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2017 Visitor Guide


Welcome to Regional District of Central Kootenay Area E BALFOUR • KOOTENAY RIVER • WHITEWATER

With over 350 designated heri tage homes and downtown buildings, Nels on captures a classic authentic feel you will fall in love with.

Fine restauran ts, seasonal pa tios and first ra entertainment te plus an eclectic cultural scene.

Discover a rare blend of year round outdoor adventure, mixed with a vibrant arts, cultural, and heritage scene you will fall in love with. Explore historic Baker Street, and downtown Nelson and enjoy specialty shops, boutiques, fine restaurants, outdoor patios and first rate entertainment….a true adventure in itself! Nelson is an authentic, funky and vibrant mountain playground, perfect for all ages.

Live Life to its F ullest!

From the breath-taking ride north over the Kootenay Lake Ferry and the unique shops and restaurants in Balfour to the quaint villages of Harrop and Procter and their famous cinnamon buns, heading northwest to the sparkling hills of Whitewater Ski Hill and the south shore’s luxurious sand at Taghum Beach in Blewett, the Regional District Of Central Kootenay’s Area E has a lot to offer. Play Her e! Balfour Golf Course, Balfour tennis courts and sports field, Eagleview Par 3 And Mini-Golf, Balfour Gym, Lang’s Marina, Sunshine Bay Park, with its Bike Skills Park and Boat Launch, Kokanee Creek Park and Visitor’s Centre and Kokanee Glacier Trails, Kokanee Park Marine, West Arm Park, Kokanee Zipline, Taghum Beach Park, Whitewater Ski Hill, Retreat Centers, Cottonwood Lake Park, Morning Mountain Bike and Hike Recreation Area, and the Great Northern Trail. Stay Her e! With lodges, bed and breakfasts such as Acorn Guest House, Kootenay Lakeview Spa and Event Centre, Poppy Inn B&B, campgrounds and RV Parks you can stay and play in Balfour while Eagle Creek PHOTO CREDITS Hikers Fred Mansveld

Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre 91 Baker Street (Heritage CP Station) Nelson V1L 4G8 Ph: (250) 352-3433 Toll Free: 1-877-663-5706 Email: info@discoverNelson.com Web: www.discoverNelson.com 2 | DISCOVER NELSON 2017

Taghum Eagles J.A. Siderius Kayaker The Rice Family Kootenay Lake Fisherman Paul Jacobsen Whitewater Skier

Guest House and Beach Taghum Bed And Breakfast in Blewett keep you near all the extreme recreation action. Dine Her e! Balfour’s Old World Bakery, the Dock And Duck, Balfour Beach Inn, the Osprey Grill At Balfour Golf Course, Holly’s Diner and Procter’s Village Bakery provide delicious options for every taste. Shop Her e! Balfour is the spot for fishing tackle, gas and more. Try the Gill And Gift, find unique garments at Blue Sky Clothing and stop for gifts and crafts along the highway. Liquor, souvenirs, beach needs and groceries can be found at the three stores located in Balfour, Procter and Kokanee Park.

C ele br ate Her e! With commercial venues like Kootenay Lakeview Lodge and non-profit community halls in Balfour, Procter, Harrop and the historical churches in Queens Bay, Balfour and Procter there are many options for your family gatherings, weddings and business meetings. L ive her e! Check out the many great rural properties waiting for you. Area E is perfect place to start out or retire. Did we mention farm? Three elementary schools, churches, 2 seniors’ centers, stunning wildlife, horse clubs, riding grounds, parks, beaches, fishing, activities galore and great transit. What more do you need? Grow your life and grow your garden!

For more information on RDCK Area E The Balfour Area Business and Historic Association balfourcanada.com | info@balfourcanada.com Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism nelsonkootenaylake.com | 250-352-7879 | info@nelsonkootenaylake.com Regional District of Central Kootenay Area E Director, Ramona Faust explorerdckareae.wordpress.com | 250-229-5222 | rfaust@rdck.bc.ca

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A DESTINATION FOR ALL FOUR SEASONS TABLE OF CONTENTS 5 Welcome 6 Historic Nelson 8 Super Side Trips 10-12 Shopping 14-15 Choose Your Accommodation 18-19 Accommodation Listings 20 Gastro Tourism 22-23 Cafes and Bakeries Galore 24-25 Restaurant Listings 26-29 Maps 30 Getting Here 32 Catching Kootenay Culture 33 Unleash your Inner Adventurer 34-35 Golf and Nature 36 Attractions 39 Spring into Nelson 40 Soak up the Summer 42 Fabulous Fall 44 Wonderful Winter 45 The Best Little Arts Town in Canada 46-47 Festivals/Events/Markets 48-49 Event Calendar 50 Relocation/Investment 51 Health and Healing 52 Ferry Schedule 53 Visitor Centre PUBLISHER: EDITOR: DESIGN: ADVERTISING: MAPS: COVER PHOTO:

Eric Lawson Jennifer Cowan Katelyn Hurley Adam Mandseth Marc-Andre Hamelin Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce Adrian Wagner Studio

Nelson and Area Vacation Guide is published annually by Black Press in partnership with Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce 91 Baker St. Nelson B.C. V1L 4G8

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YOU WON’T WANT TO LEAVE When you first visit Nelson, it won’t matter what time of year it is — you’ll find majestic wilderness, historic charm and a unique mountain culture regardless of the season. Nestled on the shoreline of Kootenay Lake, this 10,000-person hamlet faces the forested slope of Elephant Mountain and the majestic Selkirk range. Nelson features boutique shopping, a vibrant arts scene and a plentitude of outdoor activities including mountain biking, cat-skiing and zip-lining. Soccer, ultimate frisbee, curling, hockey, tennis tournaments are hosted year-round. And there’s no shortage of galleries and theatres to keep you entertained. At the end of the day you can enjoy the spectacular night life at bustling local venues showcasing the work of local musicians and artists. Then take advantage of one of our award-winning hotels, where you can rest just long enough to take on what’s next. NO END TO KOOTENAY EVENTS The West Kootenay is home to a thriving festival scene, two theatres, museums and art galleries and many other cultural institutions. Local residents’ artistry is on proud display in our theatres, galleries and businesses, and touring acts will often make a point to make an appearance in town. Residents can expect to experience street parties, local markets and live music. And with more restaurants per capita than cities like San Fransisco and Manhattan, Nelson has no shortage of culinary delights, offering a wide variety of options from ramen, sushi and tacos to high-end dining and cocktail bars. NELSON’S UNIQUELY VIBRANT NEIGHBOURS Nelson is surrounded on all sides by unique communities that have access to amenities such as natural hot springs, camping, golfing and skiing. Including towns such as Kaslo, Balfour, Ainsworth Hot Springs and Crawford Bay, the area boasts world-class beaches, scenic landscapes with snowcapped mountains and more. Road trippers may find themselves wandering through an artisan’s studio in Crawford Bay, going for a hike in Kokanee Glacier Park, or spelunking in the natural caves at Ainsworth B.C. DISCOVERNELSON.COM | 5


HISTORIC NELSON

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Before prospectors arrived in search of gold and silver, the area where Nelson now sits was home for thousands of years to the Ktunaxa and Sinixt First Nations, who fished once-abundant salmon. The Sinixt (pronounced sin-eye-kst) speak an Interior Salish language and are also known as the Arrow Lakes people. Although declared legally extinct n in Canada in 1956, they continued to live on the Colville tio ec reservation in Washington state and have since returned to oll c ff ro this area. te es N eg The Ktunaxa (k-too-nah-ha) are also known as the Kootenay or Gr ar. c Kootenai. Six bands of the Ktunaxa Nation live north and south of the et re border, including the Lower Kootenay, or Yaqan Nukiy, near Creston. St n o s l Nelson’s modern era began in 1887 when a party from Colville discovered Ne the Silver King mine on Toad Mountain and a townsite developed, named for BC Lt.-Gov. Hugh Nelson. Within a few years, two railways reached the fledgling settlement, providing transportation for goods and ore, while a fleet of elegant sternwheelers connected points on Kootenay Lake. Many other mines, primarily silver, developed in the surrounding area. A four-and-a-half mile tramway was built to bring ore down from the Silver King mine to the Hall Mines smelter. Nelson incorporated as a city in 1897 and became the administrative centre of the Kootenays. It boasted its own streetcar system and hydroelectric power plant — the first in BC — plus many impressive brick and stone buildings. In addition to English and American settlers, Nelson was home to sizable Chinese and Italian communities, as well as Doukhobors who immigrated from Russia to escape persecution. Fruit farming became a viable industry on Kootenay Lake at the turn of the 20th century, although many unsuspecting investors bought land sight unseen, only to discover it was much less suitable for agriculture than promised. Forestry eventually supplanted mining as the area’s major industry: Nelson was home to a large sawmill, a sash and door factory, a matchblock plant, and other operations. In the 1950s, Nelson also became a university town when the Roman Catholic diocese established Notre Dame, which later became David Thompson University Centre. However, the city fell upon hard times during the recession of the early 1980s, and both the school and the sawmill closed, while other major employers shed employees. Just as things looked dire, Nelson bounced back on the strength of its history: a downtown revitalization project uncovered and restored many hidden heritage buildings and Hollywood soon discovered the city’s charms. Today Nelson’s population is just over 10,000, while its trading area is twice that. It boasts a vibrant downtown, a thriving arts scene, and the cultural and recreational amenities of a much larger centre. Selkirk College has taken over the former university campus, where it offers music and tourism programs, while Kootenay Studio Arts continues a long tradition of arts education. Snow has been another salvation: Nelson is blessed with nearby Whitewater Ski Resort and Baldface Lodge, plus other cat and heli-ski operators. You can learn more about the city’s fascinating past by visiting Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History, as well as the Nelson Sports Museum in the Civic Centre, the Chamber of Mines of Southeastern BC, and the fire hall museum. Self-guided walking and driving tours are also available.

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EAST SHORE The 35-minute voyage from Balfour to Kootenay Bay is often billed, accurately, as the longest free ferry ride in the world. The trip aboard either the MV Osprey 2000 or smaller MV Balfour must also rank as one of the most scenic ferry voyages. The East Shore communities of Crawford Bay, Gray Creek, Riondel are teeming with artisans and shops, and the delightfully eccentric Gray Creek Store, established in 1913, is one of the few places where you can buy a carton of milk and a wood stove at the same time.

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AINSWORTH AND KASLO Ainsworth Hot Springs is the oldest community on Kootenay Lake. Originally a mining town, it’s now much better known for its resort and unique caves — tunnels blasted to increase the water’s flow. The resort also has a slightly cooler pool, cold plunge, hotel, and restaurant. Kaslo is home to two national historic sites: city hall, built in 1898, and the SS Moyie, a sternwheeler launched the same year that plied Kootenay Lake for 58 years before being retired and converted into a museum. The Kaslo Jazz Etc. festival is held each August long weekend on a floating stage in Kaslo Bay.

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SILVERY SLOCAN This circle tour will take you through the villages of Kaslo, New Denver, Silverton, and Slocan, all of whom owe their existence to mining rushes of the early 1890s. You’ll see sparkling lakes, boomtown architecture, and abandoned mines. Be sure to visit Sandon, a ghost town that was once the epicentre of mining in the area and still has a few vestiges of its heyday. From Sandon, you can also reach Idaho Peak, where a former forestry lookout offers an unrivaled view of the area.

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SELKIRK LOOP The International Selkirk Loop — dubbed North America’s only multi-national scenic loop — winds through two states, one province, and numerous interesting towns and villages. This 450 km excursion will take you through southeast B.C., northeast Washington, and northern Idaho, including Nelson, Salmo, Creston, Newport, Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, and Priest River. Plenty of recreational opportunities can be found along the way, including fishing, boating, hiking, biking, skiing, and horseback riding.

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BOUTIQUE SHOPPING Offering furniture, home decor, area rugs, and the best bedding & bath in the Kootenays!

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TAKE HOME PART OF THE KOOTENAYS Take a wander down historic Baker Street where you will find many family owned, unique and eclectic shops. Here in Nelson we pride ourselves on supporting the local businesses, and in turn, the businesses go out of their way to provide products and great service to their customers. The best part of this is that the variety and quality of the boutique shops fulfill even the most particular shopper. You can find high quality, name brand items in clothing shops, sports and shoe retailers and kitchen stores, not to mention the unique women’s clothing boutiques dotted along the street. But the best part of this is the friendly, knowledgable people you will meet in these charming shops. They are local, and they are proud and happy to help you find exactly what you are looking for. So step inside, tell us where you’re from and let us help you take home something special to remind you of your time in Nelson.

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MAKE SURE YOU VISIT BAKER STREET You can’t leave town without checking out the shopping options along Nelson’s main street, Baker Street, which features quaint bookstores, antique shops, custom-made clothing shops and rustic furniture retailers. The region’s locally made visual art and photography, displayed as part of a local summer program called ArtWalk, is particularly popular amongst tourists. er gn Wa

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BUY WHAT YOU NEED IN BALFOUR If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind gifts, you could take a drive out to the Balfour ferry terminal north of Nelson and check out the artisanal crafts and gifts on offer before riding the ferry across to Crawford Bay. On your way there on Highway 3A watch out for markers with the letter A, which show where artisan’s working studios and shops are nestled back in the trees.

The Sacred Ride is Nelson, BC’s premier mountain bike, ski and snowboard shop with great selection, service and prices on road and mountain bikes, skis, snowboards, gear and clothing.

EXPERIENCE KASLO’S CHARM Nelson is the number one small arts town in Canada, and Kaslo is its kindred spirit, harbouring artisans and craftspeople, taking advantage of the quiet beauty of their surroundings. A stroll down its historic main street will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time — there’s even a sternwheeler, the S.S. Moyie, and you may just find the perfect memento for your time in the Kootenays in one of its quaint shops.

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Outfitting the modern man+woman since 2004. We are a relaxed neighborhood shop carrying unique brands from all over the world, as well as one of a kind pieces from local artisans.

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Premium Adult Toys Quality Bondage Gear Natural Lubes & Aphrodisiacs From the Dungeon to the Ashram Quality conscious products & service since 1999.

680 Baker Street Nelson, BC 250-352-2676

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CHOOSE YOUR ACCOMMODATION

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COMFORT R&R You’ve got lots of choices. Whether you want to stay in a heritage hotel overlooking historic architecture or a cozy bed and breakfast nestled away on a side street, Nelson has what it takes to make your stay comfortable. Surrounded on all sides by campgrounds and RV parks, the region features hostels, lodges, motels and award-winning hotels to fit any lifestyle and budget.

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www.nelsonpharmasave.com Hot Springs Cave & Pool 41 guest rooms Restaurant & Lounge

Winter or summer, we have it all. MOUNTAIN/ROAD BIKES DOWNHILL/ CROSS COUNTRY SKIS CLOTHING | ACCESSORIES | RENTALS

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Kootenai Hideaway

Ten minutes from Kaslo and a world away from everything.

Your year ‘round storybook lakefront vacation cabins!

Queen’s Bay Hideaway

Half hour between Kaslo and Nelson, near Balfour Golf & ferry

Lakefront Cottages • Quiet • Secluded • Convenient For more information call or email Darrell & Chloe 250.354.2797 250.551.1231 kootenai.hideaway@gmail.com www.KootenayLakeHideaways.com

Our team at Jones Boys has been dedicated to sharing our passion in the Marine and Recreational Industry for over 50 years. We have a proud and long tradition of being family owned and operated. Our Commitment to fulfilling your recreational needs include: • Boats, ATV/UTV and Outboard Sales and Service • Fully stocked Parts and Accessories Showroom • Seasonal Moorage and Storage We are your local Five Star Yamaha Dealer, a program designed to identify those dealers committed to providing the best end-to-end customer service.

4080 HWY 31 AINSWORTH BC WWW.JONESBOYSBOATS.COM PH: 250 353 2550 TF: 1 877 552 6287

Motel, RV, Tenting JB’S Pub and Restaurant Full Service Marina • Country Store & Laundromat Power Boat Rentals • Heated Pool 4112 Hwy 31 Ainsworth Hot Springs, B.C. Phone: 250.353.7717 Fax: 250.353.2004 Toll Free: 1.877.353.7717 Email: woodburyresort@netidea.com

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Enjoy Luxury Rooms With Lake & Mountain Views!

Relax in our Pub with Locally Crafted Beers or Enjoy a Spectacular Lake-View from the Patio! Open for Lunch and Dinner year round

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Toll-free: 1-866-823-1433 Local: 250-353-7714

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3609 Highway 31 3595 Highway 31 8406 Busk Road 7924 Hwy 3A 1285 Queens Bay Rd 3622 North St

Ainsworth, BC Ainsworth, BC Balfour, BC Balfour, BC Balfour, BC Ainsworth, BC

250-229-4212 250-229-4711 250-229-4235 250-229-4244 250-229-4141 250-229-4969

ainsworthhotsprings.com ainsworthmotel.com balfourbeachinn.com docknduck.ca/lodging kootenaylakeviewlodge.com themermaidlodge-motel.com

Birch Grove RV Park & Marina Lakeside Cabins & Campground

7048 Lee Rd 3460 Davidson Rd

Balfour, BC Ainsworth, BC

250-229- 4275 250-229-4506

Toad Rock Motorcycle Campground Woodbury Resort & Marina

2865 Toad Rock Rd Balfour, BC 4112 Highway 31 Ainsworth, BC

250-29-5448 1-877-353-7717

facebook.com hellobc.com/ accommlisting/4545580 toadrockcampground.com woodburyresort.com

3800 North St

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250-229-5636

mountaintrek.com

Kaslo, BC Kaslo, BC

250-353-7714 1-877-353-2431

kaslohotel.com kaslomotel.ca

Kaslo, BC Kaslo, BC Kaslo, BC Kaslo, BC Kaslo, BC Kaslo, BC

250-353-2111 250-353-2253 250-353-2216 250.354-2797 250-353-7505 250-353-2475

beachgables.ca edgewoods.com fletcherfallslodge.com kootenaylakehideaways.com rockyledges.com wingcreekresort.com

Cedar Bay RV Park Davis Creek Provincial Park Kaslo Municipal Campground

4739 Twin Bays Rd Kaslo, BC Highway 31 Kaslo, BC A Avenue Kaslo, BC

250-353-7646 250-825-4212 250-353-2662

Lost Legde Provincial Park Mirror Lake Campground Schroeder Creek Resort

Highway 31 5777 Arcola Road Bickel Road

Kaslo, BC Kaslo, BC Kaslo, BC

250-825-4212 250-353-7102 250-353-7383

cedarbayrvpark.com westkootenayparks.com kaslo.ca/content/kaslomunicipal-campground westkootenayparks.com mirrorlakecampground.com schroedercreekresort.com

5730 Cedar Creek Rd 5971 Cedar Creek Rd

Winlaw, BC Winlaw, BC

250-226-7306 250-226-7647

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BALFOUR & AINSWORTH

HOTELS, MOTELS & LODGES Adventure Hotel Alpine Inn & Suites Baldface Lodge Best Western Plus Baker Street Inn Cloudside Hotel Dancing Bear Inn Hume Hotel Kokanee Glacier Resort Mountain Hound Inn North Shore Inn Prestige Lakeside Resort Prestige Inn Nelson Savoy Hotel Villa Motel Queen’s Bay Hideaway

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adventurehotel.ca alpine-motel.com baldface.net bwbakerstreetinn.com cloudside.ca dancingbearinn.com humehotel.com kokaneeglacierresort.com mountainhound.com nshoreinn.com prestigehotelsandresorts.com prestigehotelsandresorts.com www.savoyhotel.ca thevillamotel.com Kootenaylakehideaways.com

HOTELS, MOTELS & LODGES Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort Ainsworth Motel Balfour Beach Inn Dock ‘N’ Duck Lodging Kootenay Lakeview Lodge Ltd. The Mermaid Lodge & Motel

CAMPGROUNDS

RETREAT Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa

BED & BREAKFASTS & VACATION RENTALS All Seasons Deluxe Vacation Rentals Alpenglow Vacation Rentals Beach Taghum B&B Bealby Road Beach House BioBio Vacation Suite Blaylock’s Mansion Casa Munro B&B Cedarwood Cottage B&B Grand Bed & Breakfast Kastlerock Bed and Breakfast Kootenay Wild Kutenai Gardens Lakeshore Home Inc. Mistiso’s Place Guest House Selkirk Mountains B&B Tremont Loft Victoria Falls Guest House Willow Point Lodge Vacation Rental

2024 Fort Sheppard Dr Nelson, BC

708 Silica St 3289 Granite Rd 2263 Bealby Rd 3465 Blewett Rd 1679 Highway 3A 523 Munro St 5242 Callbeck Rd 1413 Front Street 1005 Carbonate St

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250-352-7778 250-227-8944 250-352-0362 250-352-9918 250-505-1144 250-825-2200 250-505-6840 250-352-0147 250-505-5005 250-352-6864 250-229-4725 250-825-4623 250-352-5440 250-229-4576 250-354-7496 250-551-2000 250-352-2297 250-825-9411

bctrip.com nelson-vacation-rentals.com beachtaghum.com bealby.ca biobiosuite.com blaylock.ca airbnb.ca bbcanada.com thegrandbb.ca kastlerockbbnelson.com bckootenaywild.com members.shaw.ca/kutenaigardens lakeshorehome.ca mistisosplace.com nelsonbedbreakfast.ca airbnb.ca/rooms/16242828 victoriafallsguesthouse.com willowpointlodge.com

250-354-1973 250-352-5913 250-352-7238 250-825-4212 250-352-5656

coolwatersrvpark.com granitepointe.ca/rv-park no website secure.camis.com/DiscoverCamping nelson.ca

250-226-7647 250-352-0147

logdenlodge.com bbcanada.com/2867.html

CAMPGROUNDS Cool Waters RV Park Granite Pointe RV Kline’s Creek Side RV Park Kokanee Creek Provincial Park Nelson City Campground

3320 Highway 6

Nelson, BC 1121 West Richards St Nelson, BC 3218 Hwy 6 South, Nelson Nelson, BC Highway 3A Nelson, BC 608 Lake Street Nelson, BC

SOUTH OF NELSON Logden Lodge Cedarwood Cottage B&B

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6225 Porto Rico-Ymir Rd Ymir, BC

5242 Callbeck Rd

Nelson, BC

KASLO & MEADOW CREEK HOTELS, MOTELS & LODGES Kaslo Hotel & Brew Pub Kaslo Motel

430 Front St 330 D Ave

BED & BREAKFASTS & VACATION RENTALS Beach Gables Guesthouse Edge of the Woods B&B Fletcher Falls Lodge Kootenai Hide-A-Way Rocky Ledges on the Lake Wing Creek Resort

243 Front St 1116C Ave 4931 Highway 31 Cowan Rd 5240 Amundsen Rd 9114 Highway 31

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SLOCAN VALLEY Karibu Park Paradise Valley Lodge

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GASTRO-TOURISM IN THE KOOTENAYS

522 Victoria St. 778.463.2234 www.yumson.ca

SUSTENANCE A-PLENTY Every restaurant you’ll visit in Nelson is within walking distance of downtown, and you’ll find a smorgasbord of options including Indian, Mexican, Italian, Greek, Thai, Chinese, Japanese and more. Whether you’re hankering for pub food or looking to have a romantic, candle-lit dinner over wine, we’ve got something to appeal to every palate.

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BRINGING “VIET-MODERN” TO NELSON!

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International award winning pizzas and hand made pastas made with fresh flavours of the Mediterranean.

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BC’s best craft beer selection

413 Hall Street

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No shortage of food options in Nelson. Over 45 restaurants located in the downtown area including cafes, coffee shops and food trucks! — Nelson Visitor Centre

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216 Anderson Street NELSON • Across from Safeway Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11am - 11pm Fridays & Saturdays 11am - Midnight

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Fresh Sandwiches Made Your Way. Home Made Baking, Made With Real Butter.

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FOOD & BEVERAGES DIRECTORY Business

NELSON 19th Hole Café & Bar

A&W A&W AM Radio Café All Seasons Café Amanda’s Restaurant Au Soliel Levant Baba’s Indian Cuisine Baker Street Grill Bibo Bite Food Truck Bloom Night Club Busaba Thai Café Café Momento Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza Cantina Del Centro Cloud Mountain Tea House Dairy Queen Dominion Café Edo Japan El Taco Ellison’s Market Empire Coffee Farm Fresh Café Finley’s Bar & Grill Fresh Tracks Food Truck Full Circle Café General Store Itza Ristorante & Pizzeria Jackson’s Hole & Grill Jagannatha Express Java Garden John Ward Fine Coffee Junipers Bistro KC Restaurant Kentucky Fried Chicken Kootenay Co-op Kootenay Bakery Café Kootenay Tamil Kitchen Kurama Sushi Blue Mule Café Leo’s Pizza & Greek Taverna Library Lounge

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granitepointe.ca/food&beverage/wedge-fairway_cuisine 250-352-5913

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The Falls Music Lounge The Vienna Café The Yellow Deli Thor’s Pizza Uptown Sportsbar Wait’s News Stand West Coast Grill Yesaki Wine & Raw Bar Yum Son

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Black Salt Café Dock ‘n’ Duck Holly’s Diner Kokanee Park Marina Maxx and Nambi Diner McQ’s Restaurant Old World Bakery Osprey Mountain Grill Rockwood Café Holly’s Diner

AINSWORTH Springs Dining Room JB’s Pub & Restaurant

KASLO Blue Belle Bistro

Buddy’s Front Street Pizzeria Clubhouse Restaurant Drifter’s Restaurant & Pub Kaslo Hotel & Pub Landmark Bakery Mountain King Rosewood Cafe Teresa’s Coffee Shop The Treehouse Restaurant Taqueri El Corazon

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301 Victoria St 422 Vernon St 464 Baker St 211 Anderson St 327 Baker St 1150 Lakeside Dr 602 Front St 577 Ward St 198 Baker St 411 Kootenay St 202 Vernon St 303 Victoria St 616 Vernon St 499 Baker St 701 Lakeside Dr 701 Lakeside Dr 522 Victoria St

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Balfour Crawford Bay 7924 Balfour Wharf Rd Balfour 350 Balfour Ferry Rd Balfour 5110 Highway 3A Balfour 16070 Hwy 3A Crawford Bay 1285 Queens Bay Rd Balfour 450 Balfour Ferry Rd Balfour 602 Queens Bay Rd Balfour 15292 Hwy 3A Crawford Bay 450 Ferry Landing Rd Balfour

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CATCHING KOOTENAY CULTURE

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A THRIVING ARTS COMMUNITY There’s nowhere else quite like it. Starting with the Sinixt and Ktunaxa First Nations, followed by gold miners and loggers, the rich culture developed in Nelson has been derived by an extraordinary range of influences — from the influx of American expatriates in the 1970s to the counter-culture sensibilities of the local Doukhobours.

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Add all these elements into a setting that features some of the largest lakes in B.C., the stunning Selkirk Mountain Range and a more eclectic mix of artist and athletic people than most cities, and you end up with a city that’s more than just a pretty face. People here love good powder, good food and good times. We shop local, support our artisans and love feeling the wind in our hair as we sail across Kootenay Lake.

GET OUT THERE! There’s more to do in Nelson than just eat or sleep! Endless opportunities await the adventurer in Nelson and area. Maybe you should rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard from Lakeside Park. Or maybe you should try fly-boarding, zip-lining or whitewater rafting — just because you can. There are accessible hiking trails all over the area ranging in difficulty from very easy to very difficult mountain passes. Take a quick hike to Pulpit Rock overlooking the city of Nelson, a stroll down to Fletcher Falls near Kaslo, or spend the day hiking in Kokanee Glacier Park. If road biking is your thing, there are miles of cycling roads available including a wide range of terrain — some steep, some fast — for the cycling enthusiast to enjoy. Go on a rafting trip with one of the local outfitters who will provide you with an exciting whitewater adventure. From adrenaline-filled zipline tours offering spectacular views of surrounding mountain ranges to exhilarating mountain bike trails with vertical descents, roots, bridges, structures and rock slabs, your quest for adventure will be definitely be fulfilled.

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GOLF AND NATURE LUSCIOUS GREENS, MAJESTIC VIEWS Your Kootenay golf experience begins at Granite Pointe Golf Course in Nelson. Revel in the park-like setting, generous fairways and great water hazards in this challenging 18-hole course. If you want to get away from it all, visit Balfour Golf Course in an unparalleled setting amidst stunning lake views and majestic forests. This hidden gem is located only 25 minutes north of Nelson near the Kootenay Lake ferry terminal. Take in the stunning views at the 9-hole Kaslo Golf Club, one of the oldest operating golf courses in B.C. and perfect for beginners and pros alike. Kokanee Springs Resort is considered to be the flagship of Kootenay golf courses. Ranked in the top 10 most scenic courses in Canada, it’s not hard to believe it when you take in the panoramic views of Kokanee Glacier and beautiful vistas of the surrounding area. And it’s not just about golf. Go exploring after your round on biking and hiking trails or rent a kayak or paddleboard and get out on the lake. Relax after your round with some food and beverages available at each . course. There’s no better way to reminisce and brag about your game while se ur Co connecting with the natural beauty that surrounds these courses. With lo f G nearly two dozen golf courses in the West Kootenay, you will be sure to gs rin p S find one that suits your level. So get some friends together, take a e ne ka tour, and create some great golf memories right here. Ko

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ATTRACTIONS PARKS Nelson and area boasts a dozen family-friendly parks that offer everything from beaches, skateboarding, a water park, playgrounds and more. Right in the heart of Nelson you will find Lakeside Park where the kids can play on the Rotary adventure playground then head over to the beach for a swim. At Gyro Park there is the perfect summer pool for tots and many intertwining paths to explore ending with a lookout spot with a stunning view of the city. The newest park in town is the recently completed skatepark, perfect for keeping adventurous youth active.

(250) 825-9571 2645 HWY 3A, Nelson, BC www.hellmancanoes.com

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NELSON STREET CAR All aboard! Come take a ride on the historical Streetcar #23 along Nelson’s gorgeous waterfront. The restored streetcar is driven by dedicated volunteers, full of information and historical facts about what it was like in the first half of the 20th century. Children and adults alike will enjoy this unique experience. BEACHES There are those who say they never like to leave Nelson and area in the summer as there is no better time to enjoy one of the many secluded and public beaches along Kootenay Lake. With easy access for canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboardis, it’s easy to get away for a break in the day. Grab your bathing suit, a picnic and your favourite book and head to Lakeside Park, Taghum beach or Sandspit Beach at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park just 12 km away for the perfect summer afternoon. .

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COTTONWOOD PARK Situated at the foot of Cottonwood Falls, this beautiful city park in Nelson includes Japanese statues, trees, shrubs and flowers. An easy escape from the hustle and bustle of Nelson’s busy downtown where you can abscond with a book and a picnic lunch. The park also hosts the summer Saturday farmers’ market and other special events.

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SPRING INTO NELSON Columbia Basin

Culture Tour

Aug 12 & 13, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm

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Explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites through this free, self-guided tour within the Columbia Basin. Meet the artists, shop for fine art and craft, view demonstrations, special exhibitions, interpretive displays or chat with local historians during this two day cultural celebration!

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Imagine lush green slopes and gorgeously manicured golf greens, and you’ll have an idea of what spring is like in Nelson. It’s a perfect time to bust out your mountain bike, charter a boat to go fishing on Kootenay Lake or take a road trip up to Ainsworth Hot Springs for a leisurely soak. And if it’s raining? Well, then there’s plenty of boutique shopping, fun restaurants and cultural attractions to keep you busy. Believe us, you’ll have a spring in your step no matter what you do.

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SOAKING UP THE SUMMER

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DON’T FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN! Beaches, playgrounds, picnic areas and waterparks — that’s just the beginning of what’s to offer on a hot summer day in Nelson. We’ve got a skatepark, a recreation complex with a swimming pool, sauna and steam room, and some of the nicest mountain biking trails in the country. For those less inclined to be outside you can check out the museum, library or youth centre for their array of summer programs and activities.

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Living in Nelson provides a fulfilling lifestyle, where you can walk to amenities, access the backcountry at your door step, plus you're only minutes from the world renowned Whitewater Ski Hill. If you're looking to simplify your life, walk your kids to school, have more time with them, get out more and drive less, consider making Nelson your home today.

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THE GLORY OF AUTUMN It can be easy to confuse the seasons at times, because September and October often feel like summer in the West Kootenay area. The outdoor opportunities remain, albeit with cooler temperatures, and tourists keep us golfing, mountain biking, rock-climbing and hiking. Riding the Kootenay Lake Ferry will give you a chance to see the stunning autumn vistas surrounding Nelson as well as the opportunity to see Kokanee salmon spawning firsthand at Kokanee Creek Park.

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WONDERFUL WINTER

THE BEST LITTLE ARTS TOWN IN CANADA

NELSON WONDERLAND Winter in Nelson can be a little grey, and that’s why locals make the routine pilgrimage up to Whitewater Ski Resort to shred the slopes and get some time in the sun. If snowboarding and skiing aren’t your thing, why not check out the local skating rink or give curling a shot? Our winters may be mild, but they’re never boring.

CREATIVITY ABOUNDS We’ve got quite a reputation for arts. In our tiny community of 10,000 we have no shortage of musicians, visual artists, photographers, dancers and DJs. A stroll down Baker Street during a market day will give you a chance to get a peek at the beautiful creations, while cultural institutions like Touchstones Museum and Art Gallery, the Civic Theatre and the Capitol Theatre create vital space for artists to showcase their work. Nelson is home to the Selkirk College Music Program, which has been preparing students for the commercial music and entertainment industry for over 25 years from rock and blues, to jazz, folk and world music.

When you visit Nelson you may never leave, but should you have to, you will leave with a deep sense of belonging to a place full of character, charm and incredible people.

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On-line events calendar and ticket sales

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FIND YOUR FAVOURITE FESTIVAL FESTIVALS The Kootenay festival scene is flourishing with everything from intimate family-friendly events like Starbelly Jam in Crawford Bay and Tiny Lights in Ymir to the large-scale spectacle offered by juggernauts Kaslo Jazz and Shambhala in Salmo. If you drive up to the beach in Slocan, you can wade in the lake while listening to local musicians serenade the mountaintops as part of Unity Festival. Four full months of festival fun!

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EVENTS There is a plethora of fun-filled Kootenay style events to pique the interest of every individual. At the Hills Garlic Festival you will find homemade and homegrown garlic in every imaginable form. Kaslo’s May Days and Logger Sports are not to be missed, and In the fall, check out the Kootenay Storytelling Festival, the Nelson Road Kings Car Show, or the Fat Tire Bike Festival in Nelson. Like we said, there’s something for everyone!

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MARKETS If markets and street shopping appeal to you, you’ve come to the right place. From June to October there are several markets to choose from in Nelson and area selling local produce, crafts, fresh ready-to-eat food, jewelry, soaps and potions, and more. Check out Cottonwood Market, Nelson Farmers’ Market, and o. ot ph Kaslo Farmers’ Market. And don’t forget about Nelson’s rt e en downtown Market Fest held on three Friday evenings rC to i s in the summer. You will find live music, street Vi on vendors selling one-of-a-kind wares, and dance els N s. performances galore. When’s the last time you ng Ki d a danced in the street? Ro

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Events Calander 2017

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Kaslo Art Walk. www.visitkaslo.com

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Nelson Cottonwood Market Saturdays May to October. www.ecosociety.ca/markets

Slopes for Hope Ski-a-thon Whitewater Ski Resort www.skiwhitewater.com

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Whitewater Ski Resort Canadian Formal -eh! www.skiwhitewater.com

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Eco Society Winter Market www.ecosociety.com

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Beach Party at Whitewater Ski Resort www.skiwhitewater.com Kootenay Festival of the Arts Nelson www.kootenayfestivalofthearts.ca Bridal Fair Prestige Inn www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com/

14-16 Dolly Fishing Derby Balfour www.woodburyresort.com

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Nelson Garden Festival www.ecosociety.ca/markets Kootenay Artisan Fair www.facebook.com/KootenayArtisanFair/

13-14 Nelson Regatta www.facebook.com/Kootenay-Lake-Sailing-Association-260697637334349/ 20

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Nelson Downtown Local Market Wednesdays on Baker Street June to September www.ecosociety.ca/markets

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Nelson Cottonwood Market. Saturdays May to October. www.ecosociety.ca/markets

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Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival. www.kaslojazzfest.com

Thanksgiving Rainbow Fishing Derby Woodbury Resort. www.woodburyresort.com

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Kaslo Saturday Market. www.kaslochamber.com

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Wine & Food Festival. Nelson. www.newgrandhotel.ca

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Nelson Cottonwood Market. Saturdays May to October. www.ecosociety.ca/markets

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Kootenay Wedding Faire. www.relaxationredefined. com

20-22 Father’s Day Regatta Find us on Facebook

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Shambhala Music Festival. in Salmo www.shambhalamusicfestival.com

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Kaslo Garden Festival www.kaslochamber.com/community/comm-events. php Oxygen Art Market http://www.oxygenartcentre.org/performancepresentation/oxygen-art-market/ Tournament of Roses Granite Pointe www.granitepointe.ca/events-calendar

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Nelson Downtown Local Market Wednesdays on Baker Street June to September www.ecosociety.ca/markets

Nelson Art Walk. www.ndac.ca/nelson-artwalk/

26-28 Tiny Lights Festival. Ymir www.tinylightsfestival.com 30

Selkirk Paving/ Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation Tournament. Granite Pointe www.granitepointe.ca/events-calendar

JULY

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Nelson Sprints Rowing Regatta www.nelsonrowning.ca Columbia Basin Culture Tour. www.cbculturetour.com

16-19 BC Juvenile Golf Championship. Grantie Pointe Golf Course. www.granitepointe.ca/events-calendar 19-20 MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge Nelson & Kaslo. www.mssoc.convio.net

Kaslo Art Walk. Ongoing until September 23 www.visitkaslo.com

24-27 Nelson Fat Tire Bike Festival www.nelsonfattire.com

Nelson Art Walk. Ongoing until September 10 www.ndac.ca/nelson-artwalk

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Market Fest. Nelson. www.ecosociety.ca/markets

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Kootenay Pride. www.facebook.com/kootenaypride

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Nelson Cottonwood Market . Saturdays May to October. www.ecosociety.ca/markets

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Children’s Course Fishing Derby. Balfour www.gillandgift.com/fishing

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Gray Creek Regatta. www.mainstreet.eshore.ca

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14-16 Unity Music Festival. Slocan www.unitymusicfestival.ca

Nelson Downtown Local Market Wednesdays on Baker Street June to September www.ecosociety.ca/markets

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21-22 Nelson Airport Appreciation Day www.facebook.com/nelsonpilots

Queen City Cruise Car Show. Nelson www.nelsonroadkings.com/queencitycruise.php

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Hills Garlic Festival in Centennial Park, New Denver www.hillsgarlicfest.ca

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West Kootenay Toy Run. www.wktra.ca

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WaCanId Ride 2017. Nelson. www.wacanid.org

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Canada Day Celebrations Lakeside Park in Nelson and Vimy Park Kaslo Find us on Facebook

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Nelson Downtown Local Market Wednesdays on Baker Street June to September www.ecosociety.ca/markets

Nelson Cottonwood Market Saturdays May to October www.ecosociety.ca/markets/cottonwood-market

20-22 Kaslo May Days/ Loggers Sports www.kaslomaydays.com 22

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Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. Nelson www.emlfestival.com

21-23 Starbelly Jam. Crawford Bay. www.starbellyjam.org 28

Market Fest. Nelson www.ecosociety.ca/markets/market-fest

29-30 Disc Break Ultimate Frisbee Tournament Nelson. www.nelsonultimate.ca/

NOVEMBER 25

Customer Appreciation Day www.nelsoncustomerday.com

25-27 Kootenay Artisan Fair www.facebook.com/KootenayArtisanFair/

DECEMBER 2

Santa on Baker Street. Nelson www.facebook.com/Santa-on-Baker

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Eco Society Winter Craft Faire. www.ecosociety.com

JANUARY 2018 20

Winter Carnival & Snowball Apres Whitewater Ski Resort. www.skiwhitewater.com

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Eco Society Winter Market. www.ecosociety.com

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Smith Optics Junior Freeski Open Whitewater Ski Resort. www.skiwhitewater.com

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For more information contact: TOM THOMSON; Executive Director Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce 250 352 3433, or email tom@discovernelson.com

YOGA With the many yoga studios in town, there is likely to be a class happening at almost any time of the day. So go on, take a yoga or meditation class to enrich your spiritual wellness.

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surfaces for hockey, figure skating and speed skating. Nelson also has a curling rink, indoor soccer facilities, waterfront soccer fields, an indoor skate park as well as well a first class outdoor skate and bike park, baseball and slo-pitch diamonds, an 18 hole golf course located only minutes from the downtown core, as well as regional Mountain Biking, Rail Trails and wonderful regional parks just a short drive from downtown. Relocation can be a challenge, but it should also be looked at as a new adventure, one that doesn’t need to be difficult. To be sure, the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership is committed to helping our new citizens make their move to Nelson as smooth as possible.

ALTERNATIVE HEALING Nelson is widely known as an alternative healing community. Whether you are looking for a deep tissue massage after a day of skiing or hiking, or are in need of a traditional Chinese medicine treatment like acupuncture or homeopathy, you will be sure to find it at one of the many reputable practitioners in and around Nelson. From massage and acupuncture to all levels of holistic healing practices such as naturopathy and herbalism, you will be spoiled for choice.

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Nelson is the most enchanting and extraordinary city in B.C. As brazen as that may sound, it is no exaggeration. Nelson has a population of 10,580, greater Nelson close to 19,000 and a trading area of approximately 65,000. The community is blessed with a true entrepreneurial spirit. The City of Nelson issues close to 1300 business licenses a year, nearly 25 per cent higher than most municipalities of similar size. Downtown Nelson saw the Nelson Commons, a multi-unit residential development combined with the new Kootenay Co-op store while the Chamber of Commerce completed work on the heritage CP Station at the opposite end of Baker Street in the Railtown district, another project expected to kickstart further activity. Nelson’s excellent climate, location, and quality workforce have helped create a robust and diversified economy including tourism, retail, education, health and wellness services, manufacturing, and technology. It is recognized as the shopping capital of the Kootenays, boasting a vibrant heritage downtown with a tremendous number of unique retail shops, restaurants and coffee houses. Historic Baker Street is the heart of the downtown core, and is alive with the spirit that has slipped away from so many Canadian cities. People make a point of supporting the local economy in Nelson, which ensures the blooming of unique businesses here. There are over 350 designated residential and commercial heritage buildings in Nelson that capture a Victorian aesthetic. Residents also take pride in our education institutions including two campuses for Selkirk College currently getting a multi-million dollar trades facility facelift, Kootenay School of the Arts and a school of Chinese Medicine, plus first class recreation facilities, and an active volunteering and community lifestyle. Over 220 clubs and societies are registered within the city. Among Nelson’s municipal facilities are a recently renovated and expanded aquatic and fitness centre and multi-use arena, which will accompany our older Civic Arena in providing two ice

TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF Many people think of Nelson as a refuge, a place for healing, and in addition to the conventional treatments available you can also explore traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and other exciting new treatments available within the alternative health field. Treat yourself to a massage before receiving craniosacral therapy and aromatherapy, and afterwards enjoy a cleansing steam at the recreation complex.

RETREATS If you’re looking to get away from it all, check out one of the retreats in the Nelson area. There are those that are suitable for large gatherings, and some that cater to a individual and personal spiritual needs surrounded by beauty of the area. Look for packaged retreats that focus on hiking, skiing or mountain biking.

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SPAS Whether you are looking to book group treatments for a wedding party, or just need that day all to yourself to rejuvenate and relax, it will be difficult to choose from one of the many excellent spas in the area. Most spas offer online bookings.

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COME SEE US Be sure to stop in to one of the visitor centres throughout the West Kootenay. The visitor centre staff are well informed with local, regional and community information. The visitor centres offer local guides, maps, brochures, hotel and restaurant listings. Some of the visitor centres sell souvenir merchandise offering small tokens that would remind visitors of their holiday to the area. The visitor centre team are well informed on events, festivals and activities within and around the region. Let the visitor centre team help you to plan you holiday, encourage you to try something new and experience what the area has to offer. “We will gladly tell you where to go!” In a nice way of course! Enjoy your stay in Nelson and the West Kootenay.

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LONGEST FREE FERRY RIDE IN THE WORLD. Summer schedule: Mid-June to Mid-September

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