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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

 

Wilgress Lake is a mid-elevation mountain lake with easy access, wheelchair-accessible washrooms and boat launch, making it great for a variety of anglers. Darren Robinson photo

Casting a line in Boundary Country

Glistening sunlight on the water’s surface, a packed picnic, and nothing but…

  • Jun 9, 2022

 

The 2022 PNE Fair, billed as “British Columbia’s longest running and largest ticketed event,” will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5 at the fair site in East Vancouver. (File photo)

PNE Fair to return with daily capacity limits and paid-ticket concerts, starting Aug. 20

The B-52s ‘Farewell Tour,’ Blue Rodeo and Barenaked Ladies among concert highlights for 2022

 

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
Canada Rock Fest returns to Grand Forks Aug. 4 to 6 with bands like Our Lady Peace, Big Wreck, 54-40, April Wine, Theory of a Deadman and Bachman/Cummings set to perform.

Grand Forks is ready to rock this summer!

Canada Rock Fest returns to Grand Forks this year. Thousands of festival-goers…

  • Apr 19, 2022
Canada Rock Fest returns to Grand Forks Aug. 4 to 6 with bands like Our Lady Peace, Big Wreck, 54-40, April Wine, Theory of a Deadman and Bachman/Cummings set to perform.
As spring thaws the last touches of winter in Boundary Country, the farms and the region start to teem with life again. Darren Robinson

Farm Touring Boundary Country

Tour + taste your way through the full menu of stories found in Boundary Country

  • Apr 4, 2022
As spring thaws the last touches of winter in Boundary Country, the farms and the region start to teem with life again. Darren Robinson
The Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament returns June 28 to July 3 – marking the 38th year the city will welcome teams and baseball fans from near and far to play ball.

Play ball! Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament returns this summer

Welcome to Grand Forks, home of the Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament.…

  • Feb 28, 2022
The Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament returns June 28 to July 3 – marking the 38th year the city will welcome teams and baseball fans from near and far to play ball.
A ranch vacation is a perfect way to immerse in Boundary Country’s culture. Peter Kalasz photo

Cosy ranch stays in Boundary Country

Find the ideal home base for an epic Boundary Country, B.C. journey…

  • Jan 28, 2022
A ranch vacation is a perfect way to immerse in Boundary Country’s culture. Peter Kalasz photo
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.
Enjoy an easy stroll along downtown Grand Forks’ Market Avenue and its side streets to discover an exceptional range of shops and services. Peter Kalasz photo

Discover the Market District in Downtown Grand Forks

It is no secret that Downtown Grand Forks was one of the…

  • Jan 3, 2022
Enjoy an easy stroll along downtown Grand Forks’ Market Avenue and its side streets to discover an exceptional range of shops and services. Peter Kalasz photo
Winter hiking along the Great Trail, near Christina Lake. Darren Robinson photo

Winter experiences abound in Boundary

In Boundary Country, winter adventure is in abundance. Wide-open spaces rule the…

  • Jan 3, 2022
Winter hiking along the Great Trail, near Christina Lake. Darren Robinson photo
An adaptive mountain bike on the Spine Trail in Roseberry, BC. Photo courtesy Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association/Jesse Schpakowski.

Kootenay mountain bike trails poised to become global destination for athletes with disabilities

Trails are a major component of British Columbia’s tourism industry, and a…

  • Nov 21, 2021
An adaptive mountain bike on the Spine Trail in Roseberry, BC. Photo courtesy Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association/Jesse Schpakowski.
In downtown Grand Forks, Archer Airbrushing has made walls his canvases – see how many murals you can find! Peter Kalasz Photography

Arts & culture along the Crowsnest in Boundary Country

The Crowsnest scenic Highway 3 stretches from Hope, British Columbia to Medicine…

  • Nov 1, 2021
In downtown Grand Forks, Archer Airbrushing has made walls his canvases – see how many murals you can find! Peter Kalasz Photography
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell

PHOTOS: Humpbacks put on a show for visitors to Vancouver Island

Whale watching tour leaves participants in awe

A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
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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)
This “kite” skier floated through the air with the greatest of ease up at Red Mountain on a beautiful sunny day last week. Greater Trail municipalities are reminding residents to stay and play local. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Kite skiing catches air in the Kootenays

The unique sport of kite skiing is growing rapidly and catching on in the Kootenays

This “kite” skier floated through the air with the greatest of ease up at Red Mountain on a beautiful sunny day last week. Greater Trail municipalities are reminding residents to stay and play local. Photo: Jim Bailey.
Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.

The magic of Christmas returns to the Butchart Gardens

Annual display opens Nov. 27; timed ticket reservations available now

Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.