Partner With Us

Board of Directors & Annual Reports

The Board of Directors of Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism Society is made up 12 seats, each serving two-year terms. Our year end fiscal is March 31. Our AGM is typically in June. To learn more visit our Board of Directors & Annual Reports page.

Sentiment Survey

During COVID-19 we completed a survey to citizens and business owners across the Nelson & Kootenay Lake region to determine the comfort levels regarding safety and welcoming visitors. The Sentiment Survey Summary can be viewed on our website. 

Partnership Program

Partnering with Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism provides an opportunity for all tourism-related businesses and organizations to work together to enhance our marketing opportunities and bring more visitors to the area, and customers through your door.

Benefits of Partnering with NKLT

  • Listing on specified tourism business-related pages
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Free Event postings on the Calendar
  • Access to images in the NKLT imagebank to help promote tourism-related businesses
  • Voting rights at AGM and opportunity to be a board member
  • Closed Facebook Group to share tourism ideas with other members
  • Advertising in the Travel Book - the regions official vacation guide
  • Distribution of Travel Books and Maps to all members
  • Representation through the regional marketing initiatives
  • FAM /  Media tours
  • Educational sessions on tourism through the Destination Development Association
  • Representation through Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Destination BC at national and international trade shows


Tourism-Related Business Tourism Membership

NKLT provides a non-fee based membership that is inclusive of all tourism-related businesses within our mandated region. Our fiscal year runs April 1 to March 31. 

We work collaboratively with the Nelson and District Chamber of CommerceKaslo and Area Chamber of CommerceBalfour & District Business and Historical Association (BDBHA) and Kootenay Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Short Term Rentals - Nelson bylaw enforced

  • As of October 2018 all accommodations must collect and pay the PST and GST. If you advertise on AirBnB they will collect and submit for you. Other online platforms will be collecting in the future. If you advertise outside of an online platform (business website) you will need to register directly with the Ministry of Finance. For full details visit the Government website, Bulletin 120.
  • Let us know you are an accommodator so we can connect with you about what is happening in the tourism world, and provide you with free Travel Books and maps for your guests.

Working Together - Link To Us

We encourage all partners and associate members to link to us. A link to NKLT provides your visitor with easy access to all there is to do and see in the region. Simply save one of the two images below (right click, 'Save Image As') and place on your website. Link image to:  Please join our Facebook Group to stay informed about weekly tourism happenings. THANK YOU for supporting and promoting tourism.



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Read our visitors guide online or order a copy of the official visitor's guide and map for our region.