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Nelson is 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 (1,692 feet).


City of Nelson
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 Commerce.

Discover Nelson
Information about activities including golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, skiing, mountain biking. Also Nelson's events, history, business directory, bulletin board and maps.

Kootenay 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.

Nelson Area Community Connect
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.)

Welcome to
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

Reel Adventures.  61 - 739 Highway 3A, Nelson, BC V1L 6M5.  Phone: 250-505-4963.  E-mail

Snow Skiing

Baldface Mountain Lodge. PO Box 906, Nelson, BC V1L 6A5. Phone: 250-352-0006. E-mail

Powder Creek Lodge. PO Box 832, Nelson, BC V1L 5S9. Phone: 250-359-5916. E-mail

Whitewater Ski Resort. 602 Lake Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4C8. Phone: 250-354-4944; Toll-free: 1-800-666-9420; Fax: 250-354-4988. E-mail

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