Fishing & Boating

Fishing & boating in Boundary Country

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy the Water

  • Paddle your canoe along the Kettle & Granby Rivers. Enjoy an adventure that ranges from gentle rapids to cool forests to open ranges
  • Rent a pontoon boat for the weekend. Cruise Christina Lake in style
  • Try to beat the record for fishing Gerrard trout. A whopping 23.6 kg (52 lbs) is the largest ever landed at Jewel Lake
  • Ride your sea-doo from beach to beach to beach at Christina Lake
  • Teach your children how to fish at Jewel Lake
  • Compete for the big one. Enter Christina Lake’s annual fishing derby in May
  • Drill a hole in the ice on Williamson, Wilgress, Xenia or Jewel Lake. Angling is a four-season sport around here!
  • On Christina Lake, paddle north of Texas Point. You can spot ancient pictographs from the water
  • Begin a family tradition. Teach your children how to fish in the calm waters of Jewel Lake
  • Join in one of the largest fly fishing drifts in BC. Take part in the annual Kettle and River fishing drift, the second weekend of July

Good to Know Before You Go

Get Hooked…

Get hooked on boating and fishing in Boundary Country. Christina and Jewel Lakes and the Kettle and Granby Rivers are yours to explore. In addition, there are scores of other lakes and streams that dot our landscape. Getting out on the water is easy. Coming back in… well that’s a whole other story!

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Boating means different things in different places. Here in Boundary Country, it means sunny days on Christina or Jewel Lake. It also means paddling your kayak (or canoe) down the Kettle or Granby Rivers. Give in to the lure of the water and leave your busy world and worries behind.

Christina Lake

There are a lot of ways you can make a splash at Christina Lake. Gather the clan for a pontoon or speedboat ride. Glide across the lake in style on a SUP. While you’re here, point your canoe north of Texas Point. Then paddle to your heart’s content. You can also discover ancient pictographs along the way.

Christina Lake stretches 25 km (16 mi) from tip to tip. There’s plenty of room for everyone to cruise Christina’s secluded coves. Make a day of it and stop at broad sandy beaches to cool off every once in a while. Then, watch a sunset from the bow of your boat, content after a day playing like you were a kid again. Spend your day water-skiing, sea-dooing, wake-boarding — or just enjoying the water. Begin or end you day the way the locals do, with a stop at Lisa’s Bistro.

Jewel Lake

Jewel Lake, outside of Greenwood is a tranquil alternative to Christina Lake. There are motorized watercraft restrictions here. This means you can peacefully paddle your kayak or canoe for hours undisturbed. Explore every nook and cranny by boat. Do some bird watching while you’re fishing. Listen to the quiet that’s occasionally punctuated by birdsong or the sound of laughter. You won’t find an Internet connection out here. Because of that, you might just reconnect with yourself. It’s a great place to connect to the natural world and your reclaimed sense of inner peace.

Kayaking & Canoeing

Explore the Kettle River the way voyageurs once traveled. Paddle your kayak or canoe on our rivers and lakes. There are plenty of routes you can maneuver between Rock Creek and Christina Lake. One of the most scenic put in points is at Westbridge. Relax as the scenery around unfolds. Your journey beings in the coolness of a coniferous forest. Then you’ll find yourself in a broad valley of farmlands, ranches and alfalfa fields.

Adrenaline junkies and expert kayakers come here for some serious rapids. Drop your kayak in the Granby River’s fast running rapids at the Staircase or S-Curves. Feel the spray on your face and your heart start to race. Hang on as you approach the narrow rock gorges and logjams. There’s some serious paddling to be done here. For something less heart pounding, put in on the lower reaches of the Granby and Kettle Rivers. The water is as gentle as the breeze.

Fishing & Boating in Boundary Country

Drop your line and let nature takes its course. Fishing is almost that easy in Boundary Country. Kokanee, Rainbow trout, small mouth bass, burbot and whitefish are almost always biting.

Christina and Jewel Lake are the most popular lakes. Ask the locals where to find the best fishing holes. There are hundreds of small lakes, creeks, and streams in the area. There’s also the Kettle and Granby Rivers. They are are open to a variety of fishing styles. Fish from shore, fly-fish, or use a drift boat. You’ll find fish biting all across the region. Not far off the beaten path, you’ll find Conkle, Williamson, Wilgress and Xenia Lakes. You should also check out the fishing spots where the Kettle and Granby Rivers meet.

Learn to Fish

There are no age limits when it comes to fishing. If you have the patience to wait for a bite then you can fish. Learn to fly fish from local, avid fishers. Pop in to the Victorian Motel and RV Park in Grand Forks. Drop in either the first or third Thursday of the month. Someone is usually there between October and April. While you’re there, they’d love to teach you the intricacies of tying flies.

Begin your family fishing tradition at Jewel Lake. Start on the water or by the shores of lakes and rivers. It’s another great memory to share as you help bait hooks and help little hands cast for Rainbows. Most of all, enjoy these undisturbed moments together. You’re making memories that will last a lifetime.

A Four Season Sport

You can ice fish in the winter and shore fish in the spring and fall. Come summer you can fish in the lakes and rivers all day long. Fly, lure or stringer, you don’t need much more than a rod here. That and time on your hands for unlimited adventures fishing Boundary Country.

Service Directory

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173 Larson Road, Christina Lake, BC V0H 1E1, Canada
250-447-6122250-447-6122
Christina Lake Marina can load you up with all the essential rental gear, from boats, water skis, wakeboards, wakesurf boards, canoes or tubes to lake tours, boating supplies and bait. For lunch, grab one of our see more
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106 Park Road, Christina Lake, BC V0H 1E0, Canada
1-800-689-90251-800-689-9025
With 350 metres of sandy beach and parking for over 200 vehicles, this park is great for the whole family. The lake has a reputation as the warmest in all of Canada. Plenty of shade trees and picnic tables near tsee more
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Westbridge, BC V0H 2B0
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Secluded in the Okanagan Highland east of Osoyoos, Conkle Lake is set amid a forest of western larch and lodgepole pine intermingling with willow and black alder that cover the sharply rising surrounding hills. Csee more
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3359 East Lake Drive, Christina Lake BC V0H 1E1
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Texas Creek Campground has 63 campsites. Reservations are strongly recommended during the peak season. All reservations are made through Discover Camping or 1-800-689-9025 and can be made up to 3 months before arsee more
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2926 Jewel Lake Road, Greenwood, BC, V0H 1J0
If pristine spring fed lakes stocked with Rainbow and Brook Trout, historic Mine sites, cross-country skiing and ‘home grown worms’ intrigue you, Jewel Lake is perfect for you. Whether you choose a casee more

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1907 Setterland Road, Christina Lake, BC, Canada V0H 1E3
250-447-2627250-447-2627
The goal for Cascade Archery has always been to provide the highest quality customer service to all archers, whether a seasoned veteran or a brand new archer. Cascade Archery carries only the highest quality Hoytsee more
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173 Larson Road, Christina Lake, BC V0H 1E1, Canada
250-447-6122250-447-6122
Christina Lake Marina can load you up with all the essential rental gear, from boats, water skis, wakeboards, wakesurf boards, canoes or tubes to lake tours, boating supplies and bait. For lunch, grab one of our see more
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106 Park Road, Christina Lake, BC V0H 1E0, Canada
1-800-689-90251-800-689-9025
With 350 metres of sandy beach and parking for over 200 vehicles, this park is great for the whole family. The lake has a reputation as the warmest in all of Canada. Plenty of shade trees and picnic tables near tsee more
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Westbridge, BC V0H 2B0
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Secluded in the Okanagan Highland east of Osoyoos, Conkle Lake is set amid a forest of western larch and lodgepole pine intermingling with willow and black alder that cover the sharply rising surrounding hills. Csee more
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3359 East Lake Drive, Christina Lake BC V0H 1E1
250-308-4479250-308-4479
Texas Creek Campground has 63 campsites. Reservations are strongly recommended during the peak season. All reservations are made through Discover Camping or 1-800-689-9025 and can be made up to 3 months before arsee more
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2926 Jewel Lake Road, Greenwood, BC, V0H 1J0
If pristine spring fed lakes stocked with Rainbow and Brook Trout, historic Mine sites, cross-country skiing and ‘home grown worms’ intrigue you, Jewel Lake is perfect for you. Whether you choose a casee more
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200 Jewel Ave, Greenwood, BC V0H 1J0, Canada
250-445-6500250-445-6500
Whether you choose a cabin or tent you will love the rich possibilities of recreational enjoyment at Jewel Lake. A fisherman’s dream, this lake boasts a record for the largest Gerrard trout — a whopping 52 see more

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Hwy 3, 4 km west of Greenwood, BC V0H 1J0, Canada
1-800-689-90251-800-689-9025
Boundary Creek is a small, convenient highway-side campground located minutes from Greenwood.  It is ideal for campers looking to stop overnight or as a base camp for those looking to explore the KVR trail, Greensee more
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3359 East Lake Drive, Christina Lake BC V0H 1E1
250-308-4479250-308-4479
Texas Creek Campground has 63 campsites. Reservations are strongly recommended during the peak season. All reservations are made through Discover Camping or 1-800-689-9025 and can be made up to 3 months before arsee more
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Hwy 33, Rock Creek, BC V0H 1Y0 (just north of Hwy 3)
Stands of Ponderosa pine interspersed with open areas of bunchgrass characterize this recreation area that lies astride the Kettle River between the Okanagan Plateau and the Monashee Mountains. The abandoned righsee more