human settlement in Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, British Columbia, Canada

Christina Lake is a small village in the West Kootenays, of British Columbia. Christina Lake boasts the warmest water of any tree-lined lake in Western Canada and is a summer time destination for power boating and water sports.

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The Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans-Canada Trail), the historic Dewdney Trail, and Kettle Valley Railway Trail meet at Christina Lake, attracting hikers and tourists from around the world.

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Christina Lake is near the Canada/United States border, 20 km (12 mi) east of Grand Forks and 73 km (45 mi) southwest of Castlegar along the Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3), and 190 km (120 mi) north of Spokane at the northern terminus of US Highway 395.

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  • There are numerous beaches along Christina Lake.
    • 1 Christina Lake Provincial Park, 140 Park Road. Day-use area with 350 m (1,150 ft) of sandy beach and parking for over 200 vehicles.    
  • Canoe or kayak the northern end of the Christina Lake.
  • Fishing; there are 19 species of freshwater fish in all four seasons.
  • Golf
  • 2 Gilpin Grasslands Provincial Park. This park was designated to protect a distinctive grassland ecosystem and offers trails for cycling, hiking and horseback riding, as well as opportunities to swim or canoe along the Kettle River.  
  • Hiking:
    • The historic w:Dewdney Trail is a 720-km trail established in the mid-19th century that was a critical factor in the development and strengthening of the British Colony of British Columbia, tying together mining camps and small towns.
    • Kettle Valley Railway Trail: the KVR Trail and the Columbia & Western Rail Trail is the longest rail trail network in British Columbia extending from Hope to Castlegar. The decommissioned tracks form an extensive recreational trail providing almost 650 km (400 mi) of connected pathways throughout the region. It is part of the Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans-Canada Trail), which spans Canada from coast to coast to coast.

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Routes through Christina Lake
OsoyoosGrand Forks  W   E  → Jct   ECastlegar / Nelson via  Cranbrook
END  N   S    → becomes  Kettle FallsSpokane


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