Cultural Explorer

Cultural Explorer

Explorer QuotientYou like to blend in like a local on vacation. You’re happiest when you get away from it all. Culture Explorers become immersed in the culture, history and lifestyle of the places they vacation. You’re spontaneous, and you want to experience it all. Yes, all of it; from historic sites to modern culture. For you travel is all about leaving your everyday world behind. It’s about skipping the tourist route. Instead, you look for offbeat adventures. It helps you better understand how the locals live.

You’re always excited about your next trip. Because for you, travel is all about the journey. It’s not just the destination. Pick almost any city or town in Boundary Country. You’ll find historic and cultural attractions that tell the stories of Boundary Country best.

Here are a few ways you might enjoy exploring Boundary Country:

  1. Explore the eastern shore of Christina Lake just north of Texas Point. Go by kayak or canoe and discover ancient pictographs left by the Sinixt First Nation along the way
  2. Join in the fun of an old fashioned parade. Come and celebrate Canada’s smallest city at Greenwood’s annual Founder’s Day Celebration
  3. Drive the Phoenix Mountain Interpretive Forest on a self-guided tour of our copper-mining past
  4. Take a self-guided walking tour of Greenwood where more than 60 heritage buildings painting the city’s landscape
  5. Pop into the Boundary Museum in Grand Forks any Thursday in summer for a demonstration of the art of outdoor bread baking. Let the scent of fresh baked bread lure you in to the museum. Doukhobor stories come to life in a collection of interpretive exhibits and events.
  6. Indulge your inner cowboy and explore our western roots. Join a cattle drive, or live like a rancher for a day at PV Ranch
  7. Go on a backroad adventure. Scout out artist’s studios and galleries on the annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour
  8. Wander the Kettle River Arts Festival each July and August. Discover new artists and their inspired works
  9. Experience the very best of rural BC at the Rock Creek Fall Fair in September and the Grand Forks Fall Fair, an August tradition since 1910
  10. Listen to the Blues and eat BBQ at the annual Sky High Blues Festival in Rock Creek
  11. Cross-country ski or snowshoe through the footsteps of history along the Trans Canada Trail, the historic Dewdney Trail and the KVR in winter