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Nelson

Queen City

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 at nightime, at the corner of baker and ward.
Baker Street at nighttime. Trees with lights and lamposts and fresh snow on the ground.

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!

Off The Beaten Path
The Hume Hotel at night. The neon HOTEL sign on the Hume is lit up.

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 Big Orange Bridge in Nelson otherwise known as 'BOB' covered in snow
Ymir Peak on a clear blue sunny day

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.