Dip into summer in Boundary Country, where long, hot days are met with outdoor adventures as wide as the valley itself. Life slows down to a reasonable pace when the mercury rises. Extra long days magically fill with appointments at Christina or Jewel Lake — to fish, swim and boat — or at the Kettle or Granby Rivers — to drift to the rhythm of the current. Let go of your endless “to do list” on the wide, open, and rambling Dewdney, Kettle River and Trans Canada Trails that criss-cross the valley and river beds, offering a natural respite from an otherwise over-connected world.
Travel Boundary Country uncovering stories of gold-seekers, railway wars and Doukhobors at cultural centres, heritage sites and galleries from Grand Forks to Rock Creek, Midway, Greenwood, and Christina Lake. Tour mile-after-mile of backcountry roads, drinking in the landscapes that inspire artists exhibiting in Grand Forks’ Gallery 2 and Christina Lake Living Arts Centre. Revel in the summertime vibe of outdoor festivals that celebrate the blues, homecoming and the love of baseball. Home of the Grand Forks Invitational Baseball Tournament, you’ll want to tour and taste your way through Boundary Country before or after the games, experiencing the richness of rural life at community farmers’ markets, and the Rock Creek Country Fair.
Wanderlust and golden dreams first lured travelers to Boundary Country, a mineral-rich swath of land in the Thompson-Okanagan Region of BC, 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 and lush, fertile valleys, bound together by the Kettle River, flowing some 282 km (185 mi) from its source in the Monashee Mountains, all the way to the community of Christina Lake.