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    Slocan Valley Hobby Farm - Winlaw, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 24147

    Beautiful & fertile acreage with amazing recreational & farming appeal. Launch your kayak/paddle board & access the Slocan River. Slocan Valley Rail Trail runs along the boundary. 3-bedroom home, old log cabin (rented), shop/garage + multiple functional outbuildings.


    9 acres

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    A beautiful and fertile acreage with amazing recreational and agricultural appeal.

    Recreationally, the land sits on Pedro Creek, a great place to launch your kayak or paddleboard and easily access the Slocan River—please see maps and pictures. A great swimming hole is just off the property, and beyond the creek is approximately half an acre of land on an island, with lots of Crown land to explore. Alternatively, the Slocan Valley Rail Trail runs along the boundary of the property and offers over 50 km of trails to explore on foot or bike!

    Agriculturally, there are numerous decorative shrubs and trees, as well as a long list of producing fruit trees (apple, pear, plum, cherry, hazelnut) and a rich garden bed (currently overgrown but ready to be brought back to its splendor). The land also has plenty of raspberries and even a grapevine. One could easily be self-sufficient with a huge vegetable garden, decorative plants and flowers, and perhaps set up a fruit/veggie stand. There is ample water to keep everything green and growing strong, with two licences on Pedro Creek, all gravity-fed, and irrigation lines and hose bibs around the land for ease of watering the gardens. Additionally, there is a nice flat and fertile pasture extending out to the creek—an ideal setup for horses, a couple of cattle, or whatever you envision.

    On the property is a modest 3-bedroom home (in need of some updates but with a new septic system as of 2020), a barn with 3 small stalls plus a loft and covered equipment storage shed, an old log cabin that is rented month-to-month, a large shop/garage to work on projects and store toys and gear, a cabin shell, an old sauna house, and multiple other functional outbuildings. More details on the improvements are listed below in the improvements section.

    The property is mostly in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), with approximately half an acre outside the ALR, and there are no local zoning bylaws, offering lots of flexibility in use.


    5157 Highway 6 - Winlaw, BC

    All showings by appointment only.

    Notable Distances
    • Nelson - 35 minutes
    • Castlegar - 37 minutes
    • Creston - 1 hour 50 minutes
    • Cranbrook - 3 hours
    • Spokane - 3.5 hours
    • Kelowna - 4 hours

    Area Data


    Unincorporated in both size and sentiment, Winlaw is a small, funky community on the eastern bank of the winding Slocan River. Smack dab in the center of adventure, the tiny ‘downtown’ offers more than its fair share of fusion eateries, artisan boutiques and micro-shops with hiking, rafting, floating, rock climbing and camping opportunities all just steps away. Winlaw and area also has a hardware, firehall, gas station, and alternative learning school. There is public bus service into Nelson.

    Slocan Valley

    Nestled between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountain ranges in southeastern British Columbia, the Slocan Valley is a stunning tapestry of lush forests, pristine waters, and vibrant communities. The clear, deep waters of Slocan Lake and the winding Slocan River offer countless opportunities for boating, fishing, and swimming, while the surrounding trails invite hikers and bikers to explore the valley's breathtaking landscapes. Rich in history, from its Indigenous roots to its silver mining boom and Doukhobor settlements, the valley's cultural heritage is deeply woven into its identity. The charming towns of New Denver, Silverton, Slocan City and Winlaw each tell their unique stories through preserved architecture, local festivals, and bustling farmers' markets. Embracing a spirit of creativity and sustainability, the Slocan Valley is a haven for artists, organic farmers, and outdoor enthusiasts alike, making it a treasured gem in British Columbia's natural and cultural mosaic.


    Today’s communities of the Slocan Valley are barely one hundred years old, and yet the Slocan has seen some of Canada’s most dramatic and interesting history. Several thousand years ago, aboriginal people occupied the valley, using its resources for food and shelter. Archaeological sites are scattered along the length of Slocan River and there are some beautiful and well-preserved rock art pictures on the western cliffs of Slocan Lake. There are members of the Sinixt Nation living in the Valley today, and the Ktunaxa Nation are discussing areas in the Slocan Valley as part of their contemporary treaty talks. But until as late as 1890, almost no-one else had even seen the Slocan Valley, let alone knew about it.

    Mining History

    In the late 19th century, the discovery of silver led to a mining boom, which attracted settlers and led to the establishment of towns such as New Denver, Silverton, and Slocan City.


    Please see the mapping section, all boundaries are approximate. All lines drawn on aerial images/photographs are approximate and for reference only.

    Map Reference

    49°35'37.73"N and 117°35'2.39"W


    Domestic Water Licence on Pedro Creek

    • 500 gpd
    • Gravity fed

    Irrigation Water Licence on Pedro Creek

    • 6.25-acre feet per year
    • There are a number of irrigation lines and hose bibs
    • throughout the land
    • Gravity fed

    New Septic in 2020

    BC Hydro power

    Internet - Telus

    No cell service


    3+ bedroom house with basement for storage—walk thru video tour available

    • Main floor: kitchen with attached dining area, sitting room, office, bedroom/den, laundry area, large pantry/storage room, full bathroom with separate tub and shower
    • Upper Level: master bedroom, bedroom, bedroom, attic storage
    • Basement: storage room, utility room, multiple cold storage rooms
    • Electric forced air furnace

    1 room + loft cabin—rented for $900/month

    • Metal roof
    • Greywater pit was re-done last year
    • Mini hot water tank
    • Kitchen
    • 2-piece bathroom

    2-car garage with shop space

    • Concrete floor
    • Metal roof
    • Power panel

    Barn with loft space

    • Asphalt shingle roof
    • Was used for chickens and ducks and a couple narrow stalls for cows
    • Has a lean too for equipment storage
    • Has water line on its side

    Rustic cabin

    • Covered porch
    • Metal roof
    • 12 ft x 16 ft


    Outdoor shower

    Greenhouse—needs new skinning

    Sauna house

    • Wood stove
    • Tile tub

    Old beehive shack

    Fenced garden space

    • Overgrown now and fencing needs work

    Manmade pond

    • Decorative and aids in irrigation


    No zoning.

    The majority of the property is in the ALR, but there is approximately half an acre at the eastern end of the land that is outside the ALR.


    PID 015-799-158

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.