valhalla_trailSlocan City is located on Highway 6 at the southern end of Slocan Lake and Valhalla Provincial Park, 19 mi / 30 km south of New Denver. Slocan is on the North Kootenay Lake – Silvery Slocan Super Side Trip of the International Selkirk Loop.

Slocan, the smallest city in the British Commonwealth, and perhaps the smallest incorporated city in the world. Slocan City, as the town was previously called, was a booming mining town back in the 1890s, when silver was discovered at Sandon. The town was once the end of the line for railway travelers into the valley, and served as a freight and passenger depot for sternwheelers heading up the Slocan Valley.

Slocan City manages an excellent RV park Springer Creek RV Park & Campground with full and partial hook-ups, showers, internet access and tent camping.  Enjoy the peaceful sound of the nearby waterfall and hiking trails.

Today, Slocan serves as an excellent base for outdoor adventure seekers wishing to explore the mountains, parks, lakes, rivers and streams in the area. Valhalla Provincial Park, a favoured 122,000-acre wilderness area, is right on Slocan’s doorstep. Take the trail to the Idaho Peak lookout for a wonderful vista of the valley, the lake and the Valhalla Mountain Range. Paddlers can canoe onSlocan Lake or spend a glorious day on the Slocan River, launching at Slocan and taking out alongside Highway 3a, where the Slocan River flows in the Kootenay River.