The 9 Best Things to Do in Grand Forks, Canada

August 27, 2017 Vivienne Hutton

Discover the best top things to do in Grand Forks, Canada including Christina Lake, Christina Lake Provincial Park, Gladstone Provincial Park (including Texas Creek Campground), Boundary Museum & Interpretive Centre, Grand Forks Visitor Centre, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Alpine Taxidermy & Wildlife Museum, Gallery 2, Grand Forks Municipal Park.
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1. Christina Lake

Highway 3, Christina Lake, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada
Excellent
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4.5 based on 95 reviews

Christina Lake

Reviewed By Rebecca M - Grand Forks, Canada

Always a beautiful spot to be. Christina lake never fails to be a warm and relaxing environment. Shallow waters makes for great fun for the children and adults alike. Expansive beach allows room for everyone wanting to have a picnic family day.

2. Christina Lake Provincial Park

Park Road, Christina Lake, Grand Forks, British Columbia V0H 1E0, Canada
Excellent
54%
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Christina Lake Provincial Park

Facilities: Public beach, day-use picnic area, flush toilets, change house. Location: Off Hwy 3, in the town of Christina Lake. Christina Lake has a reputation of being one of the warmest lakes in all of Canada and is very popular with families. With its 300 metres of fine sandy beach, people flock to this swimming destination in the summer months. There is no overnight camping at this location. The closest provincial park campground with overnight accommodation is Gladstone (Texas Creek campground), 10 km east of Christina Lake. Nearby provincial campgrounds that should be able to accommodate last-minute campers in July and August include Boundary Creek, Jewel Lake, and Nancy Greene.

Reviewed By Buhrdy - Stockton, California

Christina Lake has been the one place in the world where I truly relax and unwind. The beautiful surroundings, warm water, great weather, and especially if you have great people will make for a wonderful experience. I've been all over the world, and I will always go back to Christina. Please take care of this place - clean up after yourselves, don't pollute the lake, and be respectful of nature and others. Enjoy!

3. Gladstone Provincial Park (including Texas Creek Campground)

East Lake Drive, Christina Lake, Grand Forks, British Columbia V0H 1E0, Canada +1 250-584-9025
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5 based on 24 reviews

Gladstone Provincial Park (including Texas Creek Campground)

Facilities: Texas Creek Campground - 63 campsites, showers, flush toilets, boat launch. Marine Sites - 8 rustic sites accessible by boat only. Location: 20 km northeast of Grand Forks on Highway 3 at the north end of Christina Lake. Located on the popular Christina Lake in the Monashee Mountains, Gladstone Provincial Park offers fantastic camping and boating opportunities. The park also has 48 kms of hiking trails as well as backcountry horseback trails. Day-use and picnicking can be found at the nearby Christina Lake Provincial Park day-use area. Firewood and ice are available for sale at the Host Site. Marine Sites are user maintained. This Park is 100% reservable and Reservations are strongly recommended. Texas Creek campground is open from the first weekend in May through the third weekend in September.

Reviewed By Karin G - Kitimat

New iconic BC Provincial Parks (the best parks in Canada) picnic tables! New gravel pads and concrete picnic table slabs, new flush toilets and of course the fabulous timber frame showers! Absolutely one of the best campsites around. Kudos to the current caretakers. And the lake! Well what can I say, crystal clear and still swimming in it on September 12/16.

4. Boundary Museum & Interpretive Centre

6145 Reservoir Rd, Grand Forks, British Columbia V0H 1H5, Canada +1 250-442-3737
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5 based on 19 reviews

Boundary Museum & Interpretive Centre

The Boundary Museum Society was established in 1958, and incorporated in 1980. From its inception until 2009, the Boundary Museum Society operated out of the downtown core of Grand Forks, BC. In 2009, the Boundary Museum moved into the former Fructova School, now called the Fructova Heritage Site. The Fructova Heritage Site was built by the Christian Communities of Universal Brotherhood (CCUB) Doukhobors in 1929 as a facility to teach English and academics to the Doukhobor children of the Boundary area. The school was in use until the late 1940's. The Boundary Museum currently features five larger exhibits - the Doukhobors, a schoolroom, local wildlife & environment, historic store in addition to several smaller exhibits on First Peoples, China town in Grand Forks, forestry, sports, and music. Exhibits change from time to time. You will also see a Doukhobor bread oven and perhaps be able to participate in bread making or other activities in the summer months.

Reviewed By Liddie77 - Vancouver

Awesome venue for your event! Cher and her team are exceptional and would definitely recommend this as a place for your special event - i.e. wedding!

5. Grand Forks Visitor Centre

524 Central Ave, Grand Forks, British Columbia V0H 1H0, Canada +1 250-442-5835
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5 based on 20 reviews

Grand Forks Visitor Centre

The visitor centre provides information services for tourists and locals of the Grand Forks and Thompson Okanagan area. Stop in to hear about the latest events, stores, restaurants, and much more!

Reviewed By Mark C - Peregian Springs, Australia

Visited to get advice on walks in town and things to do. Staff were helpful and friendly. Historic town hall location with good historical exits and gallery upstairs. Worth a visit.

6. Big Rock Candy Mountain

Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada +1 250-442-5835
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Big Rock Candy Mountain

Reviewed By SaNaka13

My family of 4 did the Rock Candy Mine Safari in July 2015 and it was fantastic! My 6 and 10 year olds absolutely loved it. John is an all around great guide - very knowledgeable and willing to share his expertise of the geology as well as local mining history, but also willing to set some parameters for safety and let you explore. He was great at answering questions and providing pointers.
See Noinod5's great review below for more details. The hike in is beautiful. The steep bits of the trail are not that long, but can be a bit slippy. We did have one member of the group turn back b/c it was too much (someone said he had a heart condition), but there were definitely varying levels of ability w/I the group and kids ranging in age from 4 to about 14. I didn't see anyone finishing up without a really happy smile - even the teenager, whose attitude had seemed a bit "whatever" at first. I have a tricky ankle, but wore my brace and was careful coming down w/ my rocks and didn't have any problems. My son found me a walking stick, which was helpful.
We had a great time collecting beautiful green and purple fluorite. We stopped by the bridge on the way back to town and had a great swim in the river. A unique outing and one of those days that our family will remember!

7. Alpine Taxidermy & Wildlife Museum

460 Starchuk Rd, Grand Forks, British Columbia V0H 1H9, Canada +1 250-442-2993
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Alpine Taxidermy & Wildlife Museum

Alpine Taxidermy & Wildlife Museum is open 7 days/week , 9 am to 9 pm. Marty Thomas has been hunting, guiding and doing taxidermy for almost 30 years and has created a wildlife museum where you can see life-like preserved species of many big and small game found throughout B.C. There is no charge to walk through the museum and several items are for sale for the right price. Outside, Marty and his wife Marlene have put in a Cedar Tree maze for the kids and have many rock & flower Gardens to walk through.

Reviewed By FrankGeisler - Zurich, Switzerland

We specifically stopped on our way from Christina Lake to Osoyoos at the Alpine Taxidermy & Wildlife Museum in Grand Forks. Unfortunately nobody was there so we moved on. What we can say is that this place has a very nice location and it looks great from the outside.

524 Central Avenue, Grand Forks, British Columbia V0H 1H0, Canada +1 250-442-2211
Excellent
56%
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7%
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4 based on 13 reviews

Gallery 2

Reviewed By bogna1966 - Grande Cache, Canada

Great arts and heritage centre with splendid expositions upstairs and a gift shop out of this world - so much great pottery and carvings, soaps and other decor items... Very knowledgeable staff and friendly no-pressure atmosphere...

9. Grand Forks Municipal Park

5th Street | Kettle River Dr., Grand Forks, British Columbia V0H 1H0, Canada +1 250-442-5835
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4 based on 2 reviews

Grand Forks Municipal Park

Reviewed By Capnnak - Tumwater, Washington

We overnighted here while on a motorcycle trip. The campground is clean and nice. The restrooms were very clean and they had free showers. The camp host was very helpful and we found our tent sites very large and roomy. There was shade too. The nicest thing was that you were only 1-2 blocks from town so you could walk to restaurants and pubs. Late in the evening deer come out to graze on the expansive grassy areas.

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