The greatest treasure of the West Kootenays is the water. In many places, you can drink it as it bubbles out of the earth.
The indigenous natives of the region from the Sinixt tribe called themselves “Lakes People”. They were closely connected to the waters. Their drawings on the rock walls on the shores of Slocan Lake tell stories about their life as hunters, fishermen, and gatherers for 3000 years.
Slocan Lake is only 8 km away from us. It is 40 km long and about 300 m deep. By canoe and kayak, you can pass beautiful moss-covered rocky shores to wonderful, sandy beaches, and quaint wilderness campsites. Where the raging creeks flow into the lake through waterfalls, anglers will find the best fishing spots.
The Slocan River is completely natural. Its rapids are a challenge for experienced kayakers and canoeists. White water rafting with experienced boaters is an adventure and fun.