Family activities

From pumpkin spice latte to Halloween decorations galore, Boundary Country’s golden season brings many activities yet to be enjoyed. Peter Kalasz photo / courtesy Boundary Country Tourism

Top 5 things to do in the Boundary this fall

Summer has come to its inevitable end, and while we say goodbye…

  • Oct 10, 2022

 

Lawn mower races are popular at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. File photo

Pass Creek Fall Fair taking place this weekend

The 30th annual event takes place just outside of Castlegar

 

Join in on the fun of the Grand Forks Fall Fair on Sept. 3 and 4, and Rock Creek’s Fall Fair and Rodeo on Sept. 17 and 18! Charnley v. Wyk photo/courtesy Boundary Tourism

Fall Fairs in Boundary Country

Boundary Country is a landscape of rolling hills, refreshing bodies of water…

  • Aug 22, 2022

 

In Grand Forks, you’ll have endless possibilities for fun in the sun this summer!

Sunny summer days were made for a big adventures in Grand Forks

There’s no shortage of fun to be had this summer in Grand…

  • Jul 11, 2022
In Grand Forks, you’ll have endless possibilities for fun in the sun this summer!
Grand Forks celebrates its 125th year in 2022, and the City will celebrate with a community birthday party in the Market District Sept. 2.

As Grand Forks turns 125 this summer, it’s time to celebrate!

Grand Forks is excited to be celebrating its 125th year in 2022!…

  • Jun 13, 2022
Grand Forks celebrates its 125th year in 2022, and the City will celebrate with a community birthday party in the Market District Sept. 2.
L-R: Louise Popoff, Grand Forks Community Trails Society director; Cheryl Ahrens, Grand Forks Recreation Commission member and Grand Forks Community Trail Society member; and John Grandy, president of the Grand Forks Community Trail Society. Photo: Submitted

‘Hike Our Story’ in epic Kootenay Boundary challenge

A new hiking challenge launched in the Kootenay Boundary is motivating residents…

L-R: Louise Popoff, Grand Forks Community Trails Society director; Cheryl Ahrens, Grand Forks Recreation Commission member and Grand Forks Community Trail Society member; and John Grandy, president of the Grand Forks Community Trail Society. Photo: Submitted
At the Kettle River Museum, attractions include the restored Canadian Pacific Railway caboose and original Station House, housing exhibits commemorating the steam railway era of southern B.C. Darren Robinson photo / Boundary Country

Discover the treasures of Boundary Country’s museums

Pioneer tales, rail road stations and echoes of storied pasts; you might…

  • May 3, 2022
At the Kettle River Museum, attractions include the restored Canadian Pacific Railway caboose and original Station House, housing exhibits commemorating the steam railway era of southern B.C. Darren Robinson photo / Boundary Country
The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)

B.C. family of 5 set to fly around the world over the next year – and raise $1M for charity

The Porters plan to take 14 months to see 50-plus countries and support SOS Children’s Villages

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)
This year will mark the 125th anniversary of the City of Grand Forks and to help celebrate, a local Geocaching team will be creating new caches around the city to lead visitors and locals on their own adventure.

Geocaching adventure marks 125 years of the City of Grand Forks

As the world looks to do more and more in wide-open spaces,…

  • Jan 28, 2022
This year will mark the 125th anniversary of the City of Grand Forks and to help celebrate, a local Geocaching team will be creating new caches around the city to lead visitors and locals on their own adventure.
Phoenix Mountain, near Grand Forks, offers more than 800 feet of vertical and 15 runs for families to get out and enjoy during the winter months. Oliver Gläser photo

15 ski runs, family-friendly setting make Phoenix Mountain a winter favourite

Grand Forks area offers plenty to enjoy for both downhill and cross-country enthusiasts

  • Nov 24, 2021
Phoenix Mountain, near Grand Forks, offers more than 800 feet of vertical and 15 runs for families to get out and enjoy during the winter months. Oliver Gläser photo
dukobour cuisine

History Through Food – Doukhobor Cuisine

The mountains and creative energy of Grand Forks attract many artists, so there’s always lots to see

  • Sep 29, 2021
dukobour cuisine
Boundary Bridge

Fall Fun Foliage in Boundary Country

Fall has arrived in Boundary Country! While summer is always a blast,…

  • Aug 25, 2021
Boundary Bridge
Boundary Country is fortunate to have warm temperatures through the end of September -- perfect for a paddle at Jewel Lake! (Photo: Darren Robinson)

How to spend the final days of summer in Boundary!

Temperatures stay warm through September, which means there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the lake

  • Aug 25, 2021
Boundary Country is fortunate to have warm temperatures through the end of September -- perfect for a paddle at Jewel Lake! (Photo: Darren Robinson)
This historic building has been Grand Forks’ Public Art Gallery since 1984. It’s the centre for contemporary visual arts and culture programming for locals and visitors alike.

In this BC town, art blossoms far beyond the galleries!

The mountains and creative energy of Grand Forks attract many artists, so there’s always lots to see

  • Aug 25, 2021
This historic building has been Grand Forks’ Public Art Gallery since 1984. It’s the centre for contemporary visual arts and culture programming for locals and visitors alike.
For more information about markets and other events around Grand Forks, visit discovergrandforks.ca!

Memorable adventures for all ages in Grand Forks!

Start your day at one of the local cafés, stop by a market, admire the murals and hit the trails

  • Jul 28, 2021
For more information about markets and other events around Grand Forks, visit discovergrandforks.ca!
Camping under the stars in Grand Forks.

Grand Forks: Camping for every option

From fully serviced sites to off-the-grid camping, find options to suit your camping style

  • Jun 30, 2021
Camping under the stars in Grand Forks.
(Metro Creative photo)

Youth summer fishing challenge: Go fishing, take a photo, then enter to win!

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s contest returns this summer

(Metro Creative photo)
B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.

BC’s Family Fishing Weekend returns June 18 to 20

Get ready with a free Family Fishing Webinar Series June 12

B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.
Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

2021-23 BC Fishing Regulations see changes in Kootenay region

The daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero

Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Barbara, left, and Marissa Barnartt pose for a photo outside their condo building in Thornhill, Ont. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

COVID-19 brings some families closer together, as bonds strengthen in times of crisis

‘I didn’t realize how much all these people meant to me’

Barbara, left, and Marissa Barnartt pose for a photo outside their condo building in Thornhill, Ont. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young