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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Evergreen Natural Foods-Fresh, Organic, Wholesome since 1990. Home of: The Everbean Cafe-offering a refreshing fusion of foods and beverages from around the world. Open store hours 7 days a week.
The store offers Certified Organic, gourmet and wholesome foods from local sources and from around the world, seasonal garden centre and fruit stand.
In our cafe we have organic local roasted coffees, espresso, tea, and many other beverage choices made to order as well as a variety of homemade style foods fresh from our kitchen.
The Freedom of Flight! No wings required. From high up in the forest canopy, experience a bird’s eye view of the stunning natural environment as you soar above Kokanee Creek canyon on six awe-inspiring ziplines. It’s the only outdoor adventure that’ll leave you breathless without breaking a sweat.
Located 20 minutes outside of Nelson, BC. Experience our fully guided 2-2.5 hour tour with six ziplines! No age restriction but a weight restriction of minimum 50lbs- maximum 265lbs. Fun for the whole family! Pre-booking is highly recommended to ensure your spot! Open May-October.
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.
Helicopter Adventures, heli-skiing, heli-hiking, snowcat skiing, heli-biking. Stay with us at the Snowwater Creek Lodge in the Bonnington Mountains or spend the evenings in Nelson.
Join us for this all you can ski, powder buffet in the legendary Selkirk Mountain Range of British Columbia. With our snowcat backup – we guarantee you ski or ride everyday no matter what the weather is doing!
Snowcat backup means you ski every day, all day – guaranteed. Unlike other operations now offering snowcat backup – we were a snowcat skiing operation first – so the quality of our backup terrain is superb.
Nestled high in the Selkirks at 5400ft, Snowwater lodge is a remarkable 21-acre mountain oasis offering towering views of the Valhalla Range. Accessed only by helicopter, snowcat or snowmobile, it’s an exclusive retreat for just twelve guests at a time.
Our guest lodges offer six guest suites, all with queen beds, ensuite bathrooms, and infloor heating.
Exclusive accommodation at our deluxe timber frame mountain lodge
Innovative, delicious cuisine
House wine or draft beer (does not include spirits, cocktails or wine from the cellar)
Professionally certified guides
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Thursday – Sunday Noon – 4 pm, and booking appointments for private viewings Monday – Wednesday (between 10 and 5) call 250-505-6691 to book.
A beautiful 2 story Gallery with expansive views of Kootenay Lake. Currently featuring 50+ artists and artisans from the Kootenay Region.
The Gallery showcases artwork in a wide array of artistic forms that vary in style (realist to abstract) and in medium (watercolour, acrylic, oil, mixed media). Also featuring: sculptures, pottery, glass, quilts, photography, woodwork, fibre, jewelry and more.
ViewPoint also hosts exhibitions and on-site artist demos. This peaceful, welcoming space makes unique art accessible and affordable for everyone. Come see, experience and enjoy!
No Admission fees.
Hand Painted Tins – April 17 – June 28
*Opening Reception April 17, 7 -9 pm
Brenda Castonguay, Photography
*see website for details
Wild Minds June 30 – September 6
*Opening Reception June 30, 7-9 pm
Damian John, TI’azt’en Artist (paintings/sculpture)
*see website for details
We offer true adventure skiing with friendly, experienced guides in absolutely some of the most spectacular terrain you’ll ever experience. Welcome to the best daily snowcat skiing in the business! Choose from single day or multi-day trips. Check out the Kootenay Sampler – an exclusive trip where you experience the ultimate combination of Valhalla, Snowwater, Whitewater and then refresh in the local hot springs!
Catskiing, powder snow, skiing, snowboarding! The snow days are spent in the famous steep tree glades of the Selkirks. On sunny days we move topside to vast alpine bowls rivaled by few catskiing operations or resorts anywhere.
Valhalla guests typically clock 7 to 13 runs a day, or 13,000 to 18,000 ft of vertical. Runs vary from 1200 – 3000 ft, taking advantage of the best snow and fun factor available on the mountain each day. The ride between runs allows you just enough time to share stories of the awesome turns you just had, while snacking on Carolyn’s delectible homemade delights!
We run two snowcats in our 21,500 acres of terrain ( twice the size of Whistler Blackhomb combined!) each carrying 12 guests and 2 guides. Regardless of weather, the snowcats allow us to ride limitless fresh lines all day – everyday.
The Villa Motel is located right by Nelson’s Orange Bridge, with views of Kootenay Lake and the surrounding mountains. It is ideally situated away from Nelson’s city noise with plenty of free parking while being a close 4 minute drive to Baker Street. There is a Chinese/Western restaurant on-site to satiate your traveling hunger. Take a stroll over B.O.B. (Big Orange Bridge) to enjoy the beach across the lake and adventure through Nelson’s Lakeside Park.
With 40 units and 8 different room types, on-site restaurant, indoor swimming pool, indoor hot tub, guest laundromat, and a large free parking lot all on 2 acres of land, the Villa Motel strives to be an all inclusive resting location for travelers.
Nelson’s only FULLY STAFFED, FULL SERVICE & largest self-storage facility for 25 years – for the best in customer service and security. Household goods / auto / recreational vehicle storage…Also featuring boxes, moving supplies & high-security document shredding too!
The access hours are the same as the office hours so when there are customers on the property, there is always staff available…for true customer service.
Open 7 days a week
DIRECT highway access
200 feet of sandy beach and our exquisite facilty offers you a holiday to remember. You will enjoy Inspired Living in our beautiful facility located on one of Nelson’s most amazing beaches.
A Boutique Inn
Comfortable, Cozy, Close
This gorgeous lakefront estate has all the comforts and coziness of home. With lush grass leading to the large private beach, volleyball net, wireless internet, and covered sundeck, this location truly has it all. While relaxing on the beach, guests will enjoy glorious views of both the Orange Bridge and Elephant Mountain. Lakeshore Boutique Inn is the perfect atmosphere for vacations, family reunions, retreats, seminars, or workshops, or whatever suits your personal desires.
Kootenay Lake, Steps Away
We offer an excellent facility for families who want to spend their vacation on a secluded beach together yet have their own private rooms. Our large facility and grounds offer you an atmosphere to play or relax and enjoy each other’s company. Spend your quality time having fun and lounging together creating a memory you will want to experience again and again, for years to come.
Nelson Four Beach Tours
We provide water tours to the best beaches around Nelson. Or, we can just shuttle 3-5 ppl to our favorite picturesque spots along the west arm of Kootenay Lake. See Nelson and area on the water, it’s magical!
Contact Capt Dave or First mate Colin today. Starting at only 25 per person. Summer is short, book now!
We provide life jackets and reliable sturdy transportation on famous Boston Whaler. Portable hammocks, chairs, coolers,BBQ gear, sound system available upon request.
Lakeside Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic offers individualized treatment for neck and back pain, orthopaedic conditions, chronic pelvic pain and incontinence, pre-and post natal care, and management of athletic injuries in athletes of all ages. We offer a full line of bracing for tennis elbow, ankles, and ligament or osteoarthitis of the knee.
Ward Engineering & Land Surveying, Ltd., based in Nelson, British Columbia, provides professional consulting services in civil engineering, legal surveys and project management to both public and private sector clients.
Ward Engineering & Land Surveying Ltd. was founded in 1996 by Peter Ward. Since then, we have provided the legal surveying services for numerous urban and rural subdivisions. In many cases, we also design the civil infrastructure the subdivision requires in order to prepare the new lots for market. This comprehensive range of services allows us to provide a complete package of development services to our clients. With both legal survey and civil engineering disciplines in-house, we are able to provide technical and management services from initial concept through cost estimating, permitting and approvals, construction, cost tracking and project completion. At each step of a project, the close communication between the legal survey and engineering disciplines available within Ward Engineering & Land Surveying Ltd. ensures that subdivision and infrastructure designs will meet all regulatory requirements. We work closely with regulatory agencies to make certain that all work is correctly approved and permitted.
Apex’s professionals provide expertise in the fields of slope stability assessment, landslide risk analysis and mitigation, watershed assessment, hydrology, development of road stability prescriptions, terrestrial and fluvial geomorphology and hydroecology.
In the Selkirk Mountains B&B features deluxe accommodation in a forest setting, with magnificent views of Kootenay Lake. We provide delicious breakfasts served to your room.
If you’re looking for a quiet, private and romantic setting topped off with eclectic vibes and artistic expression, this one might be the perfect place for you. We strive for the utmost comfort and satisfaction for all our guests.
Adventure beckons in the mountains, rivers and beyond whether you want a romantic get-away or take your kids and friends for an adventure. We’ve got you covered down to the finest details – this includes providing Oso Negro coffee beans to start your morning right!