Nestled in the Selkirk Mountains, on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, Nelson is a paradise for outdoor sports enthusiasts and those who enjoy contemplating the beauty of nature. Mountain biking, kayaking and boating, hiking and climbing, golfing and fishing are all accessible within minutes. Whitewater Ski Resort, featuring some of the best tree skiing in North America, is only a 20 min. drive away and the back country is virtually limitless.

To perfectly complement its outstanding natural surroundings, Nelson has earned a reputation as a cultural centre. With a collection of restored heritage buildings from its glory days during a regional silver rush, the downtown area is packed with good restaurants, caf├ęs, unique shops, boutiques, and art galleries. Nelson is also home of the Capitol Theatre, a regional hub for the performing arts and the Nelson Brewing Company, an organic microbrewery. Spas and hot springs, natural health care and foods are easily accessible in the area.

The Nelson Airport with a runway of 3100ft, is on the waterfront within walking distance of the downtown core.

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