• Once a booming city of 6,000 people around the year 1900, Slocan City today is a small logging and mill town.

    Slocan City was founded by Frank Fletcher of Nelson in 1892. The name Slocan is derived from the Okanagan First Nation word meaning ‘piece, strike on the head’, which refers to the aboriginal practice of spearing or harpooning the salmon that used to be plentiful throughout the Slocan district.

    A drive up the Slocan Valley and the Upper Arrow Lake area runs from Salmo to Galena Bay via Highways 6 and 23, as well as a side trip to Kaslo on Highway 31A, including Valhalla and Monashee Provincial Parks. This is a very pretty drive, not to be attempted in a rush. By their very nature, the Selkirk Mountains define this part of the Kootenays. Highway 6 links silvan Salmo with Highway 23 and stern-wheeling Nakusp, and forms alliances with branches of Highway 3 (Crowsnest Highway) to wrap all who journey here in a seductive embrace. Love at first sight is the reaction of many visitors to the Kootenays.

    The Slocan Valley is located in the Kootenays region of British Columbia. Highway 3 (Crowsnest Highway) leads west from Creston and east from Castlegar to Salmo. Highway 6 leads east from Vernon to Nakusp. Highway 23 leads south from Highway 1 at Revelstoke to Galena Bay via the Shelter Bay ferry.

    Tourism and outdoor recreation

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: B

    • Practitioners

      General Practitioners: 1 (www.cpsbc.ca)

  • Slocan Valley Medical Clinic
    3120 Slocan Park Rd
    Slocan Park, BC V0G 2E0
    P: 250-226-7989