Creek Provincial Park
Boundary Creek Provincial Park is located 4 km (2.5 miles) west
of the small community of Greenwood
in the Boundary Region of British Columbia.
To get here travel on Hwy 3 approximately 45 km (28 miles) west
Forks or 80 km (50 miles) east of Osoyoos.
The main highlight of Boundary Creek Provincial Park is the quiet
setting situated next to banks of Boundary Creek. The park makes
a great spot to enjoy a picnic lunch while travelling Hwy 3 or when
cycling east towards the Trans-Canada KVR Trail at Midway.
The campground serves as a great stopping off point while visiting
neighbouring Greenwood from the Lower Mainland or when travelling
into the Okanagan Valley from the eastern part of the province on
The campground at Boundary Creek Provincial Park is comprised of
18 vehicle-accessible sites set in a mixed forest comprised of Cottonwood,
Fir, Pine and Spruce trees. Campsites are available on a first-come,
first-served basis with payment fees made by depositing money in
a secure metal box at the park gate. Generally speaking you are
pretty much guaranteed a site as it is tends not one of the busier
or popular parks in the Boundary Region.
The facilities at Boundary Creek Provincial Park are limited to
one set of pit-toilets and one set of flush toilets, two cold water
taps and campfire rings. There are a number of private campsites
next to Boundary Creek, with the others bordering or adjacent to
Hwy 3. Some campsites in the campground are smaller, quite open
and not very private but do have some shade. There are are no trails
present or children's playground area.
With the proper angling license Boundary Creek can offer you some
fishing opportunities for smaller size Brook and Rainbow trout.
Other recreational activities include exploring around Greenwood
where there are remains of slag piles near the remains of the BC
Copper Company smelter which from 1901 to 1918 employed about 400
If you are lucky to camp next to Boundary Creek there are a few
places for wildlife watching or kids to play next to the water.
A number of sites sit next to small pools that could be used for
a place for kids to cool off in the summer season. There are no
lifeguards present and swimming or playing next to the creek is
at your own risk.
Other exploring nearby to Boundary Creek Provincial Park include
taking the backroad through he mining areas that once contained
the bustling mine and town at Phoenix. Along the way make sure you
take the time to visit the old cemetery that contains a number of
historic headstones from the past.
Lake Provincial Park
One other provincial park near Boundary Creek definitely worth visiting
is situated on the east side of Greenwood is Jewel
Lake Provincial Park. Here you can find a very quiet remote
campground with 26 vehicle-accessible campsites where there is lots
of privacy and but generally smaller in size not suitable for larger
trailers or big RV's. Close by to the park on the west side of the
lake is Jewel Lake Resort where you can rent boats, get fishing
advice or a home-cooked meal.
For supplies and services Greenwood is very close to Boundary Creek
Provincial Park. Here you can find a number of businesses and attractions
including grocery stores, cafés, museum, pub, historic buildings,
electrical substation, a Stop of Interest sign plus a favourite
coffee shop in the Boundary Region called the Copper Eagle Cappuccino
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside
around British Columbia, please remember this is bear country. Try
to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you
feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions.
There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars
so please play it safe.