The Slocan Valley is dotted with small farms, mountainside hideaways, and quiet lakeside villages.
Slocan Lake averages 500 feet in depth; steep cliffs guard the shoreline at many places. The lake is fed by mountain streams, and is the source of the clean, clear Slocan River, which has been used as a transportation route by miners and loggers for well over a hundred years. The valley, rich in wildlife and unusually wind-sheltered, still has the feel of a wild, unspoiled ecosystem.
A multipurpose path developed from an old rail line winds along the length of the river. Two-thirds of the western shoreline of Slocan Lake is Valhalla Provincial Park territory. Observant boaters will spot pictographs painted long ago by members of the Arrow Lakes Band. This wilderness park encompasses 49,600 hectares, from the sandy beaches of Slocan Lake, up past tumbling waterfalls, to alpine lakes and meadows, crowned by the New Denver Glacier.
Make time to stop at a cafe or an artisan shop and get talking with the locals. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the “Slo-as-you-can Valley.” It’s like nowhere else!
1286 BC-6, Crescent Valley, BC V0G 1H0, Canada
505 Harold Street, Slocan, BC, Canada
3024 BC-6, Slocan Park, BC V0G 2E0, Canada
501 Harold Street, Slocan, B.C., Canada