The average yearly rainfall is 42cm (16.5 inches). Southern valleys enjoy an average of over 2000 hours of sunshine annually. Yearly snowfall averages 44cm (17.3 inches). The water temperature of Christina Lake averages 22 degrees Celsius (71F) in the summer making it the warmest tree-lined lake in BC.
Although known as one of the best family vacation destinations, Christina Lake offers something for everyone. You can be as active or relaxed as you want. The surrounding mountains offer an abundance of uncrowded hiking and biking trails, as well as warm rivers for kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Be sure to see the spectacular Cascade Gorge.
There is a full range of accommodations to suit everyone’s taste, from campgrounds to fine bed & breakfasts, RV resorts, as well as cottages and motel units. Dining can be as simple or as elegant as you wish, with lots to choose from.
The air is crisp and invigorating for the early morning jogger or mountain biker. Golfing is great with lots of good choices for tee times. Rustle through the leaves on horseback and enjoy the spectacular autumn colours. Hike or bike one of our numerous trails and gaze up at the golden larch trees framed against the sky; chances are you’ll have the trail all to yourself.
Downhill ski, snow board, or even cross country ski at the nearby unbeatable terrain of Red Mountain Ski Resort and Phoenix Ski Resort.
Spring at the lake is ideal for weddings, family reunions or business gatherings. Early travelers beat the rush of summer and find they have their choice of great accommodations and recreational opportunities.
Spring can be warm and sunny, with some splendid weather in May. The bubbling streams and creeks fill the lake with vibrant new life, and everywhere the scent of new growth is in the air.