The numerous attractions, sites and sounds in and around Nelson, BC will keep you amused and enthralled during your visit.
Enjoy the heritage buildings in a stroll around town, take in some local theatre, look around our new Touchstones museum, buy a piece of art, tour the Nelson Brewery, take an adventure tour, enjoy nature at the many parks, rent a boat on Kootenay Lake and hear the sounds of music at one of the many music festivals in our area… the list is almost endless.
Whether you are looking for family friendly adventures, or exciting world-class entertainment at a local nightclub, Nelson, BC has something for everyone.
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Canada Day Celebrations
|Phone:||(250) 352 3433|
|Lakeside Park Nelson BC|
Contact Nelson Visitor Info Centre for more information.
Central Kootenay Regional Parks
Visit this link for information on Cottonwood Lake Regional Park, Taghum Beach Regional Park, Bonnington Regional Park, James Johnstone Regional Park, Sunshine bay Regional Park, and Rosebud Lake Regional Park.
Davis Creek and Lost Ledge Campgrounds
No trip to the Kootenays would be complete without a visit to the Village of Kaslo. To facilitate your exploration of this unique and beautiful area are these two very special campgrounds. Just north of Kaslo on the shore of Kootenay Lake, both sites have views of the Purcell Mountains to the east.
Eco Society Community Markets
Goat Range Provincial Park
|Goat Range Provincial Park Meadow Creek, BC V0G 1N0|
The park is situated in the Selkirk Mountains, between Slocan and Kootenay lakes at the south end, and between Arrow Lakes and Duncan Lake at the north end.
Grohman Narrows Provincial Park
|Grohman Narrows Provincial Park Central Kootenay E, BC|
This Park is 5km from the City of Nelson.
Keep the Beat
|Lakeside Park Nelson BC|
Keep the Beat is a ten hour concert in Nelson BC organized by a group of local youth.
Kianuko Provincial Park
|Kianuko Provincial Park, Central Kootenay B, BC|
Kianuko Park is situated approximately 40 km north of Creston.
Kokanee Creek Provincial Park
|Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, Central Kootenay E, BC|
A 20-min drive, 19 km east of Nelson or if you travel west take the Kootenay Lake ferry from Kootenay Bay to Balfour. From Balfour it’s another 12 km to the park.
Kokanee Creek Provincial Park Campground
Only 20 km from Nelson, B.C., Kokanee Creek Provincial Park makes a great starting point for your Kootenay adventure. From here the valleys and mountains are yours to explore. With a large sandy beach, adventure playground, hot showers and a host of other amenities you’re sure to be comfortable and find plenty to do for you and your family.
Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park
|Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park|
Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is located in the Selkirk Mountains, between Slocan and Kootenay Lakes. From Hwy 3A, 19 km northeast of Nelson, drive up Kokanee Creek for 16 km to Gibson Lake.
Lockhart Beach Provincial Park
|Lockhart Beach Provincial Park, Central Kootenay A, BC|
40 km north of Creston on Highway 3A or 19 km south of Crawford Bay on Highway 3A. Located on the east side of Kootenay Lake with Crawford Bay and Creston being the closest communities.
Nakusp Music Festival
The Nakusp Music Fest is an annual music festival held in the village of Nakusp BC
Nelson City Parks
Visit this link for information on Lakeside Park, Gyro Park, Lion’s Uphill Park, Rosemont Park, Cottonwood Falls Park, and the Queen Elizabeth Park.
Yes, we did raise the necessary amount (over 181.000 dollars) to go digital. Thanks to all of our donors the Civic Theatre is now installing its brand new digital equipment. We will have digital movies with surround sound and will be open over the summer weekly on Tuesdays (Cheap Tuesdays), Thursdays (art house/classics), Friday, Saturday and Sundays (new releases). We plan our Grand Digital Opening mid June, but will fill you in on the exact date later. The Grand Digital Opening will be a Star Trek weekend, featuring a Friday night gala (with costume prizes, 19+) and screenings of the new Star Trek movie throughout the whole weekend! Stay tuned.
Oxygen Art Centre
|#3- 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) Nelson, B.C. V1L4E4 Canada|
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Oxygen Art Centre is an artist run centre operated primarily by volunteers. The centre is open for classes, events and during exhibitions. Gallery hours during the duration of exhibitions are Wed – Sat 1 – 5pm.
Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park and Protected Area
To access the Earl Grey Pass Trail from the Toby Creek Trailhead it is best to park at the trailhead and walk the 2km to the park boundary because the road has been deactivated. Follow the road staying left along the creek to locate where the trail begins. For more information please call 250 489-8540
Starbelly Jam Music Festival
|Crawford Bay, BC V0B|
Starbelly Jam is an annual outdoor music festival held in Crawford Bay, BC on the third full weekend of July.
Valhalla Provincial Park
|Valhalla Provincial Park Slocan, BC V0G 2C0|
The park is located on the west shore of Slocan Lake, north of both Slocan and Castlegar, and encompasses most of the Valhalla Range of the Selkirk Mountains. The park can be accessed by water, forest industrial roads or by trail. The nearest community to the park is Slocan and Highway 6 provides access to the town and other population centres in the vicinity. Public boat launches exist in a number of towns, including Slocan, Silverton and New Denver, by which trailheads can be easily reached.
West Arm Provincial Park
This park extends along the shore of Kootenay Lake from Nelson to Harrop and up to the peaks behind. The creek fans and pocket beaches are popular with boaters and there is a historic trail (not maintained) up Lasca Creek. The park is largely undeveloped; there are no facilities or designated campsites.