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Dynamic outdoor adventures await year round in Boundary Country

Explore the Upstream Trail near Christina Lake

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Come and bike the Great Trail in the Kettle River Recreation Area in Boundary Country

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Contents Our Story

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Key Attractions

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Our Communities

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Map 40 Outdoor Adventure

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Parks 46 Rail Trails

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Hike, Bike & Ride 50 Water Sports

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Winter 54 History 60 Arts & Culture

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Events 67 Road Trips to the Boundary

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Lie back and relax on your Boundary Country adventure

Copyright 2019 Regional District Kootenay Boundary for Boundary Country. Disclaimer: This Guide does not constitute and should not be construed as an endorsement or recommendation of any carrier, hotel, restaurant, or any other facility, attraction or activity in British Columbia, for which neither the Province of British Columbia nor the Region assumes any responsibility. Project Management: Thompson Okanagan Tourism/ STS Design: Roger Handling terrafda.com Copywriting: Darcy Nybo alwayswrite.ca

Photography: Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, Darren Robinson, Allen Jones, Destination BC, Peter Kalasz, Blake Jorgenson, Ciel Sander, Big White, Baldy Mountain Ski Resort, Phoenix Mountain, Trails to the Boundary, Chris Hammett, John Burch, Kathleen Saylors, Connie Riesterer Advertising sales, ad design, printing and distribution by Black Press

Grand Forks Visitor Centre Gallery 2 Grand Forks Art Gallery, 524 Central Ave, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0, 250-442-2211 • Web: gallery2grandforks.ca • Email: info@g2gf.ca Greenwood Museum and Visitor Centre 214 S. Copper, Greenwood, BC, 250-445-6355 Web: greenwoodmuseum.com • Email: museum@shaw.ca Christina Lake Welcome Centre 1675 Highway #3, Christina Lake, BC V0H 1E2, 250-447-6161 Web: christinalake.ca • Email: tourism@christinalake.ca Big White Ski Resort 5315 Big White Road Kelowna, BC V1P 1P3, Tel: 250-765-3101 Web: bigwhite.com • Email: concierge@bigwhite.com #BoundaryCountry | boundarybc.com | 7


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ome experience the wilderness of our mountains and valley. Explore our trails, our rivers and lakes and meet the friendly people of Boundary Country. Our history will intrigue you and our stories will entertain you. Gaze at the stars, fish the untamed rivers, relax on our beaches or dance the night away at one of our celebrations. If you listen closely, you can hear Boundary Country calling your name. Come and experience what we already know.

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The Granby River is just one of the stunning features of Boundary Country

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FIND ADVENTURE and tranquility in our forested mountains that sweep into our ranchlands and lush valleys. Let yourself go in our tranquil and timelessly Canadian landscapes. We are connected by the Kettle River as it flows some 282 km (185 mi) from its source in the Monashee Mountains, then meanders within the watershed until it passes the community of Christina Lake, and flows into the United States.

Downtown view of Grand Forks, our largest community

Our communities are the backbone of Boundary Country. Come and visit us in Beaverdell, Bridesville, Christina Lake, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Rock Creek, Westbridge, and Big White Ski Resort, Baldy Mountain Resort and Phoenix Mountain ski area. Our largest community is Grand Forks with over 4,000 residents. Take time to visit all our communities. Hear our stories and then use them as a backdrop for your own adventure. There’s the story of Rock Creek’s gold rush and the

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Our Communities

history of the Doukhobors in and around Grand Forks. Stop at Midway, Mile 0 of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, before heading out for a hike. There are stories of boom, bust, internment, and redemption in Greenwood. Christina Lake has tales that date back hundreds of years, with new stories told each year by vacationing families. Camp out or rent a cabin

in the communities of Beaverdell, Westbridge and Bridesville. It’s easy to imagine what it was like hundreds of years ago, before the pioneers first came here. The Kettle River was the site of one of Canada’s earliest gold rushes. Our historical trails evoke visions of an era of steam trains and exploration. You can now hike and bike where trains

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Christina Lake, the warmest tree-lined lake in Canada

Biking the Great Trail leads to some of the best scenery in Boundary Country

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1 Play in the Kettle and Granby rivers, pan for gold, swim, relax and bask in the sun. 2 Explore our lakes. Paddle the north shore of Christina Lake and discover ancient pictographs left by First Nations people. Rent a boat and enjoy water sports. Go for a dip or paddle in peace and quiet at Jewel Lake. 3 Ride single track, free-style or cross-country on the trails that link communities from Christina Lake to Beaverdell. 4 Hike or bike the KVR, Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail), and other heritage rail trails starting at Mile 0 in Midway. 5 Take in one of our events, like our music festivals, fall fairs and the Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament. 6 Discover our provincial parks and dozens of

regional and community parks with places for camping. 7 Enjoy the fruits of our labour at Farmers’ Markets, roadside farm stands, flour mills, and cheese makers. We’re famous for our borscht. 8 Explore our mountains. There’s great skiing in the winter and great trails for hiking and biking in the warmer months at Big White, Phoenix Mountain and Mount Baldy. 9 Visit our museums and galleries and learn about our railroad, Doukhobor, pioneer and gold mining history. 10 Take a swing, golfing at courses between Rock Creek and Midway, and at Christina Lake. There’s also disc golf in Christina Lake and Grand Forks.


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Our Story

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Getting Here

once chugged on the Columbia and Western and Kettle Valley Rail Trails, part of the Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail), and on another First Nations Trail, where the Dewdney Trail was later built. Our farmers discovered these fertile lands over a century and a half ago. Today you can taste your way through farmers’ markets, orchards, dairies, flour mills and fall fairs. Thanks to

lots of sunshine, we grow some of the tastiest fruits and vegetables around.

Where We Are

Boundary Country lies midway between Vancouver, BC and Calgary, AB along HWY 3. At its southern point, it hugs the US border and lies east of Osoyoos and west of the Kootenay Rockies region and the Alberta border.

Ponderosa Festival at Rock Creek

Grand Forks Car Show during the Park in the Park event, Grand Forks

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Get started on your bucket list by cycling the Great Trail or paddling the Kettle River in Boundary Country

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here’s no shortage of things to discover in Boundary Country. Pick a season, then come explore by water or by land, by foot, boat, bike, kayak, canoe, snowshoes or x-country skis. Learn about our past and enjoy our present with lots of celebrations, art, music and culture.

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The Kettle Valley Rail Trail and other heritage trails that traverse the Boundary Region were made for hiking and biking. They are all part of The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail). Midway is Mile 0 of the KVR and the terminus of the Columbia and Western Rail Trail which starts in Castlegar BC. Wind your way through Boundary Country from Beaverdell to Christina Lake. Hike the trails in and around Big White Ski Resort from the village to Rhonda Lake and back. Take your time and explore the myriad of trails that weave through our region. Explore the KVR Rail Trail from the Paulson Summit to McCulloch.

Discover Ancient Pictographs

Watch for ancient pictographs, left by First Nations people long ago, as you explore the north shore of Christina Lake via kayak, canoe or motor boat.

Horseback Riding

Experience horseback riding in Boundary Country. Bring your own or go on a tour.

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Christina Lake Homecoming Summerfest, July 12–13

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Come celebrate Christina Lake’s 10th annual summer festival from July 12-13. Held the second weekend of July each year, this event is a must attend. The 2019 theme is a Decade of Celebration. Enjoy the concert Friday night at the Christina Lake Welcome Centre. Then continue on Saturday with a pancake breakfast hosted at the community hall. Discover treasure at the huge, bustling indoor and outdoor market then mosey on down to the scenic Christina Lake Provincial Park Beach. Be prepared to enjoy an afternoon of barbeque, free waterslides, outdoor entertainment and music, kids’ activities. Make sure to visit the glow tent to GYOB (Glow Your Own Boat). Bring your floatie and decorate it with glow-in-the-dark fun and be part of the grand finale light up the lake boat parade! The Christina Lake Homecoming Summerfest is a tradition that unifies and celebrates the Christina Lake community, past and present. People come from near and far to celebrate this incredible place to live, work, play and vacation! Follow the summer festival on Facebook (Christina Lake Homecoming Summerfest), check out our website christinalakehomecoming.com, or email us at christinalakehomecoming@gmail.com.

Greenwood Walking Tour

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Greenwood boasts some of the best-preserved heritage buildings in British Columbia. No matter the season, you can take a self-guided walking tour of Greenwood’s colourful downtown heritage buildings and nearby residences. Stop into the Greenwood Museum and Visitor Centre to pick up the free walking tour map.

CannaFest 2019

Touted as Canada’s hottest rock festival, CannaFest is three days of good old rock ‘n’ roll in Grand Forks. From August 8 to 10 you’ll be rockin’ with some of the best musicians and music lovers out there. The 2019 line-up includes Great White, Night Ranger, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Cheap Trick, Brett Michaels and more! #BoundaryCountry | boundarybc.com | 17


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Comfort and Style

Rent a cabin or a campsite for your stay at Christina Lake or Jewel Lake. Extend your day trip into a week-long adventure. Rent a pontoon boat, speed boat, fishing boat and watersport equipment and enjoy our lakes in style.

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Peaceful Paddles

Soak up the sun and go for a paddle in your canoe or kayak on Christina and Jewel Lake. It’s easy to hear the loons call on Jewel Lake where there is a maximum 10 hp boating restriction. Christina Lake has over 18 km to explore. In addition, there are several smaller lakes in the area, perfect for paddling.

Museums Galore!

Kettle River Museum at Midway

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The Son Ranch Logging and Chainsaw Museum

Discover Greenwood’s colourful past at the Greenwood Museum. It’s here you’ll learn about the infamous American outlaw, John Jarrett, buried in the Greenwood cemetery. Across the highway from the Greenwood Museum is the Nikkei Legacy Park which is a tribute to the Japanese Canadians who were moved to Greenwood as part of the WWII Relocation/Internment. Located at Mile 0 of the Kettle Valley Railway the Kettle River Museum at Midway is spread across a 2.5 acre property. One of the museum’s main attractions is the original Station House. Climb aboard and explore a restored Canadian Pacific Railway caboose. Learn about the Treaty of 1846 that set the 49th parallel as the Canada/USA border. The Boundary Museum and Interpretive Centre is the jewel of the Boundary Country. Rich in history, its home is the old Doukhobor School and they have workshops where you can learn to bake bread from scratch. Outside you’ll see the solar power panels that power the museum, and inside, an abundance of artifacts that speak to the past. Friendly and knowledgeable staff are onsite to provide guided tours. Twenty minutes west of Grand Forks is the Son Ranch Logging and Chainsaw Museum, where you’ll find historic artifacts from days gone by. Grab a picnic lunch and enjoy the gardens there. Five minutes east of downtown Grand Forks off Highway 3 is BC’s largest wildlife museum, the Alpine Taxidermy and Wildlife Museum. It is located beside a rustic flower garden and a cedar tree maze and creaks with charm. In October, it’s transformed into a spooky haunted maze! For those who prefer something a little more laid back, there’s a spa right next door. #BoundaryCountry | boundarybc.com | 19


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Paddling

Glide across our lakes on a Stand-up Paddle Board (SUP). Christina and Jewel Lakes are perfect for peaceful summertime paddles. Bring your own SUP or rent one from one of the several water sport providers in the area.

Home Run!

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People come from far and wide to attend the annual Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament; the richest invitational baseball tournament in North America. This year’s tourney runs from June 25 to July 1, 2019. Come for the games and you might even see a future All-Star player in the making.

Crystal Hunting

Take a Rock Candy Mining Safari from May to September and the Colourful Crystal Tour in July at Rock Candy Mountain. Uncover quartz crystal geodes, and maybe some green and purple fluorite. Collect all you can carry. Goggles and hammers provided. #BoundaryCountry | boundarybc.com | 21


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250-442-6415 Nearly 100 mounts in our museum

BC’s Largest Wildlife Museum MAR’S MAGIC TOUCH DAY SPA by Marlene Thomas 250-442-6553 or 250-442-2930

Cedar maze for kids. Outdoor garden area available to rent for weddings / reunions / outdoor events

Hours: 9 am to 9 pm. All by donation. 460 Starchuk Road, Grand Forks

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Geocache Challenge

Get involved in the Boundary Country Geocoin Challenge. The challenge will take you about a day and a half as you search for geocaches between Christina Lake and Rock Creek, BC. Find all 25 caches, fill up your “passport� and bring it in to the Grand Forks Visitor Centre to receive your coin in person. You can also receive it by mail. For more info and to get your passport online, go to vicomdesign.com/geocache. For information on geocaching in the area, visit geocaching.com.

Fall Fairs

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Experience the very best of rural BC at the Grand Forks Fall Fair and Demo Derby and the Rock Creek Fall Fair in September. Also in the fall, is the Huckleberry Festival at Big White Ski Resort, where you can taste the biggest huckleberry pie in BC.

Dance the Night Away

Enjoy live bands at the Boogie Bash in Rock Creek, the Greenwood Bluegrass Festival and CannaFest in Grand Forks. Big White Ski Resort has the Craft and Country Beer and Mountain Festival featuring 20 different local breweries and fun for the whole family. The Christina Lake Arts and Artisans host a concert series every year in Christina Lake, featuring well known and local artists, as well as a weekly open mic night. Then during Christina Lake Homecoming Summerfest, you can dance the night away on the beach! #BoundaryCountry | boundarybc.com | 23


Bunkhouse open July 1 for cyclists

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Scout Out Artists

Go on an adventure and scout out artists’ studios including potters, woodworkers, quilters, painters, metal artists and more. Information on where to find them is at our Visitor Centres.

Green Time

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Snowmobiling

In the winter go sledding throughout Boundary Country around Westbridge or the snowy alpine bowls to Pass Creek east of Christina Lake. Midway celebrates their 11th Annual Snowmobile Drag Races in January 2020. Big White Ski Resort has all ages snowmobiling tours from advanced powder riding for adults to Mini-Z snowmobiling on a specially built track just for kids!

Take a swing, and golf at one of our courses. The Kettle Valley Golf Course, between Rock Creek and Midway has been around for over 90 years! Christina Lake has an 18-hole course designed by Les Furbur. It has unique

black sand traps and is known as one of the top courses in BC. The Cascade Par 3, a 9-hole golf course near Christina Lake is a walk in the park, with large greens, water hazards and bunkers. They also have a disc golf course and glow in the dark golf nights.

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3D Floor Mural and Story Pole

There’s a great 3D effect that happens when you get your picture taken on the KVR train trestle while overlooking Cascade Falls at the Christina Lake Welcome Centre. You may even fall in love with the story/culture pole carved by Native artist Xwa Lack Tun from the Squamish First Nations. He taught local students the history of the totem and then let them be part of carving the pole. This pole is unique in that it has four different First Nations on one pole. The totem includes the wolverine from the Ktunaxa (Tun-ah-ha) First Nations, the coyote from the Okanagan First Nations, the frog from the Sinixt First Nations and the symbol on the bottom of the pole is for the Metis First Nations.

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Winter Skiing

Head up to Big White, our world-class family ski resort, for a ski adventure like no other. For smaller mountains and fewer crowds, ski Baldy Mountain Resort and carve the first tracks of the day. At the end of the day, it’s time to get in some powder turns at Phoenix Mountain Ski Area.

Big White Ski Resort

Snowshoeing and Crosscountry Skiing

Snowshoe at the Phoenix Mountain Cross Country Ski Trails at Marshall Lake. Big White has 25 km (15.5 mi) of combined Nordic and wilderness trails perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Baldy Mountain Ski Resort has 6 km (3.7 mi) of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails. Above Christina Lake, you can snowshoe the Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail). Take in the scenic winter vistas, or loop through the nature park along the lake front. #BoundaryCountry | boundarybc.com | 27


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oundary Country abounds with events, celebrations, hearty food, outdoor recreation and friendly people. Discover a land rich in history, set in a landscape of natural wonders. Our mountains and communities of Beaverdell/Carmi, Bridesville, Christina Lake, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Rock Creek, Westbridge, Phoenix Mountain Ski Area, Baldy and Big White are waiting for you. To get more information on great places to go and things to do, visit our local Visitor Centres. They are in Greenwood, Grand Forks and Christina Lake. You can also get information from the kiosk in Rock Creek and the Kettle River Museum in Midway.

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Panoramic view of Grand Forks

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Baldy Mountain Resort Downhill ski slopes at Baldy Mountain

BALDY MOUNTAIN RESORT ranks in the top ten of highest elevation ski resorts in Canada. It is a hidden gem among mountains and it awaits your discovery. Ski or snowboard and take a ride through the perfectly spaced glades or on our groomed runs. Take a walk through the woods on

snowshoes, ski our cross-country trails, or toboggan with the kids. After it is all done, enjoy some great food and entertainment in the Baldy Bar. It’s one of the best mountains for family-friendly skiing and snowboarding in BC. There is something for every fan of mountain culture at Baldy Mountain Resort.

Beaverdell/Carmi BEAVERDELL is best known for its hiking and biking trails along the Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail). It is filled with history and outdoor adventure. You’ll find this unique town 51 km (31 mi) north of Rock Creek and 78 km (51 mi) from Kelowna on HWY 33. Originally called Beaverton, they discovered silver here in 1897 and it was mined right up until 1987. The 200+ residents have lots of stories and information to share. Unplug and rejuvenate as you camp along the Kettle River. There are year-round outdoor activities with the stunning background of Boundary Country. Need supplies? The Beaverdell General Store on HWY 22 is open seven days a week. Stay the night in a cabin or bring your tent and camp.

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Doing stunts on the bike trails at Big White

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BIG WHITE SKI RESORT is where outdoor adventure is yours for the taking. It’s a winter and summer playground for friends and family of all ages. Pack your camera and your hiking boots for a summer adventure, exploring the alpine, surrounded by the lushness of nature. Feel the rush and excitement of downhill mountain biking at the resort’s new lift serviced bike park – Bike Big White. In the winter, grab your gear and head up the mountain for fun in the snow that will leave you with a snow tan and a big smile. Big White is 56 km (35 mi) from the Kelowna International Airport (YLW). You can access it via HWY 33 from HWY 97 at the airport or HWY 3 from the south.


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Big White Ski Resort

New Year’s Eve Big White celebration

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Bridesville BRIDESVILLE is a great place to stop and take in the mountain scenery, or watch animals roam on nearby ranches. It is surrounded by rich agricultural lands, rolling hills and pristine mountain views. There are B&Bs and a guest ranch in the surrounding area.

The Bridesville Townsite Road runs parallel to and enters and exits Highway 3 at both ends. It is 15 km (9 mi) west of Rock Creek and 36 km (22 mi) east of Osoyoos on Highway 3.

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Christina Lake CHRISTINA LAKE can be best described as laid back and relaxed. Time is unhurried here and it is a homeaway-from-home for generations of families. They love it because it is pure Boundary Country get-away-fromit-all. The Monashee Mountains’ Ponderosa pine, fir and cedar forests slope to wide sandy beaches. Dive right in… Christina is the warmest tree-lined lake in Canada. Travelers are naturally drawn here to play along 45 km (28 mi) of storybook shoreline. It’s here where the historic Columbia and Western Rail Trail, part of the Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) and Dewdney Trails merge, enticing you outdoors. Summer days revolve around the water and mountains and endless ways to have fun. Spread your beach blanket in a secluded cove or on a broad, sandy beach. Relax on the water, on the golf course or in the mountains. Try out Pickle Ball or the outdoor exercise park. Browse the local galleries, shops and markets for locally produced items. There’s lots of water fun and fishing as well as hiking and biking in the area. Check out the marina for a full range of water sports rentals and activities. In the winter, exchange your swim suit for cross-country skis or snowshoes and explore the winter wonderland around the lake. Over the last 200 years many intrepid explorers have visited Christina Lake and the surrounding area. Christina Lake was part of the region inhabited by the Sinixt First Nations, also known as the Arrow Lakes People. They were an Interior Salish people whose territory stretched roughly from the Monashees to Kootenay Lake, from Revelstoke to north-east

Lake shore cabins are available for rent

Washington. Age-old pictographs are at several places along the north-east lakeshore – evidence of these first inhabitants and visiting tribes. They offer a tantalizing glimpse into our past. Visitors and locals alike can download the free Christina Lake Insider, a mobile app where you can explore Christina Lake, and collect and gain points. Then cash in your points for rewards at local businesses. Available from Apple iTunes and Google Play.

Deer Point Trail, Christina Lake

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Grand Forks Grand Forks downtown

Grand Forks city hall

GRAND FORKS (pop. 4,000+) is an urban enclave nestled in a lush, broad valley flanked by the Monashee Mountains and mile after mile of rolling farmlands. The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) and the Kettle and Granby Rivers all converge here. You’ll find postcard scenery, abundant outdoor recreation, heritage sites and cultural attractions unique only to this part of BC. Grand Forks is Boundary Country’s largest city. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with its endearing small-town charm. It’s where stories of farmers, prospectors, Doukhobors and up-and-coming baseball players reveal themselves. The timeless

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architecture of our downtown core invites a stroll through the galleries and shops that anchor our vibrant arts scene. City Hall was a post office in 1913. Visit Gallery 2 (Grand Forks art gallery), Boundary country’s regional art gallery. It features contemporary art exhibitions, an artisanal gift shop, and a vibrant art rental program. The gallery also provides visitor information and experiences to tourists and locals alike. Then there are the Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail), and the Kettle and Granby Rivers which beckon you outdoors – no matter the season. There are a variety of places to stay here including, hotels, motels, B&Bs, and campgrounds.


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Greenwood You’ll find GREENWOOD tucked into a narrow valley beneath Jubilee Mountain, between Midway and Grand Forks. The streets of Greenwood hold countless stories. Tales range from boom to bust to revitalization during the darkest days of World War II. Greenwood is Canada’s smallest city with a population of 700. Residents proudly boast that it has the best drinking water in the world. Stroll the streets, where more than 60 colourful heritage buildings dating back to the 19th century evoke stories from days gone by. Our story is varied with reminders of mining heydays never more than a few steps away. There are also stories told of internment and redemption and the rebirth of the town. When it comes time to settle down for the night, you have your choice of campsites and roadside motels. Greenwood’s main street has a heritage feel

A deer calmly approaches Greenwood’s city hall

Greenwood is filled with history

Overlooking the old smelter stack at Greenwood

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Midway MIDWAY is where you’ll discover the sweetness of village life. The charm of Midway and its people will immediately make you feel at home. Midway sits right at the international border with the United States and is a natural stopping point on any Boundary Country adventure. This is where you’ll find Mile 0 of the famed Kettle Valley Railway, a section of the Great Trail. It’s the half-way point between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Take the time to visit the Kettle River Museum, connecting with stories of railway wars and prospector’s dreams. Midway is also home to Entwined Trees Park where you’ll find the Gateway (Stekthal) Learning Circle. Originally known as Boundary City, Midway (pop: 600+) is a great place to step out and explore the trails that surround the village. Settle down for the night at a charming and award winning roadside motel, an RV park, or spend the night riverfront camping.

Overlooking Midway

Phoenix Mountain Ski Area Nestled in the mountains northwest of Grand Forks, is the PHOENIX MOUNTAIN Ski Area. In March of 2019 they celebrated their 50th year in Boundary Country. Phoenix is a regular destination for local ski and board enthusiasts during its winter months. Phoenix provides terrain for all skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced. They have new runs and a larger parking lot. There’s a rope tow, T-Bar and ski rentals. Spend some time at the day lodge where you can dine on the deck. There’s a unique community atmosphere here that is always welcoming and inviting. They often have free night skiing with headlamps. There is no accommodation on the mountain, but Grand Forks and Greenwood are both very close and have plenty of places to stay. Next to Phoenix Mountain Ski Area are the tracked and groomed Marshall Lake cross-country ski trails. They make great mountain biking and hiking trails in the warmer months.

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Discover a history rich land set in a landscape of natural wonders. Boundary Country abounds with events, celebrations, hearty food, outdoor recreation and friendly people. Listen closely, that’s Boundary Country calling your name.

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Communities

Rock Creek In ROCK CREEK you can almost hear the echoes of its heady gold rush days. In 1859, thousands of miners, bolstered by tales of gold and riches, created a rollicking frontier town. Situated where the Crowsnest Highway intersects with Highway 33, the once raucous town now has a different claim to fame: its wealth of outdoor recreation keeps people coming back time and time again. Hike, bike, horseback ride, snowshoe or crosscountry ski on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail (KVR), part of Canada’s iconic Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail). Between the Kettle River, Rock Creek, and Conkle Lake

you’ll find plenty of craggy shoreline where you can drop in a line. Bring your fishing gear and see what’s biting. Catch and release is practiced in this area, so check regulations online before you go. Many areas are closed to fishing in the summer months. One of the best swimming holes in Boundary Country is at the Kettle River Recreation Area, just upstream of town. Pitch your tent beneath towering Ponderosa pines. You’ll fall asleep with the scent of summer bunchgrass tickling your nose. Private campgrounds and RV resorts and a provincial recreation area near town provide lots of space to sleep under a blanket of stars near Rock Creek.

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Westbridge Lush green forests and open meadows surround WESTBRIDGE. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic or an outdoor adventure vacation. In the spring, take in the waves of colourful wildflowers. Come back in the fall and experience the reds and yellows of larch and poplar trees. There’s plenty of nature to go around. It’s likely you’ll spot bear, deer and moose grazing along the highway. Westbridge is a small, unincorporated area just 13.5 km (8.4 mi) north of Rock Creek and 35 km (22 mi) south of Beaverdell on Highway 33. Camping is available at several parks in the area, as well as a ranch house stay.

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njoy the four season, outdoor playground, we call Boundary Country! Explore our parks, trails, lakes and rivers. Boundary Country was made for outdoor enthusiasts. Hike and bike the Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail), on the historic Columbia and Western and Kettle Valley Rail Trails through stunning landscapes that hug the Kettle River. Take a hike around Cascade Falls. Take your time on our rivers and lakes. Go kayaking, canoeing and fishing and enjoy summer time water sports. When autumn colours kiss the landscape, explore by foot, bike or horse for a colourful view of our changing vistas. Come winter, bundle up and get outdoors for snow fun that lasts from dawn to dusk. Our valleys, lakes, hills and mountains await. It’s time to come and explore them. No matter what outdoor activity you are planning, be prepared. Follow the three Ts—trip planning, training, and taking the essentials. AdventureSmart (adventuresmart.ca) is a great resource to help you get informed before heading outdoors.

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PARKS

Kettle River Provincial Recreation Area

We have provincial, regional and community parks throughout Boundary Country. Take the time to unwind and enjoy them. Discover a world of mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, sweeping grassland, sun-drenched beaches and abundant wildlife. Take your time and explore. Savour the wide-open spaces as you hike and bike where big horn sheep, elk, and deer still roam. Bask in the quiet of the wilderness as you fish tranquil lakes and slow-running rivers.

Conkle Lake Provincial Park

Located near the communities of Rock Creek and Westbridge, windsurfing and great fishing are what draw most people here. Motorized watercraft are restricted on this 3 km (1.8 mi) long lake, giving you much deserved peace and quiet. There are 34 vehicle accessible campsites for quality wilderness camping.

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Kettle River Provincial Recreation Area

Located near the community of Rock Creek, this is one of the most popular destinations in Boundary Country in all four seasons. The Kettle Valley Rail Trail runs right through the park for great hiking and biking. Try your luck

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at panning for gold or picnic by the river. In the winter, head out on the cross-country skiing or snowshoeing trails. There are 117 vehicle accessible campsites here, with 87 of them being wheelchair accessible.

Johnstone Creek Provincial Park

Come and enjoy this small, forested campground just off HWY 3. Come relax in a natural setting less than 10 minutes from Rock Creek and Kettle River Recreation Area. There are 16 campsites, first come, first serve. Pit toilets and hand-pump water is available. Pet friendly and great wildlife viewing and hiking opportunities.


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Boundary Creek Provincial Park

Located just outside of Greenwood, Boundary Creek Provincial Park is a tranquil place to stay along the Crowsnest Highway near Greenwood. Camp in the shadow of an abandoned copper mine. Scramble up a slagheap, snapping a selfie atop of Hell’s Bells. Stop for a picnic on your KVR ride, or drop in a line, fishing the Kettle River for rainbow and brook trout. There are 17 vehicle accessible campsites here.

Jewel Lake Provincial Park

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beachside trails, fishing, and swimming in the warmer months. In the winter, try your hand at ice fishing or enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing the park’s forested trails. Pick the season, sand or snow, and get tranquil at Jewel Lake Provincial Park. There are 26 vehicle accessible campsites in the park.

Granby Provincial Park

This rugged, raw, and vast wilderness can be found near Grand Forks. Here you’ll find old-growth forests as well as alpine and sub-alpine meadows. Wilderness adventures are as varied as the landscape itself. Hike, bike or saddle up and ride the trails once used by stagecoaches. Off-road vehicles are prohibited in the park from June to October. Make sure you are prepared for wildlife encounters, including bears. There are no vehicle accessible campsites here, but feel free to bushwhack your way to a wilderness campsite.

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Jewel Lake Provincial Park

This wildlife rich area is located near Grand Forks and Christina Lake. These wide-open spaces are perfect for hiking and biking. Watch for big horn sheep, elk, and deer roaming through the semi-arid grasslands. Ride single-track mountain bike trails or search for hidden

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geo-caches. Plan on sleeping elsewhere as this is one of the few parks in Boundary Country that does not permit overnight camping. All-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, snowmobiles and all motorized vehicles are prohibited.

Boothman’s Oxbow Provincial Park

Enjoy this peaceful park between Grand Forks and Christina Lake. Kayaking, swimming, fishing, picnicking, hiking and wildlife spotting are great here.

Christina Lake Provincial Park

Located near Christina Lake, you’ll find a golden beach leading you to the shallows of the warmest tree-lined lake in Canada. Swim, kayak, canoe, fish, and SUP (stand up paddleboard) your way through the summer. In the winter, come back for ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Camping facilities are located at Gladstone (Texas Creek) campground, 10 km (6.2 mi) east of Christina Lake.

Gladstone (Texas Creek) Prov. Park

Not far from Christina Lake you’ll find a tranquil respite from today’s busy world and 62 vehicle accessible campsites. Drive or hike to the wilderness campsites and enjoy your time on the relaxing pocket beaches. Find yourself surrounded by an untouched landscape of old-growth cedar and hemlock forest, set against the backdrop of the Monashee Mountains. This is the only area along the eastern shores of Christina Lake that you’ll find pictographs along the shore.

Bluejoint Creek Recreation Site

This beautiful recreation site near Grand Forks has a semi-open campsite great for overnight and group camping. Bluejoint serves as a staging area and accesses a network of ATV trails in the area. Located approximately 12 km (7.5 mi) north of Grand Forks. Access is off Granby Road and then forest service roads. Check with the Grand Forks Visitor Centre for road conditions.

Waterfalls

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exploring around the small canyon. You can view the 12 m (40 ft) falls from the canyon rim, but be careful! Also remember to pack out what you pack in to help us preserve out natural habitats. Cascade Falls is another great area to explore. It is located just south of Christina Lake and slightly north of the Canada/USA border. This 31 m (100ft) cascading waterfall has quite a history behind it. Long ago it was a meeting place and trading ground for First Nations people and a great source for fishing. In the early 1900s a state-of-the-art hydro project was built here. It was one of the very first locations to pioneer 3-phase 60-cycle alternating current generators and was operational until 1919. It was based on Nikola Tesla’s revolutionary model of alternating current. It is said this project was what finally settled a rivalry between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison on the AC/ DC debate. Today you may still find some remnants of the old plant as you explore the beauty of this area. Fisherman Creek Falls is located not far from Grand Forks, off the North Fork Trail. Travel several kms northwest either by foot or bike and just before the junction of the Fisherman Creek Forest Service Road there is a cool and shady path to the left. Follow your ears until you hear the falls. The Fisherman Creek Tunnel and old railway bunkhouse is not far past this point.

Community Parks

There are several community parks in Boundary Country. Each of our parks is uniquely different. Explore the great slagheaps and Hell’s Bells at Greenwood’s Lotzkar Memorial Park or have a picnic and let the kids play in the playground at Lion’s Park. Take an evening stroll along Midway’s Riverfront Park. Camping is available in a serene setting on the river with amenities nearby, and some of the most amazing bathrooms around! The Grand Forks City Park is right beside the river and has a spray park, playground, BMX track and a campground. Sway along to Music in the Park at Grand Forks’ Gyro Park on a Wednesday night in summer. Christina Lake hosts an extensive outdoor recreation park including baseball diamonds, children’s play and Bike Pump Park, tennis courts, outdoor exercise park, and new pickle ball courts, with tournaments throughout the year.


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RAIL TRAILS

From rugged mountain passes to tranquil river valleys, the Kettle Valley Rail Trail (KVR) sweeps across a vast and ever changing landscape. The KVR connects rural communities and presents a variety of farm flavours, folklores, and local pastimes combined with indigenous culture, railway history, and natural beauty. The KVR is an immersive experience from rugged mountain passes to tranquil river valleys. Come explore the KVR across vast and ever changing landscapes. The KVR and the Columbia and Western Railway (C&W) meet at Midway and now form a 240 km (149 mi) section of the Great Trail formerly called the Trans Canada Trail. The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) follows the KVR from McCulloch downhill to Carmi and Beaverdell along the West Kettle River. As it nears Westbridge it meets the Kettle River, following the Kettle River to Midway. From Midway it climbs gradually to Greenwood on an easy gradient. Diverse landscapes merge with one another as you hike or bike along the trail. Tranquil river shores meet up with grassland habitat, ranchlands, mountains and communities. Sturdy bikes and mountain bike tires 1.4 – 1.5 in (35 – 38 mm) wide are highly recommended.

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At Midway, the KVR portion of the trail ends and the C&W begins. There are several communities and campgrounds along the way. It is 15 km (9 mi) from Midway (km 0) to Greenwood. Eholt is at km 28 (17 mi), Grand Forks at km 49 (30 mi) and Christina Lake at the end of the trail. There are campgrounds at Midway, Grand Forks, and Christina Lake. Take a day trip or spend the night camping under the stars. The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail), KVR, and C&W offer a myriad of experiences for explorers of all ages and agility. These trails are best experienced on 2.4 inch (60 mm) tires. For a great rail trail experience, bring the family to ride the Kettle River Heritage Trail from Grand Forks to Cascade West. The first part of the trail through Grand Forks, and the next 5 km (3 mi) to Whitehall Road is paved. This C&W section is approximately 18 km (11 mi) in total and follows along the Kettle River. This trail has a new surface and is great for any kind of bike. For a list of suggested hikes and rides along our rail trails visit boundarybc.com, gftrails.ca, and trailsbc.ca/ tct/boundary. You can also catch a shuttle (which will take your bikes too) from either Castlegar or Kelowna (and points in between) into Boundary Country. fritztravels.com/book-your-trip

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Biking through remnants of the old railway on the KVR Trail, Boothman Oxbow Provincial Park, near Grand Forks

HIKE, BIKE AND RIDE

This is cowboy country, where some of the best views you can have are from high in the saddle! Working ranches dot the area, and several offer guided trail rides along the Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) and KVR. You’ll ride by the Kettle River and cross rolling ranges of native bunchgrass and wildflower-strewn meadows. Whether you’re riding atop your horse or bike, hiking, snow-shoeing or cross-country skiing, there are boundless trails for you to discover. Be prepared for ageless landscapes through valleys, along river shores and through forests of Ponderosa pine, spruce, and fir. There are over 1,000 km (620 mi) of all types of trails that link communities from Christina Lake to Beaverdell. Explore our communities as you ride our trails. Sturdy bikes and mountain bike tires 1.4 – 1.5 in (35 – 38 mm) wide are highly recommended. The only section suitable for a thinner bicycle tire, 1.4 – 1.5 in (35 – 38 mm), is the 17 km section between Grand Forks and Cascade West. There are rough washboard sections, as well as deep sand. Gloves are recommended as many a rider has lost their balance on the soft sand. Papa Harpold, Ripper, FishermanNeff, Midway, and the historic Dewdney Trail are only a few of the thrilling trails found in Boundary Country. Big 50 | boundarybc.com | #BoundaryCountry

White also has some fantastic trails ranging from beginners to expert level. There are several services in Boundary Country for those who love to cycle. There are guided tours where your guide rides with you and informs you about the area. There’s a service that will pick up you and your bicycle and take you where you want to go, and another that assists you with planning your cycling adventure and will meet up with you at the end of the ride and transfer you to your chosen accommodation. Hiking our trails can be a rigorous workout or a gentle stroll. Head to the hills to enjoy the hiking trails, most of which have gentle inclines. There is even a paved 5 km (3.2 mi) accessible trail in Grand Forks. Our communities are the perfect place to take a stroll after dinner. Gather the kids for a walk by the river. Stretch your legs and lift your spirits on an easy outdoor walk. Just ask any local, they’ll be happy to point you in the right direction. In the winter, strap on your cross-country skis or snowshoes and experience Boundary Country in a totally new way. The GF Trail Society keeps the trail from North Fork Road northwards as far as Fisherman Creek groomed and tracked. Ask at our Visitor Centres for the best trails for winter exploration. In any season, stop by our Visitor Centres in Grand Forks, Greenwood and Christina Lake for information and local trail maps.


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WATER SPORTS

When temperatures start to rise, that means it’s time to enjoy Boundary Country from the water! There’s plenty of room to play and relax at Christina Lake. It stretches 18 km (11 mi) from tip to tip. Grab the family and spend the day relaxing on the beach and enjoying a picnic lunch. Get out on the water and enjoy a paddle along the shores or get in some waterskiing, sea-dooing, tubing and wakeboarding. When everyone is played out you can watch the sun set from the bow of your boat. Marina and adventure sports businesses at Christina Lake have boat rentals as well as watersport rentals to suit your needs. You may even have a chance to see the Kootenay Robusters dragon boat team, who practice three times a week on Christina Lake. Jewel Lake, outside of Greenwood is a motor restricted

Christina Lake is ideal for water sports — enjoy paddling, water skiing, swimming, kayaking and sailiing on its warm waters.

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lake (up to 10 HP only). You can peacefully paddle your kayak or canoe for hours undisturbed. Take your time and explore every nook and cranny. You can also canoe and kayak the Kettle River and put out at beautiful Westbridge. Please remember to pack out what you bring in and help protect our land and water. The Granby River in the spring is where expert kayakers navigate the rapids at the Staircase and S-Curves. Feel the spray on your face as your heart races. There’s some major paddling to be done here. For something less heart pounding, put in on the lower reaches of the Granby and Kettle Rivers. The water there is as gentle as the breeze. For those who prefer the fine sport of fishing, you can just drop your line and let nature take its course. Fishing is almost that easy in Boundary Country. Kokanee, rainbow trout, small mouth bass, burbot, and whitefish are usually biting.


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Just ask the locals where to find the best fishing holes. There’s Christina and Jewel Lake as well as hundreds of small lakes, creeks, and streams in the area. There’s also the Kettle and Granby Rivers, open to a variety of fishing styles. Fish from shore, fly-fish, or use a drift boat. Not far off the beaten path, you’ll find Conkle, Williamson, Wilgress and Xenia Lakes. Wilgress Lake has

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great picnicking facilities, as well as washrooms and a wonderful new dock for offshore fishing. Check out the fishing spots where the Kettle and Granby Rivers meet. You can borrow a couple of fishing rods and tackle from the Grand Forks Visitor Centre for free thanks to the BC Freshwater Fisheries Society.

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hred, sled, ride or glide your way through the day in Boundary Country. You’ll find an abundance of winter recreation fun from the valley to mountain tops. Get outside on our frozen lakes and snowy slopes. Our valley invites you to explore the great outdoors in the splendour and freshness of our winter wonderland.

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PICK YOUR ADVENTURE: ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, skate, fat bike or dog sled your way throughout our vast outdoors. Head up to one of our three ski hills: Big White Resort, Phoenix Mountain Ski Area, and Baldy Mountain Ski Resort. They are all ready for you to have some serious champagne powder fun. Cross-country ski the Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail), or try something different and go fat biking on the trails. Sled the snowy alpine bowls near the Paulson Summit, or skate or ice fish the frozen shores of Jewel Lake. You can also take part in our winter celebrations. Christina Lake’s Winterfest in January has people jumping in the lake while others stand on the shore drinking hot cocoa and cheering them on. There’s snopitch, ice hockey and sliding down the ice hill and more fun things to do all day with music in the evening. In February, in Grand Forks, they celebrate Family Day all weekend. There’s a ton of free things to do like skating, swimming, skiing, ski lessons, movies, ice fishing, and so much more. Have fun at the pond, then fill up on tasty hot dogs, chili, and Rotary kettle corn. Keep warm with a

steamy hot cup of hot chocolate as you take in a game of curling or hockey. One thing is certain, Boundary Country winters are snow much fun!

Snowmobiling

Feel the crisp mountain air on your face as your snowmobile vibrates beneath you. Bundle up and climb to the Paulson Summit near Christina Lake. You can stop to warm up in the alpine hut. Take a deep breath of fresh air and be amazed at the mountain peaks laid out before you as you ride through Big White Ski Resort’s snowcovered forests on a snowmobile tour. Check with the Visitor Centre for more backcountry and mountain snowmobile areas.

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

Bomb the black diamond, chill out on the bunny slopes, jib and jam at the terrain park, get stoked riding and sliding winter’s white blanket in Boundary Country.

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terrain you’ll find the snow rarely gets worn out • Big White Ski Resort – has 119 runs, 15 lifts, five powder bowls, 25 feet of snow annually and the largest night skiing area in western Canada. They are consistently voted as one of the top ski resorts in the world. They also have dog sled tours, ice climbing, ice skating, tubing, fat biking, sleigh rides, dining tours, snowmobile tours, and snowshoe tours

Beautifully groomed runs at Baldy

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Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing and Fat-Biking

Wind your way through forested landscapes covered in snow. Drink in the crisp winter air, hearing only the sound of your snowshoes or skis breaking the stillness surrounding you. • Historic Trails – spend your day snowshoeing and cross-country skiing the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail • Baldy Mountain Resort – approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails. They were first created for 1995 BC Winter Games • Big White Resort – 25 km (15.5 mi) of combined Nordic and wilderness trails created for crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing with dedicated pet friendly trails • Marshall Lake – over 14 km (8.5 mi) of trails above Phoenix Mountain Ski Area • Christina and Jewel Lakes – Hiking trails that go around the lakes are perfect for your winter adventures on snowshoes or cross-country skis • Grand Forks – over 6 km of new snowshoe and cross-country ski track north of Grand Forks from North Fork Road to Fisherman Creek.

Ice Fishing

Try your luck at fishing year round in Boundary Country. Clear a skiff of snow from the lake’s frozen surface and drill a slushy hole. Then erect your shack or tent and drop in your line. Just beneath the glassy

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ice surface are rainbow trout, brook trout, burbot, and mountain whitefish. Some of the locals’ favourites include Jewel, Williamson, Wilgress and Xenia Lakes. Check with local Visitor and Welcome Centres, to find out about ice fishing derbies during your stay here in the winter.

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UNCOVER OUR STORIES in Boundary Country. People have flocked here for centuries thanks to our natural resources and fertile ranch and farmlands. Gold and copper-seeking prospectors, Doukhobors, and cattle ranchers were drawn to our region with an unspoken promise of a better life. Our founding fathers and mothers left their imprint on Boundary Country. They left a legacy of historic, cultural and heritage experiences that shape the stories we tell here today. Listen to our stories, then create your own on a Boundary Country vacation you’ll always remember.

OUR HISTORY

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Here are some ways to uncover our past – • Search for treasures – Mine precious fluorite crystals at Rock Candy Mine near Grand Forks • Relive the gold rush – pan for gold near Rock Creek • Explore BC’s first internment camp – explore Greenwood’s colourful streets and learn about their resiliency • Learn Boundary Country heritage with a visit to the Boundary Museum and Interpretive Centre in Grand Forks, the Greenwood Museum in Greenwood and the Kettle River Museum in Midway. • Taste our Russian heritage – several area restaurants serve authentic Russian borscht • Cowboy up – explore the area on a horseback riding tour • Learn about the history of Cascade Falls, once a fishing and hunting ground for many First Nations people. It was dammed in the early 1900s using the Nikola Tesla theory of energy • Visit the Entwined Trees Park in Midway, home to the Gateway (Stekthal) Learning Circle. It is said the two trees were joined together by Native Americans and Canadian First Nations. Then spend some time at the Kettle River Museum for some railway history.

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The remains of an iron smelter in Greenwood

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et inspired in Boundary Country. Over the years, artists and artisans have been captivated by the vistas and sweeping visuals found in Boundary Country. Spend some time here, attend our events, our galleries and our studios throughout the region. Feel the creativity within you stir as you feel yourself inspired by the beauty of our land and our people.

ARTS & CULTURE

Contemporary art at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks

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• Visit our artists in their studios • Attend open mic night in Grand Forks and Christina Lake • Check out Christina Lake Art and Artisans Society’s line up of live performances throughout the whole year • Browse the art gallery at Deadwood Junction in Greenwood and the Arts on 3 Gallery and Tina’s Trading Post Gift Shop in Christina Lake • Roam the Art Walk or the Kettle River Woodcraft gallery in Rock Creek • Explore the three art galleries at Gallery 2 in the old historic court house in Grand Forks • Take an art class and feed your soul at the Christina Lake Welcome Centre and explore several studios and shops that surround the lake. You can also enroll in environmental classes with the Christina Lake Stewardship Society at the Christina Lake Welcome Centre • Take in the performing arts at the Gem Theatre in Grand Forks and Rivers’ Edge and Boundary Musical Theatres • In Grand Forks, inquire about Artisan Studios at the Visitor Centre or enjoy Music in the Park on Wednesday nights at Gyro Park

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Exhibition by local artist Deborah Thompson

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oin the celebrations in Boundary Country! We love to celebrate here. We invite visitors to come with us and have some fun. We celebrate everything from food to baseball, music to muscle cars and an awful lot in between. Visit the calendar of special occasions and events on our website. Below are some of the highlights. For more information on events visit boundarybc.com/events.

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Karaoke Night – every Friday night – Lisa’s Lakehouse – Christina Lake – anorthernholiday@gmail.com Open Mic Night – every Thursday, June, July and August, every 3rd Thursday rest of year – Christina Lake Welcome Centre – christinalakearts.com Rock Creek Saturday Market – every Saturday 9am-1pm May 4 to October 2019 – facebook.com/rockcreekfarmermarket Xtina Lake Artisan & Farmers’ Market – every Wednesday 4-8pm June 12 to August 28, 2019 xtinalakemarket.weebly.com Christina Lake Sunday Market from May through September

JANUARY > Winterfest – Christina Lake – christinalake.ca > Annual Snowmobile Drag Races, Midway Airport Lands FEBRUARY > Family Day celebrations throughout Boundary Country > Fishing Derby – Wilgress Lake – BC Family Day weekend > Grand Forks BC Day Family Day Celebrations – Grand Forks, Rec Centre and Phoenix Ski Hill - grandforks.ca/festivals-events > Snowmobile Races – Midway Airport MARCH 16-17 Slackcountry Cup – Baldy Mountain Ski Resort – slackcountrycup.com 23 Baldy Brew HaHa – Craft Beer Event – Baldy Mountain Ski Resort

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APRIL 5-7 Annual Neil Edgeworth Memorial Banked Slalom – Big White Ski Resort – bigwhite.com 5-7 Peak Pride – Big White Ski Resort – peakpride.ca 6 Third Annual Ales and Après – Big White Ski Resort – bigwhite.com 21 Annual Season Ender Slush Cup – Big White Ski Resort – bigwhite.com 28 Grand Forks ATV Club Spring Fling – Grand Forks Save On Foods – gfatv.ca > Spring Fling Spaghetti Dinner – Christina Lake > Easter Egg Hunt at The Welcome Centre – Christina Lake > Easter Egg Hunt – Grand Forks MAY 25 Rembrandt’s Attic art show and sale – Grand Forks Art Gallery – gallery2grandforks.ca 8 Old Fashioned Tea – Greenwood Museum – greenwoodmuseum.com 11-12 3-D Archery Shoot – Christina Lake 25-26 Kettle River Arts Club Show – Greenwood > ATV Club Midnight ATV Rides – Grand Forks – gfatv.ca Continued on next page #BoundaryCountry | boundarybc.com | 67


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Adventure: Unlimited. JUNE 1 Rotary Lobster Fest – Grand Forks 15 Park in the Park Car Show – Block Party – Magnum Auto – Grand Forks – grandforksparkinthepark.ca 15 Integra Tire Block Party 4-9pm – Grand Forks 15 Travelling Rainbow Market – Gyro Park – Grand Forks – 10 am-2 pm –thetravellingrainbowmarket.weebly.com 22 Grand Forks Garden Tour 23 Christina Lake Recreation Triathlon – Christina Lake 25-30 Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament– Grand Forks – grandforksbaseball.com (to July 1) 27 Summer Opening Weekend – Big White Ski Resort – bigwhite.com 30 Dunbar Summer Series BC Cup Downhill Series – Big White Ski Resort – bigwhite.com

AUGUST 2-5 30th Annual Boogie Bash — Rock Creek Fairground – Rock Creek – aiminteriorbc.org 3-4 Geo Hiking – Big White Ski Resort – bigwhite.com

4 Sand castle competition – Christina Lake 8-10 CannaFest – Canada’s Hottest Classic Rock Festival – Grand Forks – cannafest.ca 10 Huckleberry Festival – Big White Ski Resort – bigwhite.com 16 Gallery 2 Craft Beer Tasting – Grand Forks – gallery2grandforks.ca 17 Travelling Rainbow Market – Gyro Park – Grand Forks – 10 am-2 pm –thetravellingrainbowmarket.weebly.com 24 Yoga Festival – Big White Ski Resort – bigwhite.com > Airport Appreciation Fly-in – Grand Forks > Grand Forks ATV Club Ride – Phoenix Mountain – gfatv.ca > Celebrate the Arts – all communities > Music in the Park every Wednesday night at 7 at Gyro Park – Grand Forks > Christina Lake Arts and Artisans Society – Music in the Park – Christina Lake Welcome Centre

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JULY 1 Canada’s Birthday Celebrations – throughout Boundary Country 1 Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament – Grand Forks – grandforksbaseball.com (from June 25) 6 Craft & Country Beer and Mountain Fest – Big White Ski Resort – bigwhite.com 6-7 North American Long Bow Safari – Rock Creek – traditionalbowhuntersbc.com 7 MEC Trail Race – Big White Ski Resort – bigwhite.com 8-11 Grand Forks ATV Club Ride in the Woods – gfatv.ca 11-14 Big White Freeride Days featuring the Invitational Slopestyle – Big White Ski Resort 12-13 Homecoming Summerfest – Christina Lake – christinalakehomecoming.com 13 Founder’s Day – Greenwood – foundersday.ca 13-14 Settle Down 2019 Ultimate Frisbee Tournament – Grand Forks 20 Travelling Rainbow Market – Gyro Park – Grand Forks – 10 am-2 pm – thetravellingrainbowmarket.weebly.com 20 Second Annual Party in the Street – Grand Forks 21 BMX Tournament – Kootenay Cup #2 Provincial Qualifier – Grand Forks 21 L’Alpe de Grande Blanc – Big White Ski Resort – bigwhite.com 27 Ciderfest – Big White Ski Resort – Big White Ski Resort – bigwhite.com XX Downtown Business Association Party in the Street – Grand Forks > Greenwood Bluegrass Festival – Greenwood > Kettle River Days – Midway > Celebrate the Arts – all communities > Music in the Park every Wednesday night at 7 at Gyro Park – Grand Forks > Christina Lake Arts and Artisans Society – Music in the Park – Christina Lake Welcome Centre

Events

SEPTEMBER 2 Closing Day for the summer – Big White Ski Resort – bigwhite.com 7-8 Grand Forks and District Fall Fair – Grand Forks – grandforksfallfair.ca 7 Grand Forks Demolition Derby – Grand Forks – grandforksdemoderby.ca 14-15 Fall Fair – Rock Creek – rockcreekfallfair.ca > Grand Forks ATV Club Ride – Grand Forks – gfatv.ca OCTOBER 26 Pumpkin People Contest – GFDBA – Grand Forks UNCONFIRMED > Grand Forks ATV Club Ride – Grand Forks – gfatv.ca > Halloween Bonfire and Fireworks – Greenwood, Christina Lake and Grand Forks > Spaghetti Dinner and Dance – Christina Lake NOVEMBER 23 Wine Tasting at Gallery 2 – Grand Forks – gallery2grandforks.ca 29-30 Gallery 2 Artisan Faire – Grand Forks – gallery2grandforks.ca > Health Care Auxiliary Tea – Christina Lake DECEMBER > Santa Claus Parade – Grand Forks > Baldy Mountain Resort opens – baldyresort.com > December Craft Fair – Christina Lake Community Hall When travelling in Boundary Country, look for a comprehensive list of weekly events, activities and festivals posted at area Visitor Centres, tourism businesses, RV parks, campgrounds and online at boundarybc.com. For Big White events go to bigwhite.com. #BoundaryCountry | boundarybc.com | 69


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tart your adventure in Boundary Country! There are so many ways to get here, and even more things to do once you arrive. HWY 3 is the main highway that traverses Boundary Country. It’s a great place to relax, hike an iconic trail, explore ghost towns, soak in hot springs, pan for gold, or play at a beach. Mountains, valleys, canyons, rivers and lakes all form part of the landscape. This is cottage country, so take a day trip or stay for a week or two or more. We are electric car friendly with charging stations in Beaverdell, Rock Creek, Midway, Greenwood, Grand Forks and Christina Lake.

ROAD TRIPS TO THE BOUNDARY

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Road Trips

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Crowsnest Hwy 3

From Vancouver, travel east to Hope, then at the junction take Crowsnest HWY 3 east through the Similkameen Valley. Manning Park and China Ridge are where you can enjoy year-round activities. Cycle the Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) and the Kettle Valley Rail Trail from Princeton to the hamlets of Tulameen and Coalmont. Princeton is legendary for its fishing. Stop at Hedley and learn about First Nations people at the Snaza’ist Discovery Centre. Cawston/Keremeos is home to organic fruit, vegetable growers and a wine region that boasts almost 20 wineries. Travel onwards to Osoyoos, cross Route 97 and enter Boundary Country. From Calgary, AB, drive south on HWY 2 and venture west on HWY 3 for your Boundary Country adventure. Your first stop is Christina Lake with plenty of beaches and water fun. In the winter, strap on your skis or snowshoes and explore the area.

HWY 33 and the Big White Road Trip You can connect to HWY 33 at the junction of HWY 97 and 33 in Kelowna. From Kelowna, travel east on HWY 33 to the Big White Ski Resort—the home of champagne powder in the winter and lush mountain wild flowers in the summer. Take a Big White Road Trip and travel HWY 33 south from Big White through Boundary Country’s communities of Carmi, Beaverdell and Westbridge. Stop in Rock Creek, at the junction of 72 | boundarybc.com | #BoundaryCountry

HWYs 3 and 33 and explore the Kettle Valley Rail Trail (KVR), part of Canada’s iconic Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail). In warmer months, dip your pan in the river. You may discover gold! At Rock Creek, you can drive further into Boundary Country east on HWY 3 towards Midway and beyond to Christina Lake, or turn west for Bridesville. From there you’ll connect to Osoyoos, at the junction of Route 97 and HWY 3. At Osoyoos you can travel further west on HWY 3 through the Similkameen Valley, go north on Route 97 up the Okanagan corridor, or head south to the United States.

The Boundary Monashee Road Trip

Take your time enjoying Boundary Country and then go on a Boundary Monashee Road Trip (see map at right). From Christina Lake, connect to HWY 3A to get to HWY 6 and head north. This is Kootenay country, where revitalizing, natural mineral hot springs abound. Soak your cares away or relax on Upper Arrow Lake. Head west on HWY 6 and drive through the charming agricultural communities of Cherryville, Lumby and Coldstream on your way to Vernon, where you’ll connect with HWY 97. Then it’s time to choose between three routes. Head north to the Shuswap, travel south down the Okanagan Corridor or head back for more fun times in Boundary Country. From Alberta, take HWY 1 to Revelstoke. From here you can access Boundary Country on the Boundary

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Colourful skies over Grand Forks at sunset


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To Seattle 457 km (284 mi)

To Calgary 683 km (424 mi)

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ROAD TRIPS LEGEND Route 97 Central Corridor Historic Highlands, WA Boundary Monashee, BC Big White, BC

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Fruitstand on Hwy 3

Big horn sheep, Gilpin Grasslands near Grand Forks

Farm land near Midway

WHERE TO FIND ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING

• Gyro Park, 7342 5th St., EV Plug (J1772)

There are car charging stations throughout the Boundary area. Most are free, some charge by the hour, others are by donation.

• Victorian Motel and RV Park, 6451 Hwy 3 E (Central Ave), multiple 120V, 15 amp and 30 amp

Beaverdell – Level 2 • Red Rock Garage, 5842 Hwy 33, 2-120V wall outlet and 2-EV Plug (J1772)s

• Grand Forks Municipal Campground, 7100 – 7198 6th Street, multiple 120V, 8 NEMA 14-50s

Midway – Level 2 • Kettle River Museum, 904 Crowsnest Hwy 3, EV Plug (J1772), Tesla Model S / Model X

Christina Lake – Level 2 and DC Fast Charger • Christina Lake Welcome Centre, 1675 Highway 3, 120V, CHAdeMO DCFC, Tesla Model S / Model X, CCS DCFC. FLO Account needed for CHAdeMO plug and CCS FLO

• Riverfront Park, 620 5th Ave, Smart TWO 208v-240V Greenwood – Level 2 and DC Fast Charger • Greenwood Museum and Visitor Centre, 214 S Cooper Ave, EV Plug (J1772), CHAdeMO DCFC, Tesla Model S / Model X, CCS DCFC. FLO Account needed for CHAdeMO plug and CCS FLO Grand Forks – Level 2 • Grand Forks City Hall, 7217 4th Street, EV Plug (J1772) 74 | boundarybc.com | #BoundaryCountry

• Christina Pines Campground, 1528 Neimi Road, multiple 120V • New Horizon Motel, 2037 Hunter Frtg Rd, 2- 120V For those of you who wish to access maps of charging stations online, please go to our website at boundarybc.com/plan/car-charging.


Adventure: Unlimited. Monashee Road Trip. Drive south on HWY 23 to Nakusp and enjoy the hot springs before you connect with HWY 6 south. You’ll drive through the Kootenays and connect with HWY 3 at Castlegar where you’ll travel west to Christina Lake. From there it’s a short drive to all that Boundary Country has to offer. Once you’ve enjoyed Boundary Country, you can continue onto the Boundary Monashee Road Trip. Travel west on HWY 3 to Route 97, then travel north to Vernon where you can take HWY 6 east to Nakusp and return to HWY 1 near Revelstoke.

From the USA

There are several ways to arrive in Boundary Country from North Central Washington State. Cross into Canada at the Nighthawk or Oroville/ Osoyoos border crossing and drive east on HWY 3 to Boundary Country. You can also take the Historic Highlands Road Trip to one of the smaller border crossings in Boundary Country. Enter off Route 97 at Tonasket (to HWY 20) or Oroville, (to Chesaw Road) WA. You’ll travel through lush ranchlands and countryside, through ghost towns and picturesque communities. Cross over into Boundary Country at

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Ferry/Midway crossing on US 501 or the Danville/ Carson (US 21) crossing near Grand Forks. When coming from the Spokane, WA area, cross over near Christina Lake at the Laurier/Cascade border crossing via HWY 395. Check online for border crossing times.

From Here to There

Here is a list of distances from major cities near Boundary Country. No matter which route you take— these are road trips you’ll not soon forget. Calgary, AB

700 km

435 mi

Edmonton, AB

998 km

620 mi

Jasper, AB

850 km

528 mi

Kamloops, BC

364 km

226 mi

Kelowna, BC (via Hwy 3 & 33) 209 km

130 mi

Seattle, WA

540 km

336 mi

Spokane, WA

203 km

126 mi

Vancouver, BC

521 km

361 mi

Should you prefer to fly, all the above cities, except for Jasper, have their own airport.

Boundary road trips take you through some very beautiful country — Hwy 3 near Rock Creek

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xplore every nook and cranny of Boundary Country. Discover our eclectic collection of small hamlets and growing towns. Enjoy our hospitality, connect with the locals, and find out what we have in common. This services section will let you know where you can stay from hotels to glamping. You’ll also find some great eats throughout our communities.

SERVICES

Boundary’s lakes and rivers are a welcome feature during our hot summers

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Adventure: Unlimited. ACCOMODATIONS ADDRESS Highland Cabins 80 Second Ave. Red Rock Retreat 5842 Kirshner Rd. Zacks Creekside Tenting Big White Central Reservations 5315 Big White Rd. Blue Mountain Lodge 81 Kingsley Rd. Camp Beverly Hills Resort 40 Kingsley Rd. Cascade Cove Campground & RV 1211 River Rd. Christina Lakeside Resort 1835 Bakery Frontage Rd Christina Lake Rentals 1648 Maida Frtg. Christina Lake Vacation Homes Christina Lake Christina Pines Campground 1528 Neimi Rd. Lakeview Motel 1658 HWY 3 New Horizon 2037 HWY 3 Parklane Resort & Motel 31 Kingsley Rd. Rent Chalets Christina Lake Silver Birch Family Campground 1654 West Lake Dr. Schulli Resort 1865 Bakery Frtg. Rd. Skands Court 64 Johnson Rd. Sun Flower Inn B&B 159 Alpine Inn Rd. Totem Resort & RV Park 61 Kingsley Rd. Bedrock Bed & Breakfast 8690 Riverside Dr. Casa Luna B&B 558 Central Ave. Country Hideaway Campground 1285 Manly Meadows Grand Forks Municipal Campground City Park Imperial Motel 7389 Riverside Ave. *Johnny’s Motel 7291 BC-3 Motel 99 7424 Donaldson Dr. Mountain Spa Retreat Center 6700 Danshin Village Road Natasha’s Guesthouse 2420 66th Ave. Night Inn Motel 1531 Central Ave. Noble House Suites 8780 Riverside Dr. Pinegrove Motel 2091 Central Ave. Pioneer Organic Farm & Glamping 6200 HWY 3 West PV Ranch Adventures 12800 North Fork Rd. Ramada Inn 2729 Central Ave. *Riverside Motel 7351 HWY 3 Riviera RV Park 6331 HWY 3 East Son Ranch Timber Cottage Rental 5000 Dondale Rd. The Victorian Motel & RV Park 6451 HWY 3 East Western Traveller 1591 Central Ave. Evening Star Motel 798 Government St., (HWY 3) Boundary Creek Motel & RV Park 455 N. Government Ave. Jewel Lake Resort 200 Jewel Ave. Kerr Creek Adventures /10K Campsite 740 Kerr Creek Rd/HWY 3 Jewel Lake Cottage Ventures 15 Enterprise Ave. Kingfisher Cove 455 Jewel Ave. Midway Mobile Home & RV Park 925 Thirteenth Ave. Mile Zero Motel 622 Palmerston Ave. Riverfront Park Campground 620 5th Ave. Kettle River Cottages 4020 Kettle Creek Valley Rd. S. Kettle River RV Park 3255 HWY 3 Kettle Valley Villas HWY 3, (east of golf course) Raven Ridge Hostel 2100 Hulme Creek Road, Rock Creek Hotel 1620 HWY 33 Rock Creek Station and Campground HWY 33 Riverview Cabins 1625 HWY 33

Services

COMMUNITY WEBSITE/EMAIL PHONE TOLL FREE Beaverdell kettlevalleyrailtrail.com 250-484-5505 Beaverdell retreat@redrockgarage.ca Beaverdell zack2852@hotmail.com 250-484-5532 Big White bigwhite.com 250-765-8888 1-800-663-2772 Christina Lake bluemountainlodgebc.com 250-448-6238 Christina Lake campbeverlyhills.ca 250-447-9277 1-877-777-0555 Christina Lake cascadecove.ca 250-447-6662 Christina Lake christinalakesideresort.ca 250-447-9213 Christina Lake christinalakerentals.com 250-447-9337 1-855-295-3378 Christina Lake clvacationhomes.com 250-442-9772 1-888-983-3412 Christina Lake christinalakepines.com 250-447-9587 Christina Lake christinalakeviewmotel.ca 250-447-9358 Christina Lake newhorizonmotel.com 250-447-9312 1-888-859-0159 Christina Lake parklane-resort.com 250-447-9385 1-888-834-8886 Christina Lake rentchalets.com 250-765-9131 1-877-397-0955 Christina Lake siverbirchresort@shaw.ca 250-447-9467 Christina Lake Facebook: Shullis Resort 250-447-9269 Christina Lake skandscourt.com 250-447-9295 Christina Lake sunflowerinnbb.com 250-447-6201 Christina Lake totemmotel.bc.ca 250-447-9322 1-888-447-9322 Grand Forks bedrockbandb.com 778-969-0010 Grand Forks Facebook: Casa Luna Grand Forks 250-443-3173 Grand Forks wendy@countryhideawayrv.com 250 870 6269 Grand Forks grandforks.ca/campground 250-442-5835 Grand Forks imperialmotel.ca/impmotel@gmail.com 250-442-8236 Grand Forks (250) 442-8242 Grand Forks 250-442-8501 Grand Forks pain1@telus.net www.mtnspa.ca 250-442-2549 Grand Forks natashaguesthouse.com 250-442-8201 Grand Forks 250-442-8218 1-800-614-3112 Grand Forks nobelhousesuites.com 250-442-3393 Grand Forks 250-442-8203 Grand Forks pioneerorganicfarm.com 250-442-0805 Grand Forks pvranchgetaway.com 250-442-5525 Grand Forks ramada.com 250-442-2127 Grand Forks riversidemotelgf.com 250-442-2259 Grand Forks rivierarvpark.ca 250-442-2158 1-877-700-2158 Grand Forks sonranch.com 250-442-2658 Grand Forks thevictorianmotelandrvpark.com 250-442-3011 Grand Forks westerntraveller.ca 250-442-5566 Greenwood eveningstarmotel.ca 250-445-6733 Greenwood boundarycreekmotel455@gmail.com 250-445-6641 Greenwood jewellakeresort.com 250-445-6500 Greenwood 250-449-2675 Jewel Lake jewellakecottage.com 250-445-2215 Jewel Lake vrbo.com/471560 604-885-3943 Midway hdremillard@gmail.com 250-449-2739 Midway milezeromotel.com 250-449-2828 1-844-449-2828 Midway midwaycampsite.bc.ca 250-449-2467 Rock Creek walterlisa02@hotmail.com 250-449-1670 Rock Creek krrv@uniserve.com 250-446-2225 1-888-441-2225 Rock Creek info@kettlevalleyvillas.ca 250-449-8323 Rock Creek ravenridgehostel.com 250-528-1000 Rock Creek 250-446-2000 Rock Creek rockcreekstation.net 250-212-1351 Rock Creek oldcowboyranch.com 250-446-6808 #BoundaryCountry | boundarybc.com | 77


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Rock Creek Riverside Campground 1680 HWY 33 Rock Creek Facebook: rockcreekriversidecampground 250-869-7515 Old Cowboy Ranch 3175 HWY #33 Westbridge oldcowboyranch.com 250-446-6808 Double E Sportsman’s Camp 5575 Christian Valley Rd. Westbridge doubleesportsmanscamp.com 250-446-2545 EATERIES Rocky Top Ice Cream 5864 HWY 33 Beaverdell Big White Ski Resort There are a variety of dining options at Big White, visit www.bigwhite.com for more information. Su Casa Mexican Café 1155 Wagon Wheel Rd Bridesville Facebook: Su Casa Mexican Café 250-689-1453 Babalooz Tapas 1746A Sandner Frontage Rd, Christina Lake 250 447-6518 From The Hearth Bakery 6 Johnson Rd. Christina Lake fthbakery.com 250-447-6195 Christina Lake Golf Club Restaurant 230 2nd Ave. Christina Lake christinalakegolfclub.com 250-447-6112 Creekside Blueberries Christina Lake blsouth@nethop.net 250-447-6682 Dueling Oaks 282 2nd Ave. Christina Lake cascadepar3.com 250-447-9755 Huckleberry Mountain Market 1720A Sandner Frtg Rd. Christina Lake FB: huckleberrymountainmarket 250-447-6171 Ice Creamery 1651 HWY 3 Christina Lake Facebook: The-Ice-Creamery 250-447-9005 Kool Treat 1967 Kool Treat Frtg Rd. Christina Lake FB: Kool-Treat-A-Christina-Lake-Tradition 250-447-9219 Lisa’s Lakehouse 1659 Hwy 3 Christina Frontage Rd Christina Lake anorthernholiday@gmail.com 236-350-8007 Marina Grill 173 Larson Rd. Christina Lake christinalakemarina.com 250-447-6122 Portly Penguin Pizza 1670 C Santa Rosa Rd. Christina Lake portlypenguin.com 250-447-9090 Smoochies 1885A Bakery Frontage Rd. Christina Lake FB: smoochiesbrewingco 250-447-6555 A & W 1694 Central Ave Grand Forks 250-442-2929 Board Room Café 353 Market Avenue Grand Forks boardroomcafe.ca 250-442-2728 The Borscht Bowl 214 Market Ave Grand Forks 250-442-5977 Needed Bread Sourdough Bakery /Pascales Baked Goods – 125B Market Ave Grand Forks 250-444-0737 Canco Gas (Fresh Slice) 1512 Central Ave. Grand Forks canco102grandforks@gmail.com 250-442-5788 Clyde’s Pub 7248 2nd St. Grand Forks Facebook: clydespub 250-442-3913 Dairy Queen 1555 Central Ave. Grand Forks dairyqueen.com 250-442-2253 Gilly’s Restaurant 1511 Central Ave. Grand Forks 250-442-3321 Golden Chopsticks 7325 2 St. Grand Forks FB: Golden Chopsticks Grand Forks 250-442-8316 Grand Forks Station Pub & Columbia Grill 7654 Donaldson Dr. Grand Forks Facebook: Grand-Forks-Station-Pub 250-442-5855 Happy Days 50s Diner 131 Central Ave. Grand Forks Facebook: Happy-Days-50s-Diner 250-442-5585 Jitterz Coffee & Espresso 1573 Central Ave Grand Forks 250-442-6277 Jogas Espresso Cafe 236 Market Ave. Grand Forks Facebook: jogasespresso 250-442-5558 *Kocomo’s Coffee House 7361 2nd St. Grand Forks Facebook: kocomoscoffeehouse 250-584-4534 Mama’s Pizza and Pasta Express 7457 3 St. Grand Forks FB: Mama’s Pizza and Pasta Express 250-442-1499 Marvelous Munchies Bakeshop 7383 2nd Street Grand Forks 13pastrychef13@gmail.com 250-921-4203 New Century Restaurant 7451 5th Ave. Grand Forks 250-442-0399 *Omega Restaurant 7400 HWY 3 Grand Forks 250-442-3124 Panago Pizza 7320 4th St. Grand Forks panago.com 250-310-0001 Subway 575 Central Ave. Grand Forks subway.com 250-442-0266 Sushi Ocean Dream (Japanese Restaurant) 2729 Central Ave. Grand Forks 250-442-0340 Tastie Treat 1629 Central Ave. Grand Forks 250-442-3015 The Wooden Spoon Bistro & Bakeshop 221-B Market Ave. Grand Forks FB: thewoodenspoonbistrograndforks 250-442-5005 The Thyme and Plate 327 Market Ave Grand Forks FB: Thethymeandplate 250-442-1208 *Yaky Jacquie’s Cafe 338 Market Ave. Grand Forks 250-442-3332 Canco Gas 494 Silver Ave Greenwood canco106greenwood@gmail.com 250-445-9911 Copper Eagle 325 S. Copper Ave. (HWY 3) Greenwood FB: copper-eagle-cappuccino-bakery 250-445-6121 Deadwood Junction 502 Silver St. (HWY 3) Greenwood www.deadwoodjunction.com 250-445-2255 Hell’s Bells 605 HWY 3 Greenwood 250-445-2230 Mineshaft Restaurant 298 S. Copper Ave. Greenwood ctmech02@hotmail.com 250-445-2298 Mile 0 Diner 625 Palmerston Ave. Midway 250-449-2789 Phoenix Mountain Eatery Open December thru March Phoenix Mountain www.skiphoenix.com Kettle Valley Golf Club 3280 HWY 3 Rock Creek kvgc1927@gmail.com 250-446-2826 Rock Creek Petro Can - Deli 4105 HWY 3 Rock Creek 250-446-2722 Rock Creek Hotel and Pub 1620 HWY 33 Rock Creek 250-446-2000 Rock Creek Trading Post 4128 HWY 3 Rock Creek 250-449-8333 Baldy Mountain Resort 2680 Mount Baldy Road Mt. Baldy baldyresort.com 250-498-4086 * These business may be open later in the year. Please contact the local Visitor Centre for more information. 78 | boundarybc.com | #BoundaryCountry


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2019 Boundary Country Travel Experiences Guide  

The 2019 official travel guide to Boundary Country in British Columbia, Canada. Cities in this region include: Beaverdell, Big White, Bride...

2019 Boundary Country Travel Experiences Guide  

The 2019 official travel guide to Boundary Country in British Columbia, Canada. Cities in this region include: Beaverdell, Big White, Bride...

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