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

New Denver


Park in BC (JF Bergeron photo)

Park in BC (JF Bergeron photo)

New Denver is an ideal base for exploring the area's nearby provincial parks. Each park combines varied terrain, abundant wildlife, and easy access to outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, kayaking, and fishing.

Valhalla Provincial Park

Valhalla Provincial Park features a diverse terrain of sandy beaches and rock bluffs along the west shore of Slocan Lake, dense forests covering lower mountain slopes, and bare rock and glaciers at higher elevations. This geographical variety translates to amazing opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, waterskiing, and fishing, as well as short hikes and long wilderness treks. Rustic campsites line the lakeshore and beaches.

The Slocan Lake side can be reached by trail from the village of Slocan, or by boat from Silverton and New Denver. Access to the alpine is either on foot from the lakeshore, or via bumpy logging roads that are best navigated with a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Either way, the fantastic scenery more than compensates.

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