Spring is the Best time to Visit Nelson BC

Spring brings excitement, possibility, and all kinds of colour to the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region. This spectacular time of year is our lil' secret but we are willing to share it with you. 

Spring Times & Good Vibes 

Steep mountain valleys are alive with the spring runoff. Snow capped peaks contrast with deep green forests and dark blue waters. Lilacs, cherry blossoms, and all kinds of leafy trees and gardens colour the region’s waterfront towns. Patios and early season hiking and mountain biking trails open, while lightly trafficked roads reward cyclists. Get your discs ready to play a round (or 3) of disc golf with your friends and family. You could even dust off the clubs and challenge your friends to a game of 9 or 18 hole golf. Frequent summer-like temperatures and long days make spring a rewarding (and quiet) time to visit. So if you are wondering where to go in the pring, you've found your answer.


Spring Things to Add to your Calendar

Get your dose of heritage by visiting some attractions that reopen over May long weekend such as Streetcar #23, Nelson's historic tramway. Or, explore Kaslo and visit the S.S. Moyie - the oldest intact sternwheeler in the world. Visit our Events Calendar to stay up-to-date on what's happening in our region.

Events Calendar

Experience Awesome in Spring

Spring into your next vacation at Kootenay Lake by delving into the arts. We have outstanding events, galleries, artisans, theatres, performing arts and fantastic shopping. Each community offers incredible culinary experiences found inside the plethora of breweries, restaurants and cafes that encourage visitors to relax. Finding the perfect place to stay has never been easier with such a vast array of options throughout the region: boutique hotels, motels, resorts and vacation rentals. Kootenay Lake has everything you need.

Looking For More Inspiration?

Spring is the perfect time to experience our Driving Tour, Mural Tour and the (coming soon) Kaslo River Trail Tour. Download the Kootenay Lake Road Trip App for these fun and informative self-guided tours. If you'd like to see the region through the eyes of our locals, check out our local photographers page and click on the 'spring' button.

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