Top Reasons to Visit Nelson & Kootenay Lake this Fall

Top Reasons to Visit Nelson & Kootenay Lake this Fall

Beer Season is Here

What’s better than beer? Get your fix of delicious BC craft breweries including local faves Backroads, NBC, Savoy, Torchlight, and Angry Hen.

Coffee Crawl

You'd be hard pressed to find a greater density of happening coffee shops than in Nelson. No. 6 Coffee Co. offers tastings of their in-house roasted brews, while local staples Oso Negro, Empire Coffee and Ladybug are hard to resist.
 Warm up with a cuppa joe while you explore Nelson, Kaslo, or the East Shore. 

Leaf Peeping

No autumn list would be complete without a shout out to the spectacular fall colours in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region. Hike up to Pulpit Rock for breathtaking views of the stunning foliage surrounding Nelson, walk along Kaslo's gorgeous River Trail, or visit Pilot Bay on the East Shore for some incredible views of the lake. 

Harvest Markets

Taste the bounty of the harvest at a local market. Nelson's popular Cottonwood Market runs every Wednesday until late September and every Saturday until late October. Kaslo's charming Saturday morning waterfront market continues until the end of September.

Cozy Comfort

Indulge in rustic luxury and warm up by the fireplace for the evening in a local lodge. Logden Lodge is a natural oasis just south of Nelson. Or head up the lake to Wing Creek Resort and treat yourself to a quiet getaway in your own private cabin. Whether it's adventure or relaxation you're looking for, both of these highly acclaimed lodges are the perfect base for your next Kootenay getaway.

Yoga and Spa

Breathe deeply. Rediscover your inner peace with yoga classes at one of the many studios in the area. Or indulge in a relaxing spa experience. Fancy a tasty beverage with your massage or pedicure? Head over to the Hume Hotel & Spa, the first licensed spa in the province. Cheers!

Hot Springs

With the temperature dropping, it's a perfect time to relax in the soothing waters at Ainsworth Hot Springs. The view overlooking Kootenay Lake is hard to beat; so too is the food. Take the indulgence up a notch by dining at the Ktunaxa Grill on site and savour the locally influenced creations.

Come find awesome in Nelson and Kootenay Lake this fall!

by John Bowden

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