Eat & Drink

Local, Organic and Hyper-Fresh — Coffee, Beer, Wine and Food

Award winning chefs, distinctive spaces, and curated BC wines and craft beers headline our diverse restaurants, among the best in BC.


With dining restrictions currently in place, and no indoor dining allowed in BC right now, we are showcasing our creativity with an abundance of delicious take-out and creative patios! Read our dining story and follow our social posts for inspiring take out, and places to get out: boating, lookouts, beach picnics, parks and more quirky places to explore. 

Post photos of your Get Out experience and you'll be entered to win a meal on us, value of $100 at your favourite local place to eat! Entries close April 19th. Use #findingawesome @facebook  |  @instagram



Dining Promotions Around the Region

In addition to winning a meal on us, numerous businesses are sweetening the deal with unique offerings. Check out the following links:

Featured Places to Eat & Drink

Adventure Hotel - Louie's, Empire, Uptown
Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort - Ktunaxa Grill
Angry Hen Brewing Company
Backroads Brewing 
BAKE at the Village
Boccalino Restaurant, Motel & Cabins
Broken Hill
Cantina Del Centro
Empire Coffee
General Store Restaurant
Hub Pub and Eatery
Hume Hotel & Spa - Mike's, Library, General Store
Kaslo Hotel & Pub
Kokanee Glacier Resort & Restaurant
Kokanee Springs Resort
Kootenay Co-op
Kootenay Tamil Kitchen
Ktunaxa Grill
Kurama Sushi
Ladybug Coffee
Leo's Pizza & Greek Taverna
Library Lounge
Louie's Steakhouse & Lounge
Main Street Diner
Mike's Place Pub
Nelson Brewing Company
Newkey's Pub and R.V. Park
Outer Clove
Port 701 Marinaside Dining and Lounge
Railtown Coffeehouse
Red Light Ramen Bar
Treehouse Restaurant
Uptown Sportsbar
Yum Son

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New Deals On Now At Local Restaurants & Patios 

In addition to winning a meal on us by posting a patio or take-out photo with the hashtag #findingawesome, numerous other local eateries are sweetening the deal with unique offerings.

Be on the lookout as you head out to a patio this spring for gift cards hidden around Nelson by Rel-ish Bistro. Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is currently running a contest to win a $50 gift certificate to the restaurant of your choice and Kaslo & Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to a game of take-out bingo! In downtown Nelson, Marzano is running a spring giveaway with a "That's Amore!" package deal and Cantina has 4 tacos for the price of 3 every Tuesday.

A great way to welcome the spring sunshine is to get out and golf. Here at Nelson & Kootenay Lake Tourism, we are offering a round of golf and a night of accommodation on us - make sure you bring take-out with you or dine at a pation attached to your hotel of choice: enter to win here. Balfour Golf Course is also offering a 25% discount on 18-hole green fee's when you bring your receipt from a local eatery to them at check in before 3PM.

From organic coffee roasted right here in the Kootenays to fusion plates and fine dining, you can find it in one of the more than 70 restaurants in the region.

  • Dining: Many restaurants are accessible on the main streets of Kaslo, Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort, Nelson and Crawford Bay. Try something new every night: Indian, Mexican, Italian, Greek, Thai, Chinese, and Japanese are all provided, as well as vegetarian, seafood, and gastropubs. November is Burger Month in Nelson - a must taste experience.
  • Wine and craft beer are readily available from the top vintners, brewers and shops in the region, including organic beers from a brewery based right in Nelson.
  • Cafés: Coffee and tea has its very own culture here. You’ll find a broad range of café and bakery options in all the larger communities.

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