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Christina Lake Activities

If hiking and biking are your idea of a good time, then let the good times roll at Christina Lake. Here you will find a great network of trails for every level of rider or hiker. Our extensive system has been built up over the past twelve years with the help of over $300,000 worth of trail building and upgrading. If you like a leisurely stroll by a meandering creek or a steep descent down technical trails, we have it all.

Christina Lake is home to one of the finest sections of the Trans Canada Trail, the Kettle Valley Railbed, with two freshly decked trestles (one of the longest on the CPR) and the longest tunnel (over 1 km long!) on the KVR. Much of the surface has been renewed between Christina Lake and Grand Forks, making this riverside trip through the new Gilpin Grasslands Provincial Park easy and thoroughly enjoyable for families and friends. Of course the Cascade Gorge section is unrivaled anywhere on the KVR and must be seen to appreciate the majesty of the Falls.

Hiking can be scenic and leisurely in the Community Nature Park right by the Lake, or rugged and challenging to the top of nearby Old Glory or Gladstone Mountain. There are easily accessed trails throughout the district, offering everything from a short after dinner walk to excellent day hikes and overnight trips.

There is a fine selection of singletrack trails ranging from the classic Deerpoint Trail in Gladstone Provincial Park to Spooner Creek and Dewdney Trails, all excellent for intermediate riders. There are also new trails that have built-up sections, steep drops and challenging balance sections for expert free-riders. You won't find these on the map, so ask at WildWays for directions and ask about their convenient shuttle services to get you or your group to the trails. Bike rentals are also available.

Explore our trails section and see for yourself why Christina Lake is now so much more than BC's warmest clean lake. Spend a week or two exploring our trails, there's so much to see!