Discover Nelson, Britsh Columbia

Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism – Official Travel site for Nelson Kootenay Lake, BC

Other Things to Do

Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co. – Our sister company offers class 2 and 3 whitewater rafting and scenic boat trips. Located at the same office at the Prestige Marina.

Kokanee Mountain Zipline – Fly high through the forest and over Kokanee Creek with awesome views of the mountains and Kootenay Lake.

Capitol Theatre – Focusing on community enrichment through the arts, the Capitol Theatre presents affordable, diverse, high quality live entertainment.

Ainsworth Hotsprings Resort – The pools provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy some of the West Kootenay’s majestic scenery; Purcell Mountains and Kootenay Lake. Our 41 room resort features premium carpeting, warm birchwood cabinetry with granite countertops, bronze lighting, new heating/AC units, and flat-screen TV’s.

Halcyon Hotsprings Village & Spa – Swirl away tensions in natural mineral spring pools while gazing over serene Arrow Lake and the Monashee Mountain range. Enjoy the outstanding cuisine in the Kingfisher Restaurant or a pampering treatment at the Spa at Halcyon. Take it all in before retiring to one of our beautiful free-standing cottages or chalets.

Granite Pointe Golf Club – 18 hole course five minutes from downtown with spectacular scenery.This course offers park-like settings, generous fairways, great water hazards and mountainous terrain. The signature hole #16 was voted one of the top holes in BC.

Balfour Golf Course – Get away from it all and enjoy great golf along the peaceful shores of Kootenay Lake. Tje course features private lakefront meadows and majestic forests. Located only 25 minutes north of Nelson.

Footsteps Eco Adventures – Footsteps offers adventures for the whole family. From downhill mountain bike shuttles, to backcountry hiking to remote cabins, to kids adventure days… They provide fun, educational tours. Custom charters available with a 15 person van.

Nelson Cycling Club – The voice for cycling interests in the Nelson area. They work to promote and develop cycling opportunities and to improve and maintain an extensive network of bike trails. Visit their website for riding areas and a trail map book.

Reel Adventures Fishing Charters – Reel Adventures offers premiere fishing packages for some of the best fishing in the world. Fish world famous Kootenay Lake, known for the Giant Gerrard which is the largest wild Rainbow Trout.

West Kootenay Provincial Parks – Here you will find detailed information on all of the Provincial Parks in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. Our diverse region of water and mountains is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream and home to 11 very special campgrounds and 1 day use park.

Free Stone Fly Angler – Guided fly fishing trips in world class destinations in the region of the Kootenay’s and South Western Alberta. Their guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge and providing an amazing angling experience.


The Prestige Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre – Situated on the shores of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, the Prestige Lakeside Resort offers easy access to all of Nelson’s business, financial and recreational districts. Enjoy spectacular views of Kootenay Lake and Elephant Mountain from their beautiful lakeside rooms.

The Prestige Lakeview Inn – A charming lake view, French country-style boutique hotel offering classic ambiance and imcomparable service. Situated within walking distance to historical downtown. Guests will enjoy the views of Kootenay Lake and Elephant Mountain from the lakeview guestrooms.

Hume Hotel – Operating since 1898 and located in central downtown Nelson, the Hume Hotel has both new deluxe guest rooms and unique heritage rooms. A night’s accommodation includes a full, complimentary breakfast. The hotel features the Library Lounge, General Store Family Restaurant, Mike’s Place Pub, Liquor Boutique, and Spiritbar for live entertainment.

Best Western Baker Street Inn – As the only full-service hotel on Baker Street, the newly renovated BEST WESTERN PLUS Baker Street Inn is the natural choice for anyone seeking comfortable and convenient accommodations in the heart of the Queen City. Our rooms are spacious, elegantly decorated, and include free wireless internet, flat-screen TV’s, fridges and microwaves.

Ainsworth Motel – Just a 2 minute walk to the relaxing naturally hot pools, they have single or double kitchenette units, as well as a large fully furnished family unit with complete kitchen facilities & seperate bedroom, all with a breathtaking view of beautiful Kootenay Lake and its surrounding mountains. They offer complimentary coffee, satellite TV, wifi, a front deck and lawn area complete with BBQ and picnic tables all at an affordable price.

Alpine Inn & Suites – European style hospitality in a warm and friendly atmosphere with all the amenities to make your experience unforgettable. They have 30 clean and comfortable rooms with or without kitchen facilities, fireplace suites, jacuzzi suites and large family units. Featuring free wireless internet and free off-street parking in front of the rooms.

The Adventure Hotel – The perfect destination for pleasure, business, or both. The hotel offers guests 40 Euro-style rooms, NEW Guest Lounge, Gym, Sauna, great dinning, lively pub and grill, meeting rooms, conference facilities and ballroom – all nestled in Nelson’s scenic surroundings. Originally built in 1913 The Adventure Hotel is 100% complete in renovations.

North Shore Inn – Relax on an open patio and gaze at the shimmering reflection of sprawling mountains and forests in their beautiful Kootenay Lake view rooms. Their accommodation features spacious suites, air conditioning, fridges, cable TV, free internet and complimentary continental breakfast.

Willow Point Beach House B&B – Located 5 miles north of Nelson on the North Shore, directly on the beach. Private entry and both suites have kitchenettes. Ideally located for all local activities and amenities.

Cloudside Inn – Rated Number 1 Nelson accommodation by TripAdvisor, Cloudside Inn is the smart choice for the independent-minded traveller. They offer a mix of individually designed rooms and suites, quiet central location, lake views, garden terraces and a large sun deck, free wifi, satellite TV, private off-street parking and sumptuous home-style breakfasts.

The Red Snow Shoe B&B – An oasis for those seeking a civilized and romantic ‘glamping’ experience. Their 12 acre homestead is nestled in the woods on a quiet back road adjacent to the picturesque Slocan River. If you would like, you can enjoy a little farm life or play croquet in your PJ’s while sipping champagne, throw horseshoes, or simply swing in the hammock while dozing in the sunshine with a good book and a cup of tea.

Wing Creek Resort – Couples can enjoy a peaceful vacation rental experience in a wilderness setting – upscale cabins and cottages are the perfect way to experience the BC of yesteryear with all the comforts of today. They offer an authentic accommodation experience that is unique to this spectacular wilderness area in the Kootenay’s. A 20 acre earth-friendly couples paradise just 5 minutes north of Kaslo BC on the beautiful Kootenay Lake.

Paradise Valley Lodge – Get out of town! This deluxe vacation rental is minutes from the Slocan River in Winlaw. It has 3 bedrooms, a loft, 2 bathrooms, a veranda, and sleeps 8. It is complete with an excellent kitchen, laundry facilities, and free wifi. Great for groups!


Dancing Bear Inn – Centrally located in Nelson, the Dancing Bear Inn is an international travelers hostel created out of the belief that perfect accommodation should invite travelers of all ages and nationalities into a common experience, which is personalized but not exclusive, engaging not isolating and comfortable but not expensive.


Nelson City Campground – Located around the corner and to the east of downtown Nelson within easy walking distance of shopping, recreation and the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Laundry and all-weather cooking facilities, as well as water, sanitary and electrical hook-ups are available on site.

May 1 – September 30, 250-352-7618

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