Christina Lake Houses for Sale
Search all Christina Lake Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Known for its warm, crystal clear water, Christina Lake is a favourite summer destination for residents and those from surrounding communities. The Lake is not the only thing this South Kootenay community has to offer.
Christina Lake is a beautiful community to call home with affordable real estate, beautiful golf courses, hiking trails, and more. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Christina Lake properties come on the market.
Christina Lake Real Estate Market
Christina Lake, British Columbia, is a warm and inviting community, with plenty of waterfront property for sale on the lake and homes with gorgeous treed lots and mountain views. In Christina Lake, your real estate agent can find anything from bare land to an updated mid-century house on acreage to a single-family home conveniently located close to the town centre.
The majority of the properties in Christina Lake are character homes instead of apartments, townhouses, duplexes, or condos, providing you with space, quiet, and privacy as you appreciate the natural beauty of your surroundings. Your family will have the room to grow and play, with plenty of parking and land to build your workshop or plant a garden if you wish.
An ongoing community development initiative is taking place in this area, with the Christina Gateway Community Development Association working to attract new business and real estate investment opportunities, so if you are looking to build a housing project, ask your realtor about property and land for sale in Christina Lake. This is a small friendly community with plenty to offer those who live here. It is not only a popular family vacation destination in BC but also a safe and lovely place to call home.
About Christina Lake, BC
Christina Lake, British Columbia, is a small community, home to approximately 1,500 residents during the winter, with a population that explodes to several thousand in the summer. This slow-living community is a destination for power boating and other water sports, with nature at the forefront of most recreational activities available.
Surrounded by the Monashee Mountains, the lake is over 180 metres deep in some areas, with a large fault producing geothermal heat, making it the warmest tree-lined lake in Canada at an average of 22°C in the summer. You can find ponderosa pines leading directly to the sandy beaches on the 45 kilometres of shoreline around the lake.
Christina Lake has grocery stores, gas bars, mechanical services, cafes, restaurants, an on-call fire department and first responders. It's also home to the district’s first solar aquatics water treatment facility. All other services, including the RCMP, dental services, libraries, etc., are based out of the nearby community of Grand Forks.
Getting to Christina Lake
Christina Lake is located in Boundary Country, in BC’s Kootenay Region. Near Nelson (a 1 hour and 20-minute drive via Highway BC-3A and BC-3W) and Osoyoos (1 hour and 50 minutes via Highway BC-3E) in BC and Spokane, Washington in the US (2 hours and 24 minutes via US-395N and US-395W), this community is close to the Canada-United States border, making international travel easy.
At 230 km away (a 3-hour drive via BC Highway 33), Kelowna is the nearest city with an international airport. A bus service also runs between Vancouver and Kaslo BC, stopping in Christina Lake and surrounding communities, including Grand Forks, Greenwood, and Rock Creek.
Christina Lake Weather
The weather in Christina Lake ranges from warm, dry summers to snowy winters. The summer temperature usually stays between 18°C to 33°C, and in winter, the average range is -8°C to -2°C. In autumn, the weather is relatively warm with crisp morning air; when spring arrives in May, the entire area comes alive in the warm weather. Approximately 42 centimetres of rain and 44 centimetres of snow fall per year.
Christina Lake Culture
Christina Lake may be small, but it has a rich history of arts and culture, spanning from the first appearance of the first nations indigenous artwork found in pictographs along the lakeshore to the artisans of today. The Christina Lake Arts and Artisans Society (CLAAS) was formed in 2006 to facilitate the development of the region’s artistic community.
The Arts on 3 Gallery in the Welcome Centre features exhibits from diverse fiber artists, sculptors, painters, photographers, and various other artistic media. This building has become the creative centre of the community, housing a coffee shop and an information centre for tourists. This is also where the Grand Forks public library is represented, with book titles available along with a virtual book club. Live music events and educational classes are also held here.
Christina Lake Health Care
For health care in this community, the Christina Lake Medical Clinic boasts three family physicians, and Alpine’s Holistic Healing is available in town, and for further medical appointments and doctor’s care, residents can travel to Boundary Hospital in Grand Forks, a small hospital just a 17-minute drive away.
Online telehealth services are a popular way for Christina Lake residents to receive treatment for non-emergency ailments and prescription refills.
Christina Lake Education
Christina Lake is in the territory of School District 51. In the community is Christina Lake Elementary School for grades K-7, a small school that offers a wide range of opportunities for students in athletics, arts, and academics. Students in grades 8-12 will bus or drive 21.6km (17 minutes) to Grand Forks Secondary School in the nearby community of Grand Forks, where you can also find a campus of Selkirk College and the Walker Development Centre, a centre dedicated to students K-12 and adult students with extraordinary circumstances.
Things to Do in Christina Lake
Known for its outdoor fun in the summer and winter alike, Christina Lake is a busy vacation town in the summer with people swimming, kayaking, horseback riding, and boating. Fishing for whitefish, smallmouth bass, Kokanee salmon, rainbow trout and burbot is excellent at the outflow Christina Creek or the Kettle River, and golfing at the Christina Lake Golf Club is known for black sand traps or the Cascade Par 3 Executive Course.
There is excellent hiking throughout Boundary Country, and you can walk the Kettle River trestle bridge or climb the peaks of Old Glory, Mount St. Thomas, or the Gladstone Mountains. Bike on the Trans Canada Trail or check out the Gilpin Grasslands, where no motorized vehicles are allowed to spot bighorn sheep, elk, and deer. Winter fun includes sledding, skiing on the mountains, snowshoeing on the Trans Canada Trail, and snow machine at Paulson Summit.
Christina Lake also has summer markets with food and handmade items for sale, a summer concert series, and the Little Burro Western Art Gallery on Highway 3. Some celebrations throughout the year include Winterfest, fall livestock competitions, the December Craft Fair, Easter egg hunts, the May fishing derby, the Triathlon in June, the August sandcastle competition, Pasta Fiesta, Halloween Bonfire, and the Christina Lake Homecoming Summerfest.