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.
Shred, sled, ride or glide! Winter in Boundary Country is all about getting outside. Our semi-arid landscape means mild winters with champagne powder. Our frozen lakes, snowy slopes, and valleys invite exploration, whether it’s by ski, snowmobile, skates or dog sled.
Connect with Yourself in Boundary Country
Disconnect from your everyday routine and spend some time in our great outdoors. Learn how easy it is to get fit while getting away from it all. Start at either end of Boundary Country, at Rock Creek or Grand Forks, or right in the middle at Midway (mile 0 of the KVR). Strap on some snow shoes or cross country skis. Come explore the winter wonderland of the Trans Canada Trail and the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail.
Experience Greenwood’s WinterFest, where Canada’s smallest city celebrates winter in style. Glide across trestles in the shadow of frozen waterfalls. Skate Christina Lake and Jewel Lake’s frozen rinks. Later, head to Marshall Lakes Trails above Phoenix Mountain to play on a 14 km (9 mi) loop winding through a former boomtown, where today only a cemetery stands.
Bomb the black diamond, chill out on the bunny slopes, jib and jam at the terrain park. No matter your sport of choice you’ll love the white winter blanket in Boundary Country. Between Mt. Baldy and Phoenix Mountain ski resorts, there are plenty of snowy stashes to conquer here.
Snowmobile the snowy alpine bowls near the Paulson Summit near Christina Lake. Skate or ice fish the frozen shores of Jewel Lake, near Greenwood. At the end of the day, head inside to a local pub or theatre, where open mics, community events and a performing arts scene help warm you up.
Wanderlust and golden dreams first lured travellers to Boundary Country. This is a mineral-rich swath of land in the Thompson-Okanagan Region of BC. It begins where the 49th parallel marks the boundary between Canada and the United States. Tranquil and timelessly Canadian landscapes of cedar, spruce, and pine forested mountains, sweep into ranch lands. 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.