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Christina Lake, Canada

Stunning Christina Lake is the warmest tree-lined lake in Canada and has long been a popular Summer getaway spot for Canadians and international visitors alike.  Located in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Christina Lake has a population of just over 1400 people but this number swells in summer when tourists flock to take advantage of the idyllic surrounds.  Christina Lake has a small village centre but accommodation is spread out around the lake and surrounds.  RentChalets currently manages properties on or nearby the lake.

The lake offers plenty of awesome water activities including swimming and fishing, or the more adventurous can try wakeboarding, waterskiing, wakesurfing, canoeing or kayaking. 

The lake has an extensive trail system, including the Trans Canada Trail.  The trails lead to some beautiful spots including Cascade Falls south of Christina Lake town and the giant cedar tree old growth forest in Gladstone Provincial Park at the north end of the lake, where the trees grow to more than 2 metres in diameter.  At this end of the lake you’ll also find interesting First Nations rock paintings visible at 3 sites along the shore, believed to have been the work of the original inhabitants of this area, the Sinixt People.

Christina Lake is a mecca for keen golfers who come to tee off on two courses, a championship course and a Par-3 executive course. 

The region is equally stunning in Winter when the lake partially freezes and the region is covered in snow.  There are plenty of cross country or snowshoe trails to explore.  For those who prefer downhill terrain, Red Mountain Ski Resort is just a 45 minute drive away.