Slocan Valley logo About this Website

This community website was created for the people of the Slocan Valley and other like-minded people on the planet. is THE place for locals and outsiders to find out about the people, organisations, and community happenings in this wonderful mountain valley paradise we call home.

Come live with us for a day, a week, forever…

Photo Submissions

We welcome your photos of our beautiful valley and encourage you to send them to our email address We have lots of categories: Recreation, Our Communities, Events etc.

Not all photos sent will be included, however we may use them at some other time as changes are made.

If you are a professional photographer, please include a link to your website for inclusion with your photo credit.

Site Contributors and Thanks

The vision for was created and realized by the Slocan Valley Economic Development Commission (SVEDC), a valley-wide collection of government and citizen representatives. SVEDC’s drive, initiative and synergy secured the funding for the site build, and they are committed to keeping it a vibrant contributor to our mountain community. is owned and operated by the people and communities in the Slocan Valley, and was developed with the advisement of over 50 community organisations and businesses.

The photographs on this site are donated by members of our community…most notably Jack and Ella Amstutz. Jack passed away in April 2004. Jack you are missed and remembered – Your community thanks you for these wonderful memories of the valley.

Katherine Gordon wrote the history of the valley section and helped edit content. Excerpts from her new book, “The Slocan: Portrait of a Valley” (Sono Nis Press, Winlaw 2004). are found throughout the site.

Rita Moir a local writer penned the homepage and helped with the editing.

Jeff Bustard a graphic artist based in New Denver created the map of the valley, and the recreation map.

Funktion Design and Media designed and built the first website in 2004. Juniper Webcraft converted the site to WordPress in 2012 and redesigned the site. The website is currently being maintained by Collabo.

Bruce Lacroix and Tamara Smith coordinated the project and wrote much of the content.

Profile pages in the Community Directory are submitted and maintained by the businesses and organisations they represent.

Development of this site was funded by Western Economic Diversification and the Slocan Valley Economic Development Commission.

Ongoing costs to maintain this site and to keep it fresh and relevant are provided by the Slocan Valley Economic Development Commission.