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Lakeside Park in the fall - Nelson, BC.

~ Authentic Experiencer ~

Discover. Enjoy. Seek and Find. Experience the local lifestyle and rich heritage that continues to shape this mountain paradise.


  • Local Parks – Enjoy a scenic walk along Nelson’s Lakeside Park or Kaslo Bay Park
  • Hike Pulpit – Short but steep, the local’s favourite trail offers spectacular views of Nelson
  • Raft/Fish/Paddle – Set your clock to lake time and head out on the water
  • Downhill & Nordic Ski – Follow the locals to powder stashes and scenic ski trails at Whitewater Ski Resort or deep in the backcountry
  • Downtown & Boutique Shops – Wander historic main streets bursting with one of-a-kind shops
  • Golf – Four local courses offer memorable views and a mountain golf experience


  • B&B – Discover friendly local hospitality at a charming and distinctive inn
  • Lodges – Experience the authentic mountain lifestyle in a rustic and well-appointed lodge
  • Vacation Rentals – Live like a local in a self-contained vacation getaway suite
  • Woodbury Resort – Experience Kootenay Lake's only year round destination resort
  • Kaslo Motel – Stay in a unique room or cabin within a 2 minute walk of Kaslo's main street or waterfront 


Buddy's Pizza patio on a sunny summer day.

  • Buddy’s Pizzeria – Proudly independently owned, serving up live music and artisan pizzas made from scratch
  • Dock n’ Duck – Savour the stunning lakefront views at Balfour’s local pub
  • Main St. Diner – The local’s go-to spot with a Greek influence
  • Kootenay Co-Op – Immerse yourself in Nelson’s legendary local market
  • Oso Negro – Discover Nelson’s legendary coffee culture where it all began
  • Sanderella’s – The best cakes in town and full tea service surrounded by local art
  • Mike’s Place – Nelson’s favourite pub, serving up fresh food and drink in cozy surroundings

Find out what kind of traveller you are by doing our fun Traveller EQ Survey, created by Destination Canada. 



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