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Welcome to Slocan City ...

Although we found mention of Slocan City during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Slocan City was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Slocan City to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Slocan City, please Contact Us.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Slocan City, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1925.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Slocan City might be (or was) located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).

Note: If you leave Slocan City and travel east, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

We believe that Slocan City would be found within the (250) & (778)<2> area codes.

Communities near Slocan City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Slocan City.

  • New Denver
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Silverton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Perrys
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrys
  • Slocan Park
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slocan Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slocan Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slocan Park <3>
  • Winlaw
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winlaw
  • Vallican
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vallican
  • Alamo ‑ Historic
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Alamo. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
    • Alamo has also been known as:
    • Alamo Siding
  • Atbara ‑ Historic
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Atbara. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atbara
  • Sandon
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Cody ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cody

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Slocan City ...

Looking for more information about Slocan City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Slocan City, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Slocan City.

Adding Slocan City to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Slocan City was on a map titled Map of British Columbia (from Gulf Refining, 1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Slocan City.

The official website for Province of British Columbia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Slocan City and then turned east". While Slocan City could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Slocan City as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Slocan City could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.


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