Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park
The Slocan River Rail Trail - Spirit of 2010 Trail
Annual "Shreddin’ the Loop" mountain bike race
The Kootneys and the Arrowlakes Region are the original home to the Sinixt, considered the Mother Tribe of this region, and Ktunaxa Kinbasket First Nations bands of the Interior Salish (languages of varied tongue were spoken in this region). The Sinixt were considered an extinct population of First Nations in the late 1950's, a totem placed by BC Hydro was dedicated in their memory. However, several members still exist and were spread or fled to various regions of Northern USA. They continue to gain acknowledgement and hand down their family legacies as there was so little record kept by Government for many of the dispersed tribes up to this point.
The area now know as Winlaw was named after John B. Winlaw, who built a sawmill in the area around the early 1900's. The community's original industries were sawmills, forestry, and farming/agriculture.
Summer average 19 degrees Celsius
Winter average 0 degrees Celsius
Map of Winlaw
Please select from the Winlaw travel directory below to find out more details.