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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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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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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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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Arctos Guides

Arctos Guides provides small group, custom backcountry adventures year round.  ACMG certified guides. Discover the incredible powder skiing and splitboarding Slocan has to offer. Come ride or hike…

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Haus Beaver Castle

"Haus Beaver Castle" is located with "Haus Lemon Creek" on a magnificent 22 acre riverfront property near Lemon Creek. Just at our backdoor Slocan River and its side arms form remote islands with…

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Adventure Domes

Four attractive dome cottages…. Nestled in picturesque gardens between the Selkirk and Valhalla ranges…. Surrounded by three unique provincial parks…. Our four charming, eco-friendly cottages are set…

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Haus Lemon Creek

"Haus Lemon Creek" is located with "Haus Beaver Castle" on a magnificent 22 acre riverfront property near Lemon Creek. Just at our backdoor are our own swimming places and private beaches. Slocan…

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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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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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Valhalla Pines Campground

This is a forested campground with tent and RV sites, huts, shared kitchen sink, free hot showers and toilets. Our community building and guesthouse are closed this year due to Covid 19. We are not…

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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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