In August of 2003 the Home Hardware brand in Nelson was expanded with the addition of Nelson Home Building Centre to the well-known Hipperson Home Hardware which has been in existence since 1923. Since 2003 the Building Centre has expanded three times and grown from an initial staff of 8 to a staff of almost 50 people. Home Hardware is a chain of over 1000 stores, each one locally owned and operated.
Local ownership means that we’re going to try harder to satisfy your needs. Being part of a national chain means that we can provide great prices on quality products. Our stores are well known for offering superior customer service along with a great selection of products at prices that compete with the other national chains. Come in and experience what we can do for you!
Get Out of Town!
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. 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. This full-service hotel features a free full hot made-to-order breakfast for all room guests every morning. In 2017, we put the finishing touches on a 12 year renovation where no two rooms are quite the same.
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 a century. Come and enjoy an authentic taste of Nelson’s hip heritage. The Hume Hotel & Spa – Antique. Chic. Boutique.
The Best Western Baker Street Inn & Convention Center is located on the foot of historic Baker Street.
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.
Recently, we just opened up our new modern Italian restaurant, Marzano. We embarked on a trip to Naples, Italy in 2017. We enrolled in a one week course from one of the most revered, legendary pizzaiolas, Enzo Coccia, to understand the tradition and methods behind preparing the dough and working the forno. The course was rewarding and eye opening as we learned a century-old hand stretching dough techniques and simple authentic recipes. In addition to these well-guarded methods, we discovered the beauty of pure, fresh ingredients. The San Marzano tomato is a cornerstone ingredient that the locals take pride in as it is native only to the rich volcanic soil of the area. We were inspired by this and felt we needed to take the same care in selecting our ingredients, hence the name, Marzano as an homage to quality and authenticity.
We welcome you to come check out Nelson’s new restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
We specialize in everything from motocross and off-road bikes, to sport bikes, cruisers, scooters and touring bikes. We also cover all of your lawn care and chainsaw needs. Open Monday to Saturday. Whether it is oil or a new ride, we can help. Our qualified staff has worked many years in the industry and is here to make your experience enjoyable and we thrive on a first name basis. Come in and check us out the coffee is always free.
Honda, Artic Cat, Fox, Stihl, Thor, HJC, small engine, lawn mowers, dirt bikes, snowmobile, chainsaws, scooters, power equipment, tractors, snowblowers, fourwheelers, motorcysles, bikes, repair, parts, services
We are a family-owned and operated company located in Nelson, BC. We have been supplying Kootenay businesses with all their janitorial, industrial, hospitality & food service products since 1991!
Located on the shores of Kootenay Lake in the beautiful city of Nelson, British Columbia, Kootenay Lake Aviation is open all year for flight training and aerial sightseeing tours of the spectacular surrounding scenery. Considering learning to fly? Then book an introductory flight for a ‘hands-on’ opportunity to try flying for yourself. Experience what flying is all about! If you’re more interested in just relaxing and taking in all the mountain landscapes the Kootenays have to offer, then book one of our scenic flights over the spectacular mountains of the West Kootenay. Just sit back, relax and take it all in. Click here for more information on scenic flights
Downtown Automotive promises to deliver honest answers and a job done right the first time in a family friendly environment, so you drive away with a smile.
Our ASE Certified Technicians use the latest diagnostic equipment and the best quality parts and fluids to service and repair your vehicles.
Here are just some of the great auto repair services we offer:
Engine Performance Check
Air Conditioning Service & Repair
Electrical System Diagnosis & Repair
Factory Scheduled Maintenance 30K, 60K, 90K
Suspension and Steering Repair
Shocks & Struts
Cooling System Service & Repair
Transmission Service & Repair
New and rebuilt Transmissions
Tires: Mounting Balancing and flat repair
Brake & Lamp Inspections
Established in 1997.
Downtown Automotive has been serving the Nelson community for many years. The current owner bought it in 2007. We are committed to offering exceptional service to all of our customers.
Meet the Business Owner
Doug bought Downtown Automotive in 2007 from the previous owner after working as a technician and helping to manage the shop. He is dedicated to bringing exceptional service to all of our customers and being sure that they know the condition of their vehicle from top to bottom when they leave our shop. That means a thorough inspection at every oil change to be sure we can accurately quote any work needed and let the customer know what they may need to plan for in the near future. Doug takes pride in being honest and upfront with all the work we do.
It is in a prime location, within walking distance to the city centre, only meters from the pristine Kootenay River, and nestled in the beautiful Selkirk Mountains.
This airport provides pilots with challenging, non-standard, circuit procedures to keep everyone on their toes and never bored.
Here is an excerpt from the Canada Flight Supplement for Nelson, BC (CZNL):
The single runway is 3100’ long and 75’ wide. A taxi way leads from the apron to the runway of which both ends 04 and 22 are used for both fixed wing and rotary wing (helicopter) operations. The runway was designed and built to Transport Canada Standards and recent (November 2003) testing by Pennco Engineering has found that the surface and subsurface still meet or exceed these standards
We are a research-based multidisciplinary firm working across a range of scales and disciplines, including Architecture, Planning, Landscape Design, Interior Design and Industrial Design.
Jeweler, entrepreneur and executive assistant at West Kootenay Regional Arts Council. Owner/operator of The Bench Jewelry Studio in Nelson; a collaborative space offering jewelry bench rentals in a fully equipped, safe, fabrication studio for trained metalsmiths. Custom jewelry available by commission from one of 4 talented in house artists. Please contact me at (604) 816-0811 to set up an appointment or to inquire about renting a workspace here.
We are experienced in hair from bridal to editorial stylings, full color, highlights and fashion colourings, and very strong cutting skills to create the looks that suit you and your lifestyle. We have our own ENSO product line with two shampoos, two conditioners, a finish styling spay and our infamous GUNK curl enhancing styling product. Come experience what so many in Nelson have come to know, love and trust.
Lillie & Cohoe makes beautiful hats, and represents a style and design philosophy that caters to elegant and discerning women throughout the world. All hats are designed and manufactured in Nelson, and are represented internationally through agents to the retail trade. Two lines per year are created and available at retail stores, on-line and at high end art fairs in Calgary, Toronto and Chicago. The business has grown over the last 14 years and now has enthusiastic buyers in North America, British Isles and South Korea. Quality of workmanship backs up the distinctive design in these hats, and each hat is a long term friend in the wardrobe.
Specializing in pizza and Greek cuisine in beautiful Nelson BC for over twenty years. We use a special blend of cheeses, a slow cooked tomato sauce and fresh, hand made dough for all of our pizza. Eat in, take out or free delivery within city limits. Try our Caesar salad or our Greek special pizza loaded with spinach and feta cheese – favorites with the locals. Stay and relax with friends and family on our seasonal outdoor patio. Have your dinner delivered to your door on those busy nights you don’t have time to cook.
Packrat Annie’s has the largest selection of used books in the Kootenays. We also carry an eclectic selection of new CDs, from blues and jazz to world and indie rock. We specialize in special orders. Our friendly staff will help you find what you are looking for.
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.
We are a full service graphic design and screen printing company located in Nelson, BC. Stop by our office, or contact us by phone or e-mail for a quote.
With over 10 years experience, Big Cranium specializes in delivering high quality screen printing services. We offer full colour process printing and up to six spot colours. We use only the highest grade plastisol inks to ensure a long lasting durable print.
T-Shirts, hoodies, hats, team apparel, you name it – we’ve printed it. Bring us your logo or design or we can create one for you with our in house graphics and illustration services.
Great design and communication excites us and we strive to develop a unique and creative look for every project we undertake.
EZ Rock is home of long sets of “Today’s Best Variety” with the biggest songs from the 80’s right through to today’s BIGGEST hits by favourite artists like Adele, Madonna, Elton John, Michael Jackson to Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars. Our listeners come to us to be energized throughout the workday and to keep informed and entertained during their busy lives. While EZ Rock prides itself for playing the most music, we also have a long standing tradition of supporting our communities. FM 106.9 Nelson FM 93.5 New Denver/Silverton FM 103.1 Nakusp FM 101.9 Kootenay Lake FM 95.3 Kaslo Proud to be part of our Community since 1939 for your local news, sports, weather, events, contests and community involvement. Keep it locked on EZ Rock as we take our commitment to Nelson to the next level!
Home of Canada’s ONLY Patagonia Outlet. 40-70% off EVRYDAY. Specializing in lifestyle outdoor clothing, casual and technical footwear, backpacking equipment (packs, tents, & sleeping bags), and so much more.
Enjoy casual sophistication in an urban atmosphere amid the bustle of downtown Nelson’s Baker Street. Designated Red Seal Chef Trevor Ditzel offers up modern and affordable gourmet cuisine ranging from West Coast fare to heart-warming, belly-filling comfort food. Ninety per cent of the menu can be prepared gluten-free and the five-star dessert menu is not to be missed.
With over 30 years as an alpine specialty shop, Village Ski Hut offers the best products available in the industry. Located in the snowy town of Nelson BC, we have friendly and knowledgeable staff that give you the professional service you need in a fun, energetic atmosphere.
At Kootenay Motors, we’re committed to auto repair and maintaining your vehicle to the highest standard. We want to ensure you leave with complete knowledge about the health of your vehicle and all your car repair options.
We will always treat you honestly and fairly, in a clean, comfortable environment. Kootenay Motors stands behind our work 100% and welcomes any questions you might have.
You like to travel in style. You want a seamless, enjoyable luxury vacation where you can relax and take in something new. You care about quality; the best of the best. You want an expert that will work around your busy schedule and provide you with travel options that you can trust.
iLand Luxury Travel is an affiliate of Travel Experts, a Virtuoso Agency. Our managing partner is fully Virtuoso accredited and has achieved the Certified Travel Industry Executive qualifications with the Travel Institute. She was also named in the Top 25 Agents of 2014. We are a luxury travel agency providing our clients with the best of the best, from the first phone call to your agent until you arrive back home from your journey. We believe that you deserve the best, and provide that to you in the following ways:
- Worldwide Relationships – We have established worldwide connections with the best of the best in the luxury travel market. From our hotel connections, airfare providers and tour operators, we ensure that every booking is placed with a reputable and vetted operator. Your satisfaction is our primary objective and we only recommend itineraries that will be both enjoyable and safe.
- Convenience – We’re available outside of normal business hours, at the convenience of our clients. You don’t have to come to an office. We meet you in our virtual office. We work around your schedule, saving you time and effort while making your travel planning as seamless and enjoyable as possible.
- Exclusive Access at Venues – Through our relationships we are able to get you ahead of the line and into places generally closed off to the public. By using us, you will never have to stand in long lines for tickets; we ensure that your private guide picks them up ahead of time and takes you in. For example, exclusive access to side entrance to the Vatican, or access to private sections of the Strahov Monastery in Prague, just to name a few.
- Value – You work hard for your money; you deserve to get the best value out of every dollar you spend. By leveraging our connections, we are able to secure exclusive complimentary amenities, such as meals, resort credits and VIP access/perks. Every aspect of your trip is thoroughly reviewed to ensure that you are getting the best of the best for your dollar. This can even include an airport butler! and other services you didn’t even know existed in order to make your journey seamless.
- Trusted Expert Agents – We take pride in working with agents who are highly skilled, knowledgeable and genuinely care about providing you with an excellent luxury travel experience. Their years of experience, destination training and customer service skills enable us to provide you with the right advice and recommendations for any destination.
We look forward to getting to know you! To start planning your dream vacation, click here.
The #1 selling electric bike company in the country is Pedego Canada. That’s because we’re more than just a distributor of the best designed electric bicycles on earth — it’s also because we have a lot of fun getting people out of their cars and onto ebikes!
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.