The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI) is dedicated to the belief that the creative process is healing and life enhancing and that the use of the expressive arts can contribute therapeutically to both individual and community health.
KATI offers a two-year diploma program in art therapy.
Students can take the program in one of two formats: on-campus or blended distance. The curriculum uses a relational model which emphasizes the therapeutic needs of rural communities, the importance of Indigenous approaches to art therapy and research, and the value of maintaining a sense of connection with the natural world.
KATI offers a host of art therapy services throughout the Kootenays through student clinical placements, the local school districts, and partnerships with local service agencies.
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.
Welcome to our infrared sanctuary, your daily retreat for inspired movement, focused breathing and deep relaxation.
Our mission is to empower our Nelson community to elevate their life on and off the mat. Our practice is rooted in gratitude and focuses on building strength, increasing flexibility and gaining mobility through the practice of yoga and functional movement.
Nestled in the heart of Nelson’s historic city center, The Dancing Bear is the perfect ‘homebase’ for travelers in search of backcountry adventures & authentic mountain culture. The Bear’s character and design feels more like a home than a hostel. Perfectly walkable Nelson has many restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries and shops to explore.
|Nelson CARES Society sponsors a wide variety of community programs and services including the Advocacy Centre; Earth Matters; Services for Community Living – supported housing and career development; Ward Street Place and Stepping Stones for Success emergency shelter. Nelson CARES Society may be Nelson\’s most diverse non profit organization. We\’ve been a long term catalyst (since 1974) for initiating community services and resources that respond to emerging needs. Not only has our origins as Nelson District Community Resources Society created crucial services, but hundreds of jobs for the Nelson area and generated millions of dollars for the local economy as well. The finest products of course are the results of our project and program work for the Community – some very visible and some simply ongoing and quietly invisible.|
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, non-GMO 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 modern Italian restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
At Kootenay Motors, we’re committed to auto repair and maintaining your vehicle to the highest standard. We want to ensure you leave with complete knowledge about the health of your vehicle and all your car repair options.
We will always treat you honestly and fairly, in a clean, comfortable environment. Kootenay Motors stands behind our work 100% and welcomes any questions you might have.
The Savoy Hotel is a 12 room boutique hotel located on historic Baker Street in Nelson, BC. Originally built in 1911, the Savoy has undergone extensive renovations that see the hotel combine modern finishings with a mountain vibe, designed and built by local architects and craftsmen. Our rooftop patio and hot tub, guest lounge, sauna and massage room offer many option for relaxation and getting together with fellow travellers.
If you are looking for accommodation, or where to stay in Nelson BC, look no further than The Savoy Hotel. Check out our website for availability, rates, packages and promotions.
Located downstairs in the Savoy, Bloom Nightclub is Nelson BC’s premiere nightclub hosting local and international artists. It features a state-of-the-art PK sound system. a living wall, world-class lighting and visuals and good vibes.
Busaba, we are Nelson’s own authentic Thai restaurant! Here you will relax in our stylish, elegant, and recently renovated space. Surround yourself with beautiful Thai artwork while unwinding with tasteful, soft background music. We feature an open kitchen design where you can enjoy watching our cooks create many delicious authentic Thai dishes.
We offer quality Japanese Sake, selection of BC wines, and are excited to now offer some cocktails. Our signature cocktails consist of ingredients such as lemongrass, Thai basil, chili, lime, and mint. Whether you are dining in or dining out with takeout, Busaba wants to make every occasion a special one.
Meet with Audiologists & Hearing Instrument Specialists at our hearing clinic in Nelson. We offer free hearing evaluations, the most advanced hearing aids, maintenance & aftercare.
Jeweler, entrepreneur and executive assistant at West Kootenay Regional Arts Council. Owner/operator of The Bench Jewelry Studio in Nelson; a collaborative space offering jewelry bench rentals in a fully equipped, safe, fabrication studio for trained metalsmiths. Custom jewelry available by commission from one of 4 talented in house artists. Please contact me at (604) 816-0811 to set up an appointment or to inquire about renting a workspace here.
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.
Mountain Waters Spa and Wellness is a multi award-winning spa and wellness centre based in the beautiful city of Nelson, British Columbia. We pride ourselves on being the best in the Kootenay’s. Mountain Waters Spa and Wellness is about more than just service; it’s a place of healing, relaxation and tranquility. We exist to help people escape the turmoil of the outside world and let them experience ‘Relaxation Redefined’. Everything we do here at Mountain Waters Spa and Wellness is about making people feel better inside and out – simply, calmly and effectively. We pride ourselves on setting a high standard of integrity and work within our wellness centre. Our team members have been carefully selected and we believe we have the best in the area.
We have everything from Registered Massage Therapy, Registered Acupuncture, Hair Salon, Facials, Pedicures, Manicures, Waxing and Sugaring, to Yoga and Fitness Classes.
We also have an extensive retail boutique with high quality organic and natural products including Eminence Organic Skin Care, Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup and local products such as Dirty Sisters Soap.
On the corner of Victoria and Falls Streets. Walking distance to the heart of historic downtown Nelson! Return to one of 4 of our bright, clean, and warmly decorated heritage suites to enjoy all of the amenities of home. Whether you’re traveling alone or with a gaggle of children and the family pet, you’re welcome!
The guesthouse has a fully fenced yard overflowing with perennial flowers and rose bushes as well as walnut and apricot trees. Each suite contains a well equipped kitchenette, private full bathroom, private entrance, a large deck or veranda with outdoor dining furniture and BBQ, wireless internet, cable TV/DVD, laundry facilities, storage for skis and bikes, off street parking, and a telephone for local or calling card calls. We are just fifteen minutes from Whitewater ski/snowboard resort.
Created in 1996, Valhalla Path Realty is a thriving independent Real Estate company that provides high calibre real estate services with a distinctive personal quality. We only employ experienced, reliable, and dedicated representatives. We are located in a charming brick heritage building on Baker Street in Nelson BC’s downtown core. We are proud of who we are, and we are interested in working with you.
May you find peace in the place you call home.
At Samurai Hardwood we combine traditional craftsmanship with contemporary techniques to bring
your space to life, from the ground up.
We offer a wide range of products including locally milled wide plank woods, domestic and imported solid and engineered hardwood, vinyl, cork and bamboo flooring. We also provide exceptional refinishing and staining services as well as custom staircase design.
We’ll help guide you through the flooring process, from start to finish. We’re dedicated to meeting
your projects needs and capturing your style.
Serving the West Kootenays!
Let us help transform your home with high quality and affordable window coverings.
Create your outdoor oasis with a new Hot Tub Spa, embrace the world of Hydrotherapy and Relaxation.
Enhance your outdoor living space with a Patio Flame Table and Barbeque.
We offer free in home consultations and take pride in our prompt, friendly service.
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 – 4:30
Sunday – Tuesday: By appointment (call or email)
Financing available (o.a.c) through our partners at Financeit. Click the link below to pre-qualify online.
An authorized Graber Blinds dealer
An authorized H2O Spas dealer
An authorized Maax (Vita) Spas dealer
We are experienced in hair from bridal to editorial stylings, full color, highlights and fashion colourings, and very strong cutting skills to create the looks that suit you and your lifestyle. We have our own ENSO product line with two shampoos, two conditioners, a finish styling spay and our infamous GUNK curl enhancing styling product. Come experience what so many in Nelson have come to know, love and trust.
Packrat Annie’s has the largest selection of used books in the Kootenays. We also carry an eclectic selection of new CDs, from blues and jazz to world and indie rock. We specialize in special orders. Our friendly staff will help you find what you are looking for.
Specializing in pizza and Greek cuisine in beautiful Nelson BC for over twenty years. We use a special blend of cheeses, a slow cooked tomato sauce and fresh, hand made dough for all of our pizza. Eat in, take out or free delivery within city limits. Try our Caesar salad or our Greek special pizza loaded with spinach and feta cheese – favorites with the locals. Stay and relax with friends and family on our seasonal outdoor patio. Have your dinner delivered to your door on those busy nights you don’t have time to cook.
Enjoy casual sophistication in an urban atmosphere amid the bustle of downtown Nelson’s Baker Street. Designated Red Seal Chef Trevor Ditzel offers up modern and affordable gourmet cuisine ranging from West Coast fare to heart-warming, belly-filling comfort food. Ninety per cent of the menu can be prepared gluten-free and the five-star dessert menu is not to be missed.
Home of Canada’s ONLY Patagonia Outlet. 40-70% off EVRYDAY. Specializing in lifestyle outdoor clothing, casual and technical footwear, backpacking equipment (packs, tents, & sleeping bags), and so much more.