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Cat Skiing
Cat Skiing
Spring
The end of March 2013 was a tough one, with winter and spring battling for my attention. Rather than chose one season, I chose to do a little bit of both, and it turned out to be the right decision. The week began with some morning gardening and yard work, admiring the colorful tulips and crocus’... Read More
NBC Beer
NBC Beer
Food and Beverage
If you're a serious beer drinker, you'll want to consider a tour of the Nelson Brewing Company. Upon arrival Chad immediately starts pouring free samples. With a wide grin he says: “I get a much better review, when I get people drinking first.” Yearly, NBC brews about 750,000 liters of beer, which... Read More
Free sticker
Free sticker
Spring
As a big thank you to everyone that voted, making Nelson the recognized #1 Ski Town in North America (along with Rossland, BC), we're giving away FREE STICKERS! The Best Ski Town stickers are available at the Nelson Kootenay Lake office (located in the visitor centre) and at the following... Read More
Ski TV
Ski TV
Winter
Together with producer Darryl Palmer and host Claire Challen, we got to work on an exciting new project. We, Caroline & Julie, two Dutch ski journalists, shot an episode of Ski TV at Whitewater and Nelson. We focused on what makes WH2O so special to us. Being surrounded by cheerful people who... Read More
Nelson Spiritbar
Nelson Spiritbar
Arts, Culture & Heritage
After being in town for over a month, we, Caroline & Julie two Dutch ski journalists have been to a bunch of party’s. The Spiritbar is still our favorite pick as it is even cooler than most clubs in Amsterdam! Last Thursday we saw the flamboyant and charismatic Diamond Rings rocking their stage... Read More
Contest Winner
Contest Winner
Winter
Thank you Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism for the Fish & Ski Adventure Package! Our first class weekend get-away in your legendary Kootenay region was an experience of a lifetime! Starting our first morning with the spectacular lake and mountain views of Nelson from Prestige Resort to an epic day... Read More
Touchstones Nelson Museum Art Gallery
Touchstones Nelson Museum Art Gallery
Arts, Culture & Heritage
First of all, let me introduce ourselves: we are Caroline & Julie, two ski journalist from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, who are crazy about skiing. During a short visit to Nelson, BC last year we instantly felt at home in a place where the soul of skiing is disembodied. So this winter we are... Read More
Best Ski Town North America
Best Ski Town North America
Winter
Nelson Kootenay Lake is realizing they are no longer a secret now that the Powder magazine Best Ski Town win has been exposed across North America. With this recent win we see the need to share our accolades and tell the world about our year-round activities – spring, summer, fall and winter that... Read More
Baldface Cat Skiing
Baldface Cat Skiing
Adventure
Hot off the press, Red Bull Ultra Natural Reveals the First 13 Riders to Qualify Event rookies selected to compete against the top finishers from 2012 on an updated course Feb. 15-21 at Baldface Lodge. Santa Monica, CA (February 8, 2013) – With the contest window opening one week from today, 13 of... Read More
Ainsworth Hot Springs
Ainsworth Hot Springs
Health and Wellness
My wife and I decided to go up the road from Nelson BC for a little r 'n' r and spend the night at Ainsworth Hot Springs. It's a short 30 minute drive from our home, so a painless trip. We arrived in their newly renovated lobby which incidentally features some spectacular stonework. Next we settled... Read More

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