Communities of the Slocan Valley
The Slocan Valley comprises 3 municipalities in the
north – New Denver, Silverton
and the Village of Slocan - and roughly
18 other unincorporated communities in Area H of the RDCK - Regional
District of Central Kootenay.
In the south valley, the most noticeable communities are Crescent
Valley, Slocan Park and Winlaw
and they have the most services for travellers.
The distinct historical origins of each community have shaped what
they are today …
from Doukhobor settlements to mining towns gone bust, to an influx
of “back to the landers” and knowledge workers escaping
the bustle of the city.
Before the spectacular Highway 6 blasted through a steep rocky
bluff north of Slocan Village - there was a significant physical
(and cultural) separation between the north and south valley.
But today, “North of the Bluffs – South of the Bluffs”
is a subtle cultural distinction.
To most visitors and residents, the Slocan Valley is a community
that is a 90 minute drive.
Take a journey through the valley and
meet each of these communities, or click on the community to your
left…they are organised north to south – from top to