When it was incorporated in 1892, Slocan City was the smallest incorporated city in the British Commonwealth. Today it is officially known as the Village of Slocan. It sits at the south end of Slocan Lake, nestled at the head of the Slocan River between Valhalla Provincial Park to the west and Kokanee Glacier Park to the east.
Once a booming mining town at the terminus of the Kaslo & Slocan Railroad, Slocan eventually declined with the bust of the silver boom. Until recently Slocan was home to a major sawmill.Along with various lodging options including Mountain Cottage Get-away and Blue Sky Resort, visitors can find fresh coffee and treats at the Harold Street Cafe. Take a stroll to the Slocan Lake Gazebo next to the boat ramp. There you'll also find a dog beach and swimming area.
The waters of Slocan Lake are deep and fresh, fed by glacial creeks. Perhaps this is why the lake is never busy with boaters, the fishing is so good and one often feels that they have the lake all to themselves. Canoe or kayak to your own secluded cove. Go for a hike up the Evans Creek Trail even just a short way for a rewarding view. Or use Slocan as your base for a multi-day hike into the Valhalla wilderness. In town there is a skate park and municipal campground. July 25-26, check out the Unity Music Festival, in its 5th year. This is a kootenay-time, off-the-beaten-track, family oriented festival!