The Village of Slocan, commonly known as Slocan City, is a village in the Slocan Valley of the West Kootenay region of the southeastern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the southern end of Slocan Lake, to the south of New Denver, which sits mid-way up the lake's eastern shore. The name Slocan is derived from the Sinixt Indian word meaning "to strike or pierce on head" and was derived from their practice of harpooning salmon. At one time, this area had an abundance of salmon. Slocan should not be confused with Slocan Park, which is farther south along the Slocan River, or South Slocan, at the Slocan River's confluence with the Kootenay River. The term "the Slocan", also, refers to the Slocan Valley, not Slocan City alone.