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.
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.
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.
- Mountain Man Mikes Bus Service. One bus a week going eastbound to Castlegar, Nelson and Kaslo on Sunday, and one going west to Kamloops, Hope, Abbotsford and Vancouver on Saturday. The bus runs on recycled cooking oil from restaurants.
- Christina Lake Welcome Centre, 1675 Highway 3, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. M-F 10AM-3PM, Sa Su 9AM-2PM.
- Arts On 3 Gallery (Christina Lake Arts & Artisans Society), 1675 Highway 3 (inside Christina Lake Welcome Centre), ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Features local artists and international glass artists; also sponsors performances and run classes in all sorts of art mediums.
- There are numerous beaches along Christina Lake.
- Canoe or kayak the northern end of the Christina Lake.
- Fishing; there are 19 species of freshwater fish in all four seasons.
- 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.
- 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.
- Huckleberry Mountain Market, 1720 Sandner Frontage Road, ☏ . Daily 09:00-17:00. Groceries and liquor.
Eat & drink
- Babalooz Tapas, 1720 Sandner Frontage Road, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Su W-Th 9AM-3PM; F Sa 9AM-3PM, 5-8PM.
- Dueling Oaks Resturant, 282 2nd Avenue (Cascade Par 3 Golf Course), ☏ . 9-hole golf course.
- Lisa's Lakehouse, 1695 Christina Frontage Road, ☏ . Licensed family resturant.
- Marti's Portly Penguin Pizza, 1670C Santa Rosa Road, ☏ .
- Smoochies Brewing Co, 1885 Bakery Frontage Road, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Bakery that also serves organic coffee, frappuccinos, and smoothies.
- Blue Mountain Lodge, 81 Kingsley Road, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Features six self-contained 1 & 2 bedroom suites, cottages, and campground.
- Christina Lake Motel & RV Park, 19 West Lake Drive, ☏ .
- 1 Gladstone Provincial Park (Texas Creek campground), 3535 East Lake Drive (12 km N (east) of Christina Lake on Hwy 3), ☏ .
- Lakeview Motel, 1658 Highway 3, ☏ , toll-free: , ✉ email@example.com.
- Park Lane Resort, 31 Kingsley Road, ☏ , toll-free: . Features motel, cottages, and campground.
- Totem Motel & Resort, 61 Kingsley Road, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Motel & RV park.
|Routes through Christina Lake|
|Osoyoos ← Grand Forks ←||W E||→ Jct E → Castlegar / Nelson via → Cranbrook|
|END ←||N S||→ → becomes → Kettle Falls → Spokane|