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.
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.
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.
Formerly a member of the Skogstad Shkooratoff law office, Jolene Shkooratoff have been serving the Nelson area for over 4 years. Our legal team prides themselves on their ability to deliver peaceful solutions in a timely manner. If you are seeking honest and upfront representation in a family legal matter, contact us today.
Family Law, Divorce, Marriage / Common law agreements, Child Custody, Child Visitation Rights, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division, Common Law Separation, Enforcement of Orders, Grandparent Rights
The Pinnacle PAC promise:
- Great Turn Around
- Fixed Pricing
We believe that accounting is about much more than the numbers, and that to grow local businesses and economies, we must support and encourage culture and community.
Pinnacle PAC wants to help our community prosper economically through successful enterprise and spiritually through artistic endeavour. We believe our own business can contribute to the economic and social well-being of our community by nurturing start-up enterprises, coaching existing businesses, providing low-cost services to non-profits, offering secure, well-paid and meaningful work to our team members, setting a good example of best practices and technological innovation and supporting local artists and food providers.
Our passion at Pinnacle PAC is helping people succeed. Our clients tell us they value our relationship because we translate technical matters into plain English they can understand and use. We believe the accountant should be a coach, cheerleader and peer rather than simply the scorekeeper. We believe professionals should charge a fair price for the value provided to the client and that value is not a function of time spent. We believe an accounting office can be a fun and creative place for the team members and an open and non-threatening environment for clients.
A successful enterprise is one that exists to serve the objectives of the proprietor. Too often, the proprietor ends up chained to her own business with a lunatic for a boss. How does this happen? Can it be avoided? Can it be changed? We can help small business owners to identify their personal objectives and then take action to achieve them through the operation of their businesses.
We want to empower small business owners to help themselves – to understand their business, understand their financial position, measure their growth, interpret their financial results, build their operating systems, improve their teams and make themselves better leaders and community members to the enrichment of our whole region.
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.
Independent retailer of quality men’s clothing. Located in the heart Nelson’s historic downtown.
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.
An alternative to the traditional design agency — Co-working & collaboration in Nelson, B.C,
Offering legal services as a Notary Public including transfer of property (buy/sell), Wills, Power of Attorney, Representation Agreements, Health Directives and Notarization of documents. Street level access. Mobile services.
Our team is committed to supporting you through some of the major events of your life. Buying a house, preparing a Will or granting a Power of Attorney can be daunting tasks. We have your best interests at heart as we help you navigate through legal issues to get the results that you need. We are happy to notarize, authenticate or witness your legal documents. Drop in or give us a call and let us know how we can help you today.
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.
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:
The Kootenay’s largest office product and art supply shop. We have been serving the people and businesses of the Kootenay’s for fifty years and we are proud to call Nelson our home. We have a shop full of creative artistic supplies for the hobbiest right up to the professional artist. We also have a fully stocked office products section and furniture showroom. In addition we provide a copy centre for your printing and scanning needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready to help with whatever creative endeavor you have happening today!
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
“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.
In today’s competitive real estate market, timing is everything. Many good homes are sold before they are ever advertised. Beat other home buyers to the hottest new homes for sale in Nelson with my new VIP Buyer Program.
Whether you are buying or selling a home, I have the tools and systems you need for success. Put my 28 years of Real Estate experience and knowledge to work for you. I invite you to contact me and discuss your needs and how I can assist you in making a profitable sale or a smart purchase.
If you own real estate that you’re thinking of selling, I would be happy to provide you with a FREE Home Evaluation.
In addition, if you have any general questions about buying or selling real estate in Nelson, please contact me as I’m more than willing to help and I’m just a phone call, text or email away.
Over the course of a decade, Tristan has established himself as an industry leading commercial real estate professional, with a regional focus across the BC Interior and Southern Alberta. Tristan offers his clients a depth of sales experience across all property types and related capabilities, including seller/buyer representation for investment and development property sales, landlord/tenant representation for industrial, office, and retail leasing, and valuation and due diligence consulting services.
Before relocating to his hometown of Nelson, Tristan spent 7 years with CBRE – a Fortune 500 commercial real estate brokerage in Toronto – where he advised on over $4 billion in sales and advisory transactions across all property types including institutionally-owned office, industrial, retail, hotel, purpose-built rental, condominium, affordable housing, and long-term care development assets, in major Canadian markets from coast to coast. Tristan draws from this experience an extensive network of relationships and a relentless attention to detail, which combined with his professionalism and determination, represent key components of his clients’ success. Born and raised in the Kootenays, it brings Tristan immense fulfillment to contribute to the prosperity of the communities he works in through his passion for real estate.
Tristan is a licensed REALTOR in BC and a designated Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Come relax in a cave made of 12,000 pounds of Himalayan Salt!
Downtown Nelson, the cave is a space to relax and breathe. Tiny particles of salt are ground into the air and breathed deep, with many benefits for the respiratory system, sleep, mood, relaxation, inflammation and detox. Treatments offered in the cave include Registered Massage Therapy, Couples Massage, Sound Healing Treatments with tibetan bowls, gong, didjeridoo, reflexology. Or join for a special event in the cave! Shamanic sound journeys with crystal bowls, meditation, drum journeys, yoga, and live music.
Salt Therapy (halotherapy) has health benefits for conditions like asthma, allergies, sinusitis, cold/cough, bronchitis, COPD, Emphysema, cystic fibrosis, eczema, psoraisis, sleep, stress, anxiety, depression, muscle recovery and sports performance.