Communities 2017-11-15T13:56:38+00:00

Communities

Bridesville

This small community is located adjacent to the #3 Highway 15km west of Rock Creek. Bridesville is home to only approximately 30 residents but has Bridesville Community Hall as a main activity centre hosting various events. The surrounding landscape is made up of rolling hills and grasslands, and the community is perched along a picturesque steep valley which runs into Johnstone Creek  10 km to the east.  Other attractions near the area include Jolly Creek north-east of Bridesville, and Conkle Lake Provincial Park which boast a high mountain sandy beach lake with campgrounds, trails, and Rainbow Trout fishing.

Mount Baldy Ski Hill

This now rapidly growing ski resort is accessible via Mount Baldy Road north of Bridesville, McKinney Road east of Oliver, or Highway 33 west of Rock Creek. The establishment is on the south side of Mount Baldy in the South Okanagan. Over 150 cottages comprise the area with plans for more development. The ski hill offers 3 lifts, ski rentals, a ski school, and lounge.

Big White Ski Hill

This active community is located 56km south of Kelowna in the Monashee Mountains and is home to the internationally renown Big White Ski Resort. Championed for downhill skiing and snowboarding, Big White hosts many other playful winter activities including snowshoeing, tubing, skating, snowmobiling, dogsledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides and nordic skiing. The resort offers an array of accommodations and restaurants.

Summer Activities now include Hiking and Mountain Biking

Idabel Lake

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Carmi

Carmi is located on the west side of the Kettle River on Highway 33, 3km north of Beaverdell. It began as a silver mining camp in the 1900s. Despite being called a ghost town, it is now host to a small community of residents and becoming attractive as a quiet getaway from city life.

Beaverdell

This small settlement on Highway 33 is 51km north of Rock Creek. It emerged with a mining boom over a century ago and was a railway stop for the historic Kettle Valley Railway, now converted to the Trans Canada Trail, KVR route. Beaverdell serves the locals and tourists with a general store, fuel stations, and accommodations at Highland Cabins, Tamarack Lodge, Beaverdell RV Park, and Zacks Creekside Tenting. Outdoor recreation pursuits in the area include fishing at a variety of lakes just north of town, exploring Beaverdell Creek, and skiing and snowboarding at Big White north of Beaverdell.

Westbridge & Christian Valley

As it’s name implies, the small community of Westbridge is located at a bridge crossing the West Kettle River. The bridge itself is part of Highway 33 which continues northwest to Beaverdell. Off the bridge due northeast is Christian Valley Road, home of the scenic Christian Valley and its winding West Kettle River that traverses 172 km to its headwaters. These small active communities are sustained with some ranching, farming, and tourism.

Recreational destinations are numerous around the community, including the Old Cowboy Ranch, Little Dipper Hideaway,  Kettle River Provincial Park, Trans Canada Trail and Kettle River tubing starting from the bridge. Humuh Monastery up Christian Valley Road is a unique centre encapsulating the spiritual nature of the Christian Valley.

Rock Creek

Rock Creek is located at the Trans-Canada Highway 3 and Highway 33 junction in the Kettle Valley. This broad settlement is situated around the gentle Kettle River which flows right through the heart of Rock Creek. The Kettle Valley Rail Trail is within the community, along with plenty of other trails, parks, creeks, and wildlife exploration opportunities. Historically Rock Creek began with a mining boom and is now sustained with a mix of agriculture, forestry, ranching, and tourism. Rock Creek has become known for its spectacular annual Fall Fair and the Ponderosa Music Festival.

https://www.rockcreekfallfair.ca

http://www.ponderosafestival.com

Midway

The village of Midway is located on Trans-Canada Highway 3 near the U.S. border, in the heart of the Kettle Valley. The famous Kettle River flows right through town. With plenty of trails, parks, and the nearby Kettle Valley Golf Club, a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities exist for the 674 residents including the popular Kettle Valley Rail Trail. Historically Midway was Mile 0 of the Kettle Valley Railroad, and as the original station house the Kettle River Museum now showcases the history of the Boundary area.

http://www.midwaybc.ca

Greenwood

This quaint city has a charming historical corridor reminiscent of an old western movie. This former mining boom town has an unparalleled historical richness including a bygone provincial Supreme Courthouse, smelter ruins from the BC Copper Co., and an internment camp location for Japanese Canadians. Educational opportunities exist at the Greenwood Museum and Phoenix Interpretive Forest drive east of town. The outdoor recreation opportunities are near endless with the gateway to the Trans Canada Trail, hiking up Jubilee Mountain, and exploring beautiful Boundary Falls.  For fishing, boating, and camping Jewel Lake is just 9km north.

http://greenwoodcity.com

Jewel Lake

Located only 12 kms east of Greenwood off Hwy 3, Jewel Lake Provincial Park offers camping, canoeing and fishing opportunities in a stunning wilderness setting. It is a popular rustic campground that attracts fishermen, campers and people looking to explore the great outdoors. It is common to spot anglers fishing for brook or rainbow trout on this scenic 3 km long lake. Fly fishing is also popular at this park. Campers looking for outstanding views and wildlife-sighting opportunities might find this serene location perfect. Jewel Lake offers several scenic hiking trails. In the summer months, it is a great spot for families to camp and swim at the beach. This small lake has a 10 hp restriction on motor size making it ideal for fisherman, canoers, kayakers and swimmers.