Nestled in the Selkirk Mountains, the artsy and eclectic town of Nelson offers guests unique restaurants, bars, and hospitality only found in the Kootenays. With over 350 heritage buildings, Nelson truly is one of the most authentic ski towns around.
Historic - Baker Street
Stroll up historic Baker Street and enjoy shops filled with local artisan goods, or pop into one of the many delicious coffee shops and breweries to enjoy a beverage. More than 10 outdoor and sports retailers are located off of Baker Street, making it a great place to check out all the latest and greatest in gear. If it's live music you're after there's plenty of that happening too!
Hidden Gem - Off the Beaten Path
A few hours from the closest international airport, Nelson and the surrounding area has long been a sweet little gem in the Kootenays. You won't find huge crowds of people here, but you will find some of the most unique and inviting characters in British Columbia. Visitors can explore the quaint towns of Kaslo, Ymir, and Salmo, or relax those muscles after a long day of powder chasing in Ainsworth's or the many hot springs around - all within an hour from Nelson.
The Road Less Travelled - Getting Here
Whether you're coming from the East, West, North, or South the drive to Nelson is truly a special one. And that final bend in the road to Whitewater with stunning Ymir Peak getting you? That's one you won't forget anytime soon.