Grand Forks

Come explore the rich forests and rolling hills of Grand Forks, BC. Nature lovers revel in the hiking trails and fishing lakes and rivers in the area, while historians appreciate the museums and heritage centres reflecting the city's interesting past. 

Learn more about the Doukhobor tradition that shapes Grand Forks' past as you visit the many reminders of their legacy. Forced to leave Southern Russia on religious grounds in the early 1900s, this group of pacifists began setting up communal farms in the Grand Forks area where they milled their own flour, built their own bricks, and grew all of their own vegetables to trade with local residents in a non-monetary bartering system. Although the Doukhobors eventually met with economic collapse and were forced to assimilate with the non-Doukhobor population, the Doukhobor Museum and the Boundary Museum both display exhibits honouring their lifestyle, while the hearty Russian cuisine remains the town specialty. No trip to Grand Forks is complete without a bowl of borscht and a thick slice of homemade bread! 

Grand Forks is located on Highway 3, 203 km (127 mi.) southeast of Kelowna, and 522 km (327 mi.) east of Vancouver. While local charters and scheduled flights from Vancouver arrive regularly into the Grand Forks municipal airport, the nearest national airline services Penticton, 186 km (117 mi.) northwest of town. Commercial bus access is also available. Population: 7,958 Elevation: 516 m (1,692 ft.) Average July High: 28ºC (82ºF) Average January Temperature: -2ºC (29ºF) Annual Rainfall: 49 cm (19 in.) Annual Snowfall: 78 cm (30.7 in.)

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The motel and RV campground exudes the quaint and comfortable style of yesteryear. The 14 units...

West entrance, air conditioned, sleeping and housekeeping units, TV, DD phones, heated pool...

Updated ground level bungalows in park setting; totally non-smoking; family owned and operated; air...

A subalpine lake in the Monashee Mountains between Castlegar and Christina Lake. Beach area. Self...

"1 block East of city centre. 150 meter shaded lawn on Granby River. Seasonal, heated pool. Large...

Andrew and Trish Smith, the new owners of the Imperial Motel, would like to welcome you to our clean...

"West of city centre, air conditioned, sleeping and full kitchen units, double and queen beds...

Collect beautiful crystals amid mountain scenery at our heritage property above the Granby. Our...

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