Welcome to Nelson! We are a city of 10,000 people nestled among the Selkirk Mountains on the shores of majestic Kootenay Lake in south-east British Columbia, Canada.
Whether you live close by or far away, I encourage you to take advantage of what Nelson has to offer - outdoor recreation, city life, career and businessopportunities and a strong sense of Community.
Nelson and area is one of B.C.'s richest resource regions and our tradition stretches back over 100 years. More recently, our excellent climate, location and work force have helped to create a robust and diversified local economy, from education, health services and manufacturing, to business and technology services.
Visitors to Nelson and area can enjoy unparallel beauty in a superb natural setting. Outdoor activities include bathing in local Hot Springs, fishing on the areas many lakes and rivers, water sports, skiing, camping, hiking and golfing in beautiful surroundings, accommodating all skill and fitness levels. Back in the city, you can visit our many parks and historic downtown core, dine at one of our many great restaurants, attend a concert or take in an art show.
Residents take pride in our educational institutions, first-class recreational facilities and active volunteering and community life. Nelson also has a Canada-wide reputation for setting the pace in the quality life. Our local government Council and staff at City Hall are committed to excellence in service and to responding to your concerns and questions.
Nelson is open for business. We are committed to continuing to find new ways to maximize the potential of this great community. We welcome visitors and new arrivals. We are proud of what we have built and where we live. I know we live in the greatest place on earth and I am proud to be Mayor of our community.
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Mayor John Dooley