Nestled in the south east corner of the lake just off Highway #3, our Community Nature Park offers year round sanctuary. It is the perfect place to take a quiet stroll with the family, a short bike ride, or enjoy an leisurely summer afternoon with a picnic. Fall brings a festival of colors with the autumn foliage while in winter months, the park is ideal for easy snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Picnic tables are situated throughout the park, allowing a reprieve with views of the lake.
The park provides a variety of sights along its collection of trails, named after the many birds found in the area. Explore the scenic shoreline along Sandpiper, the meadows of Kildeer and Towhee, or the wooded areas of Kingfisher or Woodpecker. Take a walk along Eagle Trail where Sutherland Creek has been refurbished to encourage kokanee spawning with plantings along its banks to provide shade and purposefully placed logs to create spawning beds. Watch closely and you may spot a turtle or two sunning on the logs at the mouth of the creek. Blue Heron trail follows Christina Creek where you will find a large and very active beaver lodge.
The trails in the park reveal abundant bird life, whitetail deer, rabbits, squirrels, and even a giant anthill or two. You will see assorted ducks, otter at play, beaver if you’re quick, heron if you’re quiet, and the very familiar Canada geese. Please obey the leash bylaws while in our park. The wildlife is not for “fido” to chase.
The result of 15 years of community support and effort has realized our vision of a Community Park with walking trails, a visitor and art centre and much more. The new Christina Lake Living Arts Centre is home to the Chamber of Commerce, the tourist info centre, and the Christina Lake Stewardship offices. There is also a coffee and gift shop, Living Machine Waste water treatment plant and studio space for the Christina Lake Arts and Artisans Society including a hot shop for glass blowing.
Deer Point & Troy Creek Trail
A beautiful trail to the head of the lake where huge cedar trees and a sandy beach await you. The trail starts out steep but levels off and rolls gently up and down along the shoreline to Deer Point.
Distance : 10 km (one way)
Difficulty : Hike: Moderate
(Some narrow sections with drop-offs)
Time : Hike: 6 hours to the lake head
Bike: 2 1/2 hours to lake head
Ascent : 200 m.
Uses : Hiking & Biking
Trail Head Access :
The trailhead is located between the boat parking area, off East Lake Drive and the provincial campground at Texas Creek. Signs and a comments box mark the trailhead at the rear of the parking area.
At 8km take the Troy Creek trail to get to the head of the lake or descend to Deer Point camping area on the lake.
Click here for a map of the Christina Lake Community Nature park.