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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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The Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is focused on building climate resiliency and tackling issues of sustainability in our local community.

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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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Tonik Distillery located at the Junction, makes tasty beverages using pure ingredients & crafted with care. True to the Kootenays - their Legacy Premium Vodka is made using pure Slocan Valley Mountain Spring Water.They also offer delicious pizzas! 🍕 ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, may we honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and their communities. 🧡We encourage everyone to take some time to learn about the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Here are a few good places to start:- www.orangeshirtday.org/- www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/british-columbians-our-governments/indigenous-people/aboriginal-peoples...- www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html ... See MoreSee Less
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Local Events to mark the 2022 National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.Thurs. Sept. 29 –9:30 – 11:30 am Children's HEARTBEAT PARADEThe parade will begin at approximately 10:15am, and will follow a route down Ward Street, East on Victoria Street, South on Josephine Street, West on Baker Street then returning to Trafalgar North on Stanley Street.Fri. Sept. 30 - 1 pm – 4 pm Community Event-Lakeside ParkFri. Sept.30 - 1 pm- 4 pm the West Kootenay Métis are hosting the Indigenous Community and all Nelson and area residents at the Lakeside Park rotary shelter. The event is intended to celebrate culture, reflect on the recognition of Indigenous peoples in Canada and in our community, and brings together like-minded positive people to reflect around Reconciliation, the Calls To Action, and progress going forward. It will include drumming, speakers and Indigenous vendors. Service providers are also welcome to attend, participate, and provide information to the community.#NationalDayofTruthandReconciliation #nelsonbc #indigenousarts #everychildmatters🧡 #drums #indigenousdrums ... See MoreSee Less
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