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Exploring the Slocan Valley

The Slocan Valley’s four seasons offer spectacular year-round recreation opportunities and depending on conditions and elevation, you may be able to experience them all in one day! There’s nothing like hitting the slopes in the morning and kayaking in the afternoon. So it’s no wonder that spending time outside is one of top things to do in the Valley.

Local tour operators, guides, outfitters, campgrounds, clubs and recreation commissions can all help you enjoy the Valley to the max.

Our recreation commissions offer residents and visitors wonderful day programs and events like: rock hound hikes, stargazing, bee-keeping, bear hikes, inner tubing down the river, seniors hikes, interpretive programs, movies under the stars, and much more.

The road between New Denver and Kaslo has been listed as one of the top motorcycling routes in British Columbia, and Highway 6 which runs the full length of the Valley is breathtaking. There are lots of twists and turns to keep your ride interesting.

Check out the Outdoor Adventure section of our Valley Directory for more information!

Hiking, cycling, paddling, swimming, horseback riding, and playing the snow is what we do best here. Pictures are worth a thousand words, and the images on this site are just a small sampling of the natural wonderland we live in.

Cautions and the Usual Disclaimers

Outdoor recreation requires people to be responsible and to be able to care for themselves. Cell phones do not work in many parts of the Valley, there is little or no traffic on most backcountry routes, and the weather can change quickly. If you are going into the backcountry, take a topographic map, be prepared, tell someone where you are going, and do not rely solely on the information from this website to get you in and out safely.

This information on this site is intended to get you interested, and show you some of the approximate locations and suggestions of what you can do.

Wilderness hiking, camping, snow sports and paddling are rewarding but all have the potential for danger and can be life threatening. Being experienced and well prepared can significantly reduce your risks – but not eliminate them.

Please be aware of your limitations and abilities in our mountains, waters and trails whether you are on foot, cycle, horse or vessel. Learn how to deal with wild animals and medical emergencies before you venture out into the backcountry – it could save your life. Check out the safety links on this site…they are a good place to start.

Consider contributing to the local economy and hire one of the fine local guides or outfitters to help you get in and out of the Slocan Valley wilderness safely. Chances are, you’ll have even more fun than doing it on your own. Consult our Valley Directory for guides and recreation resources. and its authors disclaim liability for loss or injury incurred by anyone using information on this site.