Two straw bale cottages set among flower- fruit and veggie gardens with functional and whimsical art featuring a solar- off the grid- bath house for guests. Seasonal, open from last frost to first frost, more or less. (May to September)
Rabia-Art: At the Artful Lodger – 5 acres on the river – you will find Rabia-Art, an eclectic variety of sculptural pieces, mosaics, glass and mirror, ceramics, bronze, banners and large as life steel sculptures. A virtual sculpture park. We are located on the Lower Appledale Road in Winlaw. Best to call ahead for a visit 250-226-7972 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: 6447 Paradise Valley Rd, Winlaw, BC
Phone Number: 250-226-7304
This comfortable and beautiful guest house is located 4 km from the trail up a mountain road into the aptly named Paradise Valley. There are 2 bedrooms and a sleeping porch, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry and internet. On the spacious covered deck is a claw foot bathtub where you may enjoy a bubble bath in the trees. It’s called Paradise for a reason.
Contact Linda Rae Grabler for more information.
Address: Unit 1, 2 & 3 Cedar Creek Gardens - 5729 Highway 6, Winlaw, BC
Phone Number: 250-226-7744
Website: Emery Herbals
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays by appointment.
Emery Herbals Botanical Dispensary, Healing Suites and Teaching Centre: Providing open access to consciously sourced botanicals, professional health services and empowering education experiences that encourage and cultivate sustained wellness.
Address: 1290 Highway 6, Crescent Valley, BC
Phone Number: 250-359-7323
Hours: Open 7 days a week
Offering fresh, organic, wholesome Foods since 1990. Home of The Everbean Cafe – offers a refreshing fusion of foods and beverages from around the world.
Address: 509 Harold St. Slocan B.C.
Phone Number: 250-355-2433
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Flaca’s Bakery and Bistro is a place to fill your bellies full of freshly home baked and home cooked quality food. An infusion of worldly delights! Whether you’re travelling along the Rail Trail or travelling through the area, Flaca’s is a great place to experience some of the finest the Slocan Valley has to offer.
Address: 6049 Highway 6, Winlaw, BC
Phone Number: 250-226-7186
Fomi’s Bakery in Winlaw offers fresh European pastries and light lunches from Tuesday to Saturday. With over 30 years of baking experience, this family-run business is one of the easiest to enjoy on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail. We are conveniently located just off the Trail 2 km north of the Winlaw Trailhead. Walk, cycle or ski in and enjoy some homemade family treats!
The Frog Peak Café can be found in the oldest remaining heritage building in the Slocan Valley. Built originally by George Borgeios in 1896 the Frog Peak Café was restored by its owners Matthew Theoret and Laurel Glasson in 2003. The café offers a great selection of paninis, soups and salads as well as savoury treats and specialty coffees and has a great outdoor patio for seasonal use as well as a play area for young children. We’re located in the south end of the Slocan Valley at km 2 of the historic Slocan Valley Rail Trail. Whether you’re skiing, cycling or walking, we’re here to help make your adventure more enjoyable.
Frog Peak Guesthouse suite available with full breakfast.
Address: 5709 Hwy 6, Winlaw, BC
Phone Number: 250-226-7255
Hours: Open 9-6:30 Mon-Sat and 10-4 Sunday
We are a natural foods store located in the heart of Winlaw. Come meet the community! We feature all organic produce, bulk organic spices & grains and many locally made products.
Located next to Mama Sita’s Cafe.
Address: 5730 Cedar Creek Rd, Winlaw, BC
Phone Number: 1-888-452-7428
Website: Karibu Park Cottages & Campground
Karibu Park Cottages & Campground is a nature lover’s choice for a getaway, with 8 comfortable, fully equipped housekeeping cottages and 30 treed campsites, with hookups available, to suit all budgets. Centrally located in the Slocan Valley, and within easy walking distance to the village of Winlaw, Karibu Park has its own access to the Slocan Valley Rail Trail on the pristine Slocan River. Recreation areas, gardens, a large gazebo, and spa facilities provide travellers with many opportunities for relaxing, gathering and enjoying the surroundings. We’re a comfortable base from which to explore the abundance of natural beauty that the area has to offer.
The Lodge is a Post & Beam 10 bedroom Lodge with a cozy atmosphere. We have Licensed Casual Fine Dining, Cabin Rentals and a 26 site campground. When in the Lodge, accommodations include a full breakfast. We are also open for Dinner, Thursday thru Sunday, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. by reservation. For Guests, staying with us, we are open 7 days a week. Home away from Home, you can relax and enjoy the tranquil setting and great food. We are a home base for a variety of outdoor activities and are located on Kennedy Road, which is 9 km south of the Village of Slocan off Highway 6 . Come join us, we serve only the best, just for you.
Address: 5709 Highway 6, Winlaw, BC
Phone Number: 250-226-7070
Website: Mama Sita’s Cafe
Hours: Monday to Sunday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Located in beautiful downtown Winlaw in the heart of the Slocan Valley, Mama Sita’s Cafe has something for every taste. Locally sourced food. A great place for family, friends and fiesta. Live entertainment happens some evenings and of course Sita’s big smile is always somewhere nearby.
Located next to Gaia Tree Whole Foods Community Market.
Groceries, ice cream, ATM, gas, diesel, propane and more.
Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co. offers fun, family friendly whitewater rafting trips down the Facchina Rapids section of the Slocan River. Gentle scenic float trips are also offered and are appropriate for all ages. Transportation is provided from the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson. NWRC staff are known for their focus on safety, fun and professionalism.
Are you looking to rent a private, fully furnished vacation home for your family and friends? We offer a deluxe vacation rental home at the center of the Slocan Valley. It is located on a peaceful 3 acre, forested setting in Winlaw. It sleeps 8 and can accommodate couples or single persons with ease. All you need to bring is your groceries!
It has 3 bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, veranda, sleeping loft, and a spacious kitchen & living area. It has: a large fenced yard, a big brick patio, BBQ, fishpond & gardens. It is complete with excellent kitchen and laundry facilities, & free Wi-Fi. You can ride your bike to the Rail-Trail and 2 café’s from here!
Check out our fantastic website ! It has local photography, information, guest reviews & our calendar. Call us any time!
Address: 5686 Highway 6, Winlaw B.C.
Phone Number: 250-226-7080
Website: Rambling Rose’s Treasure
Hours: Hours may vary
Quality secondhand clothing, artisan crafts and much more… New items added every day- unique, affordable, fun!
Ron Mulvey has been actively painting the Canadian Landscape since 1980. His landscapes are done in watercolours, acrylics, and oils. He now resides in the Slocan Valley and you can see his work at the Riverstone Gallery which is located 6 minutes from the Slocan Valley Rail Trail in Passmore. Ron can be seen sketching along the rail trail throughout all the seasons. Many of his paintings depict the pristine appeal of the landscapes along the trail. You are welcome to visit his studio by appointment.
Robin DuPont is a full time studio potter and ceramic educator specializing in atmospheric firing – a process that reveals unique and exquisite tones, surfaces and effects on his ceramic work. Tour his vintage 1959 Flying Cloud airstream trailer that has been retrofitted into a show space and mobile gallery and choose from a selection of functional and decorative pieces including, mugs, teapots, dinnerware, fermentation crocks and more.
From a menu which includes wraps, sandwiches, soups, evening meals as well as speciality drinks; to a glass-enclosed dining area that transforms into a garden in the summer months, this unique coffee shop/cafe is open every day of the week and is a feast for the senses.
Located on the edge of Winlaw, we feature local music as well as hosting traveling performers. In the winter the large skating rink behind the restaurant makes for an ideal Canadian winter experience. In the summer music events take place in our outdoor patio – complete with a stunning view of the Slocan Valley.
The Slocan Valley Rail Trail is just across the road, so why not drop in when you’re skiing or cycling by!
The Slocan Valley Coop is a full service grocery store with liquor sales and a gas bar. Located in Slocan Park on Highway 6, this coop originated in 1957 with 7 members and currently boasts over 2100 members. Over the years we have evolved into a cornerstone of the community, which is run by a local Board of Directors.
Address: 519 Harold St, Slocan, BC
Phone Number: 250-355-2211
Website: Slocan Village Market
Hours: Daily 9:00am to 8:00pm
Groceries, organics, bakery, liquor, lotto and more. Located on Harold Street in the Village of Slocan. The market is open daily.
Spend a night or a week in our beautiful Slocan Valley in the heart of beautiful British Columbia. Enjoy the countless activities or simply take in the breathtaking scenery of the West Kootenays. We specialize in offering the cycling enthusiast a truly unique opportunity to experience all aspects of the surrounding area.
The 50 km Slocan Valley Rail Trail and many mountain trails make for a great cycling vacation. Hiking, swimming, kayaking, tubing, canoeing and golfing are all within 10 minutes. For awesome hiking choose from the Valhallas, Kokanee Glacier or the White Grizzly Wilderness Provincial Parks.
Your hosts: Deborah and Dennis Stefanik
Address: 1020 Giffin Ave, Slocan, BC
Phone Number: 250-355-2266
Website: Springer Creek Campground
If you’re riding the Rail Trail, the Village of Slocan offers a great campground to use as your base for exploring. With hook up as well as tenting sites, free wi-fi, showers and more, it’s a great place to call home for a day or a week! Visit the Village of Slocan website for directions and more information about the north end of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail.
Located in Slocan Park, we are easily accessible from the Rail Trail. Our pieces are thrown or hand-built, or a mixture of both. We take pride in making our own glazes, so that the finished object is unique, as well as kitchen and food safe. In an age of disposability we strive to create a product that will last for a lifetime and beyond. Visit our storefront if you’re riding by, we love visitors. We are open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00.
Address: 6937 Hwy 6, Winlaw, BC
Phone Number: 250-226-7241
Website: Valley View Golf Club
Just a 45 minute drive from Nelson or Castlegar, through the beautiful Slocan Valley on Highway 6, finds you at the picturesque Valley View Golf Course. After your round enjoy delicious food in our licensed restaurant with its inviting wrap-around deck overlooking the course. The friendly and relaxed atmosphere will make you want to return again and again.
It’s a nine hole course with separate tees for the back nine. The course contains sand traps and some water hazards and offers rewarding enjoyment for golfers of any calibre. Come out for Senior’s Mornings on Mondays, Junior Nights on Mondays after 4pm, and Lady’s Nights on Wednesdays.. Juniors lessons are offered during the summer months through Slocan Valley Recreation Commission. Tuesdays are half price golf all day, and Fridays are half price golf after 2pm. Follow your Friday afternoon golf with Wing Night on the Patio.
Please visit golfvalleyview.ca for more information or phone 250-226-7241.
Address: 5722 Highway 6, Winlaw B.C.
Phone Number: 250- 226-7282
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
This neighbourhood convenience store offers groceries, gas (regular, diesel and propane) and is a BC Liquor Store outlet as well. Open every day of the week with hours generally from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.