The best camping near Christina Lake Provincial Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Christina Lake Provincial Park adventure.

Head for the beach in this compact day-use park, set on one of Canada’s warmest lakes.  

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CREEKSIDE RV PARK

1 site · RV10 acres · Grand Forks, BC
CREEK SIDE, PRIVATE and TRANQUIL. A Perfect place to relax en enjoy Nature at it’s best. Only 15-20 minutes from CHRISTINA LAKE, FREE BOAT/quad PARKING, Only 5 RV lots available in a quiet secluded meadow, on 10 Beautiful Acres surrounded by a forest w/HUGE TREES and creeks. Minutes from many Sandy beaches. Has INTERNET, ELECTRICITY, DIRECT HOOK UP w/SEPTIC and WATER, Laundry Facilities, BBQ and tools, Fire pit with FREE WOOD (you pick), hammocks, chairs, table, etc… Only 5 minutes from Grand Forks Downtown with a fantastic Farmers Market and Music in the Park and So much more! We have FREE room for ALL your TOYS! NICE Pets and kids are welcome! Forget about the REAL WORLD and come to decompress at our CREEKSIDE RV PARK :-)
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The Owl's Nest

2 sites · RVs3 acres · Grand Forks, BC
Welcome to The Owl's Nest! We are situated on three acres on the outskirts of Grand Forks, and our little acreage is the perfect place to rest and access all of the exciting outdoor activities the region has to offer. The south side of the property is bordered by the Columbia and Western Rail trail, which provides access to Downtown Grand Forks by foot in about twenty minutes. The north side of the property is edged by the Kettle River, which offers a private beach that is well suited for cooling off during the hot summer days. There are beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, and the magical family of mature trees provides the perfect opportunity for observing the abundance of birds and wildlife that frequent the property throughout the day. From here you have easy access to biking, hiking, watersports, museums, shops, restaurants, scenic drives, and local tourist attractions. Make yourself at home, relax, and enjoy all of the offerings of the area. We are here to answer any questions you may have, and will do our best to steer you in the right direction!
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Adam H.’s Land

2 sites · RVs, Tents150 acres · AB
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Valhalla Pines Campground

14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · Vallican, BC
This is a quiet forested residential area in Sinixt territory. Recommended activities include floating down the river, canoeing the lake, hiking or climbing in Valhalla Park, soaking in Halfway Hot Springs or indulging in Nelson. We are surrounded by beautiful mountains and rivers. This valley has many outdoor activities and events and a very interesting history and culture including Sinixt, Doukhobor, Cannabis and Conscientious Objector. Nelson, Castlegar and Slocan Lake are all a half hour drive away. There are many other special places nearby such as the Goddess Pools and the Emerald Pools. Supplies and services are available nearby including firewood, toiletries, dog day care, massage, bike and canoe rentals, life jackets, rubber dingys and paddles etc. Let us know if you would like a referral to any of these services. There are many guides available for activities in the area including (water sports, climbing, skiing, hiking, artist tours, events, geology, mining, mushrooms, cannabis, garden tours and native history). There is a particularly valued native storyteller here that can also provide a walking tour to a nearby village site with a full scale replica of an aboriginal kekuli (earth house). Please call ahead for recommendations on booking guides or storytellers. You don't need one to get here, but its good to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle for some of the logging roads that are worth visiting. Roof and/or bike racks can also come in handy. The Vallican Whole community center also has events nearby.
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Sleepy Hollow

30 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · BC
13 acres in a beautiful valley with creek and swimming hole.Lots of walking swimming or relaxing,Sleeping.No noise.No mosquitoes!Just a really nice spot.you can also drive the 7 km to town where there is a sani station place for rvs.also 2 nice swimming rivers and christina lake close by..nice fresh mowed field with hard flat ground for most smaller medium style rvs and campers and tents.just has to be able to make it through freemans farm gate.
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Mountain Spa and Guest Ranch

6 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Grand Forks, BC
Learn more about this land:I welcome you to my 400 acres of alpine meadow and trails galore, where you can wake up to mountain and valley views. Located outside the town of Grand Forks just north of the US border, my property was once historic farmland but now offers six camping sites that hold up to six people each.Enjoy the shared fire pit and outdoor kitchen, watch for bluebirds or visit nearby sights such as Boothman's Oxbow Provincial Park and Christina Lake.RVs and trailers are welcome, as we have electrical and water connections, as well as a sewage dump available. Generators are not allowed. The pull-through space can accommodate up to 20 feet in length. Firewood can be purchased during booking, and we also rent out a barbecue with propane. Potable water and a portable toilet are also available.  For outdoor recreation, head east to find Boothman’s Oxbow Provincial Park, which offers kayaking, fishing, hiking, and picnicking along the Kettle River. Or go a bit further to Christina Lake for swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, boating, hiking, and more. In the other direction, Boundary Creek Provincial Park is a great spot for trout fishing and biking. If you’re interested in local history and culture, check out Boundary Museum & Interpretive Centre or the Exploring Abandoned Mines Museum.
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Creekside Camping

10 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · BC
Our campsites are available in the spring, summer, and fall. Our sites are for tent or RV campers. If you're bringing an RV, we can accommodate vehicles up to 100 ft in length and the sites are flat. No hookups are available at this time. NO campfires at any time. A regular vehicle can access the site, no 4WD is required. Wifi and cell reception onsite. We have a toilet available for campers to use. Pets are welcome. You can jump into our water hole, go for walks, or enjoy the shady areas! Our property is located in a very beautiful quiet valley located 7 km outside of Grand Forks, BC. We look forward to you coming and having a nice camping experience at our beautiful farm and hope you really enjoy yourself.
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Arosa Ranch

9 sites · Tents160 acres · BC
Welcome to Arosa Ranch! We are just 20km from Osoyoos, BC. Nestled in the rolling Okanagan hills and surrounded by wildlife, Arosa Ranch is a peaceful and picturesque getaway on 160 acres. Tent sites nestled amongst Ponderosa Pines or with beautiful views of our pasturing horses. Our quiet peaceful campground includes washrooms with showers! We also have Full RV hookups! Campfires are permitted as long as there is no fire ban. Pets are welcome. There are plenty of wineries to explore nearby right in Osoyoos! Our young family made the move from Vancouver to the beautiful Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. We love to hike in the summer and snowshoe and ski in the winter, garden, swim, camp, fish, hunt and cook among other things. We’re excited to share our nature retreat with you all – come join us in paradise!
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Drifter Ranch

3 sites · Lodging145 acres · Grand Forks, BC
Drifter Ranch Welcomes you! We offer 145 acres of hay land, farm land, wetland, pond, and mountain views. We want you to be as cozy and comfortable in your stay with us nestled in the trees, yet 200 yards to the Trans Canada Trail, where the adventure begins! Your cozy camp is a 16 ft canvas bell tent, with a queen bed, and indoor seating. Outdoors you will find covered seating for morning coffee as you “JUST BREATHE” and plan your adventures for the day….while nature sings you a choir of song bird favourites. You have your own camp kitchen, with BBQ, propane burner, sink, water, pot, skillet, dishes, Seasoning, tumblers, and of course copper mugs for your favourite evening cocktail. Picnic table, and fire pit, portapotty, and off grid shower. ADVENTURE AWAITS… we welcome horses, motor sport vehicles, e-bikes, and just hiking boots! The Trans- Canada trail runs through our back gate. Follow the popular trail, or explore connecting roads… you may just connect to Jewel lake.. take a dip and carry on. If history fascinates you… the abandoned mines, town site, and 1900’s cemetery sure tell a story of times past. Christina lake is a HUGE attraction all summer, and only 35 min away… it is a must……..To see what all the excitement is about! Regardless how you connect with nature, adventure, and all the beauty this land has to offer. There is something for you. This is a no smoking site, and no cell service or wifi at the camp so plan your days FULL! Ohhh and bringing good company is a MUST!
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Barrel Cabins on Organic Farm

7 sites · Lodging142 acres · BC
Learn more about this land:These unique barrel cabins are situated overlooking our gently sloped South-facing valley, rural organic farm and (soon) nano-brewery, 1.6km from Jewel Lake outside of Greenwood BC. There are shared outdoor kitchen, gravity feed ambient temp shower facilities and composting toilet outhouses at the cabins as well as more facilities and WiFi at the main house. Gourmet meals available if book ahead of time and at additional cost. We speak English and German. Family friendly. The cabins are simple and comfortable as well as unique, they are also rustic. Besides a comfortable bed and small convertible seating area in each one, they are bare bones. No power or water. There is a propane heater available for colder season bookings. The heaters work off of normal BBQ propane tanks (20lbs) or 1lbs disposable tanks. We have clean, dry composing outhouses beside each cabin. There is a propane BBQ on site. No smoking inside any cabin or house and only in designated area. Butts must be disposed of into garbage. Dogs are permitted but must be controlled at all times as this is a working farm with livestock. All dogs must be cleaned up after.
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For-rest Retreat

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents54 acres · Salmo, BC
We bought this property in 2008 as raw land with an old off-grid 1950's cabin on it. While the log structure was sound, the cabin needed some major renovations to be liveable. We undertook renovations, lived in it for 6 months and then moved into a yurt on a more accessible section of our property. We now run the cabin as a short term rental, have another small rental next to our house and we are using the yurt for gatherings, retreats and yoga classes! For more info, visit our website: https://for-rest.ca Learn more about this land: AVAILABLE ALL YEAR!  A backcountry-style off-grid cabin in a perfect location to explore the Kootenays. THIS CABIN IS ACCESSED BY A 0.7 KM HIKING TRAIL ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. Enjoy privacy and be close to nature at the base of Keystone Mountain. Far enough to feel like you are away from it all, close enough to experience all the Kootenays have to offer. Campfires are permitted when there is no fire ban. We have firewood available to purchase - please add this as an extra at the time of booking. Close to world-class ski hills and backcountry skiing, excellent hiking and mountain biking opportunities and even private trails right out your door. Enormous snowy peaks, clear lakes, and waterfalls characterize this mountain playground in southeastern British Columbia, where visitors can expect backcountry adventures, endless singletrack mountain bike trails, hiking trails, mineral hot springs, and small towns with vibrant arts and culture scenes. Our property is located just outside of Salmo, in the Hub of the Kootenays. 30 minutes from Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Kootenay Pass, and Champion Lakes.
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Rossland Bike Retreat

3 sites · Lodging10 acres · BC
A 10-minute drive from the slopes of Red Mountain Resort, Rossland Bike Retreat is the perfect jumping-off point for your adventure in the Kootenays. We have 2 identical cabins to rent; each one accommodates 4 people. You'll find complete serenity in this mountain escape, with a view that will put a fresh perspective on any outlook. Be it snow or dirt you're after, we'll help you discover the trails you seek.
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The best camping near Christina Lake Provincial Park guide

Overview

About

British Columbia’s Highway 3 meanders through the forests and steep Monashee Mountains above the US border as it crosses the province. Between Grand Forks and Castlegar, the roadway skirts the south end of Christina Lake, where this small provincial park hugs the lakeshore. Christina Lake is known for its family-friendly sandy beach area and warm clear water, good for swimming, paddling, water-skiing, and fishing. It’s a handy picnicking stop for road-trippers traveling between Vancouver and the Kooteneys or Canadian Rockies. Although this day-use park has no campgrounds, campers can choose from several commercial RV parks nearby, or camp in Gladstone Provincial Park along Christina Lake’s northern shores.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for lake lovers: Texas Creek Campground (Gladstone Provincial Park)
  • Best for boaters: Marine Access Sites (Gladstone Provincial Park)

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Book in advance for the 62 reservable sites at Texas Creek Campground, which has flush toilets, pit toilets, a boat launch, but no hookups. Check Discover Camping, BC Parks’ reservation site, early in the year to see when reservations will open for the season.
  2. The backcountry marine access sites around the lake in Gladstone Provincial Park are first-come, first served, payable in cash at Texas Creek Campground.

When to go

High season at Christina Lake Provincial Park runs from late May through early September, when the weather is mildest. The park is particularly busy with families on July and August weekends, so try to come mid-week if you’re visiting in the summer months. The crisp fall days in mid-September through October can be lovely by the lake. Snow often falls, heavily at times, throughout central British Columbia late October through March.

Know before you go

  • Christina Lake is eight kilometres north of the US-Canada border. The Cascade/Laurier border crossing on Highway 395 is not open 24 hours, so confirm its hours if you’re driving from the US.
  • Near the lake, the town of Christina Lake has some shops and services. You’ll find a broader selection of goods in Grand Forks, 22 kilometres west, or in Castlegar 77 kilometres to the east.
  • If you have a boat, you can camp at one of the remote marine access campsites located along the lake in Gladstone Provincial Park. Bring everything you need, and pack out your garbage, since there are no services at these backcountry areas.

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