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New Denver (Village) / Fitzstubbs Creek / Howson Creek / Slocan Lake

Phone : (250) 358-2316
Your Host(s) : Municipal Administration

New Denver, BC (Nearby: Silverton, Rosebery, Three Forks, Sandon, Hills)

  • Fitzstubbs Creek
  • Howson Creek
  • New Denver
  • Slocan Lake
  • Comparisons between the Kootenays and Switzerland have been made since at least 1893, on account of their towering, snow-capped mountains. Robert T. Lowery’s New Denver Ledge took up the cause with its July 23, 1896 edition: “New Denver is the most beautiful townsite in America [sic]. There is nothing in Switzerland that will equal it.”

115 Slocan Avenue
New Denver, British Columbia
V1L 5S4

British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies

Description From Owner:
  • Fitzstubbs Creek - After Captain Napoleon Fitzstubbs, appointed gold commissioner at Nelson in 1891. His superior English manner caused a lot of resentment among the locals.
  • Howson Creek - After Jack Howson, prospector and teamster at Telkwa after World War I.
  • New Denver - When the surveyor, Perry, needed a name for the settlement in 1891, he chose El Dorado, presumably hoping that the mines would make it as rich as the legendary city of gold.
  • The next year, when it had become clear that not gold but silver and lead constituted the mineral wealth, a public meeting was called to decide on a more suitable name.
  • At this meeting Thomas Latheen, who had come from Denver, Colorado, stoutly mainImagetained that this little town would grow to be even greater than Denver, and he persuaded the citizens to adopt the name of New Denver for their settlement.
  • Slocan Lake - Members of the Palliser Expedition in 1859 passed the mouth of the Schlocan or Sloghan River.
  • This name is derived from the Okanagan Indian word meaning 'pierce, strike on the head.' This refers to the Indian practice of spearing or harpooning the salmon that used to be plentiful throughout the Slocan district.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Mount Carpenter, 4km
  • Idaho Peak, 6km
  • Mount Twigg, 10km
  • Selkirk Peak, 8km
  • Slocan Lake, 12km
  • Hoben Lakes, 9km
  • Iron Peak, 9km
  • Mount Aylwin, 15km
  • Mount Denver, 10km
  • English Peak, 10km
  • Maurier Lake, 16km
  • Mount Payne, 12km
  • Sandon Peak, 13km
  • Mount Dolly Varden, 16km
  • Wragge Lake, 13km
  • Inverness Mountain, 17km
  • Wee Sandy Lake, 13km
  • Marten Mountain, 17km
  • Bear Lake, 14km
  • Fishermaiden Lake, 17km
  • Fennell Lakes, 19km
  • Reco Mountain, 14km
  • Mount Fennell, 19km
  • Paupo Mountain, 19km
  • Mount Vingolf, 15km
  • Natanek Lake, 19km
  • Fish Lake, 15km
  • Mount McHardy, 20km
  • Mount Meers, 15km
  • Beaver Lake, 22km
  • Mount Niord, 15km
  • Virgil Mountain, 20km
  • Blacktail Mountain, 19km
  • Cahill Lake, 19km
  • Mount Heyland, 17km
  • Mount Cody, 16km
  • Shannon Lake, 17km
  • Insect Peak, 21km
  • Whitewater Mountain, 18km
  • Long Mountain, 18km
  • Titei Mountain, 19km
  • Hampshire Mountain, 22km
  • Reanay Lakes, 19km
  • Mount Stubbs, 22km
  • Big Sister Mountain, 19km
  • Arlington Peak, 25km
  • Heather Lake, 24km
  • Hela Peak, 19km
  • Mount Dryden, 20km
  • Texas Peak, 17km