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Drive the Silvery Slocan Heritage Tour

Just as Sandon was the “capital city” of one of the richest silver-producing areas on the continent, so too is it central to the Silvery Slocan Heritage Tour, a 200-mile (320-km) round-trip through one of the most beautiful ...

Just as Sandon was the “capital city” of one of the richest silver-producing areas on the continent, so too is it central to the Silvery Slocan Heritage Tour, a 200-mile (320-km) round-trip through one of the most beautiful and fascinating areas British Columbia has to offer. Featuring exceptional recreational opportunities such as camping, fishing, hiking, hot springs and golfing, as well as over 70 intriguing historic points of interest, the tour can be taken as a day trip or completed at a more leisurely pace— whichever you prefer.

From ancient pictographs of the vanished Kutenai First Nation to the city of Nelson’s beautifully-preserved downtown architecture, history comes alive before your eyes as you travel the tour route. With stops that include the village of Kaslo’s century-old CPR sternwheeler, the S.S. Moyie, and the internationally-recognized Nikkei Centre in New Denver, which recalls the internment of Japanese-Canadians during World War II, the tour encompasses both the triumphs and the tragedies of the Silvery Slocan’s rich heritage.

Posted along the highway are historic route and interpretive signs, which indicate points of interest. As well, an excellent touring guide, The Silvery Slocan Heritage Tour Guidebook, is available at various businesses along the route.

Covering 18 different communities of varying sizes, numerous provincial parks and countless natural and historic attractions, the Silvery Slocan Heritage Tour will thrill young and old alike. Come for a day, or better yet, an entire week-end— there’s something for the entire family. So pack your bags and head for the Silvery Slocan, in the heart of fabulous Kootenay Country!

 
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