Discover Grand Forks, BC.

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Located in the Monashee Mountains at the junction of the Kettle and Granby rivers, Grand Forks, is situated in the transition zone between the dessert like Okanagan Valley and the interior rainforest of the West Kootenays. This homey community has beautiful tree lined streets and heritage homes with a downtown core that offers quaint cafes, restaurants and galleries.

The area boasts four season living with recreational activities from the mountains, trails, rivers and parks that provide the landscape for great hiking, biking, golfing, watersports and skiing at Phoenix Mountain – A great getaway for anyone looking for an adventure filled weekend!

This Family Day Grand Forks is hosting a variety of Family Day activities for you to attend throughout the weekend! Find something for everyone whether it be in the downtown core or on Phoenix Mountain, located 13km/8mi northwest of Grand Forks with an elevation of 1,463m/4,800ft. On Monday February 13th you will be able to enjoy FREE skating, swimming and Skiing up at Phoenix Mountain.

On Saturday the Willgress Lake ice fishing derby also starts. With fish up to 8lbs having been caught in the lake, and many other activities organized on the lake, it will be an exciting day for the family.

If it’s rugged recreation, clean living or new opportunities that you’re after, Grand Forks offers it all. See below for more details on the schedule of events, accommodation suggestions and places to eat!


Saturday February 11th
City – Downtown
11 am to 1pm
Free Fun Mudder obstacle course/race – please bring your signed waiver.
Free Hot Dogs
Free Fire Truck Rides
Free Hot Chocolate/Coffee/Tea
Free ATV Rides
Free Chili
Free Outdoor Hockey

1pm – Free Movie
11:30am – 2:30pm – Free Bowling – need to make reservations

All Weekend
7am – 2:30pm – 6th Annual Wilgress Lake Fishing Derby is held February 11th, 12th and 13th. When you get onto the lake, sign in and get your tickets for great daily prizes, baskets, contests, and of course your entry into the derby.

Sunday February 12th
3pm – 5pm – Free Skate & Rentals

Monday February 13th
1pm – 5pm – Free Swim
All Day – Free Ski at Phoenix Mountain

For Hotel Options Click Here: Hotels

For Restaurant Options Click Here: Restaurants

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