards, Grand Forks is an agricultural town with a tradition that dates to the late 1800s when a few settlers came to the “Sunshine Valley” to take advantage of the fertile land. Mining spurred rapid growth and demand for agricultural production to feed the workers and new residents of the town. The tradition was bolstered in 1909 with the arrival of the Doukhobors, Russian pacifists, who settled in communal farming villages, planting orchards in abundance: apples, pears, Italian prunes, cherries, currants, gooseberries, raspberries and more! With so many orchards, the valley was named Fructova, meaning “fruit of the valley.”

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Experience Rural Grand Forks Discover agriculture and the abundant bounty and natural beauty of Grand Forks’ Sunshine Valley

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top and smell the flowers, pick up fresh-picked local produce, become friends with the fowl or say “cheese” to some contented cows—you can do it all in an afternoon by visiting these unique farms and greenhouses in Rural Grand Forks. But set aside more time still and explore the many other farms, greenhouses, orchards, markets and more in our beautiful fertile valley.

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Jerseyland Organics takes pride in supplying quality dairy products that are made from 100% certified organic jersey milk from our own herd of happy dairy cows. At Jerseyland, we produce wholesome organic cheeses, sour cream and yogurts and believe in the humane treatment of animals and the responsible stewardship of our farm lands. Drop in to experience the farm and sample our quality cheeses at our retail store. Monday-Saturday 8am to 4pm.

2690 Almond Gardens East, Grand Forks ◆ 250.442.8112 ◆ jerseylandorganics.ca

MEDOMAK FARM

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Guests at Medomak can wander through the farm yard, where they can see ducks at play, colourful peacocks, and laying hens scratching the earth, whose chicks hatch in April and July. Other friendly animals looking for attention are sheep, goats, cows and horses. Wild birds, like quails and stellar jays, use this sanctuary freely, and in May, frogs fi ll the evening air with their songs. Meander through the yard, enjoy the landscape, find hidden antiques, then relax in Serendipity with a cool drink to end your stay.

5040 Siminoff Road, Grand Forks ◆ 250.442.3817 ◆ medomakfarm.com

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Mariposa is a unique destination green house. Your hosts Kim and Tom have been growing “Green” and pesticide free in Grand Forks for 20 years. Specializing in top quality hanging baskets, plants, pottery, fountains, pond plants, trees & shrubs. Visit the numerous pets and backyard chickens or stroll down beautiful garden pathways that lead to a natural artesian-fed pond where water lilies and fish will welcome you, and the view of the valley will inspire you.

3705 Koochin Road, Grand Forks ◆ 250.442.5240

DEANE FARMS

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Come experience BC’s finest unsprayed produce! Mid April to mid June, visit our greenhouse for a great selection of bedding plants, vegetable transplants, beautiful perennials and unique ornamental grasses. Mid July to mid October, we are open 7 days/week offering seasonal produce picked daily from our fields, such as melons, corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions, squashes and more. Come discover what the locals already know...everything tastes better from the Boundary!

1275 Carson Road, Grand Forks ◆ 250.442.3400 ◆ deanefarms.com

Be sure to check out the Grand Forks Farmers’ Market every Tuesday and Friday throughout the summer in Gyro Park (Central Ave & 5th Street) for fresh picked seasonal fruits and vegetables, herbs, flowers and a wide variety of handicrafts.

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Accommodations Bed & Breakfast

Sunflower Inn Bed & Breakfast South facing lakeside log home, queen beds with duvets, ensuites/ private bath, covered deck, guest kitchen area, golf and hot stone massage packages offered. Breakfast on the top deck, weather permitting. 159 Alpine Road, Christina Lake Tel: 250.447.6201 TF: 1.877.378.0526 sunflowerinnbb.com Email: info@sunflowerinnbb.com #3 AC Be Hi Sm BB1 Map 7,D3 See ad on Map 7

Hotels, Motels & Resorts Lakeview Motel “Such A Nice Place to Stay.� Jani & Andy welcome you to their Oasis. 12 large guest suites, some with kitchenettes. Ammenities include air conditioning & log gazebo with firepit & BBQs & central location. 1658 Highway 3, Christina Lake Tel: 250.447.9358 TF: 1.877.447.9358 lakeview-motel.ca #12 AC Ctv Hi Ki

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Motel & RV Park

New Horizon Motel A B.C. Select property catering to the discerning traveler. 25 Executive rooms and suites including wheelchair accessible lodgings. King or queen beds, internet, spacious grounds, patios, barbecues. Continental breakfast daily. Golf and family reunion packages; corporate travelers welcome. 2037 Highway 3,

Gold Dust Motel Air conditioned, spacious, 2 queen beds, satellite TV.

Christina Lake, BC Tel: 250.447.9312 TF: 1.888.859.0159 newhorizonmotel.com Hi AC Ctv Fm Sm $105-$360 HMR4 Map 8,B3 See ad on page 19

Hotels, Motels & Resorts

Riverside Motel Renovated cabin style units, located directly along the beautiful Granby River. Sandy beaches and shady areas provide a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the scenery. Our suites are Clean, Quiet and Affordable. 7351 Hwy #3, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.2259 riversidemotelgf.com AC Ctv Hi Ki Pt

Junction of Highway 3 & 33, Rock Creek Tel: 250.446.2222 See ad on page 38, location on Map 2

RV Parks & Campgrounds Riviera RV Park 50 fully serviced lots, most shaded, many right on the banks of the Kettle River. Sites equipped with a fire pit, picnic table & wifi. Clean washroom, shower & laundy facilities. Play area & sandy beach. 6331 Highway 3 East, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.2158 TF: 1.877.700.2158 rivierarvpark.ca Be Pu Ec La Sh Wa CRV2 Map 5,D8 See ad on page 34

Vacation Homes/Rentals

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Motel/RV Park/Fly Shop The Victorian Motel & RV Park On the edge of the Kettle River, this charming, renovated motel & RV park exude quaint and comfortable style of yesteryear. Close to downtown but peaceful and quiet. On site mini golf and fly & taCKle shOp. 6451 Hwy 3, 1 1/2 km east of Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.3011 TF: 1.888.338.0688 thevictorianmotelandrvpark.com AC Hi Ki Ec Wa

Christina Lake & Southern BC Vacation Rentals Choose from a variety of fun beach front properties, relaxing private homes close to the lake, or breathtaking properties along the river. Family size, affordable cozy cottages, gorgeous lakefronts, awesome views, hot tubs & fireplaces. Office: 1675 Santa Rosa Rd, Christina Lake TF: 1.866.447.9334 christinalakevacation.com southernbcvacation.com See ad on back cover, location on Map 8,D3

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#: Number of rooms Hs: High season Ls: Low season AC: Air conditioned Be: Beach access Ctv: Cable TV Ec: Electrical hookups Fm: Family suites

La: Laundry facilities Ki: Kitchenettes Pt: Pets welcome Pu: Pull through access Sh: Showers Sm: No smoking Sw: Swimming pool Wa: Water hookups


Attractions & Activities Art Gallery/Heritage/ Visitor Centre

Gallery 2 Beautifully restored, turn of the century Court House building showcasing art & heritage exhibitions, local/Canadian gift shop and visitor information. Fully handicapped accessible. One of Grand Forks’ premiere attractions. 524 Central Avenue, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.2211 grandforksartgallery.ca See ad on page 15

Boat Rentals/Marina Christina Lake Marina The premier marina on Christina Lake, with pontoon or ski boat rentals, marine supplies, board shop & convenience store. Lifejackets & one piece of water sport equipment included with boat rental. Relax after your adventures on our waterfront patio at the Marina Grill. 173 Larson Road, Christina Lake Tel: 250.447.6122 christinalakemarina.com See ad on page 29 location on Map 7,D3

Farm Tours

12025 Highway 3 9 km East of Greenwood 30 km West of Grand Forks Toll Free: 1.866.965.9665 fiberarts.ca See 2 for location on Map 1

Museums

Christina Lake Golf Club Experience 18 Championship holes in Boundary Country designed by Les Furber. Regarded as a top 25 course within British Columbia. Located on the scenic Kettle River, the course is surrounded by ponderosa pine and fir trees, with the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains providing a beautiful backdrop.

Boundary Museum Society Douhkobor culture and Boundary area museum. Heritage attraction, sightseeing tours, picnic facilities.

2nd Avenue, Christina Lake (S. of Hwy 3) Proshop: 250.447.9313 christinalakegolfclub.com See ad on page 19

Horseback Riding Record Ridge Riding Guided horseback trail rides for novice to experienced riders. Rossland Tel: 250.231.5360 recordridgeriding.com See ad & location on Map 1

Library Grand Forks & District Public Library Tues/Thurs: 10am - 8pm; Wed/Fri/Sat: 10am - 5pm. 7342 5th St., Grand Forks 250.442.3944 See ad & location on Map 6

Mine/Sightseeing Tours Rock Candy Mine Tours Collect sparkling quartz crystal geodes, fine fluorite in green & purple, and beautiful barite at this internationally famous, heritage mine property. Familyfriendly collecting, above ground. Spectacular scenery, bring your camera! 25 km north of Grand Forks Booking: 250.442.5835 / gftourism@shaw.ca rockcandymine.com See ad on page 13, location on Map 5,C6

Movie Theatre Gem Theatre We’ve recently upgraded & partnered with Real D 3D to provide the best in Digital & REAL D 3D movies with Digital Surround Sound. We serve our patrons only the best popcorn with real butter and offers a variety of hard icecream served up in our amazing triple-header cones. 257 Market Avenue, Grand Forks Movie Info: 250.442.5115 gemtheatre.net See ad on page 13, location on Map 5,C7

6145 Reservoir Road, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.3737 boundarymuseum.com See ad on page 14, location on Map 5,E1

Museums Kettle River Museum Mile “0” Kettle Valley Railway Heritage Station House and Caboose. Railway memorabilia, Gift Shop, Local History and Visitor Information. Open May through September. Located on Highway 3 in Midway Tel: 250.449.2614 midwaybc.ca/museum.htm See ad on page 37, location on Map 3,B2

Museum/Visitor Centre Greenwood Museum/ Visitor Centre Come explore the rich and vibrant mining history of Canada’s “smallest city”. Once home to over 3,000 people, Greenwood now offers you a glimpse into its historic past with extensive museum displays and informative visitor centre counsellors. 214 South Copper Avenue, Greenwood Tel: 250.445.6355 greenwoodmuseum.com See ad on page 36, location on Map 4,D3

Outdoor Adventure Centre WildWays From Mild to Wild family fun. Open daily in summer 8:30-5:30. Kayak, Canoe, Bike sales and rentals. Bike repair shop & Trans Canada Trail shuttles. Clothing by Volcom, Roxy, Quiksilver, Horny Toad, Isis, Fox, RDS and more. Look for the red roof & blue sign on Highway 3. 1925 Highway 3, Christina Lake Tel: 250.447.6561 TF: 1.888.WILDWAY wildways.com See ad on page 28, location on Map 8,B3

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Joybilee Farm A joyful communion of ethical husbandry and fiber artistry. Farm Tours for natural fibers, natural dyes, linen culture and fiber animal husbandry. Fiberartists who grow their own medium. Fiber Arts studio and gift shop.

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Dining Family Dining Glenburn Coffee House Breakfast & Lunch served all day. Soups, Sandwiches, Pizza, Dessert. Computer rental, internet access, wi-fi, fax, photocopy service, laundry facility, books, crafts, free visitor information & free real estate information. Wheelchair friendly. 607 - Eighth Ave @ Florence, Midway Tel: 250.449.2465 Fax: 250.449.2475 glenburn@shaw.ca See ad & location on Map 3,B3

Family Dining

Gold Pan Café Fantastic meals. Licensed. Air conditioned. Seasonal outdoor patio. Junction of Highway 3 & 33, Rock Creek Tel: 250.446.2324 See ad on page 38, location on Map 2

Family Dining

Totally Twisted Pizzeria Come experience a little slice of homemade heaven. Gourmet pizza, flatbreads, pasta, homemade soups, sauces & to-die-for desserts. Casual, licensed premises with free wifi. Take out & delivery available. 1460 Central Avenue (Highway 3), Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.8602 See ad on page 34, location on Map 5,C5

Shopping & Ser Pubs & Pub Style

Antiques/Collectibles

Grand Forks Station Pub This heritage railway station is a special attraction to the area and is located next to the Trans-Canada Trail. Great food, Great Atmosphere. Beer & Wine Off-Sales. Private parties available in the Columbia Grill Dining Room. 7654 Donaldson Drive, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.5855 gfstationpub.com See ad & location on Map 5,C4

Pubs & Pub Style Hotel Midway The Hot-L is Back! Anticipated opening May 2011. Come relax with friends & enjoy pub favourites in a turn-of-the-century building. Newly refurbished. Sporting events, pool, darts, board games. OFF SALES. Rooms available – coming soon! 607 Fifth Avenue, Midway Tel: 250.449.2655

Art Supplies/Office Supplies Select Office Products Full art supplies. Brushes, Easels, Canvas, Paints, & more! Also offering a full selection of office products including printers, ink, toner, paper etc. Services including photocopying, laminating and faxing. Just ask Lorraine about anything you want and she can bring it in. 256 Market Avenue, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.2466 / 250.442.3300 whatsupgf.com See ad & location on Map 6

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Rock Creek Centre Snack bar, gifts, souvenirs, lottery, fishing licenses, Greyhound depot. Junction of Highway 3 & 33, Rock Creek Tel: 250.446.2222 See ad on page 38, location on Map 2

The Sunbean Want a healthy option? Everything made from scratch, with a focus on local ingredients. Breakie to dessert, coffees, salads, sweet & savory goodies & the best wraps around! Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

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Downtown Rock Creek Tel: 250.446.2171 See ad on page 38, location on Map 2

Convenience Store/Gas Bar

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Rags, Relics & Rutabagas Browse through our eclectic selection of vintage collectibles & antiques. Vendors of local art & artisan wares & purveyors of regional history. Enjoy our comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Open most days March to December. “If the laundry is out...we’re in”

1650 Central Avenue, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.8999 See ad on page 34 location on Map 5,C5

Churches Sacred Heart Catholic Church

First Baptist Church

Gospel Chapel

7269 9th Street, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.3114

2495 76th Avenue, Grand Forks Tel: 250.443.9200

7048 Donaldson Drive, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.5148

Grand Forks Seventh-day Adventist Church

Christ Lutheran Church

4500 Hillview Road, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.5081

7328 19th Street (across from the arena), Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.3959

Holy Trinity Anglican Church 7252 7th Street, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.5808


rvices Dollar Store

Gift Store

Grocery/Liquor Stores

Your Dollar Store With More Something for everyone! Birthday & seasonal party items. Hats, wigs, costume accessories, jewelry, cards-wrap-bags, boxes, wicker, pet supplies, electronics, housewares, crafts, scrapbooking, candles, incense, picture frames and much much more!!

Tomorrow's Treasures Greenwood's unique shopping experience. Supporting local artisans of various crafts; wood, metal, pottery, glass, etc. Quilting fabric & unique gifts. Various assortment of craft/art supplies.

McMynn's AG Foods Full Service Grocery, Fresh Meat and Produce, In-Store Bakery, Delicatessen, Liquor Agency, Lottery and ATM. Open 7 days a week.

222-72 Avenue, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.2252 See ad & location on Map 6

Financial Services

Grand Forks Credit Union Talk to us first. We offer so much more than a mortgage. • Investing • Wealth Management • Retirement Planning • Commercial Loans • Mortgages Open Tuesday to Friday 9am - 5pm & Saturday 9am - 1pm

330 South Copper Avenue, Greenwood Tel: 250.445.6664 jocelyn801@shaw.ca See ad on page 36, location on Map 4,E3

Gifts & Beads CopperMoon Arts & Essences Showcasing local artisans, beads, incense, sarongs, imports, gifts, textiles, jewelry, essential oils, bath & body, candles, home décor, pottery, belly dance supplies and other accessories. We are located off Highway 3, next to Mad Dash Restaurant and Water’s Edge Cabinetry. Highway 3 (next to the Ice Creamery), Christina Lake Tel: 250.447.9075 See us on Facebook See ad & location on Map 8,D3

Groceries

447 Market Avenue, Box 2500, Grand Forks V0H 1H0 Tel: 250.442.5511 gfdscu.com See ad & location on Map 6

Buy Low Foods Open 7 days a week. Fresh Local Produce. Fresh Meat. In-store Bakery & Deli. Great selection of Organic Foods.

Furniture/Accessories

7370 4th Street, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.5560 See ad & location on Map 6

Groceries/Gas/Liquor

256 South Copper Avenue, Greenwood Tel: 250.443.5397 See ad on page 22, location on Map 4,D3

Highway 3, Rock Creek Tel: 250.446.2722 See ad on page 38

Grocery/Liquor Stores Huckleberry Mountain Market Christina Lake’s place for fresh baked goodies, fresh meat & produce, full deli, groceries & lottery. Liquor agency. Open 7 days a week. 1720 Sandner Frontage Road, Christina Lake Tel: 250.447.6171 See ad on page 29, location on Map 8,C3&D3

Grocery/Pharmacy Overwaitea Foods Grocery, pharmacy, in-store bakery & deli. Open 7 days a week. 441 Central Avenue, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.2778 Pharmacy: 250.442.3147 overwaitea.com See ad & location on Map 6

Hardware Stores Home Hardware Grand Forks Home Hardware Downtown has all your hardware needs & more. Plumbing, electrical, automotive, paint, fishing licenses, fishing, camping, summer fun toys, gardening & housewares. Drop in & let our friendly staff help you find what you need. 350 72nd Avenue, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.3135 homehardware.ca See ad on page 17, location on Map 5,C7

Hardware Store

McMynn's Irly Building Centre Hardware, building supplies, home & garden, camping & fishing supplies, and so much more. Open Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. 591 Fifth Avenue, Midway Tel: 250.449.2466 See & location on Map 3,B3

Home Decor & Gifts Thistle Pot Gifts Owners Bree and Cheryl invite all seekers of fine things to take their time and browse not only the myriad of home and garden décor delights but also the alluring selection of PANDORA jewelry. Thistle Pot Gifts is set in a two story historical building, the last of the false frontages, and dates back to 1897. 337 Market Avenue, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.1214 See ad & location on Map 6

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Then & Now Furniture Emporium Furniture & Accessories, Local Artwork and Carvings, A unique blend of Local Artisans Work combined with Fine Furnishings and Décor.

Rock Creek General Store Full service deli with made-toorder subs & kaisers; groceries, fresh meat, produce; propane; lottery; liquor agency; video rentals; tackle and more. Open 7 days a week.

630 Florence Street, Midway Tel: 250.449.2242 See ad & location on Map 3,B3

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Shopping & Services Insurance

Pharmacies

Real Estate

James G. McMynn Agencies Ltd. Your ICBC Autoplan centre in Midway. Commercial, Marine, Farm, Travel, Auto, Tenants, Homeowners. HOURS: Monday to Saturday 9 am - noon, 1 - 5 pm

CB Border Country Realty Serving the beautiful Boundary Country for over 34 years! Buying or selling—expect the best from our team of dedicated professionals.

591 Fifth Avenue, Midway Tel: 250.449.2313 Fax: 250.449.2616 See ad on page 37, location on Map 3,B3

Pharmasave Located on Hwy 3, we are your health and wellness destination. Our friendly pharmacy staff is on duty to assist you with any questions about your health. Cosmetics, giftware, toys and digital photo finishing are just a few more reasons to stop in and say Hello…

RHC Insurance Brokers Ltd. Home, business & auto insurance. rhcmc.com

330 Central Avenue, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.3515 pharmasave.com See ad & location on Map 6

Insurance

Unit B - 7320 4th Street, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.2007 See ad & location on Map 6

Organic Foods & Products New West Trading Co. 1985 A Healthy Alternative. Full range of organic foods and supplements. We are the Boundary Country's Certified Natural Products Advisor. Certified organic bulk foods, Eco-Safe cleaning products, Oso Negro Coffee. Featuring FlOrA, NAturAl FACtOrS, trOPHiC, VEgA, ENErEx, AlBi brands & More!

ACE Film Co.

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278 Market Avenue, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.5342 See ad & location on Map 6

Pharmacy

Value Drug Mart Pharmacy with pharmacist available to do injections, full service photo lab including passport and id photos, giftware, cards and souvenirs. 317 Market Avenue, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.0897 grandforks@valuedrug.ca See ad & location on Map 6

Power Sports/Lawn & Garden Equipment B & F Sales and Service We’re here to help you find the perfect recreational vehicle to get you to where you want to go, whatever the season. Plus we have parts and friendly & knowledgable staff. Dealers for Arctic Cat, Honda, Husqvarna and Stihl. Make tracks with B & F Sales & Service! 7466 2nd Street, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.3555 bandfsales.com See ad & location on Map 6

347 Market Avenue, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.2124 TF: 1.800.949.4499 Fax: 250.442.3577 email: bordercountryrealty@telus.net bordercountryrealty.ca See ad on page 32, location on Map 5,C6

RV & Mini-Storage Sagamore RV & Mini-Storage Fenced compound w/security gate Access 24 hrs/day - 7 days/week. 148 Sagamore Avenue, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.2652 Fax: 250.442.2651 See ad on page 18, location on Map 5,C7

Sheet Metal Services WD Sheetmetal Heat pumps, Refrigeration, Furnaces, A/C, Geothermal. Sales, Service. 148 Sagamore Avenue, Grand Forks Tel: 250.442.2652 Fax: 250.442.2651 See ad on this page

Visitor Centre/Art Centre Christina Lake Arts Centre/ Visitor Centre Discover what generations of families already know: Christina Lake is British Columbia's recreation paradise. The scenery is spectacular, the climate wonderful. Whether you are planning a vacation, wedding, reunion, or looking for a quieter lifestyle, Christina Lake has it all. Highway 3, Christina Lake Tel: 250.447.6161 christinalake.com See ad on page 29, location on Map 8,D3

Grand Forks, BC 250-442-2652 Fax: 250-442-2651 WE OFFER: • Heat Pumps • Furnaces • Air Conditioning • Refrigeration • Geothermal • Plumbing • Duct Cleaning

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Important Numbers 10-Digit Dialing Boundary Country is serviced by the 250 area code. When placing a call, all 10 digits of the number must be dialed.

emergency numbers AMBULANCE / FIRE / POLICE: 911 Boundary Hospital (Grand Forks) 250.443.2100 Poison Control Centre 1.800.567.8911 BC Nurse Line (24-hr health information) 1.866.215.4700 Crisis Line 1.800.515.6999 Report a Forest Fire 1.800.663.5555 | Cell *5555

INFORMATION FOR DRIVERS BCAA Emergency Road Service 1.800.CAA.HELP (1.800.222.4357) | Cell *222 ICBC Dial-A-Claim (24-hour) 1.800.910.4222 DriveBC (road information) 1.800.550.4997 | Cell *4997

Tourist INFORMATION

WEBSITES Boundary Country boundarybc.com Christina Lake Chamber of Commerce christinalake.com Grand Forks City Hall city.grandforks.bc.ca/city Grand Forks Recreation rdkb.com Greenwood City Hall greenwoodcity.com Village of Midway midwaybc.ca Regional District Kootenay Boundary rdkb.com Visitors’ Choice visitorschoice.com Tourism British Columbia hellobc.com BC Ministry of Transportation drivebc.ca Environment Canada (local weather) weatheroffice.gc.ca Bank of Canada currency conversions bankofcanada.ca Conversions (Driving speeds, distances, temperatures) onlineconversion.com Customs information (Customs information for visitors to Canada) cbsa.gc.ca

km miles 122 76 89 55 94 58 22 14 40 25 55 34 137 85 74 46 106 66

Grand Forks to other major centres: km miles Banff AB 605 372 Blaine WA 502 312 Calgary AB 728 452 Cranbrook 325 202 Creston 214 133 Dawson Creek 1,301 808 Edmonton AB 1,056 656 Fernie 418 260 Golden 492 306 Hope 372 231 Jasper AB 804 500 Kamloops 368 229 Kelowna 204 127 Merritt 336 209 Nakusp 243 151 Nanaimo 600 373 Penticton 182 113 Port Hardy 984 611 Powell River 696 432 Prince George 896 557 Prince Rupert 1,618 1,005 Princeton 239 149 Radium Hot Springs 467 290 Revelstoke 344 214 Salmon Arm 309 192 Seattle WA 536 333 Sparwood 447 278 Spokane WA 205 127 Squamish 585 364 Surrey 497 309 Tofino 802 498 Vancouver 523 325 Vernon 251 156 Victoria 600 373 Whistler 635 395

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Tourism BC 1.800.HELLO.BC (1.800.435.5622) Christina Lake Chamber of Commerce 250.447.6161 Grand Forks Visitor Information Centre 250.442.5835 Grand Forks City Hall 250.442.8266 Grand Forks Recreation 250.442.2202 Greenwood Visitor Information Centre 250.445.6355 Greenwood City Hall 250.445.6644 Greenwood Board of Trade 250.445.6506 Village of Midway 250.449.2222 Discover Rock Creek 250.446.2409 Regional District Kootenay Boundary 250.368.9148 or 1.800.355.7352 Canada Customs Information (24 hr automated service) 1.800.461.9999 There are three border crossings between Canada/US: Christina Lake BC / Laurier WA crossing 8am - Midnight Grand Forks BC / Danville WA crossing 8am - Midnight Midway BC / Ferry WA crossing 9am - 5pm

Driving Distances Grand Forks to area communities: Beaverdell Bridesville Castlegar Christina Lake Greenwood Midway Nelson Rock Creek Trail

Distances provided by www.th.gov.bc.ca and Google Maps

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Beautiful Vacation Homes and Cottages located at Christina Lake & along the shores of Jewel Lake, Granby & Kettle Rivers

Choose from a variety of fun beach front properties, relaxing private homes close to the lake, or breathtaking properties along the river.

Family size homes • Affordable cozy cottages Gorgeous lakefronts • Awesome views • Hot tubs & fireplaces

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