Summer Activities

Lemon Creek Pioneer Campground area offers a wide range of summer outdoor adventures, including hiking in the Valhallas or Kokanee Glacier.

Hiking Idaho Peak

  Idaho Peak

Join Adventure Summit Reflections and enjoy the best alpine hikes and climbs in the Selkirk mountains with certified A.C.M.G. guides and professional educators. Summit Reflections offer mountain experiences you won’t find in any guidebook. Day or multi-day programs are available for beginning hikers to advanced mountaineers. You choose the level of challenge.

Idaho Peak, Alps Alturas, Dennis Basin Trail, Fishermaiden Lake Trail…Lemon Creek Pioneer Campground keeps on hand a selection of brochures and maps for spontaneous jaunts if the mood hits you. Ask the staff to help you decide!

Tubing the Slocan River

 Tubing the Slocan River

Canoeing and kayaking is another ideal way to explore our  paradise.

Endless Adventure out of Nelson BC have a number of floats and  raft trips available for the Slocan River. Or ask Barry and Judy and  they’ll direct you to where you should put your tube in for a maximum river tubing experience.

Slocan Lake has a multitude of views to be appreciated from the seat of a canoe or kayak. Waterfalls and sandy beaches adorn this majestic lake. You’ll likely come across some Petroglyphs: First Nations Rock Paintings left by Sinixt  (Lake People.)

Galena Trail

  Galena Trail

Road cycling enthusiast have long been coming to the Slocan Valley for it’s intermediate to challenging pathways. The International Selkirk Loop offers the Silvery Slocan Super Side Trip of the loop – an impressive 177 km route that travels along Kootenay Lake and Slocan Lake to loop around Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park.

Slocan Rail Trail, right out the front door of Lemon Creek Pioneer Campground, is road cycling and mountain biking combined.

Challenging enough for experienced riders, but easy enough for beginners, Galena Trail runs from Rosebery to Three Forks. Hop onto it around halfway in New Denver and choose Rosebery (1-2 hours) or Three Forks (2-3 hours.) The Three Forks trail features carpenter Creek, over which you’ll need to use the cable car to cross.

Valley View Golf Club
Slocan Lake Golf Club
Slocan Rail Trail
Smiling Otter Kayaking
West Koot Route
Slocan Lake Chamber
Castlegar & District Chamber


Slocan Lake is well known for its beautiful Rainbow and Bull Trout, Kokanee and Mountain Whitefish. But catching them is utterly rewarding as the challenge is greater on this 900 foot deep lake. Huge drop-offs on all sides provide varying depths that these fish use to hide from your lure. Fishing near creek mouths is most advantageous, either with flies or from boats. Try catch and release at it’s best at the confluence of Slocan River and Lemon Creek just walking distance from the campground.

And So Much More
Spring, Summer and Fall Festivals are a popular draw to the Kootenay’s. The cities of  Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Kaslo, New Denver and beyond provide daytrips of culture and wonder.