Winlaw

Winlaw is one of many small rural communities that make up the Slocan Valley. Located in the West Kootenay region of south east British Columbia, the valley is approximately 100 km (62 mi) long and 5-10 km (3-6 mi) wide and situated between the Arrow and Slocan Lakes in the Selkirk Mountains. With stunning scenery and nature in abundance, there is plenty here for the outdoor enthusiast from kayaking and fishing to cycling and hiking. For those looking for more physical activities mountain biking, river rafting and rock climbing are just a few in the Slocan Valley to challenge you.

Location

Winlaw is located on Hwy 6, 49 km (31 mi) north-west of Nelson; 48.6 km (30 mi) north of Castlegar via Hwy 3A and Hwy 6; 97 km (60 mi) south of Nakusp on Hwy 6.

A Step Back in Time

The village of Winlaw got its start when John Brown Winlaw took the Canadian Pacific Railway in the late 1890s to the end of the line and set up the first lumber mill. Prospectors came to the region at the same time looking for silver and while many were gone by 1910, silver mines thrived until into the 1970s. In 1908 the Doukhobors moved to the small community of Brilliant near Castlegar and gradually spread into the Slocan Valley. This set the path for others wanting a quieter, rural lifestyle which continues to this day.

Contact Information

Slocan Lake Chamber of Commerce
Slocan Valley

Winlaw & Nearby Accommodations

13 Listings

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
Lemon Creek Lodge & Campground

Lemon Creek Lodge & Campground

Slocan

Surrounded by the Kokanee Glacier and Valhalla Provincial Parks, in Slocan Valley, Lemon Creek Lodge & Campground is a family-oriented destination to unwind and create unforgettable memories. Whether you’re visiting in the summer or winter, there are many activities to keep your days filled with f ... 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 44 sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Right next door is the Municipal Park which features a playground, playing field, beach volleyball court and a cord ... 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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