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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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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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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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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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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Karibu Park Cottages & Campground

Karibu Park is a quiet, picturesque hideaway situated just above the Slocan River in Winlaw. We have eight comfortable cottages and 20 large, private campsites on 14 acres (6 ha) within a few…

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William Hunter Cabins

New hand-crafted log cabins in the heart of historic and sunny Silverton...Enjoy our four seasons and three provincial parks by staying and relaxing in one of our log cabins...

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Reservations Camping

The Discover Camping Reservation Service allows you to book a campsite or yurt so that you can travel to your favourite park or try something new with the confidence of knowing your site is assured.…

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Lake-View Cozy Nest at the Cottage in Hills: it’s a tiny-suite!

The Lake-View Cozy Nest isn't a tiny-house -- it's a TINY SUITE nestled within a handsome timber-frame home in Hills BC.  Private, spotlessly clean, lake & mountain views, comfy double bed,…

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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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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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Ravine Creek Farm

RAVINE CREEK is a family run vegetable farm on 10 acres in the Slocan Valley, British Columbia. We are committed to demonstrating vibrant ecological health on a working farm.  Our presence serves to…

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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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