Wednesday, July 29, 2009


On the heat of a late July day, visitors to the Kohan Garden can find shade and peacefulness alongside the lakeshore.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Street faire

Besides the weekly farmers' market, New Denver hosts an annual street faire attracting flea market, antique, jewelry, imports and clothing vendors.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Fingland Cabin Blacksmith Tools

The Fingland Cabin in Silverton was the home and blacksmithy of Fred Fingland. It's a log cabin that was built in 1896 and restored by the local historical society. It's operated as a part-time museum by the society, with occasional blacksmithing demonstrations during holiday celebrations.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Bridge over Silverton Creek

The main highway bridge in the community of Silverton, spanning Silverton Creek.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Valhalla Pure

Valhalla Pure is a sporting goods retailer with 17 retail locations across western Canada. The owner has had this property in New Denver since he started the company. The name Valhalla Pure was inspired by the Valhalla Mtn. range visible across the lake. The store is only open May through September but it carries a great range of quality clothing and gear. The chain-wide seconds and remainders arrive here in boxes once the tourists have gone home and on a little-publicized Saturday in the fall the locals have a field day picking through bins and scooping up amazing deals.

The same bench can be seen in a wintry west-facing view in this entry.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Canada Day Dog Show

With prizes for "cutest dog," "best trick," "worst dog breath" and "best hang-dog expression," the Annual Canada Day Community Dog Show is always a hit.