Wright Wheels
Bicycle Tours
516 Cottonwood Street
Nelson BC  Canada  V1L 3V6
Tel: 250-352-9236
info@biketoursbc.ca

 

   

 

Silvery Slocan Loop Guided/Supported  

2008 Dates Cycle Days Nights Minimum Riders Maximum Riders Difficulty Price

June 30 - July 4th

5 6

4

14

Moderate $700.00

September 22 - 26

5 6 4 14 Moderate $700.00

Note: price increase due to an unforeseen increase in accommodation rates
 

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The Silvery Slocan mining boom of the late 1800s - dreamers and schemers flocked to the area.  Today, people come for the hot springs, to explore the historic mining memorabilia and for the relaxed ambience.  This tour begins in Nelson with a very scenic ride along Kootenay Lake.

 Nelson's boom came when two prospectors accidentally discovered a rich silver outcrop.  Their 'find' attracted a number of miners increasing its population, making Nelson the oldest city on the west side of the Kootenay Rockies region.  Nelson is home to many fine heritage buildings, from elegant mansions to elaborate commercial structures and offers even more than just great heritage.  The community's annual Art Walk (July & August) showcases the local artisans' incredible work.

The village of Kaslo is set at the highway junctions of #31/#31A.  The restored SS Moyie, the world's oldest sternwheeler and proud symbol of Kaslo's heritage, sits on the shores of Kootenay Lake.  Kaslo's 19'th century buildings have also benefited from this community's commitment to its heritage and if you like music, come for the Jazz Festival - showcasing the world's best on a floating stage each August holiday weekend.

Across the magnificent Valhalla mountain range and the New Denver glacier, the small towns of New Denver and Silverton are situated along the shoreline of Slocan Lake.  You'll discover artisan shops and galleries along the way, and  the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, located in New Denver, tells the tragic story of the internment of thousands of Canadians of Japanese descent during the World War II.  The Silvery Slocan Museum displays a great selection of memorabilia too.

Discover British Columbia's legendary ghost city - Sandon, a short drive from New Denver, and experience the silver rush of the 1800s.  Historical treasures include the City Hall and Interpretive Centre, Generating Station, Prospector's Pick gift shop and much more.  The Kaslo & Slocan Railway Historic Trail starts at Sandon - a 5 km trail taking you by historic mine shafts and artifacts of the past.  On to Slocan, by traveling south on Hwy #6.  The spectacularly beautiful Slocan Valley
was once a magnet for thousands of hopeful prospectors and miners.  Today, the charming towns and villages, nestled in this valley, enjoy a quiet serenity. 

You'll want to venture into this wilderness area and explore the friendly, small communities for a while before you conclude the Silvery Slocan Tour !

 

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Wright Wheels - Bicycle Tours
516 Cottonwood Street
Nelson BC  Canada  V1L 3V6
Tel: 250-352-9236
info@biketoursbc.ca