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)
- North Vancouver: 1533 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver, BC
- East Vancouver: 1312 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC.
- Kitsilano: 2029 4th Ave., Vancouver, BC
- Kamloops: 263 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC
- Victoria: 1316 Government Street, Victoria, BC
- Tsawwassen: 196-5000 Canoe Pass Way, Delta, BC
- Kelowna: 541 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC
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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. 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.
Centrally located for all activities, this quaint, well appointed and affordable facility is only one minute away from downtown, yet worlds apart. Popular with families, adventurers, and business people alike, the Alpine motel is pet friendly and offers rooms with or without kitchen, Jacuzzi, fireplace and family suites. Free wireless internet, guest laundry.
Why The Alpine?
The Alpine is ideally situated for those seeking peace and quiet but wanting proximity to Historic Baker Street and Nelson’s vibrant arts and entertainment. This motel features free off-street parking in front of your room and free wireless High-Speed internet as well as guest laundry.
Choose from many adventure packages to make your stay in Nelson unforgettable.
Your hosts, Rob and Emmy, will make visitors from all walks of life feel welcome in this picturesque motel.
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.
“West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit, community-driven organization, that works to bring together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy, and livable communities in the West Kootenay region. The three main pillars of our work are: taking action to reduce the crisis of climate change, promoting sustainable local food systems, and preserving wild places, ecosystems, air and water for future generations. If you’re looking to get involved in the community, EcoSociety’s a great place to learn about local issues and how make a tangible, positive impact in your community.”
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.
A professional Chinese medicine and Acupuncture clinic located in the heart of downtown Nelson B.C.
We offer eye care for the whole family and for all ages. Our exams will not only provide you with a precise measurement of your glasses or contact lens prescription, but also a thorough evaluation of the health of your eyes. Need an updated prescription for glasses or contact lenses? Concerned that you may have cataracts, glaucoma, or other eye diseases? Suffering with eyes that are irritated, dry, or infected? Interested in laser eye surgery? Selkirk Eyecare has you covered. Saturday and Evening appointments available in Nelson.
Lasca Natural Trading Company is a well-established granite/marble countertop fabricator and installer in Nelson B C. We also deal with high-end imported items from home decor to jewelry and much more. We are local granite/marble countertop company, been service community for two years. We import unique gifts and ceramic arts from over seas with very competitive price. We set up our company on the base of excellent customer service and unique items for home decor, home reno service , and gifts.
LOCALLY AND PASSIONATELY OWNED AND OPERATED!
Nelson Olive Oil Co is an independently owned and operated retail store and tasting room in Nelson BC. A passion for creative cooking and heathy eating has led us to open our own store where we import some of the finest extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar the world has to offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products and exceptional customer service. You can expect to be warmly greeted by friendly and passionate staff who will personally guide you along your own unique and exciting flavour journey!
Our Extra Virgin Olive Oilis in a class of its own when compared to other commercial mainstream olive oils found on grocery store shelves. Numerous well-documented studies from around the world demonstrate the many health benefits of FRESH extra virgin olive oil. This makes it one of the most indispensable ingredients in a healthy diet.
Our Balsamic Vinegarsare aged in wooden casks and imported from Modena Italy — naturally and exquisitely flavoured to enhance your gourmet experience!
We hope you’ll share the extraordinary tastes and benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Aged Balsamics with your family and friends!
Visit our tasting room or shop our online store 24/7:
Community Futures Central Kootenay is a not-for-profit community economic development organization. We are committed to helping people in the Central Kootenay region who are either operating or are planning to start their own business.
KCDS provides a variety of free career development and employment services to the communities of Nelson, Lower Slocan Valley , Salmo, Kaslo and the Crawford Bay/Boswell area. As well, Kootenay Career Development Society is well-known for employment services for people living with a disability.
We know our stuff. We sell all major brands of sporting goods. We test everything we sell. Canadians know their hockey. We have been selling ski’s and boards for 25 years. We know the latest in sports and street fashions for youth, ladies and mens.
adidas,Salomon,Rossignol,Hawk,CCM,Atomic,Bauer, Nike,Itech,Eagle,Mission, Columbia,Sierra Designs,Burton,Spyder,Dakine, Fox,Merrell, New Balance, etnies,dragon,Okley, Spy and many more…
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Hockey, Skates, Dance wear,Shoes, Running,Hhiking, Shateboarding,Longboards, Wakeboarding, Snowboarding,Sking,Ssummer and Winter clothing, earwear, swimwear. You need it,so we have the best of each season.
The Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences (KCCIHS), formerly the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences (ACOS), is a well-established school with over 20 years of Private Training Institutes Branch (PTIB) accreditation. This standing means that our programs, instructors, and facilities are all government-approved and regulated and that our students are eligible for student loans. Our Traditional Chinese Medicine graduates have successful practices all over the world and KCCIHS is renowned for its comprehensive educational programs and its rigorous academic standards.
The Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences is located in the heart of the Kootenay Columbia region of BC , Canada. Offering courses in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Massage Therapy, and a Holistic Nutrition Program, it is the only institution of its kind in the area.
At KCCIHS our programs are distinct and demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to health and healthcare. Students enrolled in all of our programs benefit from exposure to guest lectures, informal discussion, shared classes in professional development, research, business practice, and treatments from faculty and students enrolled in complementary disciplines. This type of education reflects the modern popularity of multi-disciplinary clinics and creates practitioners who have a natural awareness and understanding of other disciplines.
For over 20 years the college operated as ACOS, with its specific focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2017 the college recently expanded to include a Registered Massage Therapy Program and a Holistic Nutrition Program. KCCIHS will continue to diversify its health education offerings over the next few years.
KCCIHS now has 3 central locations in downtown Nelson, the historic Baker Street Nelson Trading Company and Burns buildings, and the modern facility at the Nelson Commons adjacent to the new Kootenay Co-op Store.
Hall Printing is the largest commercial print shop in the West Kootenay area. We specialize in commercial printing, colour and black and white photocopying, and much more.
We specialize in: Colour & BW copies, Business Cards, Brochures, Greeting Cards, Post Cards, Rack Cards, NCR forms, Letterheads, Envelopes, Large Format Printing & Mounting Lamination, Graphic Design Services and much more!
Independent retailer of quality men’s clothing. Located in the heart Nelson’s historic downtown.
Looking for fun, funky style, special gifts. We have a wide array of jewlery, keychains, piggybanks, toys, handbags, purses, wallets, packs, home decor, tea, teaware and much much more. Come by and visit us at 550 Baker st. Nelson.
These are 2 brand new condo units created when an entirely new floor was added to our single story commercial building right in the heart of Baker Street.
They have been architecturally designed to be self contained or used in conjunction with total accessibility to each other, should there be larger parties requiring more rooms.
Unit B has a unique alley/mountain view that looks directly at the famous Pulpit Rock. It is an iconic hiking trail that is used by locals and tourists. The condo is on the quieter side of the building. The open living plan along with all the most modern designs and furnishings as well as the 12 foot by 18 foot outdoor deck off the living room, with a natural gas BBQ will help to make the condo extremely comfortable and a great way to finish a long day of exploration in and around the city of Nelson.
An alternative to the traditional design agency — Co-working & collaboration in Nelson, B.C,
Scout prides itself on offering Nelson the most current fashions and trends. If you are looking for a local shopping experience, whether for yourself or for others, Scout strives to have everything you need. Scout is an independently owned and operated boutique, located in the eclectic downtown area of Nelson, B.C. From humble beginnings, under the name Global Underground, the huge supporter of local designers evolved organically to become the trendy lifestyle brand it is today. Drawing inspiration from unique Kootenay characters and bold styles, Scout offers a one-stop shopping for flirty fun fashion in clothing, gifts and accessories. Whether you’re going for a boho beach vibe, or a splashy-sporty style, Scout is quintessentially distinct. Come visit the Scout family and support the locals!
Museum of Art and History, in Canada’s Best Small Art Town. Located in a stunning 1902 heritage building in the heart of the historic downtown district. Our public art gallery, museum and archives offer a friendly atmosphere in an exciting state-of-the-art facility.
Come in and discover the hidden gem of Nelson’s arts and crafts culture, featuring handcrafted work by local artists and artisans. It’s your source for unique souvenirs, gifts and books.
Cottonwood Kitchens is the Kootenays’ #1 source for fine quality, unique kitchenware as well as being one of Nelson’s most attractive shops. We carry small appliances such as espresso machines, stand mixers, and blenders by Breville, KitchenAid, and Vitamix.
We have dishware, cutlery, and cookware from names such as Fiestaware, Henckel, Victorinox, and Global.
We also carry a wide range of fun and functional kitchen accessories, great gifts ideas, and products from local artisans.