Visitors guide to theSlocan Valley

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Take the Road Less Travelled with Arrow Slocan Tourism

Arrow Lakes and Slocan Valley are two distinct areas that form a single destination – Arrow Slocan. The region starts on upper Arrow Lake at Edgewood, covering over to Nakusp, east to Halcyon, and south down the Slocan Valley to Playmor Junction.

Made up of over 20 communities, Arrow Slocan is connected by scenic highways, farmland, rivers and lakes backdropped by mountains and stunning alpine peaks. This a place to simply unplug or discover activities through all seasons to rekindle the adventurous spirit.

Find out first hand what the region offers and how to put together a trip that will keep you coming back time and again.

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Our Environment

We treasure and respect our natural environment and expect visitors to do the same. Learn how you can help preserve ecosystems for wildlife and future generations of Slocan Valley residents.

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Getting Here

It's an adventure simply getting to the Slocan Valley. We are located in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, in western Canada. Here's how to get here.

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Map of the Slocan Valley

Places to eat

Find your new favourite restaurant, café or grocery store here. Check hours of operation and be sure to plan ahead as some establishments do close early or have days off during the week.

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Sleep Is For Sissies

Coffee Shop & Fully Licensed Restaurant Open 7 Days per week, 7am to 8pm. We serve delicious food, drinks & home-made treats made with local and organic ingredients. Award-winning breakfasts!…

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Valhalla Inn

Your all season destination resort in the beautiful Slocan Valley. Join us for a historic and scenic guided ATV tour June through October. Or for your snowmobile vacation, guided or non-guided.…

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Valley View Golf Course and Restaurant

Just a 45 minute drive from Nelson or Castlegar, through the beautiful Slocan Valley on Highway 6, finds you at the picturesque Valley View Golf Course. After your round enjoy delicious food in our…

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Slocan Valley Co-operative Association

The Slocan Valley Co-operative is a member-owned business that has been serving the Slocan Valley since 1957 as a food and fuel store. We offer Grocery Convenience with a small selection of fresh…

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Places to stay

There are some pretty special places to stay here, whether you’re camping or staying in a quaint Bed & Breakfast. Research and reserve your accommodation in advance to make the most of your visit.

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Paradise Valley Lodge

2 Deluxe Vacation Rentals. 1 Beautiful Property. "The Lodge" has 3 bedrooms,sleeping loft, veranda and 2 huge bathrooms. Sleeps 2 to 8. It's bright and spacious with excellent kitchen, laundry and…

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Valhalla Pines Campground

This is a forested campground with a guesthouse, tent and RV sites, and private huts.  There is a shared community building, bathrooms with showers, hammocks, shared fire pits, picnic tables and rain…

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Chez Rae guest house

This little hideaway is 3 miles off Hwy 6 into the aptly named Paradise Valley. There are 2 bedrooms . .one queen and one double, a well equipped kitchen, shower, DVD/CD, phone, internet, laundry,…

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Mount Carlyle Backcountry Lodge

SUMMER Adventures at Mount Carlyle Lodge: Comfortable , Modern Alpine lodge accommodations for up to groups of 12. Located at 2100Meters(7200ft)elevation in The Kokanee range. Spectacular views,…

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Ice Creek Lodge

Ice Creek Lodge is an all year remote lodge destination resting at the headwalls of Valhalla Provincial Park. During winter months, Ice Creek Lodge offers remarkable guided backcountry ski and…

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North Valley Huts

Hazel Hut is a self serve backcountry style cabin located near Highway 31A in Retallack (halfway between New Denver & Kaslo). Property is adjacent to Goat Range Provincial Park. This is a…

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Sweet Dreams Guesthouse

Welcome to New Denver, a quiet historic village on Slocan Lake. Sweet Dreams has 5 comfy guest rooms with sitting areas and views, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining/living room. Large yard with…

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History

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.

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Culture

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.

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Communities

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.

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