Rock Creek - Shuswap, BC.

Boundary Country

Boundary Country is located in the southern most part of the Thompson Okanagan, predominantly along the Crowsnest Hwy 3. The consistently warm summer weather entices hikers, cyclists and those who yearn to be on the water to come and experience the many trails, lakes and rivers in this region. Whilst here, sample some of the freshly-picked fruits and vegetables, buy some local cheese and yogurt, check out farmers markets and take in one of the festivals and fall fairs throughout the communities of Boundary Country.

Many artists and artisans have made Boundary Country home, lured by the stunning landscape of mountains, farmlands, wildlife and the Kettle Valley River that meanders through the area.  Their works can be seen in Rock Creek, Greenwood, Grand Forks and Christina Lake.

Heritage and culture played a large part in the development of this region. The gold and copper prospectors, cattle ranchers and Dukhobors shaped the area that you see today. Check out the region’s own ghost town – Phoenix, once a thriving mining town. Go mining for some crystals at Rock Candy Mines in Grand Forks, try gold panning in the Kettle River. Take a self-guided tour of Greenwood and see the colourful heritage buildings while browsing the shops or taking refreshment at a sidewalk café. The community’s mining and Japanese heritage can be viewed at the Greenwood Museum & Visitor Info-Centre.

The community of Grand Forks invites you to experience the culture and pristine adventure of a beautiful valley. Exciting outdoor adventures, combined with a rich history, awaits you on the Great Trail. Journey along the rugged mountain trail of the Fisherman Station, view the spectacular North Fork Valley, and look above to the rock walls that rise to the sky. Cruise along the Grand Forks valley trail and view the rich, colorful, quilted farmland. Be lured along the Kettle River Trail by the Kettle River. Pass through the historic tunnels and cross the many trestles along the way. Grand Forks is a designated “hub” community on this incredible pathway.

Sparkling, warm lakes and flowing rivers bring the water enthusiast to Boundary Country. Christina Lake is a popular destination with families who return year after year. Swim, SUP (stand up paddle board) kayak or fish for Rainbow trout and Kokanee, whitefish or burbot. Or for something a little more energetic you can wakeboard or waterski. For a quieter spot, venture into Jewel Lake where motor boats are restricted. Paddle your kayak or canoe in idyllic peace and quiet past Jewel Lake’s pristine shores. Look for herons and other birdlife or do a little fishing for Gerrard trout.

If you like waterfalls, there are several to explore. Part way between Midway and Greenwood are the Boundary Creek Falls; the Cascade Falls are south of Christina Lake; and Fisherman Creek Falls are close to Grand Forks and all good areas for exploring.

Boundary Country is a four-season destination and offers plenty of winter activities. Downhill skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and even dog-sledding are available in the region. Locally, the Great Trail is popular for cross-country skiing and you can skate or ice fish on Jewel Lake.

Boundary Country & Nearby Accommodations

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Grand Forks Municipal Campground

Grand Forks Municipal Campground

Grand Forks

Grand Forks Municipal Campground is located within the park, a wonderful setting whether you are tenting or have a 40 ft. RV. There are hook-ups for both electricity and water and there is a free sani-dump handily located close to the camping area. Extra clean showers and washrooms are provided for ... Read more
Greenwood Motel & RV Park

Greenwood Motel & RV Park

Greenwood

We invite you to stay at our exceptionally clean and quiet motel! Greenwood Motel & RV Park is conveniently close to downtown and a short walk to Greenwood’s Heritage Walking tour. Situated across Hwy 3 from the city park and playground, guests are welcomed to beautiful views of nature. The motel ... Read more
Jim Blaine Memorial Campground & Wilderness Campground

Jim Blaine Memorial Campground & Wilderness Campground

Rock Creek

Jim Blaine Memorial Park Nestled along the banks of the Kettle River in rural Rock Creek. Jim Blaine Memorial Campground is shaded by tall ponderosa pine trees with a lush carpet of green grass. Just show up, choose your ideal spot on over 5 acres of beautiful park-like paradise and enjoy all that t ... Read more
Kettle River RV Park

Kettle River RV Park

Rock Creek

Quiet country setting on the beautiful Kettle River. Golf, fish, swim, bird watch or just relax. Big rigs welcome. Large spacious sites, Full hook-ups. Across from golf course. Reservations recommended July & August. ... Read more
Kettle Valley Villas & RVs

Kettle Valley Villas & RVs

Rock Creek

Located in the heart of the beautiful Kettle Valley, between Rock Creek and Midway. It is the ideal vacation destination for families to create memories. The lovely Kettle Valley Golf Course is at your doorstep. Enjoy this challenging and friendly 9-hole course during your stay. The Kettle River is ... Read more
Pinegrove Motel

Pinegrove Motel

Grand Forks

Family-owned and operated since 1984, Pinegrove Motel offers unique ground level bungalows in a beautiful park-like setting. Our rooms are non-smoking and come with in-room coffee, air conditioning, TVs, some with fridges and microwaves. We are located near two gorgeous parks, perfect for evening st ... Read more
Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park

Midway

Enjoy camping right beside the river in the heart of the Village of Midway. The Frank Carpenter Riverfront Park is the perfect location for events such as weddings and family reunions. There are lots of fun outdoor activities for you to enjoy around Midway like hiking, biking, swimming and fishing. ... Read more
Victorian Motel & RV Park

Victorian Motel & RV Park

Grand Forks

Escape to the “Sunshine Valley,” and stay with us at the Victorian Motel and RV Park, located on the banks of the Kettle River and a short distance from downtown. Situated in a pristine area our motel is ideal to sit back, unwind and soak in the picturesque views. We offer unique rooms that feat ... Read more
Camping Lodging

The Super Camping / Select Lodging Guide

First Published in 1989