Welcome. Here you’ll find information and maps to guide you through some of the province’s most stunning landscapes as you explore BC’s Trans Canada Trail.
Grand Forks is located just north of the Canada/US border in the heart of Boundary Country. The city is 522 km east of Vancouver on Highway 3.
Many residents of Grand Forks trace their origins to the Doukhobor religious sect, who emigrated from Russia at the end of the 19th century. Some of the red brick buildings built by the Doukobors in the early 1900s are still found throughout the farmlands of west Grand Forks.
In the early 1900s, Grand Forks became the mining and smelting centre of BC.
Agriculture also contributed to the economy with Grand Forks producing approximately one-third of apple crops in BC, and the area is known for growing 19 different varieties of potatoes. Today, forestry is the main industry with agriculture, mining and tourism diversifying the economy.
There are plenty of recreation opportunities in Grand Forks including biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, golfing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, camping and water sports.
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There are also camping opportunities offered by BC’s Ministry of Forests Recreation Program. The ministry’s recreation sites are rustic and usually small (less than 10 vehicle units).
They are located near lakes and rivers, blending in with the natural surroundings. Although these sites do not offer sophisticated amenities, such as power hook-ups and piped water, they include basic sanitary facilities, fire rings, picnic tables, and where appropriate, boat launch ramps. Some information about forest recreation sites is available on-line at http://gov.bc.ca/rsi/publicuse/. As well, you can contact the Ministry of Forests Boundary District Office in Grand Forks at (250) 442-5411 for more details.
Also check travel-british-columbia.com (produced by the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association) for more camping information.Trip Information