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Your Chamber

We advocate on behalf of your business, your sector and the overall economic best interests of our city and region. The Chamber’s 500-plus members save on business expenses like health benefits, fuel, insurance, training, e-commerce upgrades, expansion planning and professional advice. Become a member today!

Your Future

With more business licences per-capita than most BC municipalities — 1,300 and counting — Nelson is an ideal mountain community for new investment, start ups, or a brand new chapter in life. Make Nelson home. The Chamber and its partners are pros in entrepreneurial development. Give us a click, or a call.

Our Community

Nelson and its neighbouring communities offer a remarkably unique mix of big city everything and small town life. Culture, cuisine, adventure, physical and spiritual health and wellness, social services, education, retailing, recreation and relaxation. Need directions to your next great adventure? The folks at the Visitor Information Centre are waiting.


Through on-going advocacy efforts, the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce promotes business growth, sustainable development and job creation while facilitating productive relationships throughout the community, each and every business sector, non-profits and all levels of government.

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Business Recovery Assistance

Even with the province’s economic restart plans well underway, your business may still need a hand recovering from the pandemic. Labour issues? Pandemic protocol updates? Questions about new programs or existing grants and funds? We can help.

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Think Local First

Buy local. It makes a big difference to our small business community. Especially now. Buy here as opposed to there, and you’re supporting your community, keeping and creating jobs, and circulating dollars between local businesses, your family, friends and neighbours.

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Vaccine Card Info For Businesses

BC’s new Vaccine Card – Here’s what Nelson and Area Businesses need to know

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It’s what you call uncommon ground. Nelson, British Columbia is one of only a few small North America communities that offers a unique mix of cosmopolitan big-city amenities and authentic small town charm. The surroundings are supernatural. The pace of life is laid back and forward thinking. And as it has for over a century, entrepreneurial spirit and resilience resonate from the shops of historic Baker Street to the traditional lands and bountiful backcountry of this place we all call home.


Want to grow your business? Invest here? Connect with the community or simply learn more about the city and surrounding centres? Get in touch with the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce to find out more, today.


Your business expenses add up. But the Chamber’s 500-plus members save on those. We help reduce spends on monthly must-haves like health benefits, fuel, insurance, training, e-commerce upgrades, expansion planning and professional advice.
And there’s more. The Chamber and its local board of business leaders are your voice when it comes time to speak to our community, your customers and all levels of government, always advocating on behalf of your business, your sector and our economy.

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Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce

Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce

Engaging, supporting, and informing the business community in and around Nelson BC.

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Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce
Join us this Friday to celebrate Canada Day in Lakeside Park! This year also commemorates the City of Nelson’s 125th birthday.Activities continue throughout the day at Rotary Lakeside Park Opening Ceremonies start at 10:30am with local dignitaries celebrating our diversity, culture, inclusiveness, and steps towards reconciliation.We will close out the family fun day in the park with a fireworks display at 10:00pm.Find more info and the detailed event schedule at www.discovernelson.com/news/canada-day-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Kick off the celebration of the ArtWalk Nelson 2022 with the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, #1 on the ArtWalk map tonight from 6-9pm!The Nelson & District Arts Council invites you to celebrate opening night of ArtWalk and roam Nelsons beautiful streets from the waterfront to the downtown. Look for performers such as dancers, singers, musicians, and puppeteers all while enjoying some of the best visual artists this area has to offer. With 27 venues and over 60 artists. #discovernelson #artwalk #thinklocalfirst #localart #fridaynight #explorebc ... See MoreSee Less
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Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce
Take a trip out to Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort and bask in the restorative mineral waters, or grab a bite at their delicious indigenous inspired Ktunaxa Grill! The hot springs were first visited by the Ktunaxa First Nations peoples who experienced the waters as a welcome respite after a long day of hunting, fishing, and gathering roots and berries in what is now known as the Kootenay region. ... See MoreSee Less
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