Slocan City is a small village of 300 residents on the shores of beautiful Slocan Lake and where the lifeline of the valley – the Slocan River – begins. The Village is the gateway to the majestic Valhalla Provincial Park.

We encourage you to park and walk. Bring your bikes to explore and enjoy the village during your time here. While bikes are not allowed on the actual festival site, they are a great way to explore the area and the village. The nearby rails to trails are an easy and interesting biking experience.

Bikes can be parked near the main gate at the beach.

Slocan Village website: on the village area:
The Silvery Slocan Social Centre (aka Slocan Valley Legion)

The Legion is located a block from the festival site.

Fullabeans Coffee Shop

Located beside Mountain Valley Station. Great coffee and famous for their ham and eggers! Special food menu for festival weekend.

Flaca’s Bistro

This great bistro is located on Harold Street,  close to the festival entrance. Everything is made from scratch. Expect a lineup.

Kayak Rentals/Lessons/Sales

Smiling Otter Wilderness Adventures – 1/4 mile down Slocan backroad. Jim and Lorraine Gillman operates a kayak rental/lesson and adventure tour business. Also offering a few campsites, their place is on the Slocan river and within walking distance of the festival. Basic tent sites available. Contact: or call 250-355-2373

Bicycle Rentals and Sales

Darian’s Bicycles 714 Main Street. Offering  sales and service. Located 1 block from Festival Site. call 250-355-2244

Cell Service

We do not have cell service in the village or the valley for the most part. There may be isolated spots of reception. There is free wireless at the computer lab (corner of Harold and Griffen) and a pay phone beside the post office.