British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide
Pack up the family and friends and bring them to where the water breaks right at the forest's edge. Echo the favorite past times shared by visitors; water-skiing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, scuba diving, boating and para-sailing. Plan days of hiking more than a dozen terrific and scenic trails featured in the area. Whether it is spring, summer, winter or fall these trails are perfect for more than just hiking - try horseback riding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or cross-country skiing!

The best part is that with the numerous cabins, RV parks, campgrounds and accommodations visitors can break away anytime to the shores of the lake to engage in the most popular activity of travelers, absolute relaxation. Absorb the fabulous dark green forest surroundings, the calm waters, gentle breezes and silent moments. The waters are also abundant with fish. Sportsmen can enjoy fly fishing, casting, trolling, or ice fishing in winter. Be sure to visit Cascade Falls, located on the Kettle River for the stunning, dynamic force they produce in Spring and Autumn as the pound the rocks and potholes below.

Boundary Country includes several historical communities, valleys and water ways; Christina Lake, Kettle River, West Kettle River, Granby River, Boundary Creek, and several smaller tributaries flowing from the Monashee Mountains.

Christina Lake Village is modest, quaint and has most amenities guests require including the "on the road" grocery supplies. The locals are welcoming and enjoy entertaining guests. Village pubs, taverns, dining, and ice cream stops can suffice just about any thirst visitors work up or need to cool off.

There are also other locals who consider Christina Lake their drinking hole - the local wildlife; moose, deer, mountain goats and over seventy different species of birds. Bird lovers bring your treasured guides and binoculars!

Population: 1456

Pick a Trail:
Cascade Gorge - Railgrade Trail
Badger Trail
Christina Creek Trails
Deer Point & Troy Creek Trails
Christina Crest Trail
Dewdney Creek Trail
Green Tunnel Trail
Kettle Valley Railway Trail
Spooner Trail
Xenia Lake Trail
Sadner Creek Trail
Texas Creek
Trans Canada Trail
Vertical Smile Trail
Westlake Trail
Gladstone Provincial Park
Try fishing anytime:
March and April - large Rainbow Trout
May and June - Kokanee fishing
May to September - Bass fishing
Christina Lake annual Fishing Derby - late May

The interior Sinixt First Nations, otherwise known as the Arrow Lakes People resided in and around Christina lake for thousands of years. These areas, Christina Lake and Kettle River, were important fishing grounds. Today, markings, First Nations pictographs, on the stone faces of the northeastern corners of Christina Lake can be seen at several locations.

Christina Lake was actually named after Christina McDonald, daughter of the fur trader Angus McDonald, who ran one of the Hudson's Bay Company stations in the late 1800's.

Boundary Country itself did not develop until the early 1800's. Cascade (near present day Christina lake) and surrounding area saw the construction of the railway in 1899 bring more settlers, the powerhouse go up, and fires bring destruction which created some rebuilding.

By the 1950's Christina lake became a regular recreational destination for neighboring towns and cities and start up with a few hotels and cabins.

In the early 1900's, Christina Lake was in full swing and provided summer cottages, fishing, swimming and other recreation to residents from all around, including the big city of the time Grand Forks.

Summer average 24 degrees Celsius
Winter average -6 degrees Celsius

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Christina Lake Things to Do