Annual Burger Month in Nelson BC

Annual Burger Month in Nelson BC

The annual Nelson Burger Month brings innovative new burgers to many of the restaurants and eateries. In 2023, the contest has expanded outside of Nelson BC and travelled up Kootenay Lake to Kaslo. 

2023 Burger Month Details

  • Nelson Burger Month runs all of November. You have 30 days to try them all.
  • Burgers at $17.00 each
  • Use #nelsonburgermonth and tag your restaurant experiences.

37 participating restaurants in 2023 

Vote For Your Favourite until December 3, 11:59pm!

  • ENTER for a chance to win a $925 grand prize ($25 Gift Certificate from each restaurant)
  • VOTE in 3 categories: Best Presentation - Best Tasting - Most Unique
  • Winning restaurant in each category will receive a $200 donation to the charity of their choice and a personalized trophy to put on display for a year.


Thank you to the Black Press and our local Nelson Star for organizing this popular contest, all the chefs and restaurants who invest time and energy to make amazing burgers, and to you, for going out and dining on amazing burgers. Note: images on this website, as mouthwatering as they are, may not be the actual burgers being offered this year.  

Trying to find a particular restaurant?

Check out our interactive map of Eat and Drink places in Nelson.

Behind The Scenes

How do restaurants come up with their unique burger? The time leading up to November involves a lot of arduous burger testing and sampling by each restaurant's chef and staff, until the perfect combination of patty, condiments and bun are created. The creations are solely within the control of each restaurant.

Given the popularity of the event, by the end of the month some restaurants may have served over 1000 of their speciality burgers.

Chefs tell us that both locals and visitors often arrive in groups, order one or two burgers, share them, and then head off to more restaurants to partake in this burger bliss.

Past Burgers

No matter which way you slice it, you’ll have a delicious dining experience during Nelson Burger Month.

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