Crescent Valley is located on Hwy 6 just at the junction with Hwy
3A on the Castlegar to Nelson
highway just north of Glade.
Crescent Valley is a small community that stretches for about 3
km (2 miles) on Hwy 6 from Kootenay River near Shoreacres to a large
bend on Slocan River.
3A and Hwy 6 Junction
There are a few businesses located in Crescent Valley at the Hwy
3A and Hwy 6 junction including a Kootenay Savings Bank, fresh fruit
and vegetable store, licensed restaurant called Iones and Rosetown
Antiques and Collectibles.
on Hwy 6
Travelling north along Hwy 6 you eventually come to a coffee bar
called Pony Espresso, Evergreen Country Store featuring natural
foods, Shell Service Station, Crescent Valley Community Hall, Crescent
Valley Fire Dept. and the Frog Peak Cafe.
Water Rafting or Kayaking
If you enjoy white water rafting or kayaking, this stretch of Slocan
River at Crescent Valley is quite exciting and very popular with
the locals. The 3 km (2 mile) trip takes around one to three hours
from the beach to the railway bridge at Shoreacres.
River Swimming Hole
For swimmers the local beach along this part of the Slocan River
has an excellent swimming hole making for great sunbathing and relaxing.
If you enjoy walking or mountainbiking there is a small trail that
goes along the Slocan River.
Slocan Valley Rail Trail
Today the railway at Crescent Valley is abandoned but the right
of way has been saved in parts to become a regional multi-use trail
called The Slocan Valley Rail Trail. The rail trail is very unique
and follows the meandering Slocan River north from Crescent Valley
through Slocan Park, Passmore, Winlaw and
eventually reaching Slocan City.
Please just remember to take caution on the trail for possible machinery
and danger at road crossings. Also take note that some bridges are
still missing on the trail but work is being done on improving the
trail's condition through the Spirit of 2010 Trail funding.
Peak Cafe & Guesthouse
If you do have time try the Frog Peak Cafe & Guesthouse in Crescent
Valley. Named after a local peak, located towards the west, the
Frog Peak Cafe & Guesthouse is housed in one of Crescent Valley's
original buildings which was built in 1886. The cafe features great
food, a very good coffee selection plus bakery treats. Set in a
very relaxing garden setting the Frog Peak is definitely one of
those cafes you have to try.
Endless Adventure, a kayaking rental company is situated right across
Hwy 6 from the main beach and the Slocan River. Endless Adventure
offers local camping, rafting and kayak tours on the Slocan River
and specializes in kayak courses and has a storefront for all your
One thing you'll notice as you travel by Crescent Valley towards
another small community called South Slocan on Hwy 3A is a sign
for the generating plant owned by FortisBC at South Slocan Station
Road. Take the time and go down and view FortisBC's large hydro
electric generating plant located along the Kootenay River. The
site is very historic and offers some spectacular views of the heritage
townsite and across the Kootenay River towards BC Hydro's Kootenay
Canal generating facility.
Then located south of South Slocan at Shoreacres, across Hwy 3A,
just below the railway bridge is another swimming hole on the Slocan
River. From here the pool stretches to near the confluence with
the Kootenay River.
Just remember if you are enjoying the countryside around Crescent
Valley and the Slocan River, please remember this is Bear Country.
Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless
you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions.
There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars
so please play it safe.
Information on Crescent Valley
click map for
at Crescent Valley
Beach Area at
Frog Peak Cafe
- BC Hydro