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Lower Slocan Valley

Updated: May 28, 2023

Krestova: Population ~ 150 | Elevation: 612m ~ 2008ft

Slocan Park: Elevation ~ 483m ~ 1585ft

Winlaw: Population ~ 310 | Elevation: 537m ~ 1762ft


Krestova is an unincorporated community located on Highway 6 between Slocan Park and Crescent Valley. It was founded by Doukhobors, a religious group that migrated from Russia in the early 20th century. Krestova has a cultural centre that hosts events and festivals celebrating Doukhobor heritage.


Winlaw is an unincorporated community located on Highway 6 between Slocan Park and Appledale. It was named after John Brown Winlaw, a pioneer who settled in the area in 1892. Winlaw has a general store, a post office, a cafe, a bakery, a brewery, and several art galleries and studios.


Slocan Park is an unincorporated community located on Highway 6 between Crescent Valley and Passmore. It was established in 1900 as a railway station for the Nakusp and Slocan Railway. Slocan Park has a community hall, a fire hall, a gas station, a convenience store, and a farmers’ market.


Crescent Valley is an unincorporated community located on Highway 6 at the junction with Highway 3A. It was originally called Slocan Junction, as it was the terminus of the Nakusp and Slocan Railway. Crescent Valley has a community hall, a fire hall, a gas station, a convenience store, a restaurant, and a beach park on the Slocan River.


These four communities are part of the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Electoral Area H, also known as the Slocan Valley. The Slocan Valley is a valley in the West Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, Canada, that is known for its natural beauty, mining history, and diverse culture.


BUSINESS


Slocan Valley Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 448 - New Denver, BC - V0G 1S0

info@slocanvalleychamber.com


Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce

91 Baker Street - Nelson, BC - V1L 4G8

Phone: (250) 352-3433 Email: info@discovernelson.com


Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK)

Box 590 - 202 Lakeside Drive - Nelson, BC - V1L 5R4

Phone: (250) 352-6665

Toll Free: (800) 268-7325

Email: info@rdck.bc.ca

Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

(Closed from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm daily)


Slocan Valley Community Directory


Crescent Valley Demographics Information


Krestova Demographics Information


Slocan Park Demographics Information


Winlaw Demographics Information


SCHOOLS


Brent Kennedy Elementary School

Box 40 - 1092 Highway 6 - Crescent Valley, BC - V0G 1H0

Phone: (250) 359-7292

Email: clerical.bke@sd8.bc.ca


Mt. Sentinel Secondary

1014 Playmor Road - South Slocan, BC - V0G 2G0

Phone: (250) 359-7219

Email: clerical.mss2@sd8.bc.ca


HOSPITALS


Castlegar Health Centre

709 10th Street - Castlegar, BC - V1N 2H7

Phone: (250) 365-7711

(37minute drive from Winlaw)

(26 minute drive from Slocan Park)

(25 minute drive from Krestova)

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Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

1200 Hospital Bench - Trail, BC - V1R 4M1

Phone: (250) 368-3311

Toll Free: (866) 368-3314

Patient Care Quality Office: (877) 442-2001

(56min drive from Winlaw)

(46min drive from Slocan Park)

(46min drive from Krestova)

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Kootenay Lake Hospital

3 View St - Nelson, BC - V1L 2V1

Phone: (250) 352-3111

(39min drive from Winlaw)

(28min drive from Slocan Park)

(27min drive from Krestova)


TRAVEL


West Kootenay Regional Airport

Hall Road, just off of Highway 3A

Castlegar, BC - V1N 4M5

(250) 365-5151

airport@castlegar.ca

(29km ~ 22min drive from Slocan Park)

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Trail Regional Airport

Airport Operations

9019 BC-22A - Trail, BC - V1R 4W6

Phone: (250) 367-0029

(69km ~ 56 minute drive from Slocan Park)


Flights and Reservations

Pacific Coastal Airlines

4980 Cowley Crescent - Richmond, BC - V7B 1C1

Phone: (800) 663-2872


Approximate distance from Slocan Park to...


Nelson, BC - 33km / 21mi

Castlegar, BC - 32km / 20mi

Kelowna, BC - 334km / 207mi

Vancouver, BC - 645km / 400mi

Cranbrook, BC - 255km / 158mi

Calgary, BC - 647km / 402mi

Spokane, WA - 258km / 160mi

Seattle, WA - 652km / 405mi

Sandpoint, ID - 293km / 182mi


Snapshot of the local climate...








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