Christina Lake Provincial Park provides a wonderful recreation facility for the whole family, with 350 metres of sandy beach along a lake that is considered to be one of the warmest and clearest in all of Canada, with an average summer water temperature of 73 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Surrounded by the Christina and Rossland Ranges of the Monashees, Christina Lake offers some great water-oriented recreation, with marinas and a public boat launch in the vicinity.
The beach is long and sandy, and is backed by sweet-smelling cottonwoods and white-barked birches. Plenty of picnic tables are provided amongst the trees near the beach. This picnic site with its warm and shallow day-use swimming area makes Christina Lake a super beach for children. Anglers can fish for kokanee, trout and bass.
No camping is available at the 6-hectare park, but camping facilities are located at Texas Creek campground, 10 km east of Christina Lake. Campers can also head to Gladstone Provincial Park, a 32,000-hectare expanse of unspoiled wilderness on the northern tip of Christina Lake. The park contains both designated camping and backcountry wilderness camping.
In May, Small Mouth Bass and Big Mouth Bass spawn in Christina Creek, which runs from Christina Lake to the Kettle River at the south end of Christina Lake.
Christina Lake Provincial Park is located off the Crowsnest Highway 3 in the town of Christina Lake in Boundary Country, Southern British Columbia. Parking is provided for over 200 vehicles.
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