Slocan Lake seen from Highway 6 lookout (photo: A.Work)
Thursday June 20, 2019
Slocan Lake Historical Bus Tour
We have organized a fabulous bus tour on Thursday, June 20th. There are only 56 tickets so be sure to purchase your tickets early! Tour will depart from the Castlegar Community Complex, 2101 6th Ave, Castlegar at 8am sharp and return around 6pm.
Please be at the Complex at 7:45am & bring your swim suit!
The tour will include visits to the Kohan Reflection Garden, Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre in New Denver, BC, Lunch at the Slocan Lake Golf Course, the S.S. Moyie in Kaslo, BC, and a soak at Ainsworth Hot Springs. The ticket includes entry fee to all venues and lunch.
Kohan Reflection Garden https://newdenver.ca/kohan-garden/ This Japanese garden was established in 1989 to honour the over 4,000 internees who were housed at this site during WWII. It is a “strolling garden” located on the shores of Slocan Lake.
Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre https://newdenver.ca/nikkei/ This centre is a National Historic Site which has many of the original buildings and features historical artifacts, vegetable garden, Peace Arch, and Heiwa Teien Peace Garden.
unch at Slocan Lake Golf Course http://www.slgc.ca/: Located one km north of New Denver the Golf Course offers a scenic view of The Selkirk Mountains and Slocan Lake. Sorry, but we won’t have time to golf today!
S.S. Moyie, Kaslo http://klhs.bc.ca/s.s.-moyie.html This sternwheeler is the world’s oldest passenger sternwheeler and is also a National Historic Site. The S.S. Moyie has been in operation on Kootenay Lake from 1898 until 1957.
Ainsworth Hot Springs www.ainsworthhotsprings.com These hot springs are comprised of 2 pools, caves, and offer stunning views of the Purcell Mountains and Kootenay Lake. The hot springs are owned and operated by the Lower Kootenay Band.