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Tent Sites ....RV sites.....Private Hut ....Rooms.....Community Building

2.6 ha (6.5 acres) in the Slocan Valley at 4011 Barbados Road, Vallican

There is one room currently available in the guesthouse, but the campground is closed until May 1st. We are planning events on April 1st, 20th and for the opening on May 1st. Details to come.

Advance reservations required. For bookings contact the Tom at 250-226-7796 or email:

The Community Building has a wood burning stove, sink and basic kitchen amenities, outdoor shower, outdoor flush toilet, fire pits, WIFI and picnic tables. Rooms in the house come with a self serve breakfast.

Nightly Rates (taxes not included)
$20 tent site + $5 per person >2 (with power to the site add $3/night)
$30 RV site water & power, + $5 per person >2
$35 private hut with no bedding + $5 per person >1
$50 private hut with bedding + $10 per person >1
$65 room in a 4 bed room shared A-Frame house +$10 per person >1, includes self serve breakfast* or reduce by $5/person

Discounts - 3 day = 10%, 7 day = 20%
Kids under 10 free
*breakfast is a self serve beakfast including, coffee tea, soy milk, yogurt, cereal,
bread, butter, peanut butter and fruit, usually organic
E-transfers preferred. Add 5% for credit card payments.
Pets must be under control at all times - $2/day/pet
Cancellations within 14 days of the booking will be charged in full.
We reserves the right to adjust prices without notice.
Reservations are taken on condition of the rules
No reservations for daily tent sites - first come, first serve.
Reservation deposit - first night non-refundable if canceled
Air or foam mattress can be provided for extra guests.
Reservations may not be exchanged or transferred to another party.
Tent rental $15.

About this campground
This 6 acre campground is in a quiet forested residential neighborhood. There may be other campers on the property and sharing the community space. We do not provide beds, tents, sleeping bags or heated spaces. There is a community building with a wood stove, sink, electricity, WIFI, and basic kitchen amenities. There are also picnic tables, hammocks, fire pits, and an outdoor shower and flush toilet. Nelson, Castlegar and Slocan Lake are all a 35 minute drive away.

It is beautiful land with nice big trees and very few mosquitoes. Its an off-highway, semi-dead-end, so its usually quite quiet except for squirrels. Wild turkeys and deer often wander through the property. Bats live in bat houses and 2 dogs and 2 bee colonies are kept in a separate fenced area. The level gravel road access is approximately 1 km from the paved road.

Guest Access
Guests may use the shared campground property except for the house and fenced areas. The shared campground facilities include the community building/kitchen, the outdoor shower, community fire pit, picnic tables, and hammocks. The listing does not include access to the house and fenced areas. Reasonable use of the shared kitchen, outdoor shower and toilet building are okay as long as they are left clean (see rules). The hammocks are made for rocking.

community building

guest house

wedding party

group camping event

view of campground from the air


Guest Interaction
Guests may self check in or, if arranged in advance, the host can be there to introduce a guest to the house and land and answer any questions. The host has prepared a guidebook with directions for local walking, biking and vehicle destinations, including to trails, rivers, lakes, hot springs. The host lives on the property.. The host is open to interacting with and hearing from guests, especially in a musical way. Ring the bell at the main house, check around back or call out if he is nearby.

Other things to note
There is no cell phone coverage here until you get to Crescent Valley (south) or Silverton (north). There may be other campers on the property. With this listing we do not provide beds, tents, sleeping bags or heat other than hot water. Smoking is allowed outside only. Extra guests will need to bring their own bedding or sleeping bags and pillows and may sleep in a hammock, vehicle, outside, in their own tent. Supplies and services are available nearby including firewood, toiletries, dog day care, massage, bike and kayak rentals, life jackets, rubber dingys and paddles etc. There are many guides available for activities in the area including water sports, climbing, skiing, hiking, artist tours, events, geology, mining, mushrooms, cannabis and plant medicines, garden tours, native history and lots more. There is a particularly valued native storyteller here that can also provide a walking history tour to a nearby aboriginal village site with a full scale replica of a kekuli (earth house). Please call ahead for recommendations on booking guides or the storyteller. You don't need one to get here, but its good to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle for some of the logging roads that are worth visiting. Roof and/or bike racks can also come in handy. The Vallican Whole community center has events nearby.

Neighborhood Overview
This is a quiet forested residential area in Sinixt territory. Recommended activities include floating down the river, canoeing the lake, hiking or climbing in Valhalla Park, soaking in Halfway Hot Springs or indulging in Nelson. We are surrounded by beautiful mountains and rivers. This valley has many outdoor activities and events and a very interesting history and culture including Sinixt, Doukhobor and hippy - draft dodger. Nelson, Castlegar and Slocan Lake are all a half hour drive away. There are many other special places nearby such as the Goddess Pools and the Hippy Hole.

Getting Around
There is lots of parking. It is a 5 minute bike ride or 25 minute walk to public transportation. The Ecosociety's Kootenay Rideshare website is an excellent resource for getting around.

Advance reservations required.
For bookings contact the host Tom at 250-226-7796 or email:

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