Winlaw in the Slocan Valley

When I say “The Valley”, I’m referring to the Fraser Valley, but out here when people say “The Valley”, they’re talking about the Slocan Valley. It’s out of the way, it’s rural, and has a reputation for being pretty independent, quirky and beautiful.

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We went for drive up the Slocan Valley today. The blue skies clouded over pretty quickly, so we ended up turning back home around Winlaw. We found a lovely nature park there and explored the area with the kids. We found a small cave that might have been a badger’s home, enormous stumps from trees that appeared to be over a hundred years old, and some Canada geese honking on the Slocan River.

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It was a lovely stop. Across the river, we saw a Rail Trail that stretches all the way from the entrance of the Slocan Valley up to Nakusp (about 1.5 hours by car one-way). I must confess I was awfully tempted to move to Winlaw for its Nature Park and Rail Trail alone. 🙂

June is very interested in climbing trees these days!

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Rustic perch.

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