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Downtown Nelson, BC heritage buildings.
Downtown Nelson, BC heritage buildings.
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By John Bowden With over 350 historic buildings in Nelson alone, the idea of a Heritage Week almost seems redundant in Nelson, Kaslo and along Kootenay Lake. It feels like every week is full of heritage, arts and culture here. But everyone likes an excuse to celebrate right? Good news! Nelson... Read More
spirit bar
spirit bar
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By John Bowden Dreaming of festival season? Wishing you were relaxing in the sun with a cold beverage and listening to live music? We haven't quite figured out how to fast forward time, but we've got the next best thing for music lovers. Local acts and some of Canada's most revered indie... Read More
nordic skiing
nordic skiing
Winter
By John Bowden What do you get when you cross a friendly local Nordic ski area with a community that loves fresh, wholesome food? The first annual “Tour de Soup”. Located just ten minutes south of Nelson at the turnoff for Whitewater Ski Resort, the Nelson Nordic Ski Club (NNSC) offers more... Read More
Sean Cameron photographer
Sean Cameron photographer
Winter
Whitewater – Community love Nelson, B.C., might be the coolest town along the Powder Highway. With 350 heritage buildings, Nelson retains its historic charm amid an artsy, welcoming population that values good food. “We have more restaurants per capita than San Francisco,” says Dianna Ducs,... Read More
Queen City shuttle
Queen City shuttle
Winter
We’ve all heard the famous post office motto “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Well, the same can be said of the Queen City Shuttle drivers and their daily winter shuttle from... Read More
A flight of beer form Torchlight Nelson.
A flight of beer form Torchlight Nelson.
Food and Beverage
By John Bowden Winter’s frosty darkness is upon us. Plummeting temperatures and falling snow can only mean one thing. Stout season has arrived. Rich, dark, and warming, nothing quite says winter like a cascading pint of freshly brewed liquid courage. Fortunately for beer lovers, Nelson’s... Read More
baking in the region
baking in the region
Food and Beverage
By John Bowden Wake and bake, the flavours of Nelson and Kootenay Lake are calling. Careful though, you might just get hooked on the selection of hand-crafted varieties. That sweet aroma is tough to resist.  Yes, this place is a haven for artisan bakeries and fresh breads. ... Read More
Whitewater Ski Resort
Whitewater Ski Resort
Winter
By John Bowden Who needs snow? I do. You do. We all do. And lots of it. Even if you don’t ski or board and prefer to remain bundled up inside for the winter, those magical little snowflakes are critical to our most important resource. Water. So it’s fitting that the appropriately named... Read More
Kaslo Front Street
Kaslo Front Street
Kootenay Lake
By John Bowden Psst! I have a little insider’s secret to reveal. The ridiculously scenic town of Kaslo may be bustling with visitors in the summer, but in the off-season, it feels like you have it all to yourself. It’s the perfect time to enjoy Kaslo’s thriving food scene on top of its... Read More
Burger Week
Burger Week
Food and Beverage
“Burger Week” is actually “Burger Month” if you talk to the chefs in Nelson and area. The annual event has expanded from one week, and runs from November 4th – 25th at 19 local restaurants this year. The month begins with arduous burger testing and sampling by the chef and staff, until the... Read More

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