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Shopping in Nelson and Kaslo: The “Shop Local” Experience
Nelson and Kaslo enjoy revitalized main streets with locally owned shops, many selling locally made items. Heritage buildings and careful restorations help maintain the local, historical feel, and are a destination in themselves.
Regular summer markets also run in Kaslo, Nelson and Meadow Creek, such as Nelson's Cottonwood Market every Saturday at Cottonwood Falls Park. The fall is the time for getting great deals on summer and winter apparel and gear. Nelson's Customer Appreciation Day is the last weekend in November, with an emphasis on the Saturday. Plan to come for and stay, it's a girls dream weekend - food, wine, galleries, cultural events, coffee and sweets, and shopping!
Along the highway in Balfour (half an hour from Nelson and Kaslo), a community of artisans live and work, with further renowned artisans over the Balfour ferry in Crawford Bay.
And if you do need the covenience of a mall or a larger store such as Walmart, the Chahko Mika Mall in Nelson will meet all those needs—home of perhaps the only waterfront Walmart in the world.
Ainsworth Swimwear and Gift Boutique
Baker Street Menswear
Located in the heart of Nelson's vibrant downtown shopping and entertainment district, we carry men's clothing and accessories from the basics to formals.
- 250-352-7743 | 571 Baker St
Barren's Sport Shop
Barren's Sport Shop is a small town sporting goods store that carries a huge selection of products for the outdoor enthusiast.
- 250-353-2617 | 510 4th St, Kaslo
Specializing in local and coastal-grown fresh-cut flowers, unusual plants, local artwork, and one of a kind gifts.
- 250-352-5592 | www.bellaflorastudio.com
- 621 B Herridge Lane (Across the lane from All Seasons Cafe)
Blue Sky Clothing
Locally designed, fair trade and eco-clothing - made for women with REAL bodies: Sizing from XS to 4X.
- 511 Baker St, Nelson | 350 Balfour Ferry Landing, Balfour
Cotton Creek Clothing
Women's Natural Fiber and Blended Fiber Clothing for the Kootenay Region and the World Beyond.
- 488 Baker St, Nelson
Wide selection of organic groceries, vitamins and nutritional supplements, natural health and beauty products, specialty foods, and more!
- 250-353-2594 | 422 Front St, Kaslo
- Cornucopia on Facebook
There are so many unique creations made by the hands of Kootenay artists. Our staff will help you find the perfect present for the people on your list.
- 250-352-3006 | 378 Baker St, Nelson
Esprit de la Femme
Bra and Lingerie Boutique in Nelson, BC providing professional bra fittings since 2002.
- (250) 352-2797 | Suite 4 501 Baker St, Nelson
Figments Fine Canadian Crafts
We sell locally-produced products as well as an eclectic mix of gifts from across Canada and around the world. Our focus is to delight with variety, value and quality.
- 250-353-2566 | 408 Front St, Kaslo
There are thousands of inspirational, unique and beautiful items available; from self-help books, to guided meditations on CD, to sacred altar, to yoga paraphernalia and smudging materials.
- 250-354 4471 | 356 Baker St, Nelson
Gerick Cycle and Ski
If there is one thing that defines us, it is our valuable bike and ski proudcts and commitment to excellent customer service!
- 250-354-4622 | 702 Baker Street, Nelson
Gill and Gift
Gill and Gift is Kootenay Lake's tackle and bait shop. They also carry souvenirs, toys, fireworks, and much more!
- 250-229-2113 | Balfour Ferry Landing
Housewares, hand and power tools, plumbing and electrical supplies, paint and painting supplies, sporting goods, plus automotive and farm supplies. Pretty much everything you need.
- 250-352-5517 | 395 Baker St, Nelson
Isis Essentials are purveyors of internationally sourced organic and wild crafted genuine and authentic essentials oils and hydrosols from select producers and distillers. We also offer a complete line of luxury adult erotics.
- 250-352 0666
- 582 Ward St, Nelson
Jones Boys Boats
Kaslo Front Street Market
Grocery store downtown Kaslo, BC.
- 411 Front Street, Kaslo
Kaslo Building Supplies
With a strong service culture and commitment to quality, Kaslo Building Supplies has been voted in the Top 20 Building Supply retailers in the Province.
- 250-353-7628 | 6521 Hwy 31, Kaslo
Kaslo Kayaking &
Kayak tours, rentals and lessons, SUP lessons, rentals and sales, canoe rentals, outdoor apparel, paddle / hiking gear, accessories and so much more...
- 344 Front St, Kaslo | 250-353-1925
Kölmel Silver & Gold
At Kolmel Jewelers, every piece of jewellery in our store is created from precious and/or noble metals. Our designs are different, interesting and wearable.
- 250-354-4838 | 459 Ward St, Nelson
Kootenai Moon Furniture & Home Decor
We are a local, dynamic, consumer-owned cooperative offering a wide variety of tasty, healthy foods, high-quality wellness products and truly friendly service.
- 250-354-4077 | 295 Baker St, Nelson
Kootenay Currency Exchange
Foreign Currency Exchange, Gold & Silver Bullion.
- 715 Vernon St, Nelson
Kutenai Clothing Company
We are a direct merchant of clothing for men, women and kids. Our products are made from natural fabrics like Cashmere, Merino wool, Silk, and Linen; and they are made to our very own high standards.
- 327 Baker St, Nelson
Main Jet Motorsports
Honda, KTM, Polaris and STIHL® dealership, here in Nelson, BC. We offer quality products, parts, and service with dignity, respect and honesty!
- 250-352-3191 | 708 Hwy 3A, Nelson
Mountain Fruit Folklore Centre
Mountain Fruit Folklore Centre is much more than a consumptive retail venture to put food on the table (although important too!). We want to help connect, share, recognize and establish the music culture/folklore of the Kootenays.
- 312 - 4 Street, Kaslo BC
At Otter Books, we are committed to carrying local, Canadian, current, and quality books, journals, cards, and more!
- 250-352-3434 | 398 Baker St, Nelson
An eclectic selection of books and music. Come in and browse, and prepare to be surprised by what you find!
- 250-354-4722 | 411 Kootenay St, Nelson
- Packrat Annie's on Facebook
Positive Apparel Thrift Store
Positive Apparel Thrift Store has all your thrifting needs from clothing and small house hold items to Electronics’ and Furniture.
- 250-505-5444 | 721 Front St, Nelson
- Positive Apparel on Facebook
The Sacred Ride
Save on Foods
Large grocery store. Open everyday 8:00am-10:00pm.
- 250-352-7617 | 1200 Lakeside Dr, Nelson
- Save on Foods Nelson Store
Scout Clothing & Accessories
Shoes for the Soul
Shoe La La
Shoe La La is a beautiful boutique shoe store nestled in downtown Nelson, BC. They offer an exquisite collection of leather footwear and handbags from around the world.
- 866-352-6754 | 456 Ward St, Nelson
Snowpack Outdoor Experiences
Snowpack caters to people who are looking for the best gear to use on any of their outdoor pursuits. We also offer Canada’s Only Patagonia Clothing and Outlet.
- 250-352-6411 | 333 Baker St, Nelson
Streetclothes Named Desire
We carry all the best names in fashion, including Joseph Ribkoff, Bianca Nygaard, MEXX, Guess, Sandwich, Second Yoga Jeans, Dex, PJ Salvage, Mavi Jeans, and so much more!
- 250 352-2272 | 498 Baker St, Nelson
We are a contemporary boutique for women. Strutters buys and sells gently used, quality clothing.
- 250-352-2501 | 551 Ward St, Nelson
- Strutters on Facebook
Ted Allen's Jewellery
Valhalla Pure, Nelson