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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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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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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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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Oldhams Lakefront Cottages

2 Cottages available; Fully equipped. Available by the week.

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Recreation Sites and Trails of BC- Kootenay Boundary District

Recreation sites and trails are managed through service contracts or partnership agreements with recreation groups, First Nations, forest companies, regional districts, private organizations, etc. In…

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Driftwood Vacation Rental Home

Full access to the house. Two bedrooms. Sleeps five. Very close to the lake.

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Northwest Mountain Experience

Northwest Mountain Experience offers guided backcountry ski touring and split-board trips across Western Canada, based from Slocan BC.   We also offer Avalanche Safety Training AST 1 & AST 2…

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Linden Lane Farms

Family operated organic farm servicing Nelson, Castlegar and the Slogan Valley with great plants and produce!

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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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Rosebury Parklands

Rosebery Parklands Regional Park is located on Slocan Lake a few kilometres north of the Village of New Denver. This 2.8 hectare parcel of waterfront property is designated as a waterfront access…

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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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