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'Rockin’ out with my girls JoiLynn and Ljuba' Photo: kiesza.com
'Rockin’ out with my girls JoiLynn and Ljuba' Photo: kiesza.com
Arts, Culture & Heritage
A life following her heart led Kiesza to Selkirk College and then on to Boston's Berklee School of Music, New York, London, and, with her breakout album, several Juno awards. The young star returns this weekend to Selkirk College where she will perform at the sold-out Gala on Saturday... Read More
Robert Dudley Arts
Robert Dudley Arts
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Shopping in the Nelson Kootenay Lake area comes with a special vibe all its own. We're known for our vibrant downtowns, where in both Kaslo and Nelson you'll be walking down the main streets alongside locals as you shop, visit and walk from cafe to cafe, taking in the sights and enjoying the... Read More
Jorinda
Jorinda
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Last nights performance of Doug Jamieson's opera Jorinda was spectacular from beginning to end. It was a theatrical treat that demonstrated this communities talent, commitment and generousity to the vocal arts. The show involved over 80 volunteers, of all ages, including vocalists, instrumentalists... Read More
Freeride Entertainment
Freeride Entertainment
Adventure
Derek Westerlund moved to Nelson in 1992 — which means that he lived here during the time that our backyard became the playground for some of North America’s top athletes. Mountain biking in the summer, skiing and boarding in the winter, the action sports mecca that grew up around Baldface,... Read More
Skier at Whitewater Ski Resort by Doug LePage.
Skier at Whitewater Ski Resort by Doug LePage.
Winter
It's coming. right now we're in full-on fall glory, with gorgeous leaves of yellow, gold, orange and red providing couverture for our streets and trails. Mushrooms are growing underfoot on mossy trails, the air is crisp and clear, and our local biking and hiking trails are almost crowded with... Read More
Fly Fishing on Ross Lake
Fly Fishing on Ross Lake
Fall
Every year, Nelson and the entire Kootenay Lake area says goodbye to summer and hello to the colder weather in a spectacular fashion. The area lights up with colour as trees turn magnificent reds, golds, oranges and yellows. We're blessed with a particularly vibrant mix of colours, not just from... Read More
winter in Kootenay Mountains
winter in Kootenay Mountains
Winter
El Niño Named by a Peruvian fisherman in the 1800s, it describes a season following detection of warmer-than-usual water in the Pacific near the equator. When temperatures rise by more than .5 degrees centigrade, we’ve got an El Niño. More than 3 degrees and it’s an extreme El Niño. Right now... Read More
Monica Meadows
Monica Meadows
Fall
Fall is a great time to take a hike in the Kootenay Lake area. The days are cooler, the leaves are just starting to think about turning, and on some hikes, trees are loaded with fruit waiting to be picked. Of course, the weather doesn't always abide by your schedule, and it is the season when bears... Read More
Kokanee Glacier Hike
Kokanee Glacier Hike
Adventure
Kokanee Glacier Cabin — Not Your Average Alpine Cabin The Alpine Club of Canada looks after and maintains many alpine huts or cabins located across Canada. One of these is Kokanee Glacier Cabin, near Nelson in the Kootenay Lake area. You may be surprised to learn that it costs $25 per night to... Read More
Nelson Firehall
Nelson Firehall
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Nelson, British Columbia has what some might call a fiery history. From its early boom town days of silver mining, to the flowery but protest-laden hippie culture to the present day, where the town's vibrancy seems to literally light on fire the idea that yes, in fact, you can have a... Read More

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