Culturally Curious

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Culturally Curious

Caft Connection during Artwalk 2016.

~ Cultural Explorer ~

Explore. Learn. Discover. Experience the rich cultural diversity of this artist mecca in this unique corner of southeast British Columbia.


  • Historic Downtowns – Wander Nelson’s and Kaslo’s lively main streets with eclectic shops, heritage buildings, and a plethora of restaurants
  • Markets – Meet local farmers, producers and artisans while enjoying live music and natural surroundings on weekends and weekdays
  • Live Music & Performances – The Capitol Theatre, Civic Theatre, and various local venues showcase big acts to small shows
  • Museums & Heritage Sites – Feel the past come to life at Touchstones Museum, SS Moyie sternwheeler, and the Langham Cultural Centre, or on a heritage walking tour
  • Artisans & Galleries – Discover an explosion of local art and eclectic curiosities along all six lakefront communities in the area


The Kaslo Hotel

  • Hume Hotel – Antique. Chic. Boutique. Nelson’s best-known hotel boasts century-old character and charm
  • Kaslo Hotel – Fully restored heritage accommodation on the shores of Kootenay Lake
  • Blaylock Mansion – Historic and charming retreat just minutes from Nelson
  • Cloudside Hotel – Small specialty hotel in a charming heritage building downtown Nelson
  • Savoy Hotel – Newly renovated boutique hotel blending modern amenities with historic elegance


Live Jazz at the Library Lounge in Nelson, BC.

  • All Season’s Café – Neighbourhood bistro serving a seasonal menu with the best local ingredients
  • Oso Negro – A local’s favourite, this artsy and hopping café is a coffee lovers mecca
  • Library Lounge – Historic and elegeant parlour-like atmosphere featuring live jazz in the Hume Hotel
  • Ktunaxa Grill – Sumptuous cuisine, stunning mountain backdrop and friendly service at Ainsworth Hot Springs
  • Bluebelle Bistro & Beanery – Fresh, wholesome and homemade food using quality ingredients in a cozy café

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