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Two hikers on Idaho Peak in the Slocan Valley
(Dave Heath photo)

New Denver

Transportation & Maps

New Denver is located in the Slocan Valley, one of the more remote valleys in the Kootenay Rockies region. However, car travel, public transportation, and air travel make the Slocan Valley entirely accessible.

Car Travel

The major roads in southern British Columbia run east to west. Highway 6, on the other hand, runs north from the Canada/US boundary at Nelway (156km/97mi) into New Denver, and then erratically west to the city of Vernon (239km/149mi). Motorcyclists will enjoy the winding mountain roads in this part of the Kootenay Rockies.

The closest point of access to the Trans-Canada Highway is Revelstoke, 146km/91mi to the north, via Highway 6, Highway 23, and a ferry ride. Travel time from Vancouver is approximately nine hours, and from Calgary, Alberta, approximately eight hours. Car rentals are available in Revelstoke, or Castlegar and Nelson, both 1.5 hours from New Denver. Snow tires are essential for winter driving.

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New Denver