Locals Guide to theSlocan Valley

Support Local Businesses

Local businesses are the heartbeat of the community. Whether it's handcrafted goods or expert services, shopping local sustains and enriches our shared community. Support our local entrepreneurs and family businesses.

Local Business Directory

Support Local Food

From backroad farm stands and eclectic organic grocery stores to restaurants that focus on seasonal fresh ingredients, the food scene in the Valley is extraordinary. Support your local farmers, cafes and restaurants.

Slocan Valley Grown

Support Your Community

The Slocan Valley has a robust nonprofit community, passionate service providers and hands-on local government. Enrich our community and environment by volunteering or give back to those who make our community strong.

Community Partners & Resources

Looking For Work?

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Until as late as 1890, few people even knew about the Slocan Valley except for the Sinixt First Nation. The discovery of silver/lead ore changed everything, making for a dramatic and interesting history in the Valley.

Our History


Known for its diversity and acceptance of people who may not fit into a "box", the Slocan Valley has a rich legacy. Artists, makers, musicians and back-to-the-landers have all woven a colourful community fabric.

Slocan Culture


The Slocan Valley is comprised of three municipalities and roughly eighteen other unincorporated communities. The distinct historical origins of each community have shaped what they are today. Find out more!

Our Communities