Madeleine Perriere – Councillor email@example.com
Jessica Lunn (alt.) – Mayor
Founded by Frank Fletcher of Nelson in 1892, Slocan City was the smallest incorporated city in the British Commonwealth, perhaps in the world.
In 1958 Slocan City reincorporated as a village and is now known as the Village of Slocan.
The booming mining town served as the terminus for the old railway, and sternwheelers plied the lake carrying minerals, goods and people. In 1942 when the Japanese-Canadians were interned, there was a large population housed in and around Slocan City. At the back of the town cemetery is the only surviving Buddhist Cemetery from this era.
The Village of Slocan is situated 72 kms (43 miles) north of both Nelson and Castlegar. An easy one hour drive. It is the perfect peaceful beautiful place if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban centres. Now home to about 350 people, Slocan Village is good choice from which to explore the great outdoors. The recreation facilities in the area are excellent, and different areas are easily accessible depending upon experience and fitness level.
Did you know that in 2011, Slocan had the only all-woman village council in BC?