Ghost Town of the Silvery Slocan
Rich silver-lead ore was discovered in the Sandon area in 1891, and the mining camp soon became a city of over 5,000 people. Known as the Monte Carlo of North America back in the 1890s, Sandon is recognized today as a historic site of international significance.
The Sandon Museum tells the fascinating story of Sandon, from its heyday when it boasted a bustling downtown and Red Light District to its demise by fire and flood. Housed in the beautifully restored Slocan Mercantile Block, the Sandon Museum draws over 20,000 visitors a year. Wheelchair accessible.