Nelson

Located on the west arm of Kootenay Lake and surrounded by the Selkirk Mountains, Nelson BC is a spectacularly beautiful  town offering a feast of cultural delights, and four seasons of outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking and water sports.  And of course, some of Canada’s best powder skiing and snowboarding at nearby Whitewater Ski Resort.  With […]

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CULTURE

History Nelson’s history dates back to the late 1880′s when the town grew quickly out of mining wealth into a thriving centre.  The railways, forestry and later a university followed.  The economic downtown and restructuring of the 1980′s saw the town fall into decline until a restoration project of some of the 350 Victorian buildings helped […]

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WATER

Swimming, Boating, Sailing Majestic Kootenay Lake, the largest body of water in British Columbia, is dotted with pristine, sandy beaches. And summers are hot in the Kootenays! Swim, throw a line in (fishing charters: Real Adventures Fishing), or enjoy some water skiing or boating. Nelson’s Lakeside Park has a lovely sandy beach with boat launch, cafe, playground, grassed area and […]

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Mountains

Hiking Nelson is cradled in the Selkirk Mountains, which tower to over 3500 metres.  The Selkirks provide not only a beautiful setting and refuge to an abundance of wildlife (eg. deer, elk, moose and bear), but also many scenic hiking opportunities.  Discover trails in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, Valhalla Provincial Park, and  elsewhere in the Kootenays, including easily […]

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SNOW

Ski/board If you love snow you’re in luck because it dumps down around here!  Beautiful big fluffy snowflakes that float down like feathers.  And just 20 minutes up the road from Nelson is one of the finest powder skiing destinations in the world: Whitewater ski resort.  The facilities are simple: a rustic day lodge with great […]

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