Lardeau Valley Opportunity LINKS Society was founded in 2010. The purpose(s) of the society are to link individuals, businesses, and other groups and organizations throughout the Lardeau Valley in order to help build a cohesive structure conducive to enabling community members to live and thrive in the area. LINKS is a community organization that supports and advances the economic, social and environmental well-being of Lardeau Valley residents. Through developing connections and partnerships and increasing awareness of Lardeau Valley resources and concerns, LINKS helps to build a cohesive and vibrant community.
- If you would like to submit event information or have any suggestions please contact the LINKS administrator Valerie Cowan at email@example.com
LINKS Executive Board Members:
Chair – Jillian Madill
Secretary – Deborah Bockner
Treasurer – Carl Johnson
Board Member – Bob Gazzard
Administrator – Valerie Cowan
Web Manager – Valerie Cowan
The LINKS Office is located in the Lardeau Valley Community Centre, the office is available for Lardeau Valley group meetings. There is no charge but the office needs to be booked ahead of time, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Notice boards:
Argenta Post Office and Community Centre, Argenta Rd.
Cooper Creek Lardeau Valley gas station and convenience store Highway 31
PH: (250) 366-4374
Howser notice board in Upper Howser, Howser Station Rd.
Johnsons Landing notice board near mail boxes and community hall, Rogers Rd.
Lardeau by the PO boxes, 4th St.
Meadow Creek the Meadow Creek store, Highway 31. PH: (250) 366-4216
Welcome to the Lardeau Valley
The Lardeau Valley is geographically located at the north end of Kootenay Lake and Duncan Lake area in the West Kootenay Valley of British Columbia.
Lardeau Valley is a remote mountainous area boasting a total population of approximately 387 full time residents. This includes seven main communities (Lardeau, Cooper Creek, Meadow Creek, Howser, Hamill Creek, Argenta and Johnson’s Landing) as well as smaller ones such as Poplar Creek and Gold Hill.
Gas stations and convenience stores are located in both Cooper Creek and Meadow Creek. Both Meadow Creek and Argenta have a Canada Post outlet. Meadow Creek is also the location of the sole restaurant and pub which is currently under renovation and soon to reopen.
Meadow Creek, Argenta and Johnson’s Landing each have community halls maintained by vibrant and active local nonprofit associations with the assistance of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK).
Lardeau Valley residents generally shop in Kaslo and/or Nelson, a distance of approximately 52 km and 120 km respectively, south on Highway 31. This translates to one and two hour trips each way on winding mountain roads. As with most of the Kootenays, winter driving can be treacherous and winter avalanches are not uncommon, temporarily cutting off travel for the majority of Lardeau Valley residents.
The area is home to several small mills, timber construction companies, skiing, wilderness resorts, organic market farms, professional artists and craftspeople (to mention a few). A full listing of businesses and services are found elsewhere on this site.
Community members are comprised of dedicated homesteaders, retirees and people that just want to reside in a small quiet remote wilderness area. Residents tend to be independent with varying degrees of self-sufficiency. Communities are small and very close knit yet friendly and dynamic.