Local Experiences in Nelson and area

Local Experiences in Nelson and area

There are more ways than ever to immerse yourself in authentic, local experiences.


  • Biobio Guest House located on Arrowhead Farm minutes from Nelson provides eco accommodations with tours of the organic farm. Come learn about organic farming and permaculture, buy farm fresh organic produce, swim in natural ponds and participate in workshops on farm crafts.
  • West Arm Apiaries in Harrop harvests honey from bee yards in the area. They also grow delicious blueberries - U-PICK, and garlic. Call ahead to make sure they are open and they have product available. 

Tours and Guides

If you’re keen to get outdoors, but not sure where to go or what to do, consider hiring a local guide to show you around.

  • Local mountain bike instructors that know the trails best - Kaslo Bike Tours and Kootenay Mountain Biking - Nelson
  • Road cycling tours with personalized service - Kootenay Cycling Tours
  • Paddling trips with knowledgeable guides and storytellers
  • Professional spelunkers leading cave tours, and
  • A friendly ziplining crew that will talk about the local flora and fauna, and entertain and support your aerial adventures.

And don’t forget about our ski guides – they can spin more than a few yarns and help you find the sweetest of sweet powder stashes during the winter: backcountry, cat skiing or at Whitewater Ski Resort.

Also available are outdoor markets featuring nearby producers and artisans, and dozens of independent restaurants and cafes.

Dozens of accommodation providers allow you to choose a very local experience. For example, the Hume Hotel exudes over a century of Nelson’s heritage charm, while cozy spots like Logden Lodge and Wing Creek Resort feature a genuine mountain feel.

By John Bowden

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