slocan float
Float down the Slocan River

Recommendations: Ask your host for more info.

1. Float or whitewater on one of the rivers in either a canoe, kayak or inflatable. Learn more here. Click this image and the image below for cautions.

2. Forest Therapy: Practise forest bathing (Shinrin Yoku); experience yourself in the forest.

3. Canoe or Kayak for 1, 2 or 3 days down the west side of Slocan Lake. Camp and hike the trails at the free boat access only, provincial campsites along the way.

4. Go hiking, climbing or bouldering. Gimli Peak and the Drinnon Pass in Valhalla Park are a 1.5 hour drive from the campground on logging roads. Its best to have a four wheel drive vehicle. KMC is a fantastic resource

The joint work teamwork of two men travelers help each other on top of a mountain climbing team, a beautiful sunset landscape

5. Enjoy the silence.
6. Relax in a jumbo hammock and look up at the trees.
7. Play music with us.
8. Bike or hike on the Rail Trail and visit various archaeological sites and kiosks along the way that describe the indigenous history
9. Visit Nelson
10. Visit the National Historic Site dedicated to telling the story of over 22,000 Japanese Canadians who were forcibly relocated during World War II
11. Go powder skiing at Red Mtn. or Whitewater, or cat skiing or back country or cross country for free on the rail trail.

12. Visit one of the many hot springs (see more links below).
13. Visit one of the many local farms, markets, or artisan fairs.

Closeup on moss in forest

Magical mountains, forests, lakes and rivers, hiking and biking, beaches, rock climbing, garden tours, wild crafting, artist tours, music, dance and theatre, geology, mining, mushrooms, plant medicines, skiing, make new friends.

Tourists enjoying time near campfire in forest.

This campground actually belongs to our cousins, the deer, wild turkey, robins, snakes, squirrels, elk, skunks, wood pecker, bats, owls, blue tailed skink, eagles, hawks, rabbits, crows and humming birds.

Local culture includes Sinixt, and Doukhobor.

If you would like to garden, cook, play music, or go for a dog walk, let your host know.

Three friends camping

We are located near the confluence of the Slocan and the Little Slocan Rivers.

woman hiking in the mountain

Your host Tom is happy to share his knowledge of the area, and encourages you to relax in the great outdoors.


Transportation, Bouldering and Tours: West Kootenay Adventure Tours
Outdoor Adventure: Slocan Valley
Floating, Kayaking or Rafting: Endless Adventure
Paddling: Smiling Otter
Adventure, Hiking or Bouldering: West Kootenay Hiking
Hiking or mountaineering: Kootenay Mountaineering Club
Rock climbing: Summit Mountain Guides
Indigenous History and Action: Autonomous Sinixt

If you are a local guide or service provider and would like to see a link to your website here, please let us know.

Hot Springs
Halfway Hot Springs (free)
Ainsworth Hot Springs
Halcyon Hot Springs
Nakusp Hot Springs
Hot Springs Cottage


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June 14-16: Tiny Lights Festival in Ymir

Nelson Farmers Market Nights and Harvest Festival
with live music, dance and theatre performances
Saturdays begin May 11th, 2024 & run until October 26th
Wednesday markets begin June 5th, 2024 & run until September 25th
Market festival Nights on Baker Street will be Friday, July 26th & August 30th  

July 5-7: Starbelly Jam in Crawford Bay
August 2-4: Kaslo Jazz Etc. in Kaslo

September 13-15 2024: Kootenay Yoga Festival
The Kootenay Yoga Festival is a yoga, wellness & art festival (we sell out)

oregon grape

You can walk to the river or into the mountains from the campground.

Group of kids with mom sitting by the fire

Or 1/2 hour up the road you can hike along the west side of Slocan Lake into Valhalla Provincial Park.

tom hiking in the mountains

Click on the image above to see some images from Tom’s trips with the Kootenay Mountaineering Club

Hike over the Drinnon Pass to the Gwillim Lakes Plateau where a free Provincial campground is set up with tent sites, a bear proof toilet, trails and campsites with places to cook.

From the Plateau you can hike up the Black Prince or a couple of other epic peaks.

view from black prince

View from the Black Prince

with Marilyn
humming bird


unnamed lake
Click on the image above to check out the resources offered by the Cube Climbing Center
sunrise in the mountains
water at bannock point
Click on the image above to see some images of Bannock Point.
sasha on the river
Click on the image above to see some images of the Little Slocan River.