A Vintage Summer Cottage
Comfortable, clean, well-maintained, and appointed with basic household amenities, August Whim is the ideal summer cabin for families.
The interior is bright and airy, the sun-deck spacious enough for lounging and family dining, and the brand new dock kind to bare feet and water toys.
Summer on Christina Lake
Located in BC's "Boundary Country" between the Okanagan's heat and the Kootenay's mountainous terrain, Christina Lake is a favourite summer destination. Sunny summers (average July-August temperature is 23ºC or 74ºF) heat the water to bath-tub warmth, and give Christina Lake its title as the warmest tree-lined lake in British Columbia.
Power-boats and personal watercraft like Sea-Doos are permitted, but the lake is large enough for traffic-free sailing, kayaking and canoeing, swimming, and drifting.
Because August Whim's generous picture windows face eastward, sunrises at the cabin are a favourite time of day. Enjoy quiet mornings on the sundeck with a cup of coffee, a good book, and the sound of songbirds.
Evenings at Christina Lake bring light breezes, glorious sunsets, giant moonrises, and an escape from city lights for wondrous stargazing from the dock. Campers directly across the lake have been known to put on nightly fireworks shows, and you have a front-row seat for viewing from August Whim's deck. A midnight dip in the lake is certainly in order.
Lake Views from the Trans-Canada Trail
The old CPR line runs above the community of Christina Lake. Since the line's decommission, the rail-bed has been converted to a cycling and hiking trail.
Many parts of the trail are suitable for families to explore leisurely by pedal power, though challenging segments exist for the more adventuresome mountain biker.