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"Visitors to Nelson are entranced by a modern-day hippie sanctuary: different cultures and creeds are welcome, and an appreciation of rolling hills and calming waterfalls is expected."
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Discover Nelson Kootenay Lake

Outdoor Adventure for Every Season

Nestled on a magnificent expanse of glacier-fed lakeshore, midway between Calgary, AB, and Vancouver, BC, lies the historical city of Nelson, BC and its three outlying communities of Kaslo, Balfour, and Ainsworth Hot Springs. Steep evergreen valleys, topped by snowcapped mountains define a breathtaking landscape that attracts outdoor adventurers of every age and taste.

Renowned for its eclectic arts scene, diverse restaurants and boutique shopping Nelson Kootenay Lake boasts year-round recreational activities. In winter, Whitewater Ski Resort and the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges feature some of Canada’s best powder alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing, as well as numerous options for backcountry skiing and cat-skiing. Come spring, summer and fall, the region becomes a mecca for cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, fishing, golf, rafting, and much more.

Whether you come to see it, tee it or ski it, this scenic corner of British Columbia offers a unique travel experience in every season – a rare mix of mountain lifestyle and big city buzz.

Find your adventure today.

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