Grand Forks

Grand Forks is the 'City' (pop. ~ 4,000 but serving an area with ~7000) with a small-town feel. Rich Doukhobor history is reflected  in the food, architecture, culture and way-of life. Spend a bit of time here and you'll start to connect with the landscape with rolling farmland, rocky hills and meandering waters. The natural beauty and fascinating history are equalled by the warm welcome that await you in Grand Forks.

Enjoy the rivers and mountains, hiking & biking trails, swimming holes and lakes. Tubing the Kettle and Granby Rivers is a favourite summer pastime.

The rich histories of the Doukhobors and of mining can be explored at the Boundary Museum and the old Phoenix mine site west of town. Take the Phoenix Interpretive Self-Guided Driving Tour - copies of which can be picked up at the Grand Forks Visitor Centre; while there really isn't much to see at the Phoenix mine site itself the tour has stops of interest including the old Phoenix Cemetery and Phoenix Cenotaph.  There are no buildings or ghost town remaining but there are many old rail grades to explore for the adventurous. Go to the Visitor Centre for the latest events and news or drop by next door to the Grand Forks Gallery 2. This Arts & Heritage Gallery is situated in the historic former Court House circa 1911. Rotating exhibits in the 3 art and 2 heritage galleries could be considered a cultural cornerstone of the community. Visit the Boundary Museum at the site of the Fructova School, the former school house for Doukhobor children. Self guided Heritage Walking Tour highlights the many historic homes and business buildings that still exist today; copies of the guide can be picked up at the G.F. Visitor Centre for a minimum fee. The Doukhobour Flour Mill built in 1915 and still produces flour without any additives today.