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Slocan

The small community of Slocan is nestled beneath the Selkirk Mountains, on the southern shore of Slocan Lake. The nearby Valhalla Provincial Park offers numerous opportunities for backcountry adventures: several beaches for boaters; abundant trails for hiking; and diverse wildlife. Cyclists can ride the Slocan Valley Rail Trail down the valley for a relaxing day, or paddle through the Slocan River amid stunning scenery and clear waters. The Valhalla mountains have also become quite popular with climbers.

The region also allows for canoeing and kayaking to enjoy the clear waters and beautiful scenery. Anglers will find the high-elevation waters in the Valhalla Mountains rampant with fish. The waters have been stocked intentionally to provide for fishing enthusiasts.

Location

Located on Hwy 6 in the Kootenay Rockies. It is 72 km (43 mi) north of both Nelson and Castlegar and 77 km (48 mi) south of Nakusp.

A Step Back in Time

Founded by Frank Fletcher of Nelson in 1892, Slocan City was the smallest incorporated city in the British Commonwealth. In 1958, the City reincorporated as a village and is now known as the Village of Slocan.

The booming mining town served as the terminus for the old railway, and sternwheelers plied the lake carrying minerals, goods, and people. In 1942 when the Japanese-Canadians were interned, there was a large population housed in and around the region. At the back of the town cemetery is the only surviving Buddhist Cemetery from this era.

Contact Information

District Chamber of Commerce

Slocan & Nearby Accommodations

13 Listings

Lemon Creek Pioneer Campground

Lemon Creek Pioneer Campground

Slocan

A pioneer campground with grass and treed lots. Nestled between Kokanee and Valhalla Provincial Parks, the Slocan Valley offers a playground of activities. A beautiful 10 min. drive to Slocan beach. Cycling on the Rails to Trails right next to us. Excellent fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and go ... Read more
Karibu Park Cottages & Campground

Karibu Park Cottages & Campground

Winlaw

Situated in a quiet, natural setting on a large property with beautiful gardens rests Karibu Park Cottages & Campground. Nestled along the Slocan River, Karibu Park offers pristine views of mountains and towering trees. Spend your days at our grassy beach on the river, where the whole family will ha ... Read more
Centennial Campground

Centennial Campground

New Denver

Centennial Campground, located along the shore of the pristine Slocan Lake and in the friendly walkable town of New Denver offers 43 sites available, reservations can be made online. Right next door is the Municipal Park which features a playground, playing field, beach volleyball court and a cordon ... Read more
Burton Historical Park Campground

Burton Historical Park Campground

Burton

Burton Historical Park Campground is one of the best kept secrets of the Kootenays. This lakeside campground offers a peaceful, relaxing and family-oriented atmosphere. The sites are spacious with views of Arrow Lake and surrounding mountains. Campers have access to beach and boat launch. Centrally ... Read more
Three Islands Resort

Three Islands Resort

Nakusp

Three Islands Resort located on Summit Lake. Hwy 6, 15 kms south of Nakusp, BC. Full service hookups, pull thrus, tenting, washrooms, showers, laundry, sani-station, firepits, firewood, playground, swimming, fishing, boat rentals, boat launch, gazebo and pay phone. No debit or credit cards. ... Read more
Nakusp Municipal Campground

Nakusp Municipal Campground

Nakusp

The Nakusp Municipal Campground is owned by the Village of Nakusp and is located in the heart of the Village, adjacent to the Community Park which includes the arena, ball-parks, soccer field and is 3 short blocks from the public beach. There are 40 treed camping sites, including 10 with power servi ... Read more
KBR Campground (formerly Coachman Campground)

KBR Campground (formerly Coachman Campground)

Nakusp

A family-friendly scenic campground nestled between the picturesque Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges. We cater to all campers from large luxury RV’s to tents. We are a family-owned business dedicated to providing each camper with a safe, relaxing and enjoyable environment. Your goal is to rela ... Read more
Nakusp Hot Springs, Chalets & Campground

Nakusp Hot Springs, Chalets & Campground

Nakusp

Relax, refresh and return. Come and enjoy the jewel of Nakusp! Nestled amongst the towering trees in the Selkirk Mountains, Nakusp Hot Springs is the perfect base camp for all of your outdoor adventures. Explore our spectacular natural and end the day with a relaxing soak in our mineral pools. We of ... Read more
Williamson Lake Campground

Williamson Lake Campground

Revelstoke

Quiet and pristine lakeside setting. Minutes away from downtown Revelstoke. No trains or traffic nearby. Hiking and biking from campground or quick drive. Boat rentals, mini-putt, fishing, swimming. Follow signs from Hwy 1 to hospital and airport. Low season and high season rates. Best camping in Re ... Read more
Revelstoke Campground & RV Resort

Revelstoke Campground & RV Resort

Revelstoke

Come and stay at Revelstoke’s finest campground! Revelstoke Campground & RV Resort is nestled in a grassy, treed meadow with spectacular views of snow covered mountains and glaciers. This quiet, secure campground is family-oriented, featuring a heated pool for the whole family to enjoy. Our RV Par ... Read more
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