Wanderlust and golden dreams first lured travelers to Boundary Country. This mineral-rich swath of land lies in the Thompson-Okanagan Region of BC. It is where the 49th parallel marks the boundary between Canada and the United States. Tranquil and timelessly Canadian landscapes of forested mountains, sweep into semi-arid ranch lands and lush, fertile valleys. The Kettle River binds it all. It flows 282 km (185 mi) from its Monashee Mountain source all the way to the community of Christina Lake near the Kootenay-Rockies region.