Boundary Country is a great place for a vacation. Friendly people, fresh air, and the great outdoors. It doesn’t get much better than this. Our summers are hot and made for relaxing. Fall and spring are the times to get out and explore our trails by bike or foot. In the winter, break out the skies, snowshoes and snowmobiles… it’s time to play.
Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of Boundary Country
Come and play at Christina or Jewel Lake. You’ll find several great places to stay, or you can bring your tent or RV. The Kettle and Granby Rivers are nearby and perfect for relaxing and fishing. You may even strike it rich, panning for gold in the Kettle River. Canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard along the peaceful shores of our lakes. For something more adventurous, run the white-water rapids in late June or early July.
You’ll even discover waterfalls around Midway, Greenwood and south of Christina Lake. Boundary Falls, Cascade Falls and Fisherman Creek Falls are all a hike away.
The Great Trail
The Great Trail (formerly the Trans Canada Trail) is a great way to explore Boundary Country. Come and explore the historic Kettle Valley Rail portion. You can connect to it from Beaverdell, Rock Creek, and Midway. There’s also the Columbia and Western Rail Trail that runs between Farron and Midway through Grand Forks and Greenwood.
Mine for Gems
Gold isn’t the only thing you can find here. Head over to the remarkable Rock Candy Mine where you can collect fabulous fluorite, beautiful barite, and sparkly quartz crystals on their private-access property above the Granby River. Exploration trips are led by friendly geologists. Go on a Rock Candy Safari, discover colour crystal and explore vugs (hole in the rock where crystals grow).
Bring something to carry your treasures away in. You’ll collect your own crystals with the same tools used by professional collectors. They supply hammers, chisels and safety glasses or goggles. Entrance includes access to the museum benches, main pit, and drusy quartz zones. Take away 100 g to 100 lbs, you are welcome to keep however much you can carry out in one trip.
Christina Lake is what boating is all about, and everything you’ll need is at Christina Lake Marina. Whether you are tubing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, swimming or cruising, renting a boat is the best way to experience the lake. Four hour rentals must return by 2 pm or leave after 2 pm. Picture ID and credit card required to rent. A deposit is required for multi-day rentals.
Explore the lake’s pristine and beautiful beaches that are boat access only and take advantage of the calm waters and at the north end of the lake. Rentals include life jackets and one piece of watersports equipment. They have life jackets to fit all sizes including infants. There’s even a bistro right at the marina!
For other great Boundary Country adventure ideas check out our road trip on the Boundary Monashee Loop.