We are close to Nelson (30km), Kokanee Spawning Channels and hiking trails to Kokanee Glacier. We are also located only 3 km from beautiful 18 hole Balfour Golf Course and within an hours drive of Kokanee Springs Golf Course in Crawford Bay & Granite Pointe Golf Club in Nelson. Ainsworth Hot Springs is only 15km away and the World's longest Free Ferry ride (Kootenay Lake Ferry) is 3 km up the road in Balfour. For those of you looking for adventure we are near some of the best Mountain Biking areas, Whitewater RaftingZip LinesPaddleboard and Kayak rentals...and so much more!

We are always asked about interesting things to see and do in the area. Beneath the map of the Nelson area you will find an alphabetical list of links and contact info for things that might interest you. 

Nelson map

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Arts
Artisans of Crawford Bay
Craft Connection (Nelson) (250)352-3006

Kootenay Gallery Castlegar (250)365-3337
Kooterra Pottery (Kaslo) (250)353-2404

Bakery
Au Soleil Levant (Nelson) (250)352-2030 *Cash only*
Lucky Cupcakes (Nelson) (250)354-7195
Old World Bakery (Balfour) (778)463-2120

Brew
Backroads Brewing (778)463-3361
Nelson Brewing Company (250)352-3582
Torchlight Brewing (250)352-0094

Boat 
Lordco (Nelson) (250(352-4699
Boating Kootenay Lake
Kokanee Park Store & Marina (250)825-9235

Cinema
The Civic Theatre (Nelson)

City
Ainsworth
Balfour
Crawford Bay
Creston
Kaslo

Nelson
Rossland
Trail

Coffee 
AM Radio Cafe (250)352-7935
BlueBelle Bistro & Beanery (Kaslo) (250(353-7361
Empire Coffee (Nelson)
JAVA (Nelson) (250)505-5282
Lucky Cupcakes (Nelson) (250)354-7195
Old World Bakery (Balfour) (778)463-2120
Oso Negro (Nelson) (250)352-7661
Railtown Coffee House (Nelson) (250)551-8965
Sidewinder Coffee Co. (Nelson) (250)352-4621

Culture
Brilliant Suspension Bridge (Castlegar)
Chamber of Mines Museum (Nelson)
Doukhobor Discovery Centre (Castlegar)
Heritage Walking Tour (self guided, Nelson)
Kootenay Star Mining Museum (Kaslo)
SS Moyie (Kaslo) (250)353-2525
Streetcar #23 (Nelson) (250)352-7672
The Langham Cultural Center (Kaslo) (140)353-2261
Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art & History (250)352-9813
Train Station Museum (Castlegar)

Daytrips
Duncan Lake 
Fletcher Falls
Fry Creek
Galena Trail 
Idaho Peak
Sandon Ghost Town
Silvery Slocan Trail
West Koot Route

Deli
Eric's Meat Market & Deli (Kaslo) (250)353-2436

Dining
Breakfast: 
Full Circle Cafe (Nelson) (250)354-4458
Holly's Diner (Balfour) (250)229-2208
Hume Hotel (Nelson) (250)352-5331
The Treehouse (Kaslo) (250)353-2955

Lunch:
Cantina Del Centro (Nelson) (250)352-3737
Holly's Diner (Balfour) (250) 229-2208
The Treehouse (Kaslo) (250)353-2955

Dinner:
All Seasons Cafe (Nelson) (250)352-0101
BlueBelle Bistro & Beanery (Kaslo) (250)353-7361
Louie's Steakhouse & Lounge (Nelson) (250)352-7211
The Clubhouse Restaurant (Kaslo Golf & Country Club) (250)353-2262

Take-Out:
Buddy's Front Street Pizzeria (Kaslo) (250)353-2282

Panago (Nelson) (250)310-0001
Thor's Pizza (Nelson) (250)352-1212

Events
Kaslo
Castlegar
Creston
Nelson
Nelson & Kootenay Lake
Rossland
Trail
Slocan Valley

Fishing
Barren's Sport Shop (Kaslo) (250)353-2617
Chilly Billy Charters (250)365-6866
Fishing Regulations (Kootenays)
Tackle/Licenses:
E-License
Gill & Gift (Balfour) (250)229-2113

Gas/Propane
Gill & Gift (Balfour) (250)229-2113
Kokanee Park Store & Marina (250)825-9235

Golf
Balfour Golf Course (250)229-5655
Castlegar Golf Club (800)666-0324
Creston Golf Club (250)428-5515, (800)928-2582
Champion Lakes (Fruitvale) (250)367-7001
Granite Point (Nelson)(250)352-5913
Kaslo Golf Club (250)353-2262
Kokanee Springs (Crawford Bay) (800)979-7999 
Redstone Golf Course (Rossland) (877)362-4555
Rionel Golf Club (250)225-3584

Groceries
Balfour Superette (250)229-4612
Kaslo Front Street Market (250)353-2331
Kokanee Park Store & Marina (250)825-9235
Kootenay Co-op (Nelson) (250)354-4077
Save-On-Foods (Nelson) (250)352-7617

Hotsprings
Ainsworth Hot Springs (800)668-1171

Laundromat
Kaslo Laundromat 420 Front Street Kaslo
Plaza Laundromat (Nelson) (250)352-6077
The Daily Grind (Nelson) (250)352-1233

Liquor
Balfour Superette (250)229-4612
Grand Liquor (Nelson) (250)352-3955
Kokanee Park Store & Marina (250)825-9235

Markets
Cottonwood Community Market
Marketfest


Nightlife
Top 10 in Nelson

Outdoors
Hikes:
Ainsworth Cemetery
Cedar Creek Trail
East Shore of Kootenay Lake 
Galena Trail (Slocan Valley) 
Kaslo Area
Kootenay Boundary District Hikes
Pulpit Rock
Slocan Valley Rail Trail

Mountain Biking:
Gerick Cycle (Nelson) (250)354-4622
Kaslo Area
Nelson Cycling
Retallack (Nelson) (800)330-1433

Motorcyle:
Selkirk Loop/Kootenay Loop

Whitewater Rafting:
Lardeau River Adventures (Meadow Creek) (250)366-4338
Nelson Whitewater Rafting (877)808-7238

Boating
Boating Kootenay Lake 

Cody Caves (Ainsworth) (250)359-CAVE(2283)
Kokanee Glacier

Paddleboard/Kayak/Canoe Rentals &/or Lessons
Hellman Canoes & Kayaks (Nelson) (250)825-9571
Kaslo Kayaking (250)353-1925
ROAM (Nelson) (800)900-ROAM

Misc:
Creston Wildlife Centre  (250)402-6908
High Terrain Helicopters Ltd. (Nelson) (250)354-8445
Kokanee Mountain Zipline (844)764-4484
Pulpit Rock (Nelson)
ROAM (Nelson) (800)900-ROAM

Pub
Dock & Duck (Balfour) (250)229-4244
Jackson's Hole & Grill (Nelson) (250)354-1919
Uptown Sports Bar (Nelson) (250)352-7211

Recreation
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Nelson & District Community Complex 
(250)354-4FUN

RV
Repair/Parts:

Lordco (Nelson) (250)352-4699
Alpenglow (Nelson) (250)551-8605

Shopping
Clothes:
Blue Sky Clothing Co. (Balfour) (250)229-4434
Shoes for the Soul (Nelson) (250)352-7172
Habits (Nelson) (250)505-1120

Gifts/Souvenirs:
Craft Connection (Nelson) (250)352-3006
Figments (Kaslo)(250)353-2566
Willow (Kaslo) (250)353-2257

Sporting Goods:
Boomtown Sports (Nelson) (800)704-6489
Gerick Cycle (Nelson) (250)354-4622
Hellman Canoes & Kayaks (Nelson) (250)825-9571
Mallard's Source for Sports (Nelson) (250)352-3200
ROAM Shop (Nelson) (800)900-ROAM
Snowpack & Patagonia Outlet Store (Nelson) (250)352-6411

Spa
Aura Spa & Salon (Nelson) (250)352-0879
Mountain Waters Spa & Wellness (Nelson) (250)352-3280
SkinBliss Medispa (Nelson) (250)352-7710

Theatre
The Capitol Theatre (Nelson) (250)352-6363

Yoga
Jaisri Yoga (Kaslo) (250)353-7351
Yasodhara Ashram (250)227-9224