located 43 km (27 miles) east of Castlegar on Highway 3A and 40 km (25 miles)
north of Salmo. Population 9,585. Elevation: 516 meters
This official web site has a "tourism" section with information on Nelson's
history, galleries, restaurants, theatres, parks, speacial events, weather and directions
to get there. Includes a page for the Nelson and District Chamber of
Information about activities including golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, skiing, mountain
biking. Also Nelson's events, history, business directory, bulletin board and maps.
School of the Arts
One of the forces behind Nelson's thriving artistic community. Offers courses in clay,
fibre, jewellery, metal, wood, and writing. Click
on the "Gallery" button for
photos of student work.
This non-profit site has area statistics, community and business directories, events
calendar, postcards and email discussion group. The "Nelson area" includes
Castlega, Creston, Kaslo, Nakusp, New Denver, Salmo, Silverton and Slocan.
Nelson, BC, Canada
Quick facts and history on Nelson, and community-focused information including sports and
leisure. (A Kootenay Internet Communications Society page.)
Nelson is charming and picturesque city of 10,000 people located in the
southeast corner of BC. Famous for is many heritage buildings and thriving
arts community you are sure to enjoy your visit.
A three month event in July, August and September, bringing the art of the Kootenay region
to the people. A walking tour of visual art displayed in a variety of commercial outlets,
from bookstores to bars, and there are special exhibitions in the galleries.
Fishing Guides and Outfitters
Adventures. 61 - 739 Highway 3A, Nelson, BC V1L 6M5.
Lodge. PO Box 906, Nelson, BC V1L 6A5. Phone: 250-352-0006.
Creek Lodge. PO Box 832, Nelson, BC V1L 5S9. Phone: 250-359-5916.
Ski Resort. 602 Lake Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4C8. Phone:
250-354-4944; Toll-free: 1-800-666-9420; Fax: 250-354-4988.
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