“The Community First Health Co-op operates the Nelson and Area Wellness and Education Centre with volunteers and a volunteer Board of Directors. This Centre houses providers supplying acupuncture and natural health, Chinese medicine, chronic disease support, community services, counseling, educational programs, housing outreach, kinesiology, massage, pre- and post-natal maternity support, pain and addictions management, seniors’ support, social work, and street outreach, together with physician, psychologist, and chiropractic practices.
– lease/rental space available for health/wellness professions and education/community services groups.
– secure inside storage rooms for rent to the public accessible 24/7: firstname.lastname@example.org
– meeting room for rent to the public (20 people, large table, internet) and an open presentation/meeting room to showcase your product available seven days/nights of the week on a per session basis – Madeline 778-919-5946 or email@example.com.
In addition to providing rental space for health/wellness related professions, trained health-care volunteers give free support and education for various chronic issues and seniors care such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Brain Injury, Cancer, Friends of Family, Heart and Stroke, Hospice, Kidney, Kidsport, Lung, MS, Nelson Elders, Overeaters Anonymous, Parkinson’s Seniors, and TOPS.(Take Off Pounds Sensibly).”
Quick Bliss Yoga – Yoga that fits into your busy life in 20 minutes or less.
Quick Bliss Yoga is the only online yoga specifically designed for busy women and mamas who:
- Struggle to find time for self-care
- Desperately want to feel more calm, present, and ease
- Are looking for yoga and meditation that fits into their busy schedules
I’m also passionate about helping women lower stress, anxiety, and overwhelm through “self-maintenance” practices and creating a life that feels like BLISS.
Grab my free 5 Day Mind Body Reset here: https://quickblissyoga.ck.page/2d5bcc0273
Nelson Clinic Pharmacy is located in the Medical Associates Clinic on the corner of Hendryx and Vernon St. Our pharmacy is independently and locally owned. We offer a variety of clinical services including vaccinations, compounding, smoking cessation therapy, medication reviews, compression therapy, brace fitting and blister packing for compliance.
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm
Please note we are closed 12:30- 1pm to clean the pharmacy each day
Closed weekends and Stat Holidays
The world’s largest collection of authentic wellness retreats. Retreat Guru. Helping you find and book a retreat.
We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.
Our mission is to protect ecosystems and communities by preventing and reducing the harmful impacts of invasive species. An invasive species is a species that is not native to a specific location, and that has a tendency to spread to a degree that causes damage to the environment, human economy or human health.
The Royal Canadian Legion operates a lounge with dart boards, pool tables, crib. We have a Liquor Primary Licence. We hold a meat draws and 50/50 draw every Saturday at 3 pm with lots of great prizes. All proceeds go to local charities. The lounge is also available for event bookings after 7 pm Monday to Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm, with a full service bar/bartender and a capacity of 100 people. Please contact us for details. We are always happy to have new members and volunteers.
Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism is a Destination Marketing Organization in British Columbia that represents all the communities along the shores of Kootenay Lake: Nelson to Meadow Creek, and Kootenay Bay to Wynndel. The region is quaint, quirky and sophisticated and hosts things to do all year-round. Photos by RPM Photography
A compassionate and empowered community where families, youth and individuals receive the supports and services they need to live dignified, resilient and hopeful lives.
To support the well-being of families, youth, and individuals in our community by providing counselling, housing, support, and outreach services.
OUR SERVICE PHILOSOPHY
Nelson Community Services believes that all families, youth, and individuals, at some time, experience difficulties in their lives and that they have an inherent right to be heard and to be supported. Our relational approach to service delivery is respectful of each person’s identity, issues, strengths, culture, needs, and choices.
Carved out of the forested upland above Kootenay Lake, our unique 18-hole layout offers well-maintained fairways and undulating greens to challenge any skill level. Created by Canada’s foremost golf course architect, Les Furber, the Balfour Golf Course boasts a 6,800 yard, 18-hole layout with features you would expect only from a premium-rated golf experience while maintaining its small town feel that is so coveted in the Kootenay region. In addition to our great golf course, we also have a full length driving range (which includes complementary use of clubs for those that are not packing) and a fully licensed restaurant offering up delicious meals at all times of the day!
The club has been an active participant in the pursuit of its goal with involvement in projects such as:
- enhancement Projects for Fish and Wildlife;
- securing Habitat for Fish and Wildlife;
- educational workshops and programs for youth and new participants in Wildlife and Outdoor related activities;
- feeding Wildlife programs as required;
- donations to several like minded organizations.
The club facilities are available to other community groups and organizations, however the primary purpose is to provide a base in the community in which to achieve the afore-mentioned goals.
Nelson Rod & Gun Club was organized on the 22nd day of August 1918.
This club is organized for the promotion of good fellowship among the sportsmen in the Nelson district and to:
- promote conservation of the wildlife, scenic and outdoor recreational resources of British Columbia, the land and water base on which they depend;
- promote the retention and maintenance of the highest possible quality of environment for all to benefit;
- foster a code of ethical and safe conduct among all people using the outdoors;
- actively co-operate with other organizations in the proper management of natural resources;
- assist in the maintenance and conservation of habitat for fish and wildlife;
- assist and promote youth and related organizations in all the afore-mentioned pursuits.
The best electric bicycles in Canada are the ones that fit you perfectly and are fun to ride.
When you ride a Pedego Electric Bike, it’s not about how great the electric bike is, it’s about how great you are on it.
Pedego brings out the best in you.
That’s why Pedego owners in Canada don’t like their bikes – they love them. And you will too.
The Association des francophones des Kootenays Ouest promotes French language and culture throughout the West Kootenay region.
Everyone is welcome to visit the community centre to learn about their numerous services and activities. Au plaisir!
We help individuals plan for their retirement, by setting goals, creating a vision, and planning for the future.
Your Retirement Path provides retirement transition workshops, seminars and personal coaching to individuals who are thinking of retiring in the next few years or for those who have already retired. We help individuals assess their readiness, set goals and plan for the future, prepare emotionally with family and relationships and navigate a smooth transition from the workforce to an ideal retirement.
Brittanya is an Alberta RMT (not BC registered) offering deep tissue, relaxation, and hot stone massage in Nelson BC. She also teaches private yoga sessions! Brittanya integrates multiple modalities into her treatments and believes that the body must be relaxed in order to do deep massage work. She primarily uses myofascial release and slow deep work to unwind tension and tightness.
Please note that some plans cover treatments, while many don’t. Please feel free to send a message to find out if your plan covers these massages!
Come relax in a cave made of 12,000 pounds of Himalayan Salt!
Downtown Nelson, the cave is a space to relax and breathe. Tiny particles of salt are ground into the air and breathed deep, with many benefits for the respiratory system, sleep, mood, relaxation, inflammation and detox. Treatments offered in the cave include Registered Massage Therapy, Couples Massage, Sound Healing Treatments with tibetan bowls, gong, didjeridoo, reflexology. Or join for a special event in the cave! Shamanic sound journeys with crystal bowls, meditation, drum journeys, yoga, and live music.
Salt Therapy (halotherapy) has health benefits for conditions like asthma, allergies, sinusitis, cold/cough, bronchitis, COPD, Emphysema, cystic fibrosis, eczema, psoraisis, sleep, stress, anxiety, depression, muscle recovery and sports performance.
Located in the restored CP Station in the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce.
We strive to provide visitors and locals with a variety of information and maps of our local area, West Kootenay Region.
One stop, provides: maps, local knowledge, brochures and guides and a great atmosphere. WiFi, coffee shop and parking for visitors.
The place to go to find out about everything in the West Kootenay region and beyond. Travelling to the area? Need a place to stay? Want ideas on what to do in the area?
Our goal is to promote your health, vitality and well-being by supporting your body’s innate healing ability. We help you build the foundation of good health by promoting optimal nutrition, mind-body awareness, and holistic treatment to guide and support your ability to heal.
The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI) is dedicated to the belief that the creative process is healing and life enhancing and that the use of the expressive arts can contribute therapeutically to both individual and community health.
KATI offers a two-year diploma program in art therapy.
Students can take the program in one of two formats: on-campus or blended distance. The curriculum uses a relational model which emphasizes the therapeutic needs of rural communities, the importance of Indigenous approaches to art therapy and research, and the value of maintaining a sense of connection with the natural world.
KATI offers a host of art therapy services throughout the Kootenays through student clinical placements, the local school districts, and partnerships with local service agencies.
Uncover the root cause of chronic illness through biochemical testing, and heal natural with diet, lifestyle, and supplement support, specific to your unique self. Chandler is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and specializes in hormone, digestion, immune, and energetic health.
Gabriel’s focus and gift is creating a grounded, supportive space rich in compassion, awareness, safety and humour. He invites clients to slow down while he listens wholeheartedly. His body-centred approach works with the psychophysiology of how trauma presents itself in the body, nervous system, bone and muscle memory. He offers art-making in session for clients wanting to explore the benefits of therapeutic creative expression.
Gabriel works with children, youth, couples, families and individuals. He specializes in facilitating personal growth work with men.
Clinical experience: trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, attachment issues, end of life, depression, stress, PTSD, ADHD, addiction, shame-shifting, men’s issues such as Father Reconciliation, Anger Management, porn-addiction, rites of passage, dreamwork, the Work That Reconnects, ceremony and process-oriented group facilitation.
Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society (FOKLSS) is an inclusive, stewardship organization dedicated to sustaining a healthy Kootenay Lake for future generations. Our mission is to improve the health and stewardship of Kootenay Lake through monitoring, habitat restoration, capacity building, and the empowerment of local communities, First Nations, and stakeholders.
PAIGE LENNOX RN, BSN
Patient Advocate/ Healthcare Navigator
The healthcare system is overstretched and truth be told sometimes people fall through the cracks.
Everyone has heard stories of people who get lost in the system.
Have you ever wondered… is there a way to stop this from happening?
That is why CHAI exists.
CHAI stands for Canadian Health Advocates Inc. and represents a national network of Health Advocates.
Health Advocates – also known as Patient Advocates- navigate the healthcare system with patients and caregivers so that people don’t fall through the cracks.
CHAI Advocates are professionals with extensive nursing, paramedicine, social work or medical backgrounds.
Our Advocates have deep experience and expertise in the Canadian healthcare system, so we know and understand its intricate workings.
We know what questions to ask and whom to ask. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to help people navigate an often confusing system.
Every patient deserves to receive the best possible care.
My passion for Advocacy is a direct result of professional and personal experience.
For 25 years I witnessed how patient care is affected by stretched resources and overworked healthcare professionals. I should know. I was one of them.
When my own mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness everything became more obvious. As a result of that experience I realized thousands of canadians experience this every day… and who is there to help them?
Again, this is why CHAI exists.
So specifically how do we help?
It breaks down into practical support, emotional support and empowerment.
Here are a few examples:
- Attending doctors appointments
- Coaching about your current condition, medical jargon, Advance Care Planning
- Support with complicated paperwork- for example CPP Disability Forms
- Helping with Discharge Planning from hospital to home or residential care
Emotional Support can take the form of…
- Reducing patient & caregiver stress
- Making sure the patient is heard
CHAI helps Empower Patients & Caregivers
- For example: supporting patients to advocate for themselves
CHAI also supports your doctors in providing you great care.
Our overstretched healthcare system often leaves doctors short of time and resources.
Hospital capacity in Canada is 125%- that means there are 5 people for every 4 beds in the Canadian healthcare system. And the situation is only going to get worse.
Baby Boomers- the largest cohort in human history peaks in 5 years. So who knows how many people will be needing those 4 beds!
So having a Health Advocates in your corner could make all the difference.
At Sparkling Life Family Chiropractic we are dedicated to helping our patients reach their health goals. Whether you’re suffering from neck or back pain, migraines, digestion problems, sciatica, allergies, or are looking to improve and maximize your overall health we can help.
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.