The Valley VOICE is a biweekly regional BC community newspaper serving the Slocan, Arrow Lakes, and North Kootenay Lake Valleys. It is 100% independent and locally owned by Dan Nicholson and Jan McMurray.
With offices in New Denver, BC, the Valley VOICE covers the news of the Arrow Lakes communities of Nakusp, Burton, Fauquier, Edgewood, Trout Lake; the Slocan Valley communities of Hills, Rosebery, New Denver, Silverton, Sandon, Slocan, Winlaw, Slocan Park, Crescent Valley, South Slocan; and the North Kootenay Lake Valley communities of Kaslo, Woodbury, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Meadow Creek, Argenta, Johnson’s Landing, and Howser.
at the Cottage in Hills
This idyllic, secluded, perfectly appointed guest room is your place to get away from it all.
Slocan Lake and all that the Slocan Valley in BC (Canada) has to offer can be accessed from your front door. Enjoy a lake and mountain view and forest-fresh air. You’re just minutes from the beach. Walk, hike, bike or ski from your front door into BC’s most spectacular scenery… Relax on your private patio with a lake and mountain view, lush lawn and flowers… then go jump in the lake, just 3 minutes away.
In winter, enjoy world-class cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, soaking in hot springs, cozy evenings and peace and quiet. Perfect for a cross-country ski trip or a personal retreat.
Kootenay Wood Energy is the leading chimney and woodstove installation, inspection, cleaning, maintenance, and repair company of the West Kootenays. We provide a suite of services for wood-burning heating systems. Fully WETT certified and insured, we are professional, reliable, efficient, honest, and prompt. Based in New Denver, BC we serve the homes and businesses of the Slocan Valley, Nakusp, Burton, Fauquier, Edgewood, Kaslo, North Kootenay Lake, and Nelson area.
Open May long weekend through Labour Day
Welcome to the beautiful Slocan Valley in the West Kootenay region of B.C., Canada. This truly is an exceptional place, with clear, clean Slocan Lake and the meandering Slocan River, lush forested mountain slopes, small and quiet yet active communities, and so much more. Through this website and the many links within, take a look at what the Slocan Valley is about, gain insight into the local and diverse economy, explore the recreational bonanza, and begin planning your visit here if you haven’t yet. Join us for a visit or a lifetime and help us create one of the best places on earth to live, work and have fun.
The Slocan District Chamber of Commerce strives for a vibrant, diverse and healthy economy that respects the environment and community values.
RHC Insurance Brokers is the largest independent insurance broker in the West Kootenay Region with eight full-service offices plus one in Cranbrook.
Our promise is to educate you about insurance options,
make sure you’re completely covered, and help you understand the coverage you choose.
We want to guide you through the insurance selection process by giving you the knowledge necessary to make sure you have appropriate, affordable and holistic insurance coverage.
Big Brown Eyes is a small company based in a small town with a big background in design.
With over a decade of Canada-wide experience, we work with people from small businesses to corporations, government, educational institutions, non-profits, and community organizations. Big budgets or small ones, we deliver exceptional communication projects to fulfill your needs and implement your vision.
Sandon is a ghost town in southern British Columbia, Canada. It is home to Western Canada’s oldest continuously operating hydroelectric station.
Sandon is the glorious heart of B.C.’s famous Valley of the Ghosts. The former wild silver mining town was once a wild, wild place with saloon and casino brawlers living up to the town’s brazen hell-raising image as the heart and soul of the Silvery Slocan. The West Kootenay wilderness community, nestled along a creek bank in a narrow valley, is today mostly still and hauntingly quiet.
SMILING OTTER WILDERNESS ADVENTURES
The name of our company says it all! Our company is about pure joy and exhilaration in a wilderness environment. Play is a powerful tool in relaxation and education. Since beginning our kayak and canoe programs in 1994 we have always strived to balance safety with confidence and skill-building in a wilderness environment. Ultimately, the fun factor is the utmost! We derive much enjoyment from imparting our love of adventure and play with our visitors and guests.
Above all else, otters love to play
Come & play with us today!
New for 2019: wifi and cell service available. Please contact host for details.
Three Islands Resort is located on the shores of beautiful Summit Lake in the majestic Kootenay Mountains. We are located just 16 km southeast of Nakusp, British Columbia, Canada and offer you and your family a great camping experience!
We are open yearly from May 1 to September 30.
Wing Creek Resort is a spectacularly beautiful, eco-friendly spa resort that offers romantic upscale vacation cottages on pristine Kootenay Lake, BC.
Book with us directly for the best available price, & then prepare to play it casual in a beautiful setting. As well, our pub has gorgeous lake views & serves up delicious food to pair with a favorite local brew.
Regional Tourism Magazine, for the southeastern area known as the West Kootenays in British Columbia, Canada.
The Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization, committed to supporting and promoting the well-being of the business and local community; encouraging partnership and collaboration among businesses, non-profits, and charitable organizations. We provide opportunities for networking, community involvement, and professional growth.
Throughout the year, the Chamber sponsors a number of events that have become important village traditions, including the annual May Days Celebration, Christmas Light Up and Communities in Bloom and the ever-growing Kaslo Choose Local Campaign.
Situated just south of Nakusp, McDonald Creek Provincial Park is one of a system of four provincial parks on the Arrow Lake reservoir. With facilities on the eastern shoreline, it is a holiday destination for swimming, boating, jet skiing, water skiing and fishing opportunities. It features several kilometers of fine sandy beach, waterfront sites and open grassy meadows. You can always find a quiet spot for yourself, try some beachcombing, or join in the fun at the main swimming area. A boat launch is available, offering good fishing opportunities for kokanee, bull and rainbow trout – a tempting invitation for anglers of all ages.
The Arrow Reservoir bisects McDonald Creek Provincial Park and protects lakeshore riparian habitat on the east side and forested upland habitat on the west side. This combination offers outdoor recreational opportunities in a unique forested/lakeside setting.
Summit Lake Provincial ParkPark visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing for rainbow and cutthroat trout or swimming in the lake’s clear, refreshing mountain water.
Mountain goats can often be viewed on rocky outcroppings and in late summer a natural spectacle occurs as thousands of toads emerge from the lake and migrate to the nearby forest to hibernate for the winter.
This 6 hectare park lies within the Nakusp range of the Selkirk Mountains. Park visitors enjoy canoeing or kayaking, fishing for rainbow and cutthroat trout or swimming in the lake’s clear, refreshing mountain water. Mountain goats can often be viewed on rocky outcroppings and in late summer, thousands of western toads emerge from the lake and migrate to the nearby forest to hibernate for the winter.
Box Lake Lumber Products is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of cedar split rail fencing. Located in southern British Columbia, we ship all over North America and Europe. We carry a large inventory of 1-rail, 2-rail, 3-rail, and 4-rail cedar fencing options. Split cedar posts & rails are known for their unique craftsmanship and rustic Old West appearance. Every post and rail is hand split and is aesthetically pleasing as they curve in and around knots.
formerly Pomona Cider Mill
Burton City Cider a name that reflects the history of the area. In the late 1800s, Arthur Burton registered the townsite as “Burton City”. Like the pioneers who came before us, we planted apple and fruit trees and started making cider.
Fall hours – Pizza night Thursday 2-9 pm Fridays and Saturdays from 11 -4 Saturdays till Thanksgiving: Nakusp Farmers Market & Revelstoke Market 9-2.
Welcome to Burton’s family-oriented campground situated on the shores of the Arrow Lakes. We are 22 km north of the Needles Ferry and 36 km west of Nakusp on Highway 6 towards Fauquier.
We have 37 sites which are mostly treed; some sites are pull-throughs.
We have large open areas for recreation; a volleyball net, horseshoe pit, and space for bocce is available for use.
Burton Historical Park Campground is open from May 1 through to September 30.
If you want to know more about the 2020 season, please click the WORKSHOPS to the right.
Our 22nd Anniversary is July 5 with a Strawberry Extravaganza, free cake and strawberries for all.
We are away December 2019 to March 15, 2020 best to reach us by email if you have questions. Angele@Kaslo.org or Richard at info@JohnsonsLandingRetreat.bc.ca. Phone after March 15 — 250-366-4402 or 250-366-0038 if you want more information.
Most of the retreats start with dinner and finish after lunch on the last day. People arrive after lunch to get settled into their campsite or lodgings.
We provide delicious vegetarian cuisine, comfortable lodgings, sacred meditation spaces, a labyrinth and an inspiring mountain view.
Johnson’s Landing Retreat Center is located 1 hour north of Kaslo, 2 hours north of Nelson, and 3-1/2 hours south of Revelstoke. From the deck of the Main Lodge we have a magnificent view of the Selkirk Mountain range. The Retreat Center backs onto the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park with the famous Fry Creek Canyon hiking trail starting minutes from our door. Please click Getting Here for detailed instructions.
At the Retreat Center we are aware of our connection with the environment. Because of our recycling, reusing, organic gardening, alternative energy initiatives and sustainable land use methods, we received the Green Star Award from Live Smart BC, a Provincial Government program. Plus, we are Kootenay Mountain Grow Certified by the Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, which recognizes our commitment to growing our food using organic methods.
For the past 21 years we have been offering quality learning experiences that challenge us to grow in a beautiful and relaxing environment.
Our specialty is gorgeous, woodsy trail rides on charming horses. We cater to your skill level and have options for newbies through to advanced riders. Able to take groups of up to four riders (3 beginners) out on the trail, you will surely experience the wondrous balance between serenity and thrill as you travel on horseback through the mountains.
Stay in a country setting with a beautiful view of the valley and mountains.
Enjoy the peace and quiet. Watch the ponies and goats grazing in the pasture. The creek area is home to a number of birds.
Kids can collect eggs and pet goats. We offer pony rides for kids. Use our bicycles for a tour around the area. Kayak, Canoe and SUP rentals available in town. Numerous hiking and mountain bike trails only minutes away. X country ski trails and Summit Lake Ski Hill close by.
Full breakfast with farm fresh eggs and seasonal extras.
Cottage: 2 bedrooms, self – contained, kitchenette, bathroom, patio, BBQ and satellite TV
Single room: Private entrance, self – contained, kitchenette, bathroom with wheelchair accessible roll-in shower, patio, BBQ and satellite TV.