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.

Map to Winlaw

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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2 thoughts on “Winlaw in the Slocan Valley

  1. tkdehaan says:

    Nice to see all your smiling faces on here. Look how grown up Alice is looking! I love the photos of you with your kids; very sweet!

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  2. jrdeleeuw says:

    Every time you wear that color I think of how beautiful it looks on you!
    And I agree with Kristi…Alice is looking especially grown up in these pictures! Lovely to see an update ♥!

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