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Collabo is the Kootenays’ premier internet marketing and website design agency. With over 100 professional projects completed in a timely, cost effective manner, we have the experience and track record you need to complete your next project. Contact us for your free development and/or internet marketing quote.
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Relax on a private and peaceful 3 acre forested setting, near the pristine Slocan River in Winlaw. Our deluxe vacation rental has an open plan living & kitchen area and sleeps 8. It has 3 bedrooms, a sleeping loft, 2 large full bathrooms and a veranda. It has a large fenced yard with a private brick patio, BBQ, waterfall, fish pond and gardens. The home is complete with excellent kitchen and laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi. It is great for groups and families ! All you need to bring is your groceries.
Check out our excellent website! It has slideshows of the home and area, rates, reviews and an availability calendar. Winlaw has: 4 good restaurants, 2 grocery stores, biking trails, live music and a beautiful river to swim in. It’s a great place to find some peace and quiet, and explore nature’s beauty.
We live on the property and have provided excellent service to our guests, since 2012. You can expect genuine Canadian hospitality and no booking fees. We offer wheelchair accessibility and extra amenities for children and the elderly. Call Pam or David at 1-250-226-7647 to book ahead. We accept: credit cards, cash and e-Transfers.
Established in 1898, the Hume is a restored historic, full-service hotel located on the corner of Vernon and Ward Street in Nelson, BC. All guest rooms have been tastefully renovated and are equipped with modern conveniences while paying homage to our rich history.
Inside our walls you can expect to find Aura Spa & Salon, the General Store Family Restaurant, Mike’s Place Pub, the Library Lounge, the Spiritbar, Banquets & Catering and our Liquor Boutique. Our greatest asset? Our team of dedicated staff of course. We are Nelson’s unique, character property with something for everyone. You can expect wide hallways, spacious rooms, extraordinary woodwork and that special sense of nostalgia that has defined our town over decades of history. Come and enjoy an authentic taste of Nelson’s hip heritage as we celebrate over a century of hospitality excellence. The Hume Hotel & Spa – Antique. Chic. Boutique.
This full-service hotel features a free full hot breakfast for all room guests every morning that earned the ‘Best Hotel for Breakfast’ award by Ski Canada Magazine. In 2015, we completely renovated the 2nd Floor into brand new deluxe guest rooms as well as the introduction of Aura Spa & Salon. All newly renovated rooms feature air conditioning and other modern conveniences while maintaining that heritage charm the Hume is known for. At the Hume Hotel, no two rooms are the same. You can expect wide hallways, spacious rooms, extraordinary woodwork and that special sense of nostalgia that has defined our town over decades of history. Our facilities include 45 decorated guest rooms befitting our theme, the General Store Restaurant, the Library Lounge complete with its original fireplace, Mike’s Place Pub, the Spiritbar entertainment venue and a Liquor Store. In 2005, the hotel underwent a major exterior facelift bringing back its look from the 1920’s. Our greatest asset? Our team of dedicated staff of course. Come and enjoy an authentic taste of Nelson’s hip heritage as we celebrate over a century of hospitality excellence.
The Best Western Baker Street Inn & Convention Center is historic Baker Street’s newest and only full-service hotel. We are highly ranked on TripAdvisor and just underwent a major interior renovation in 2011.
Business travelers will be pleased to know that we offer free high speed internet while families should make note that kids stay free. Besides 70 comfortable guest rooms, other amenities include banquet facilities, Jacuzzi suites, hot tub, fitness room, flat screen TVs, microwaves, fridges, guest computer, room service and plenty of parking. Visit our website or call for more detail on the excellent ski and golf packages we have to offer.
Our own dining facility, the Baker Street Grill, is a restaurant that is sure to please the heartiest of appetites. Our dinner menu features our signature rotisserie chicken and ribs, grilled steaks as well as a great selection of seafood that includes wild BC salmon. Served every Sunday between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm, be sure to visit our Sunday Brunch when you’re in town. Experience the many great services we have to offer at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Baker Street Inn & Convention Center.
KARIBU PARK – is nestled in the picturesque Slocan Valley, in the Selkirk Mountains of the West Kootenays, between Calgary and Vancouver. We are on the pristine Slocan River in the hamlet of Winlaw, centrally located to Valhalla & Kokanee Provincial Parks, and the towns of Nelson, Castlegar and New Denver.
Founded in 1973, The Whole School is an independent, elementary school offering an experienced-based curriculum aiming to foster the social, emotional, spiritual, physical, and intellectual growth of every child and a safe, non-competitive environment. Emphasis is placed on artistic expression, environmental stewardship, experiential learning and social justice.
We are a community of inspired clear minded individuals creating a relational centered, sustainable lifestyle that we have found naturally catalyzes the evolution of human consciousness. From our earthy off-grid farm setting in the Selkirk Mountains we supply the West Kootenays & Okanagan with organic Microgreens. We grow year round in our annualized geo solar greenhouse that is predominantly heated and powered by the sun.
Founded in September of 2010, The Nelson Daily is a daily online news service committed to providing the most in-depth and comprehensive news, sports and arts coverage for the region of Nelson, BC, Canada. With as many as 130,000 views per month as well as followers on Facebook and Twitter, The Nelson Daily is Nelson’s resource for news, sports and arts information from the Greater Nelson area.
100% LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED
In Your Face Foods is an Artisan producer of fresh gourmet dips, spreads and sauces, located in the Beautiful West Kootenays of British Columbia. For us, Artisan food is about creativity and integrity, it’s about caring for the person who eats our food, the ingredients we use and the environments they come from. It’s about taste. Food crafted in small batches with the utmost attention to detail in process and ingredients simply tastes better than its industrialized counterpart.
We produce a variety of Dips, Salsas and Tapenades that are sold in natural and traditional grocery retailers in Western Canada. Our Products have that unique, fresh flavor and quality that our customers describe as “highly addictive”.
The bright & beautiful, newly-renovated Taghum Hall is located along the shores of the Kootenay River, 10 kilometres west of Nelson. It is operated by an independent, community-based society of members and volunteers. The hall offers vibrant & varied community programs of special events and ongoing activities, which are continually updated on the website taghumhall.ca. Come join the fun!
Taghum Hall is affordably available for rent for public or private functions, has a capacity for 174 people, and is wheelchair accessible. The hall proper includes a proscenium stage with adjustable lighting, and a 30’ x 70’ multi-functional open hall for any banquets and festivities. A fully-equipped kitchen can serve large numbers. There is ample parking, and space for both indoor and outdoor functions. A stunning wrap-around deck takes full advantage of the Kootenay River & mountain views.
Timberland Consultants (2001) is a resource management company that provides forest-related services in the field of planning, technical engineering, GIS, silviculture and inventory.
BEACH TAGHUM B&B: Overlooking Kootenay River View Bedrooms with private baths Outstanding breakfasts, comfy beds Voted ”Best in Business” 2004-2012. Level entry and off street parking Hot Tub, 50” TV & DVD Guest lounge with fridge & microwave Canoe available Internet Operating for 12 years. Close to golf. skiing, boating, boutiques, spas.
Friendliest hosts in the business. Home baked goods, quality bed linens, excellent views, hot tub under the stars, bath robes, spacious parking, sparkling clean, yours to enjoy!
Ainsworth Motel offer clean, quiet and comfortable rooms. We have single, double kitchenette units and a family unit with complete kitchen facilities all with a breathtaking view of beautiful Kootenay Lake and its surrounding mountains. We offer complimentary coffee, microwaves, satellite TV, BBQ, lawn area and free WiFi.
Georama is the West Kootenays’ largest and most modern Greenhouse, Nursery and Garden Center. Open year round since 1970, Georama is the place to go for all your gardening needs. Georama, Growing for the Kootenays …. with the Kootenays.
Georama Garden Centre is the destination of choice for Kootenay gardeners. Open year round, our unique Garden Centre is nestled on 16 acres of lakeview land providing a spectacular backdrop to our operation. With more than 20 staff members to help with professional advice, and products backed by Georama’s growing season warranty your shopping experience is guaranteed to be a pleasure and your time here a great memory! Let us help you select just the right plant, shrub or tree to make your backyard truly a paradise. With thousands of varieties to chose from we know your landscape project will turn out just right. We also shop the world for you – to bring the most unique garden accents and containers right to the Kootenays. Statuary, fountains, bird baths, ceramic pots and more – all are waiting right here just for you. Landscape contractors and home owners can find everything for that special project – the list is large! from bulk topsoil, bark mulch, dolomite, lava rock, soil conditioners, edging, weed barrier and pond liner to caliper grade and specimen size trees and evergreens, Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Japanese Maples, Dogwoods – the list is almost endless. We have more than 30,000 sq. ft of greenhouses loaded with bedding plants, perennials, hanging baskets,tropical plants, seasonal plants. Our water gardening section including plants, pumps, filters and more is a must see, complete with a demonstration pond and waterfall where you can sit and relax with a nice cup of tea. We invite you to come out soon and visit us – we would love to see you!
BioBio Guest Suite and Guest House are located on an organic farm within a 10 min drive to the vibrant community of Nelson. The best of both worlds: the peace and beauty of the rural setting only a short drive ( or bus ride) to historic Baker St. with its restaurants, art galleries, bookshops and boutiques.
There are 2 options for accomodation. A 1 bedroom suite sleeps up to 4 people. BioBIo GUest House has 2 bedrooms, a TV/den, a living room and sleeps 6 people in beds.
Both are lovingly built by a Swiss carpenter using the highest quality eco materials on our organic farm ( Arrowhead Farm). Enjoy the fresh air and space of the country setting only a 10 min drive from downtown Nelson. 30 minutes to Whitewater Ski Resort.
Arrowhead Farm is situated on a quiet road, away from the highway, but easy access from town.
BioBio Suite is on the first floor. There are no steps from the parking to the suite and none within. The main suite is occupied by the owner. There is no overlap of living areas ensuring peace and privacy for both. BioBio suite has its own entrance and a fenced in yard separate from the yard of the main house. It has a lovely private patio.
BioBio Guest House has its own driveway and parking area and is very private. There are steps both outside and within the house. There is a beautiful flagstone patio with garden furniture and access to the natural swimming pools.
Both are built with low VOC paints and natural finishes, wood, stone and are equipped with Heat Return Ventillators for the best air quality and energy efficiency.
Quality furnishings, new memory mattresses, WiFi ( can be turned off on request), washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, TV, Netflix.
While staying at the BioBio Suite or Guest House you will have an option to buy our farm fresh organic produce, Kootenay Local Agricultural Society certified.
Please enquire about our farm/pond permaculture tours and workshops on farm crafts: milking, cheese, butter, sour cream and yoghurt making, sourdough bread baking, fermenting, preserving.
In the area:
We are located 10 min by car from Nelson. In the summer time many Nelsonites use Blewett Rd as their biking trail. It is 30 min by bike to Nelson and 50 ( or more) min back, as we are uphill from town. There is also a city bus that stops in front of the farm on request. Going to town by bike and taking a bus back saves you an uphill ride.
Whtewater Ski resort, 30 min by car, famous for its champagne powder. Nelson was voted The Best Ski Town in North America by Powder Magazine.
Granite Point Golf course, 10 min by car
closest beach: Taghum Beach, 5 min by car
mountain biking: world class, abundant, closest area Morning Mountain is accessible from the house, a 10 min bike ride on Blewett Rd.
Irving Contracting is owned by Joshua Irving who’s a small contractor. Skilled in many trades from: floor instillation, tiling, framing, kitchen renos, bathroom renos, fences, decks, and more. Josh has a keen eye for design and attention to detail.
Photos attached are samples of some of Josh’s work.
At FortisBC, we are building energy infrastructure in the province to ensure we meet our customers’ energy demands, today and in the future – safely, reliably and at the lowest reasonable cost. We deliver approximately 21 per cent of the total energy consumed in British Columbia, which is the most energy delivered by any utility in the province. Whether delivering electricity, natural gas or propane, our more than 2,200 employees serve approximately 1.1 million customers in 135 communities.
I offer a complete range of personalized accounting services and business advice for owner managed business in the West Kootenays.
For a new business I can help you decide whether the business should be incorporated or start off as a proprietorship. I can help you decide on share structure for your corporation and liaise with your legal team.
I can help the new business owner select appropriate accounting software and guide you through registering your new business with the various tax authorities.
I can offer the business owner an appropriate level of assurance on their financial statements. I provide either Review Engagement Services or Notice to Reader financial statements. For many corporations, the main focus of preparing financial statements is to provide the information necessary to file the corporate tax return making the added expense of a Review Engagement unnecessary.
Corporate tax returns
I will prepare the corporate tax return as an integral part of the corporate year end.
Personal Tax Returns
I have been preparing personal tax returns for three decades. If you have a rental property, unincorporated business income, investment income or a simple tax return, I can help you when it comes time to file your personal tax return.
Even if you have been in business for a number of years, it is a good idea to review your financial procedures. I can help you prepare a procedures manual to assist in training new staff and identify opportunities to streamline your bookkeeping workflow. I can teach you how to you analyze the information you need to manage your business effectively.
Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience at one of Nelson’s most cherished landmarks.
We offer many opportunities for rest and relaxation, or recreation, providing guests with all that’s needed for the perfect retreat.
Packaged Vacations, Weddings and Reunions, Extensive Menu of Spa Treatments and Retreats of All Kinds.
Willow Point Beach House offers on the beach accommodation on the Kootenay Lake north shore. Beautiful self contained suites with own entrance and deck over-looking the Kootenay Lake. Only 4 miles out of Nelson. Healthy gourmet continental breakfast available on request. Minimum 2 night stay.
Willow Point Beach House is one of the first homes to be built on the North Shore. The older house adjacent to the B&B was a packing shed for the fruit which was ferried down from the orchards in the 1920’s. Once a farm, then a shop, and almost a replica of an old English pub: now a B&B. It has now been renovated to a more modern design although a little crooked here and there to lend to its charm. Willow Point Beach House has 150 feet of the best beach in the area. The garden sweeps down to the water’s edge and offers our guests the chance to swim, fish or boat or just lounge in the garden or on the sandy beach. Join your hosts at the fire pit and roast some marshmallows and swap a few yarns. The new owners Larry Costen & Sheila Morrison offer their guests delicious gourmet continental breakfasts with home baked goodies and fresh local fruit, home made preserves and much more. NOT your normal continental. Larry and Sheila offer warm friendly service and hospitality at it’s best. We offer the free use of kayaks and a paddleboat. We’d love to share our little paradise with you. The Nelson area offers every activity for every level, glorious golf course, hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing and much much more.
A beautiful, quiet, park like resort on the North Shore of Kootenay Lake. Only minutes to Nelson and close to Kokanee Glacier Park and Ainsworth Hot Springs. Cozy, clean kitchen suites and in summer a gorgeous breakfast included in a very reasonable price. Beach access and kayak rental.
Our ‘Outdoor Resort’ is literally in the middle of existing activities: Kokanee Glacier Park with short trails and multi day hikes is on our doorstep. Kootenay Lake with great sailing, kayaking, fishing and swimming is right in front of us. Next to our place starts a Wilderness Road, leading to the Six Mile Lakes and the Slocan Valley. And Nelson is only 8 km away.
We offer guided fishing on world class Kootenay Lake and Columbia River. Trophy Rainbow trout up to 35Lbs and Dolly Varden up to 29Lbs. Heated Boats. Fully licensed and insured. Brand new 2008 Ocean Pro custom boats.
Hellman Canoes and Kayaks is a full line paddling store offering rentals and lessons. We build our own canoes and have seven brands of high quality touring Kayaks. Our paddling store is full of paddling accessories for all your paddling needs.
We manufacture handcrafted high quality composite canoes that are very tough and light weight.Our 17.5 foot Prospector weights only 56 pounds in Duralite. The brand names of the touring kayaks we sell are Seaward, Boreal Design, Light Speed, Delta, Clear Water , Hobi, Nu Canoe, and Advanced Elements. We pride ourselves on friendly professional service. All employees are qualified instructors and are very knowledgeable in all the different boat designs and materials. Our rental fees for 2008 are $50 a day for a canoe or Kayak and $60 a day for a tandem Kayak. Come by for a free demo of our canoes or kayaks. We are located on the shores of Kootenay Lake just 10 km east of Nelson towards Balfour on Highway 3A.