- The best place to start is the official Kootenay Rockies Tourism website. It’s all there!
- British Columbia’s official guide to the skiers’ heaven, known as The Powder Highway.
- British Columbia’s official guide to the Natural Hot Springs.
- Find out what the Slocan Valley has to offer: Slocan Valley.com and Slocan Lake.com and the West Koot Route.
- A great Canadian travel blog and information site: ehCanada Travel and Adventure Guide.
- The best link for driving times, ferry schedules and up-to-date road conditions in B.C.
- The nearest airport is in Castlegar, B.C. It’s a 45 minute drive. Queen City Shuttles provides shuttle services for Castlegar, Nelson and Spokane, WA.
- There are 2 car rental companies at the Castlegar airport. They’ve got offices in Nelson too.
- You can order locally raised meats, ham and sausages. Contact Legendary Meats before you arrive.
- The International Selkirk Loop is a 280-mile-long (450 km) scenic byway which encircles the Selkirk Mountain Range. Great for bike tours.
- Endless Adventures – Whitewater kayaking and rafting in the Slocan Valley (also kayak, paddle rentals & training in Crescent Valley).
- Nelson White Water Rafting – Daily tours in the Slocan Valley and beyond (also kayak & paddle rentals in Nelson).
- Smiling Otter Wilderness Adventures – Canoe and Kayak rentals and tours.
- In-house Catering is available for groups. Call us for a menu at 250-226-7647. Mobile massage services are available too.
- Gerick’s Cycle and Ski in Nelson – Bicycle & cross country ski rentals.
- Mountain Shuttles – Whitewater & Red Mountain Ski Resort & Airport Shuttles. Biking Tours & more.
- Idaho Peak Shuttle – Enjoy a safe ride to the top of Idaho Peak. Amazing views and alpine hiking.
- Valhalla Powdercats – Cat skiing operator. We’re a 10 minute drive from their pickup point.
Slocan Valley Rail Trail
Paradise Valley Lodge is located at the center of a wonderful 50 km. (31 mile) riverside trail.
It is a non-motorized trail for biking, walking, horseback riding. It is groomed all winter for cross country skiing or a moonlit walk.
It was formerly a rail line, so it is relatively flat and perfect for all levels of fitness. From Winlaw one can travel 25 km’s (15.5 miles) either north or south along the peaceful Slocan River.