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Kaslo to New Denver

This drive takes you from lake town to lake town: from Kaslo on Kootenay Lake to New Denver on Arrow Lake.
It's a continuous winding mountain highway - I couldn't help thinking it would be a nice ride for a bike.

We start leaving the beautiful little village of Kaslo, BC.
It sits on the west side of Kootenay Lake and can boast to being the oldest incorporated community in the Kootenays. While it may have shrunk to just over a 1000 from a high of over 3000 residents, it's still a cool little village with in a great area. From the ship-turned-museum the S.S. Moyie to the Kaslo Jazz Festival this place has things to see and do.

Near the New Denver end is a road that leads off to the ghost town of Sandon. It was a gold mining town back in the day. The information I have is that it has about 15 people living there ... check out these links if you'd like to know more:

The end of the drive is New Denver. Like Kaslo this is a small village (pop. 600) on a lake, Slocan Lake. Originally it was called Eldorado City ... a testament to the booming mining mentality of late 19th century British Columbia. During World War 2 it was home to interned Japanese Canadians and later (1950s) a residential school for apprehended Doukhobor children. It is the  home of the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre.

The drive is running at 6 times actual speed ...

Kaslo to New Denver


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From Kaslo to New Denver



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