20 minutes west of Whitewater, Nelson is an historic eclectic town with lots of culture. Nelson has all the amenities of a big-city - with a small-town vibe.
There are plenty of shops offering a range of back-to-basics to distinctly unique fashions. Baker St is the hub of adventure sports shops, where you can source ski clothing and equipment. You’ll also find home décor and furnishing shops here.
A little bit of everything for everyone!
Dining & Entertainment
Going hungry is never a problem in this town; world famous, off-the-wall restaurants line Baker Street and beyond, where you can order anything from fresh sushi to Indian cuisine to a restaurant where garlic is served in every dish.
If you’re in the mood to cook your own creations, Nelson offers 3 major grocery stores, as well as the Kootenay Coop, the local, organic and specialty diet-focused supermarket. Specialty shops (Chinese food, mouth-watering bakeries and heath-food stores) are also open for business during your stay.
As well as the many restaurants in Nelson, collection of heritage pubs, art cafes and metro night life are all within a pleasant evening’s stroll.
Arts and entertainment
Remember to check out the arts and entertainment scene. Galleries open their doors to the public, presenting beautifully, locally hand crafted art by day, while by night, the Capitol Theatre hosts a variety of live plays from around the country. If you’d like to kick up your heels after an epic day on the mountain, there are numerous pubs and nightclubs to suit every individual, presenting big-named DJ’s and local bands.