Boundary Country is land rich in history, set in a landscape of natural wonders. We have an abundance of friendly people, outdoor recreation, hearty food, events and celebrations.
Wanderlust and golden dreams first lured travellers to Boundary Country. This mineral-rich swath of land lies in the Thompson-Okanagan Region of BC. It begins where the 49th parallel marks the boundary between Canada and the United States. Relax in our tranquil and timelessly Canadian landscapes. Spend some time forest bathing among the cedar, spruce, and pine in our forested mountains. Discover your inner cowboy in our sweeping ranchland. Our lush, fertile valleys, are bound together by the Kettle River. It flows 282 km (185 mi) from its source in the Monashee Mountains, all the way to the community of Christina Lake.
In the spring, when winter throws off its snowy cloak, Boundary Country blooms! Mountain slopes are painted in spring wildflowers. Higher elevation snow melt makes the Kettle and Granby Rivers swell with runoff. It’s great for kayaking and canoeing. Seasonal heritage and cultural attractions open in spring. We welcome you in to hear our stories, as we have many tales of days gone by. Learn about our prospectors, the railway kings, Doukhobors and ranchers.
Summer and fall are a time for exploration and celebration. Enjoy one or more of our many festivals, events and markets. Explore around the lakes, throughout the valley and up in the mountains. Tour and taste your way through Boundary Country farmers’ markets and roadside stands. You’ll find them in Rock Creek, Greenwood, Grand Forks and Christina Lake.
In the winter, bundle up and come outside and play. We have downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing and more!
Explore Boundary Trails
Spring, summer and fall are great times to hike and bike in Boundary Country. Come explore The Great Trail (formerly the Trans Canada Trail). There’s also the Kettle Valley Rail Trails and also the historic Dewdney Trails. In the winter, our trails turn into a winter wonderland. They’re perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Provincial Parks welcome returning campers and families out for a day hike or picnic. Stay overnight or stay for awhile. There are plenty of accommodations available here from motels and hotels to luxurious and cozy B&Bs.