Then and Now
New Denver is a small municipality of about 500 residents, situated on the eastern shore of beautiful Slocan Lake. Surrounded by the tall peaks of the Selkirk Mountain range and in close proximity to the picturesque Valhalla Provincial Park, New Denver is located in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. World class outdoor amenities are a defining feature of the area and are enjoyed by both residents and visitors alike, including Slocan Lake and its beaches, area parks, and hiking, biking, and ski trails.
Founded in 1892 and incorporated in 1929, the Village has a dynamic history, including a mining boom in its founding days, a Japanese Canadian internment camp in the 1940s, and a residential facility for Doukhobor children in the 1950s. Following mining and forestry economic ups and downs, the village is now a small, vibrant community with a diverse population.
New Denver is fully serviced including a kindergarten to grade 12 public school, a dedicated multi-age child care centre, preschool, health care centre, RCMP station, post office, liquor store, pharmacy, credit union, insurance agency, gas stations, grocery stores, and more. New Denver serves as a hub for the surrounding communities in the North Slocan region.
New Denver is a volunteer-oriented and engaged community, with a number of non-profit organizations in operation. Local organizations are engaged in initiatives such as advocating for food security, promoting arts and culture, providing care and support to older adults, and the building and preservation of trails.
Recreation is in our ‘Nature’
World class outdoor amenities are a defining feature of the area and are enjoyed by both residents and visitors alike, including Slocan Lake and its beaches, area parks, and hiking, biking, and ski trails.