Discover the Beauty of Boundary Country

5 Reasons to Add Boundary to Your Travel Plans

Along the Crowsnest Pass in southern British Columbia sits Boundary Country - an outdoor lovers dream with a rich history.  Read on to find out more about what makes this area special.

1 -  Get a glimpse of northern Washington from the 49th parallel

Did you know that you can hike up the Midway Mountain Trail and actually SEE into the United States?  An added bonus is that the view in all directions is worth the trek.

Views from Midway Mountain Trail

Views from Midway Mountain Trail

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2 - Become a History Buff in Greenwood

From it’s booming days in the 1890’s as a mining hub, to the insurgence of Japanese Canadians in the 1940’s, to the outdoor recreation hub of today - the smallest city in Canada has an intriguing history worth delving into.

Downtown Greenwood

Downtown Greenwood

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3 - Paddle across Canada’s warmest tree-lined lake

Christina Lake is touted as “the warmest tree-lined lake in Canada” and is easily accessible along Highway 3.  A beautiful provincial park with a large sandy beach and calm waters throughout the year make this spot popular for water sports.

Christina Lake

Christina Lake

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4 - Start an epic journey at Mile Zero of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail

In the early 1900s, Midway Station was a junction point for railways going east, west and south making it “Mile Zero” of the Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) line. Now, the station is home to the Kettle Valley Museum and is a jumping off point for hiking and biking along the now decommissioned KVR.

Kettle River Museum, Midway

Kettle River Museum, Midway

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5 - Connect with nature

Nature is neat and Boundary Country is a nature lover’s dream. Grab a campsite right along the Kettle River and cast your line to catch your dinner. Hike or bike the numerous trails that take you over waterfalls and through rugged wilderness. View wildlife while exploring the many provincial parks - the opportunities to connect with the great outdoors are endless.

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Carla Young is the Travel Media & Digital Marketing Specialist at TOTA. Originally from Saskatchewan, she is a recent transplant to the Okanagan and enjoys exploring her new home in her free time.

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