Connect to Stories of our Past – Boundary Country Heritage
We doubt you’ll ever hear anyone say the history of Boundary Country is boring! Boundary Country is a living history lesson. Our history goes back to the beginning of time itself with the Sinixt First Nations. Colourful people and interesting tales are what Boundary Country is all about.
Hands on Learning
Learning our history is a hands on experience. Relive the heyday of the Rock Creek’s 1859 gold rush. Grab your pan and head down to the Kettle Valley River and experience what it was like to spend your days panning for gold. Still need more treasures? Then go excavate your own at Grand Forks’ Rock Candy Mine. It’s here where our rich mineral resources first put Boundary Country on the map.
Enjoy the simple pleasures of a simpler time. Amble through Greenwood on a self-guided walking tour of more than 60 heritage buildings. These colourful buildings are in sharp contrast to the town’s dark past. It was once and internment camp to more than 1,200 Japanese-Canadians during World War II. Play aboard the Kettle River Museum’s authentic Canadian Pacific caboose and learn about our railroading past.
The people who first lived and worked the land in Boundary Country were a hardy bunch. It doesn’t take much to imagine what it was like when Doukhobors first established the Fructova School here. You can visit it as it is now home to the Boundary Museum. Explore all of our heritage and cultural sites drinking in every chapter of our storied history.
When the heat gets to be too much, head over to Christina Lake. Rent a kayak or canoe and head towards the northern end of the lake. On the eastern shores you’ll discover ancient pictographs. They are evidence of our first inhabitants and visiting tribes. They offer a tantalizing glimpse into our past.