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Christina Lake Provincial Park
About This Park
With 350 metres of sandy beach and parking for over 200 vehicles, this park is great for the whole family. The lake has a reputation as the warmest in all of Canada. Plenty of shade trees and picnic tables near the beach, combined with a warm shallow swimming area make this a super beach for the kids.
Established Date: April 26, 1971
Park Size: 6 hectares
Know Before You Go
- There are marinas and a public boat launch in the vicinity, and there are camping facilities located at Texas Creek Campground, 10 km east of Christina Lake.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- History: The park was established in April 1971.
- Conservation: Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please don’t damage or remove them.
- Wildlife: Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach bears or other wildlife. For more information on bear safety, click here.
- Wood ticks are most prevalent between March and June. These parasites live in tall grass and low shrubs, and seek out warm-blooded hosts. As potential carriers of disease, they should be avoided. Protect your legs by wearing gaiters, or pants tucked into socks. After any outdoor activities, thoroughly examine yourself, children and pets. If you find a tick embedded in your skin, the best way to remove it is by grasping and pulling it, gently, straight up and out with a small pair of tweezers, and disinfecting the site with rubbing alcohol. You may wish to save the tick in a small plastic or glass container for later inspection by your doctor especially if a fever develops, or the area around the bite appears to be infected.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
This spot is very popular with area residents for picnicking and swimming. More than 40 picnic tables line the large sandy beach. In addition, there are six free-standing BBQs and six benches amongst the tables. A large, paved 200 car parking lot accommodates many visitors and has treed lawns separating the sections. Thick forest separates the beach area from the parking lot and provides some shade for the tables. Situated between the parking area and the beach is a large concrete change building with five change stalls, two taps, a wheelchair access flush toilet and a regular flush toilet on both the men’s side and the women’s side. An information board is posted on the building. There are two pit toilets between the beach and parking as well.
Park Operating Dates
The park and gates are open year-round, with services from May 6 - September 9 (first weekend in May through to the second weekend in September). The change/flush toilet building is open only during the May long weekend (May 21 - May 23) and during summer months.