Nelson & Area
North America

  • Surrounded by the Selkirk Mountains beside Kootenay Lake  
  • Forestry and mining drew the first settlers in 1896. 
  • Home to 350 heritage buildings, the largest collection per capita in Canada.
  • Stunning scenery,  lush parks and  flower gardens. 
  • Self-guided heritage walking and motoring tours. 
  • Granite Pointe 18 hole golf course in town.
  • World class Kokanee Springs golf course nearby.
  • Lively and eclectic local arts community
  • Performing arts at the beautifully restored Capitol Theatre.
  • Kootenay School of the Arts provides instruction in a broad range of disciplines.
  • Ethnic traditional or vegetarian restaurants.
  • Spectacular hiking in both the Valhalla and Kokanee Parks.
  • Unique Llama trek outings available.
  • Whitewater Ski Area - 20 minutes drive from downtown.
  • Ainsworth Hot Springs is a 45 minute drive from Nelson.
  • The world's longest free ferry ride across Kootenay Lake.
  • Fishing, boating, sailing or swimming opportunities are numerous.

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