Summer Recreation

Good To Know Before You Go

Here’s a list of things that are good to know before you come experience Boundary Country this summer. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Fresh-water fishing is regulated in BC . Fishing licenses are required. Visit Boating & Fishing for more information on fishing in Boundary Country
  • You need a boat license to operate any motorized water vessel in BC. You can take the test online!
  • Expect a variety of surfaces along the Dewdney Trail, Kettle Valley Rail Trail, and The Great Trail (formerly the Trans Canada Trail). Visit Trails for information on hiking and mountain biking.
  • Provincial Parks with drive-in camping are generally open from early May to late September. Check BC Parks listings for detailed opening and closing times
  • We recommend you make a campground reservation online to avoid disappointment
  • Be prepared for wildlife encounters. You can purchase bear bells locally
  • Weather can range from crisp and cool to sizzling hot. Pack accordingly and bring a hat and sunscreen
  • Bring your bathing suit! Lounge around on the shores or dive in and enjoy the water
  • Finally, mosquitoes are a fact of life in the Interior of BC. Therefore, you need to prepare for mosquitoes in summer. Bring repellent and light-weight, long-sleeved clothing. Also, if you’re sleeping outside, bring netting for protection