Christina Lake in the fall.

(Christina Lake Stewardship Society photo)

Christina Lake

Kids swimming (Picture BC photo)

Kids swimming (Picture BC photo)

Christina Lake (population 1,435) is a resort town best known for sunny summers and reputedly the warmest tree-lined lake in Canada.

The community swells in July and August to more than twice its winter size. Enjoy water activities, golf, hiking and biking, and go camping, fishing and trekking in provincial parks.

The fishing is excellent in spring and the lake is serene and the colours beautiful in fall, perfect settings for idyllic getaways. Winter also attracts visitors who come to take advantage of uncrowded trails in a snowy forest.

Christina Lake doesn't have a compact centre. Instead, services for those who are staying in accommodations such as private vacation homes, motels, B&Bs, resorts, RV parks and campgrounds are strung along Highway 3. Because the area has been established as a local summer retreat for many decades, the lakeshore is lined with generations-old cottages and newer vacation homes. Unless staying in a lakefront property, access to the beach is limited to public parks, road-end rights-of-way and one marina.

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