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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 in the Arrow Lakes & Slocan Valley Region of the Kootenay Rockies 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. Other nearby communities include: Slocan and New Denver.

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 & District Chamber of Commerce

Winlaw & Nearby Accommodations

16 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 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
Springer Creek RV Park & Campground

Springer Creek RV Park & Campground

Slocan

Come and stay at Springer Creek RV Park & Campground and experience the serene beauty of the Slocan Valley mountains and lake. Be busy each day or relax and take the time to reflect upon the existence of huckleberries. Enjoy the peaceful sound of waterfalls. ... 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
Murphy's Landing Resort

Murphy's Landing Resort

Nakusp

Murphy's Landing charming chalet, cabins and spacious RV sites are delightfully designed with you in mind, having all the comforts with added touches.  Murphy's Landing 40 acre property has an Upper Landing terrace over looking the Lower Landing, the Kuskanax Creek, Arrow Lakes and majestic mountai ... Read more
KBR Campground

KBR 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
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