Day 2 – July 10 // Osoyoos, Grand Forks, Christina Lake // Totem Park Campground
Day 2 – July 10
Osoyoos, Grand Forks, Christina Lake
Totem Park Campground (5/5)
We woke up at around 9, packed up, had a small breakfast, and got on the road. Stopped at UBC Kelowna to check out their campus (nice views), and then got on the way to Osoyoos.
By the time we got there, it was 4 pm (123 km from Kelowna -> Osoyoos). We stopped for a dip and a lunch at Haynes Point Park. This park splits the lake in two parts, and because of the strong winds one part is wavy, and the other half is calm.
We decided to take another 125 km trip to Grand Forks, but were not very impressed with the campground and drove another 20 km to Christina Lake to stay at a much nicer Totem Park.
Totem Park Campground review (5/5):
Totem Campground has clean washrooms, $0.25 hot showers and pretty fast Wi-Fi. Washrooms and showers are older, but very clean. The park has tall coniferous trees. The spots are spaced in an interesting fashion, so that despite being close to each other, you get as much privacy as possible. We were allowed to stay for 1 hour past the check-out time, because it wasn’t very busy.
Christina Lake is just a minute walk down from the park.
The lake is very warm, and the bed has an unexpectedly large drop. Just a few steps into the water it was much deeper that my height. The public beach is really tiny, and the majority of the lake access seems to be privately owned.