|Community Statistics & Information|
Population: 1435 permanent residents (from 2006 census)
Christina Lake is located half
way across the southern edge of the province, just north of the British
Columbia-Washington border. Christina Lake is considered part of the Boundary Country, the area of the province nestled between the Okanagan Valley
and West Kootenay Valley regions; geographically defined by the Kettle
River Valley and the Monashee Mountains.
Location and climate are two
of the main attractions of the Boundary Country. Lush valleys, clear mountain-fed
streams, clean lakes and hectares of wilderness create enormous opportunities
for recreation. Plenty of sunshine, four full seasons, and mild temperatures
make the Boundary Country an ideal environment for those who love the
Christina Lake has a permanent population of 1435 residents. In the summer
months this number dramatically increases as an influx of tourists and
summer residents raises the lake's population to more than 6000 people.
Tourism and associated recreational activities play a large role in the
local economy. With an average summer temperature of 22-25°C , Christina Lake is known as the warmest tree-lined lake
in Canada. The lake is 18.13 km long and 1.5 km wide; swimming, water-skiing,
canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, scuba diving, boating and para-sailing
are just some of the ways to enjoy the lake.
The Christina Lake village,
Christina Lake Provincial and Community Parks and public beach are located at the south end of the
lake. Privately owned and operated campgrounds, cottages and R.V. parks are
bustling throughout the summer months. Motels operate year round and are
modern, clean and comfortable.
Popular hiking & mountain biking trails,
including the Trans-Canada Trail offer everything from open grasslands to sub-alpine adventure, and attract thousands of outdoor
enthusiasts annually. The north end of the lake is accessible by hiking, biking and boating. There are six beautiful water access beaches within Gladstone Provincial Park. These pristine beaches and surrounding wilderness are now environmentally protected under the govenment provincial park program.
Local ammenities include several restaurants and pubs, a grocery store, bakeries, deli, Rona building center, retail outlets, medical clinic,
post office, elementary school, community hall, gas stations, along with a number of recreation facilities and the new Christina Living Arts Center, opening spring of 2010. There also has a thriving home based business community. See the business directory for more details.
For more information on the Boundary Region, visit the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary website.