New Denver (population of 505, though the total population of the Slocan Valley (including New Denver, Silverton and Slocan and Regional District of Central Kootenay) totals 5,275) is located on Highway 6 on the eastern shore of the Slocan Lake, south of New Denver. Founded in 1892 and incorporated January 12, 1929, New Denver’s history includes a Japanese-Canadian internment camp shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 (Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre). Also, Doukhobor Freedomite children were removed from their parents in the 1950’s and sent to residential schools in New Denver. New Denver is well known for its lack of mobile phones and opposition to cellular telephone services. Residents enjoy activities on the beautiful Slocan Lake, frequenting the local Kohan Garden (Japanese-style), Centennial Park and Mori hiking trail.
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