Slocan Village Market

Slocan Village Market

 

Say hello to Jordan, the newest owner of Slocan Village Market. His parents have owned the store for over 15 years and recently, Jordan came back from the coast to take over the reins. So now Nina and Tom can fully enjoy their laid-back Slocan lifestyle (hello slow mornings and kayaking on the lake.)

Slocan Village Market has definitely grown and adapted to the tastes of their customers over the years. In their humble beginnings, they employed just two people and mostly sold beer and cigarettes. Fast forward 15 years, and they’re a true community hub with a full market with an expanded natural foods section to serve the needs of their community. The Slocan Village Market is the largest employer in the Village with over 15 full-time employees.

What Jordan loves most about the store is how social it is and how it’s a big part of people’s daily routine. People come to the Slocan Village Market, get the things they need, chat with friends and hang out with their neighbours. And it makes Jordan really happy.

When you choose to buy local, you support business owners like Jordan. And our whole community thrives. #shopslocanvalley

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Viva Cacao

Viva Cacao

 

Say hello to Beth, an innovative and passionate craft chocolate maker and founder of Viva Cacao! Viva Cacao produces and celebrates delicious small-batch dairy-free chocolate using heirloom beans, healthy ingredients, superfoods, and ethically-sourced cacao. And they do it all from their magical chocolate factory amongst the cedars next to the Slocan River.

It’s been a big year for Beth, despite COVID. She has expanded across BC, hired two new employees, her online shop is thriving and she’s about to launch a sugar-free line. She also collaborated with Oso Negro to make a unique coffee chocolate bar and her drinking chocolate is next level tasty.

Beth feels so fortunate to have the “job” of spreading love through her chocolate and making medicine that people ingest into their bodies. Oh and also to be able to ski out her front door and see the swans on her lunch break.

When you choose to buy local, you support business owners like Beth. And our whole community thrives. #shopslocanvalley

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Home Hardware in Winlaw

Home Hardware in Winlaw

 

Meet Pearl, Nancy and Haley from Home Hardware in Winlaw. Pearl is the owner of this gem in Winlaw, alongside her husband, Fred and her son, Matt. They also own and manage Four Seasons Greenhouse in Winlaw because heck...they just love serving their community. In total, they’ve been serving the Slocan Valley community for over 35 years.

Home Hardware is more than just a Home Hardware, it’s a community resource as well as a general store that provides many unique products you can’t find in other places. Fun fact: they’re also the biggest supplier of fencing in the Kootenays.

Pearl absolutely loves running the store as she believes they’re providing an important service to the community so people don’t need to travel an hour or more to get what they need. She loves providing her neighbours and customers from all over with the goods and services for their homes, yards and lives in general. She’s so grateful for her Slocan Valley community and feels whole-heartedly supported by them.

When you choose to buy local, you support business owners like Pearl, Fred and Matt. And our whole community thrives. #shopslocanvalley

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Emery Herbals Winlaw

Emery Herbals in Winlaw

Emery Herbals in Winlaw

Emery Herbals Winlaw

 

Meet Colleen, owner of Emery Herbals. For someone who helps people find their innate healing power and resiliency, it’s no wonder she’s showing her own ability to overcome. COVID-19 has forced a lot of businesses to adapt and the way Colleen has adapted her herbal dispensary, healing suites and teaching centre is nothing short of inspirational.

Colleen and her husband Ashley have never been strangers to innovation and over the last 8 months, they've taken things to a whole new level with hybrid COVID-safe in-person, live streamed workshops and classes.

Colleen and Ashley are not only bringing healing to the masses through their classes and workshops, Emery Herbals co-organizes the Canadian Herb Conference. This year, even though they had to switch to a virtual format, they raised $20,000 at this not-for-profit event in support of Canada's Herb Associations. Pretty amazing stuff.

Colleen loves running her business in the heart of Winlaw. No day is ever the same, the community is beyond supportive and business owners truly want each other to succeed. They’re all in this together, living in the wilderness, doing what they love.

When you choose to buy local, you support business owners like Colleen. And our whole community thrives. #shopslocanvalley

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Adventure Domes New Denver

Adventure Domes in New Denver

Adventure Domes in New Denver

Adventure Domes New Denver

 

Meet Gerald. He and his wife Abi own the one-of-a-kind Adventure Domes in New Denver. Their four eco-friendly cottages offer an experience just as unique as the Valley itself. Gerald and Abi bought the business about three years ago and are passionate about offering travellers a homebase from which to explore the three provincial parks nearby, the incredible ghost town of Sandon, Summit Ski Hill and so much more (it’s basically endless natural beauty and magic for miles….). Not to mention the Adventure Domes are just steps away from the pristine Slocan Lake.

The domes themselves look deceiving. Inside each dome is a beautifully spacious, modern and relaxing interior that has everything you need. Gerald and Ami, who used to run a hostel in Golden, love giving people a place to get away from it all and experience the natural beauty of a place far from concrete and traffic.

In these “staycation” times, the Adventure Domes is the ideal place to stay this winter if you live in the Kootenays. From snowshoeing and ski touring to x-country skiing and ice fishing, it’s the perfect home base.

When you choose to buy local, you support business owners like Gerald and Abi. And our whole community thrives. #shopslocanvalley

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