Visitors guide to theSlocan Valley

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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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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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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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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Valhalla Mountain Touring

Valhalla Mountain Touring offers spectacular guided backcountry ski touring and snowshoe tours in the winter season. The terrain, which has Valhalla Provincial Park as its southern boundary, is…

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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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Retallack Resort & Alpine Adventures Ltd.

Retallack lodge is a custom built post and beam structure featuring a three story granite fireplace. We are a fully licensed premise offering fine dining, sauna, hot-tub, massage services, games…

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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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Lemon Creek Lodge & Campground

Lemon Creek Lodge is nestled between Kokanee Glacier Park and Valhalla Provincial Park, is our unique European-style Post & Beam Lodge with a finished rustic theme. We offer licensed fine dining,…

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Villa Dome Quioxte

The curved interior spaces, boutique décor and quality amenities of our award-winning lodge offer a unique experience. Guests enjoy a large outdoor spa, cedar sauna, guest kitchen, and spacious…

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Artful Lodger

Two straw bale cottages in a setting of permaculture gardens, fruit trees, decks a pond and independent solar shower and bath house with electric backup. Functional and whimsical garden art, hammocks…

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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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