Things To Do
From Baker Street to Mountain Retreat
Young or old, you’ll always find something to do in and around Nelson year-round. Whether riding the local peaks or fishing for the elusive Kokanee salmon, shopping the arty boutiques of Nelson and Kaslo or just kicking back at the hot springs, here you’ll find the perfect blend of nature, fun, culture and historical charm.
Drawn to the natural beauty of the Kootenays, we have arguably the highest concentration of carvers, potters, musicians, photographers and artisans in the country. You can find their wares in the numerous galleries, studios, and boutiques throughout the region. Read more.
Inspired by the natural beauty and historic origins of the local towns, our region has become renowned for unique music and arts festivals like the Kaslo Jazz Festival and Shambhala Electronic Music Festival, as well as many events celebrating food, wine and just about everything else. Read more.
So many things to do – so little time. Nelson and the surrounding area have a bounty of recreational opportunities. From romantic moonlight walks along Kootenay Lake to pulse-pounding downhill action on bikes or skis, you won’t lack options. Read more.
Perched between a gorgeous mountain slope and a shimmering lakefront lays the historic buildings in the communities of Nelson Kootenay Lake. From the most technical outdoor gear to fresh-baked French pastry, you’ll find an array of unique shopping choices here. Read more.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly place to spend a vacation, the Nelson Kootenay Lake region is the place to do it. Whether you want lakeside fun at the beach or the thrill of discovery in the historical towns, you can be sure to find fun whether you’re six or 60. Read More.
Some of Canada’s most memorable sporting events occur in our communities each year. Take in the Cyswog N’ Fun Triathlon, Whitewater’s Coldsmoke Powder Festival, the Kaslo Suffer Fest or the Nelson Fat Tire Festival, to name but a few. Read More.
Take a load off at one of the more than dozen local spas throughout Nelson Kootenay Lake. Explore wilderness retreats for spiritual rejuvenation, yoga for strengthening mind and body, or one of the many alternative treatment centres for healing. Read More.