Boundary Country, BC

Community Profile

Boundary Country is comprised of 9 rural communities located in the southeastern part of British Columbia, nestled between the Okanagan and Kootenays, and spans from Big White to Christina Lake.  Development is located along the east-west corridor of highway 3, with 3 U.S. border crossings throughout the region.  This vast area covers almost 7,000 square kilometers and is home to over 12,000 residents. 

 We invite you to come Breathe in the Boundary, where tranquil, lush and timeless beauty surrounds you with forested mountains and rich fertile valleys.  An abundance of natural resources, rich agricultural lands, and commercial properties provide opportunity, affordability and lifestyle choices for those seeking to relocate. 

Christina Lake encompasses a large rural area and lively business community.  Known as a premier tourism destination, Christina Lake is surrounded by natural beauty, 28 kilometers of shoreline, pristine golf courses, and recreation trails.  This close-knit community embraces arts and culture and offers a lifestyle that celebrates nature.

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Grand Forks is the hub of Boundary Country, offering opportunities for entrepreneurs, business minded professionals or families looking to live in a safe, welcoming and natural environment. Experience the essence of healthy and affordable living in Grand Forks.  This is the ideal place to call home for you and your business.

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Rich history and culture are captured throughout the quaint, historic communities of Greenwood, Midway, Rock Creek, Westbridge, Bridesville, and Beaverdell.  The West Boundary has a natural economic advantage with it’s prime agricultural lands, favourable growing environment and surrounding forests. Mount Baldy, Phoenix and Big White ski hills contribute greatly to year-round tourism opportunities in this four season playground.

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Breathe the fresh mountain air! Located just 56 km southeast of Kelowna, the Big White Community boasts a world class ski resort with 118 runs and one of the highest-elevation schools in Canada, where students enjoy a unique learning experience that includes plenty of time for outdoor activities. This resort village features a ski run on main street, shopping, wineries, fine dining and pubs. Make this your vacation destination, live and work here, or start your own business.

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  • Clean water, fresh air and open spaces
  • Rich fertile soils, with micro growing climates
  • Competitive business costs
  • Commercial, industrial and agricultural zoned lands available for development
  • Collaborative working relationships between local government, key stakeholders and individual communities
  • Access to education, healthcare and wellness facilities
  • Recreational amenities throughout the region
  • Socially connected communities with diverse and engaged citizens
Contact Information

Community Futures Boundary
Sandy Elzinga, Manager of Community Economic Development
(250) 442-2722 ext. #253