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Welcome to Slocan ...

While we don't have a date for the founding of Slocan, 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 1956.

The village of Slocan is 1,920 feet [585 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

Telephone area codes for Slocan: (250) and (778)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Slocan: V0G<3>

Communities near Slocan ...

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

  • 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:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slocan Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slocan Park <4>
  • 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.<6>
    • 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.<6>
    • 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 ...

Looking for more information about Slocan? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Slocan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Slocan.

Adding Slocan 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 was on a map titled Road Map for British Columbia (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Slocan.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Slocan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of British Columbia:

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Slocan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Slocan). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Slocan or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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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