Rock Creek - Boundary Country - BC Canada

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Kettle River, Rock Creek, summer, Boundary

Top Rock Creek Experiences

  1. Ride, hike, cross-country ski or snowshoe the Kettle Valley Rail Trail
  2. Disconnect for the day. Soak up the sun and swim the river at Kettle River Provincial Recreation Area
  3. Windsurf Conkle Lake Provincial Park when the southerlies are blowing. When they’re not, drop in a line, something’s always biting
  4. Beat winter’s chill snowshoeing and cross-country skiing Kettle River Recreation Area
  5. Connect with other riders and check-out a roster of live music acts at the annual Boogie Bash during the BC Day long weekend
  6. Play in the Kettle River and sun all day. Rock out to live bands from all around BC at night during the Ponderosa Arts & Music Festival on Labour Day Weekend
  7. Experience the very best of rural BC at the Rock Creek Fall Fair in September
  8. Plan a visit to Rags, Relics and Rutabagas at 1585 Victoria St. Pop in for ice cream, floaties, camping supplies and more!
  9. Go skiing at Baldy Mountain Resort
  10. Get your cowboy fix at the Rock N Kettle Rodeo in June.

Welcome to Rock Creek, a land created by dreams of riches. Gold may have put Rock Creek on the map, but it’s the wealth of outdoor recreation that keeps people coming back time and time again.

Today you can make your own golden memories as you relax, explore and enjoy our great outdoors, our festivals and our hospitality.

Golden Dreams

In 1859, gold was discovered in the Kettle River. This triggered a stampede to the very place where the Rock Creek meets the Kettle River in the southwest corner of Boundary Country. Bolstered by golden dreams and heartened by tales of riches, thousands of miners descended on this quiet spot. They created a rollicking frontier town.

Whispers of those heady gold rush days are still evident on the now quiet streets of Rock Creek, where the Crowsnest Highway intersects with Highway 33, right here in Boundary Country.

Outdoor Adventures

Pack up the family for a swim on the Kettle River. One of the best swimming holes in Boundary Country is at the Kettle River Recreation Area, just outside of town.

The Kettle Valley Rail Trail (KVR), part of Canada’s iconic Trans Canada Trail, runs straight through Rock Creek. Bike, hike, horseback ride, or cross-country ski. It’s nothing but wide open spaces beneath a canopy of cedar, spruce and pine along the Kettle River banks in the shadow of the Monashee Mountains.

Bring your fishing gear and see what’s biting. Between the Kettle River, Rock Creek, and Conkle Lake you’ll find plenty of craggy shoreline where you can drop in a line.

Winter Fun at Baldy

An annual snowfall in excess of 7 m (20 ft) means you can count on consistent conditions when you’re skiing or riding Mt. Baldy located between Rock Creek and Oliver in the western-most reaches of Boundary Country.

Baldy Mountain Ski Resort has 500 acres of skiable terrain with 22 runs ready to be carved by beginner, intermediate and advanced alpine enthusiasts. Ride the Eagle Chair 394 m (1,293 ft) to the top.

Ski packed and groomed slopes or carve your way through fresh Okanagan powder. Maybe you’d prefer to ride the Sugar Lump quad to hit the terrain park, riding jumps and rails.

Gold Panning

Try your hand at gold panning at the Canyon Creek Ranch. Wind your way down what remains of the historic Dewdney Trail that first linked the BC Interior with the lower mainland. You’ll come across a place where you can dip, swirl and slosh until your heart’s content. Search for flecks of gold that still run downstream from nearby Mt. Baldy.

Festivals and Events

Our town may be small, but when it comes to throwing a party, we do it up big! Festivals of all sorts are a long-standing summer tradition in Rock Creek.

Connect with fellow motorcyclists, check out the live entertainment and unwind down by the river at the annual Rock Creek Boogie Bash, held BC Day long weekend in August. Come on down to the river at the Rock Creek Fair Grounds. This is a fundraiser for BC’s Association of Injured Riders. Come early, stay up late, enjoy the music and connect with other riders.

Discover contemporary, emerging musicians at the Ponderosa Arts and Music Festival. This three-day August weekend bash is where some of the best in BC take the stage. There is camping, vendors, and you can even rent a tipi for the entire weekend!

A family tradition since 1946, the Rock Creek Boundary Fall Fair is fun for the whole family. Join us and get in touch with rural BC. Learn all about where your food comes from, and have a good old-fashioned time. There are lots of 4-H events, horse events, free entertainment, lawnmower races, exhibits, and a midway!

Hospitality

Where to Stay

Looking for that perfect and unique place to stay while visiting Rock Creek? If so, book a suite at the River View Log Cottages (formerly known as the Bunk House) in the quaint town of Rock Creek.

Pitch your tent beneath towering Ponderosa pines. You’ll fall asleep with the scent of summer bunchgrass tickling your nose. Private campgrounds, RV resorts and two provincial recreation areas near town provide lots of space to sleep under a blanket of stars near Rock Creek.

Visit our service directory for other accommodations such as hotels, motels and B&Bs.

Where to Eat

There are some great eateries in this small community. The Prospector Pub, located in the unique Rock Creek Hotel, is a tasty place for buffet, burgers, breakfast and brunch. Over at the Rock Creek Trading Post and Café, you’ll find organic coffee, some funky gifts, as well as a place to grab breakfast, a sandwich, or a snack to go. For more places to grab a bite to eat, visit our service directory.

Where to Shop

Rags, Relics and Rutabagas it one of those unique stores with a little bit of everything. Step inside and you’ll find:

  • Post office
  • Ice cream stand with 24 flavours
  • Footwear and clothing
  • Camping supplies
  • Gift ideas
  • Gift cards
  • Inflatables for floating
  • Essential oils,
  • Diffusers and soaps
  • Jewellery

Outside is a tourism booth where you’ll find brochures and information on the area.

When you’ve had your fill of vintage shopping, wander down the road a few steps to the Rock Creek Trading Post. It’s a local’s favourite where folks gather for their daily dose of freshly brewed Guatemalan coffee and to jaw a while. If the building could talk, oh, the stories it would tell.

Gold panning, Rock Creek

Boundary Service Directory


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 sh […]

Discover Border Country Realty
347 Market Ave, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0, Canada
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Discover Border Country Realty, locally owned and operated, has offered professional award-winning service in the Boundary area for over 35 years. Our real estate professionals a […]

Freemans Country Supply
3475 Shaw Road - Hwy 3, Rock Creek BC V0H 1Y0
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Even if you aren't a cowboy or a farmer, a stop at Freeman's is worth it. They stock almost everything you can think of and lots you've never even imagined. A family owned busines […]

Gold Dust Motel
4140 Highway 3, Rock Creek, BC V0H 1Y0, Canada
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Tired after a long day of driving? Why not stop and rent a room at the Gold Dust Motel? We are located in Rock Creek, and are close to all the town's amenities. Whether you are tr […]

Granton Motors
3335 Highway 3, Rock Creek BC V0H 1Y0
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Automotive Repair - computer diagnostics, tire sales and service. BCAA, Kubota sub dealer, government inspections, propane ticket. Friendly local service!

Jim Blaine Memorial Campground
3880 Kettle Valley Road South, Rock Creek, BC V0H 1Y0, Canada
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Located adjacent to the Rock Creek Fair Grounds and nestled along the banks of the Kettle River in rural Rock Creek. The campground is shaded by tall ponderosa pine trees with a […]

Johnstone Creek Provincial Park
Johnstone Creek Camp Rd, Rock Creek, BC V0H 1Y0, Canada
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Johnstone Creek is a small, quiet, forested campground just off Highway 3. It is approximately 35 minutes west of Osoyoos and less than 10 minutes from Rock Creek and Kettle River […]

Kettle River Recreation Area (Provincial Campgr...
Hwy 33, Rock Creek, BC V0H 1Y0 (just north of Hwy 3)
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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 Monas […]

Kettle River RV Park
3255 Highway 3, Rock Creek BC V0H 1Y0
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A small, clean and quiet R.V. park in Rock Creek on the beautiful Kettle River, directly across from the Kettle Valley Golf Course.

Kettle Valley Golf Club
3280 Highway 3, Rock Creek BC V0H 1Y0
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The Kettle Valley Golf Club is situated in the middle of the scenic Kettle Valley, between the Village of Midway and the community of Rock Creek. This course offers scenic vistas […]

Kettle Valley Villas
3232 Beadman Road, Rock Creek BC V0H 1Y0
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Modern accommodation in a country environment. Your vacation destination for golfing, hunting, fishing and relaxation. Villas and RV sites available for daily-weekly rentals.

KVR Cycle Tours
Westbridge, BC, Canada
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KVR Cycle Tours is your “go to” provider of multi-day cycle tours on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail. Offering a variety of self-guided tours from easy/moderate to challenging (dista […]

Mountain Valley Ranch Bed and Breakfast
1605 Johnstone Creek West Road, Rock Creek BC V0H 1Y0
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Located a mere 4 km from Bridesville, come and enjoy a peaceful mountain setting with stunning views, good food and a warm family environment. Three small apartments are available […]

Old Cowboy Ranch
3175 Hwy 33, Westbridge, BC V0H 2B0
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The Old Cowboy Ranch is a working ranch on the shores of the Kettle River in Westbridge. Along with 19 horses, including 2 miniature horses, the Ranch is home to cows, pigs, llama […]
Hiking, Kettle River, near Beaverdell, Boundary
Rags Relics & Rutabagas
1585 Victoria Street, Rock Creek, BC, Canada
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A beautiful 1945 building serving as the local post office. Also featuring BC made gifts, ice cream (24 flavours!), footwear, clothing, jewelry, cards, camping supplies, inflatabl […]

Raven Ridge Hostel
Box 28, 2100 Hulme Creek Rd, Rock Creek, BC V0H 1Y0, Canada
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An off-grid wilderness hostel at a backpacker's price. The hostel sleeps five and can be rented by the bed or the whole loft. There is hot and cold running water with a full kitc […]

Ride Out West Travel Network
5315 Big White Rd, Beaverdell, BC V0H 1A0, Canada
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Big White Mountain based tour company offering ski & board tours in the winter and river float tours in the summer plus many more tour options during both seasons.

Riverside Centre & Visitor Information
3990 Highway 3, Rock Creek, BC V0H 1Y0, Canada
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Summer Opening Hours: 7 days a week 10:00 am-4:00 pm Our centre is located at 3990 Highway 3, Rock Creek. The building is across the “Welcome to Rock Creek” sign, about 1 km east […]

Riverview Log Cottages
1625 Highway 33, Rock Creek BC V0H 1Y0
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Self contained cottages with a view of the Kettle River in the heart of Rock Creek.

Rock Creek Fall Fair
3880 Kettle Valley Road South, Rock Creek BC V0H 1Y0
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Yee Haw! Bring the whole family to one of the last true agricultural fairs around. For over 60 years the Rock Creek Fall Fair has brought families together for a day of fun at the […]