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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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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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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Fairway 4 Farm

Fairway 4 Farm is a small farm, focused on raising vegetables, fruit, herbs, range and free-range livestock for your fabulous feasts and natural fibre needs. We do not use herbicides, pestisides,…

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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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West Kootenay Parks

Welcome to the heart of the West Kootenays. Not quite the Rockies, and not the Okanagan – a region that stands on its own. Where the scenery speaks for itself and the people who come to be among it.…

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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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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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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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Driftwood Vacation Rental Home

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

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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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