Grand Forks (population 4,126) is a small town with a colourful heritage and an enviable natural setting.
Farmland and wilderness surround the community so closely that wild deer are a daily sight on city streets. People are drawn for hiking, biking, swimming, fishing and camping in provincial parks.
Downtown walking tours highlight the arts and architecture, while driving routes lead to farms and orchards and a variety of historic and heritage sites that explore the region's mining, railway and Doukhobor past.
Even a casual drive through Grand Forks reveals a rich and diverse past. The Palladian-style red brick courthouse (1912) houses the art gallery, heritage displays and serves as the starting point for downtown architectural and art walks. West of town, a driving route explores the Phoenix Interpretive Forest and mine site.