New Denver has a varied history. From the boom of mining town days, it became an internment centre for Japanese people during the Second World War and is now enjoying a renewed interest from people seeking to find a quiet lifestyle away from urban centres. Situated on Slocan Lake, known for its warm water temperatures, it is surrounded by spectacular mountains and parks: Valhalla Provincial Park, Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park and further west, Goat Range Provincial Park. There is no shortage of things to do and see. Nine-hole golf courses in the area, soccer pitches, skating arenas and first-class mountain bike trails round out the rural lifestyle.

Distances: to Nelson - 1hr 20 mins; to Castlegar - 1hr 20 mins; to Kelowna - 4hrs 
About New Denver

Community Information

A curated collection of useful tidbits of information. 

The Basics


473 (2016)

Average Age

54 (2016)

Average Home Price


Community Site

Education, Healthcare, and Transportation

K-12 – New Denver –Lucerne Elementary & Secondary School
New Denver’s Slocan Community Health Centre is a primary care centre with residential care, 24/7 emergency services, an ambulance, lab, X-ray, a hospice room and a medical clinic staffed by three physicians on a rotational basis plus a nurse practitioner. A chiropractor and a massage therapist come to the centre once a week.
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