I offer a complete range of personalized accounting services and business advice for owner managed business in the West Kootenays.
For a new business I can help you decide whether the business should be incorporated or start off as a proprietorship. I can help you decide on share structure for your corporation and liaise with your legal team.
I can help the new business owner select appropriate accounting software and guide you through registering your new business with the various tax authorities.
I can offer the business owner an appropriate level of assurance on their financial statements. I provide either Review Engagement Services or Notice to Reader financial statements. For many corporations, the main focus of preparing financial statements is to provide the information necessary to file the corporate tax return making the added expense of a Review Engagement unnecessary.
Corporate tax returns
I will prepare the corporate tax return as an integral part of the corporate year end.
Personal Tax Returns
I have been preparing personal tax returns for three decades. If you have a rental property, unincorporated business income, investment income or a simple tax return, I can help you when it comes time to file your personal tax return.
Even if you have been in business for a number of years, it is a good idea to review your financial procedures. I can help you prepare a procedures manual to assist in training new staff and identify opportunities to streamline your bookkeeping workflow. I can teach you how to you analyze the information you need to manage your business effectively.
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.
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.
Harmony Engineering is a local Building Sustainability Engineering company based in Nelson, BC. We work with builders, architects, homeowners and development teams to offer services including Energy Advising, Blower Door Testing, New and Existing building energy models for both Residential and Commercial projects, and assistance to meet Step Code compliance.
Our goal is to help design teams reduce the energy use of all buildings and help the team with the most optimal design solutions to meet their energy targets. All of our work is completed and reviewed by Energy Advisors and/or Professional Engineers.
A beautiful, quiet, park like resort on the North Shore of Kootenay Lake. Only minutes to Nelson and close to Kokanee Glacier Park and Ainsworth Hot Springs. Cozy, clean kitchen suites and in summer a gorgeous breakfast included in a very reasonable price. Beach access and kayak rental.
Our ‘Outdoor Resort’ is literally in the middle of existing activities: Kokanee Glacier Park with short trails and multi day hikes is on our doorstep. Kootenay Lake with great sailing, kayaking, fishing and swimming is right in front of us. Next to our place starts a Wilderness Road, leading to the Six Mile Lakes and the Slocan Valley. And Nelson is only 8 km away.
We offer guided fishing on world class Kootenay Lake and Columbia River. Trophy Rainbow trout up to 35Lbs and Dolly Varden up to 29Lbs. Heated Boats. Fully licensed and insured. Brand new 2008 Ocean Pro custom boats.
From learning how to run a business in Vancouver, I have stuck with the philosophy of being on time, always courteous, do what we say, finish what we start, providing fair and competitive prices. This belief has made my team and I successful in maintaining a strong relationship with every client I’ve done work for in this area. I strive to complete my work with a sense of pride and satisfaction knowing that I made a difference with each and every client. I love meeting new people and helping them out when I can. I look forward to meeting you down the road as well.
Sound, Lighting and Audio Visual rentals for ANY event. We also feature an experienced, professional DJ service. Serving Nelson and area for 16 years.
Weiland Construction Building quality homes for forty years in the Nelson Community is our family tradition. Eco friendly homes – Commercial – New Residential – Concrete – Timber Frame. You dream it… we build it! The possibilities are endless.
New home construction, residential, commercial, concrete, timber frame, general contracting, and interior design.
The Waterfront is a unique post-and-beam timber home located on the north shore of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, 10 minutes from the historic town of Nelson, and 15 minutes from the Balfour landing of Kootenay Lake ferry. We are located on the International Selkirk Loop.
Your room, with en-suite bathroom, opens to a private deck and hot tub overlooking Kootenay Lake. Here you will be steps away from a sandy beach where you can enjoy an early morning or evening swim. Simply relax and soak up the uninterrupted lake views over West Arm Provincial Park.
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.
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Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 4pm.
Closed Monday thru Thursday
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.
*see website for details
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.
Lake View Village is ideal for seniors who want an independent and active lifestyle without the worries of maintaining a home or depending on family for help.
The Village is a beautifully designed and well-crafted seniors’ lifestyle community. Our quality and maintenance-free suites and our staff’s attentive service give seniors the freedom to enjoy a high standard of living and pursue long-held retirement dreams.
We offer spacious studios and one- and two- bedroom wheel chair accessible suites that include a fridge, stove, window coverings, heat and air conditioning, cable and utilities. The addition of walk-in showers, raised toilets, grab bars, raised electrical outlets and lever handles add to the ease of day-to-day activities. Our 24hr emergency monitoring system provides the added security that allows you to experience the care-free lifestyle you deserve.
Jump aboard our courtesy shuttle bus when you have appointments to attend, errands to run or just want to enjoy a day of shopping.
Enjoy impeccable weekly housekeeping services. And, with the added convenience of our professional maintenance program, you’ll have time to relax in one of our many lounges, take part in our scheduled activity program and enjoy toe-tapping entertainment. For your enjoyment we offer a fitness room, computer lab, chapel, games room, salon and library. We also have a culture room with state of the art video conferencing technology to keep you connected to your family, friends, and even out of town doctors.
Daily choices of delicious and nutritionally balanced meals are available in our friendly dining room with its cozy fireplace and scenic views of the surrounding mountains or prairies. Invite friends and family to dine with you any night, including those special times each month when we serve our sumptuous buffet.
All of our Villages have hassle-free environments where you can come and go as you wish… always knowing someone is available if assistance is required. And for those who may require personal care assistance or medication reminders, we employ the most skilled and compassionate staff who will deliver services in the privacy of your own suite on your schedule.
With the addition of your furniture and decorating ideas, your private residence at one of our Villages is your home in every sense; your small pet is welcome as are your guests.
Just imagine the peace of mind knowing all these services are yours, for one affordable monthly rent. Continue to enjoy your independence, privacy and social life in a safe and rewarding community – this is retirement living the way it should be!
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.
We are located on Svoboda Road, 2.4 kms from the city of Nelson. Svoboda Road is home to many popular mountain biking trails of all levels. From our beautiful glamping sites you can ride out to the trails, already up the mountain. We are surrounded by the West Arm Wilderness Park so it is pristine forest, creeks and hiking trails also all around us. Being 10 minutes from Nelson also opens up all the amenities of this lovely town…biking/hiking/walking trails at the foot of Svoboda Road that go for miles in either direction; fabulous restaurants, craft breweries, shops, beaches and in non Covid times many festivals and music, and arts events.
We have four 14 foot in diameter domes, each with a twin bed, but room for another twin bed if desired; one 32 foot dome with a queen, and three twin beds; two cabins with queen beds, and a 32 foot travel trailer that is suitable for six people and is self contained with a shower, bathroom, full kitchen. There is a gazebo, full kitchen, three showeres and composting toilets, fire pit for the domes and cabins. All the domes have carpets, dressers, ‘real” beds, linens, towels. We are only filling to 1/2 capacity due to Covid 19 so each group can have their own shower and bathroom. Perfect for mountain bikers, families or a romantic retreat. The property is home to the Martin’s organic farm….full of beautiful flowering gardens, veggies, berries and fruit trees. Quiet, lush, and in the wilderness but close to Nelson.
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.
With one, two and three bedroom units minutes from the beach in lovely Fairview. Alpine Lake Suites is a 49 unit apartment building with beautiful views. Climate Smart certified.
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.
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.