New Denver is located in a spectacular setting on the eastern shore of Slocan Lake in the middle of three Provincial wilderness areas: Valhalla Provincial Park, Kokanee Provincial Park and White Grizzly Wilderness, making New Denver an ideal base from which to explore some of British Columbia’s most beautiful scenery. Add in the world class Galena hiking and biking trail, Idaho Lookout on the peak of Idaho Mountain, the historic mining ghost towns of Sandon, Cody and Alamo, Summit Lake Ski Hill, pristine Slocan Lake and you have endless possibilities for outdoor recreation including hiking, fishing, mountain biking, exploring extensive mining ruins, boating, camping, skiing (both downhill and cross country), and snow shoeing. And, at the end of the day, there are three commercial hot springs, and several undeveloped hot springs, most well within a 100 kilometre radius of New Denver. Then, there is a beautifully situated golf course, fine dining and several museums within a few kilometres of New Denver. The area also has a high number of award winning artists with wares to delight your eye and tempt your pocketbook. In fact, there is so much to do that many of our guests have been returning to our cottages for years. Below, you will find a partial list of visitor oriented businesses in the area.
Slocan Lake Boat Tours - Highway 6 & 8th Ave, New Denver. 250-358-7277. Visit their website HERE.
Guided and self-guided tour info on the Slocan River: Lemon Creek Lodge. Visit their website HERE.
Kayak tours and rentals, lower Slocan River. Visit their website HERE.
Idaho Peak - Driving from Sandon, follow the signs to the parking lot just below Idaho Peak. From there it is a short walk up to the old forestry lookout with fantastic views of the area.
3-D's video rental on the corner of 5th Avenue and Highway 6, New Denver. 250-358-2838
Trails – There are many opportunities for hiking/mountain biking in the surrounding area. The New Denver Information Centre has maps available for your use.
Summit Lake Ski Hill – Located on Hwy 6 between New Denver and Nakusp. Opens when there is enough snow. Phone: 250-265-3312.
AREA GOLF COURSES
Slocan Lake Golf Course 250-358-2408: a lovely 9 hole golf course located 3 km north of New Denver on Hwy 6. Open from dawn to dusk. There are also an outdoor patio, BBQ facilities, restaurant and lounge.
Nakusp Golf Club - Nakusp (30 minutes north on Hwy. 6) 250-265-4531
Valley View Golf Club – Winlaw (45 minutes south on Hwy. 6) 250-226-7241 toll free 1-877-324-GOLF
Kaslo Golf Club - Kaslo (30 Minutes East from New Denver on Hwy 31a)
AREA HOT SPRINGS
Nakusp Hot Springs – www.nakusphotsprings.com
Halcyon Hot Springs - www.halcyon-hotsprings.com
Ainsworth Hot Springs – www.hotnaturally.com
The Apple Tree Sandwich Shop
Open Monday to Friday 7 am – 4pm, 250-358-2691
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Slocan Lake Golf Course Restaurant
Open 9 am – 4 pm, Tuesday to Sunday 250-358-2381
Sweet Dreams Guest House/Dining
By reservation - Dinners Only 250-358-2415
Valhalla Inn Restaurant
Open 8 am – 8 pm 250-358-2228
2 for 1 Steak dinner every Friday.
Wild Rose Mexican Restaurant - Open Wed - Sun from 5 pm – 9 pm 250-358-7744
Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre: For information visit their website HERE.
Silvery Slocan Museum in New Denver. 250-358-2201 - The old Bank of Montreal building at the foot of Main Street in New Denver. For more information visit their website HERE.
Historic sternwheeler steam ship: Kaslo. (30 Minutes East from New Denver on Hwy 31a) For more information visit their website HERE.
AREA ART GALLERIES
Hidden Garden Gallery -Corner of Main and Kildare - Local art exhibits, live music and readings by local writers are happening from June through September. You can also just sit and enjoy the garden.
Silverton Gallery - Hwy 6, Silverton - Outdoor mining exhibit and rotating art shows.