Arts, Culture & Heritage

Arts, Culture & Heritage
By Emma Chart   |   Cover Photo @katiegreenart The Nelson International Mural Festival has hit Nelson!  If you’ve seen some hard-at-work muralists painting random nooks and crannies of Nelson and wondered why, it’s because this brand new festival is going on in Nelson... Read More
Arts, Culture & Heritage
If you’ve been hearing the words ‘Culture Days’, and wondering what it is, when it is, and what’s happening? Well, wait no more, this year, Nelson has been given the special distinction of Host City for the entire BC Culture Days celebrations! This launch event will happen September 19th and be a... Read More
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By John Bowden Ever wonder where Nelson gets its reputation for being an arts and culture mecca? Live music, galleries, museums, boutique shops, heritage buildings, sculptures, outdoor markets, and a new mural festival are just some of the reasons. And summertime is when it all shines the... Read More
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Straight out of a storybook. This article has was published by Montecristo Magazine Story: Tara Henley   |   Illustration: Janice Wu Audrey Thomas captured an entire era when she penned her 1984 classic, Intertidal Life. The novel painted an indelible portrait... Read More
Mother and son looking out the window of Streetcar #23 to views of Kootenay Lake.
Mother and son looking out the window of Streetcar #23 to views of Kootenay Lake.
Arts, Culture & Heritage
The Nelson Streetcar is a lovely way to spend a late afternoon after a fun filled day at Lakeside Rotary Park. The streetcar travels from the Rose Garden Cafe in Lakeside Park, past the soccer fields located at the shores of the lake, and all the way to the Prestige Lakeside Resort. ... Read More
Some historic artifacts inside the Lardeau Valley Museum.
Some historic artifacts inside the Lardeau Valley Museum.
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Step back in time and visit the incredibly well preserved Lardeau Valley Historical Centre, about a forty minute scenic drive north of Kaslo. It showcases an extensive collection of artifacts including perfectly preserved hand farming equipment, turn of the century home goods, First Nations... Read More
Ebike and Digital Map story
Ebike and Digital Map story
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By Chad Hanson You miss something when you view things through a car window. You don’t realize it until you're on a bike or in a convertible, then everything becomes a different experience. That's why my good friend Anna and I decided we would rent electric bikes in Nelson, BC to... Read More
Sculpture Walk: Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Hans Winter
Sculpture Walk: Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Hans Winter
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By John Bowden Why does Nelson have a reputation for being Canada’s most celebrated small arts and culture town? It might have something to do with the impressive variety of public art that fills the downtown core. It’s one thing for a city to have a selection of sculptures, but it’s another... Read More
150 Things to do in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region
150 Things to do in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By John Bowden What if your birthday lasted an entire year? In Nelson and Kootenay Lake, we’re celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary with 150 suggestions to help you experience our region all year long. Long before Canada was established in 1867, First Nations people had been residing in the... Read More
The audience at the Capitol Theatre looking up at the stage
The audience at the Capitol Theatre looking up at the stage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By John Bowden We’ve all heard that April showers bring May flowers. So while Mother Nature does her rainy thing, it’s the ideal time to head indoors and explore Nelson and Kootenay Lake’s celebrated cultural reputation. Touchstones Nelson has a pair of attention grabbing exhibitions running... Read More

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