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Nelson Concerts
Nelson Concerts
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Last year I was wowed by the musicians the Nelson Overture Concert Society brought to the stage at the Capitol Theatre. And this year, they are strumming a familiar chord with an array of musicians performing vocal, piano and string compositions; actually many strings with Ensemble Vivant. The... Read More
wheel chair basketball
wheel chair basketball
Health and Wellness
Kootenay Spirit Festival - Nelson September 12-14th 2014 I had been invited to teach at the Kootenay Spirit Festival in Nelson many many months ago when they were just formulating the concept of the idea.  I felt immediately an affirmative yes and was heartened by the idea that there would... Read More
Sufferfest
Sufferfest
Fall
Ordinary People Doing the Extraordinary What makes SufferFest special? At this point in time in British Columbia, what could be special about an extreme race? Between the Tough Mudder competitions, IRONman, Crankworx, etc, SufferFest simply captures the zeitgeist, right? It's just another overly... Read More
Fat Tire Festival
Fat Tire Festival
Fall
How To Keep the Vision Alive Wheelie competition anyone?   On August 22, 23 and 24th this year, the 19th annual Nelson Fat Tire Festival will again celebrate biking in a purely Kootenay fashion. This is to say, It's a festival of the sport first, a competition second. And that's... Read More
Culture Tour
Culture Tour
Arts, Culture & Heritage
The Sixth Annual Tour is August 9 - 10th Get ready! If you've got some time this weekend, take a tour of the artisans and artists who live and work in our neck I am glazing up all this work to be ready for my open studio sale this weekend. Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-5 as part of the... Read More
Paddle Boarding
Paddle Boarding
Health and Wellness
We're in High Summer — Hot August Days, Long Warm Nights The beautiful hot summer days are upon us.   And so much to do! If you are looking for healthy things in Nelson, you don't need to look far: Shambhala this week, Hot August Nights next week. Fat Tire Festival coming soon... Read More
Kootenay Motorcycling BC
Kootenay Motorcycling BC
Summer
By Eric Berger It all started over a few beers in a Kootenay bar. ... It often starts that way. I was talking about motorcycles & routes with a friend when she asked if I had ever ridden the road from Nelson to Kaslo and then to New Denver. I had not, to which she replied “You have to... Read More
Cody Caves
Cody Caves
Summer
by Leah Hoeger Just about to hit snooze one more time on my alarm when I remembered…today I get to go caving! A special treat for most, I had never gone caving and was so excited to see what these caves have to offer. Officially a “Nelsonite”, I have lived in the area for over eight years, and... Read More
Spirit Festival
Spirit Festival
Summer
The count down is on for the first ever Kootenay Spirit Festival! Just over 7 weeks until we gather. There are only a few days left (until August 1, 2014)  to purchase early bird tickets (buy them ASAP!), and excitement is starting to build!  Festivals are in full swing, and we are all so... Read More
kaslo jazz festival
kaslo jazz festival
Summer
10 Awesome Reasons to put the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival on your destination list this summer! 10. It has festival toilets like you have never seen before. Early on in the festival's history, Jim Holland (Executive Director of the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival), decided there had to be a better... Read More

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