Visiting

Welcome to Nelson! Nestled on the shores of Kootenay Lake, Nelson's gorgeous natural setting makes the city and surrounding region a year-round recreational destination for visitors. Experience the limitless opportunities for hiking, biking, skiing, water sports, fishing, golf and much more. After a day in the mountains or on the lake, treat yourself to a meal in one of the city's many fine restaurants, and discover the charms of Nelson's restored heritage downtown. Grab a heritage walking tour brochure from the Visitors Centre, or just stroll the downtown streets and browse to your heart's content.

Nelson is home to a vibrant arts community that is just waiting to be discovered. The Capitol Theatre and Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History are must-sees, while Nelson's summer ArtWalk takes you on a self-guided tour of more unconventional art venues. Check out the local music scene, take in a play, wander through shops and galleries and soak up the feeling that is Nelson. We are sure you'll want to return for more.

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