Nelson’s Powder Destination! Baldface Lodge offers an incredible wilderness experience on Nelson’s back doorstep! Come explore the 32,000 acre Tenure with us and have the best time of your life with our incredible staff and terrain!
Featured internationally on TV, in Movies, and in the press, Baldface Lodge is an amazing destination for a world class shred experience.
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 Balfour Recreation Commission is mandated to provide affordable recreation facilities within the Balfour area.
The Balfour Recreation Commission presently provides the following facilities:
Golf Course – http://www.golfbalfour.com
Tennis Courts – by membership or day use
Sportsfield – soccer & softball bookings
Fitness Centre – by membership
Boat Ramp – free
Community Hall – available for rent
Seniors Hall – by membership
If you wish to join a club or use one of these facilites please contact the the Balfour Golf Course Office at 250-229-4114 for further information.
The only grocery store in Balfour
We have a full Grocery Store, a licensed Liquor Agency, a Lotto Agent, Hardware, water bottle filling station, Rug Doctor Cleaners, a fax, a copier and much more!
Ballasters is an online marketplace where local businesses that operate within the food and beverage sector can sell directly to the customer.
Ballasters provides a user-friendly, enjoyable system for the vendor and the customer to connect in a virtual marketplace. Vendors can come together safely to create a well-rounded shopping experience outside the supermarket structure. The joy of the farmer’s market and artisan fair shopping is still available no matter the circumstances.
We want you to join us on Ballasters. There is strength in numbers and we want everyone on board, including you.
We are a full service creative production studio. We create websites, e-commerce solutions, digital content, short form video, photography and marketing collateral that engages, enlightens and inspires.
Our team provides you a creative digital content production service from concept to completion!
In Nelson real estate, the Bennett family is synonymous with one word – RESULTS. Our diversity as a team sets us apart. Working with the Bennetts allows you access to the skills of all three family members. Not only will someone always be available, but all of three of us have different interests and skills which benefit all of our clients. Personally, we have been involved in all facets of real estate. We have owned our own commercial properties, businesses, homes and rural property. We just recently went through the process of selling our home and purchasing a new property and it was a great reminder of how that process feels for our clients. In other words – we understand.
Berkana Wool Shop is a Kootenay destination for quality natural yarns and supplies from around the globe. Featuring Riverstone Yarns from Kaslo, as well as Malabrigo, Sweet Paprika, Lichen and Lace, Sugar Bush, Drops, Estelle, Cascade and many more beautiful products. Classes, knitting lounge, and knit night! A community hub for connection and handwork inspiration!
Dr Bibby is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, and provides quality care that you can trust. Offering Invisalign, self-ligating braces for all ages, and jaw growth and expansion appliances for children and adolescents. No referral is needed. Orthodontic screening is recommended for all children 7yrs and up.
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.
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.
Offers counselling including mental health, trauma, relationships, emotional difficulties, stress management.
All services are provided by master’s level clinical social worker registered with a professional licencing/registration body.
Sessions are personalized to support the uniqueness of the self or the relationship dynamics. Clients’ concerns may involve anxiety, chronic pain, substance use, trauma/abuse, stress from school or work, and a sense of the lack of purpose and meaning in their lives.
All clients welcome (e.g. cultures, LGBT+, polyamory).
Blissful Bookkeeping is a Nelson based bookkeeping service firm for small businesses, corporations and self-employed individuals. My goal is to offer a personalized services tailored to meet the bookkeeping needs and schedules of each client. I take pride in the accuracy and detail of my work and am committed to keeping your information confidential. Contact me for a free assessment.
Over 20 years ago, Marilyn Cobban started Blue Sky Clothing out of the back of a VW van in small-town Balfour BC. Her vision and passion was to help women of all sizes and body types find beautiful styles in natural, breathable fabrics. Since then Blue Sky has established nine locations in BC, a thriving ecommerce presence, and a growing wholesale business.
- Nelson: 511 Baker Street, Nelson, BC
- Balfour: 350 Ferry Landing Rd, Balfour, BC (open from Easter to Thanksgiving)
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- East Vancouver: 1312 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC.
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- Kamloops: 263 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC
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- Tsawwassen: 196-5000 Canoe Pass Way, Delta, BC
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Hi, I’m Bobbi Barbarich!
I’m an award-winning photographer from Nelson BC. I create brand-specific, engaging images for businesses who value authentic connection with their clients. I’m an event photographer for organizations who want to share the real feelings of their event.
Why do you need commercial photography tailored to your business?
- People connect with photos that are authentic to people behind the brand.
- Potential clients immediately see that your business is different from the others.
- Clients choose a business when they feel a personal connection to the people who work there and understand what they do.
- High quality photography attracts people to your website and social media.
We are a Non medical, recreational Cannabis shop. A grassroots-group of individuals united by our passion for cannabis and the liberated unfolding of it’s industry. Supplied by a range of Licenced Producers and Micro-cultivators, with an emphasis on high Quality, BC grown, organic and craft.
Hungry? Our pizza shop has great food! Come try our new SPELT CRUST and for allergies try SOY CHEESE. We have chicken wings, pasta and the best cheesy garlic fingers. Don’t cook tonight…call 354-1999
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.
The Capitol Theatre’s calendar is full of community music, dance and theatre as well as Canadian and international touring performances. The restored theatre is an experience in itself, recapturing the atmosphere of its earliest days as a silent movie house.
The Capitol Theatre Society rents the facility to community groups for dance, theatre, music and film events, presents great touring performances, produces Summer Youth Theatre, a wine-tasting festival and an annual Christmas pantomime, and houses a large costume collection.
The Capitol’s Box office does far more than sell event ticket reservations – it is a gold mine for community arts resources, with friendly staff who go more than the distance to assist folks with their entertainment choices. The Capitol Costume shop may be messaged by calling 354-1510 for fantasy dress-up and show needs.