Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism is a Destination Marketing Organization in British Columbia that represents all the communities along the shores of Kootenay Lake: Nelson to Meadow Creek, and Kootenay Bay to Wynndel. The region is quaint, quirky and sophisticated and hosts things to do all year-round. Photos by RPM Photography
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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.
Downtown Automotive promises to deliver honest answers and a job done right the first time in a family friendly environment, so you drive away with a smile.
Our ASE Certified Technicians use the latest diagnostic equipment and the best quality parts and fluids to service and repair your vehicles.
Here are just some of the great auto repair services we offer:
Engine Performance Check
Air Conditioning Service & Repair
Electrical System Diagnosis & Repair
Factory Scheduled Maintenance 30K, 60K, 90K
Suspension and Steering Repair
Shocks & Struts
Cooling System Service & Repair
Transmission Service & Repair
New and rebuilt Transmissions
Tires: Mounting Balancing and flat repair
Brake & Lamp Inspections
Established in 1997.
Downtown Automotive has been serving the Nelson community for many years. The current owner bought it in 2007. We are committed to offering exceptional service to all of our customers.
Meet the Business Owner
Doug bought Downtown Automotive in 2007 from the previous owner after working as a technician and helping to manage the shop. He is dedicated to bringing exceptional service to all of our customers and being sure that they know the condition of their vehicle from top to bottom when they leave our shop. That means a thorough inspection at every oil change to be sure we can accurately quote any work needed and let the customer know what they may need to plan for in the near future. Doug takes pride in being honest and upfront with all the work we do.
Whether you are building a new home, doing an addition or re-roofing your home, our dedicated team works efficiently to get your project done accurately the first time. Edge Roofing LTD uses only the highest quality of materials and employees experienced tradesmen to ensure quality work.
In 2006 Edge Roofing Ltd was established and since starting we have done many projects ranging from garden sheds, custom homes to historic commercial buildings.
Based in Nelson BC, Edge Roofing LTD is managed and run by Dan and Breanne Gaudreau. As an owner, Dan works closely with building contractors and home owners to guarantee the highest quality of workmanship.
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Taxi service for Nelson and area.
The Blindman.ca is a local West Kootenay company with an excellent reputation based on quality service and the satisfaction of many customers. We will work with you throughout the entire process to ensure that you are satisfied with the quality of our products and services. The Blindman is an expert in determining and helping customers needs when choosing window covering products. Design and colour choice experience. Dealer for Hunter Douglas Products, Shadeomatic, Altex , Wizard Screens, Artistic Awnings and Solace motorized sun control systems. All products to fit any budget. Commercial quotes also available.
Make A Change Canada was established in 2005 as a national nonprofit and charitable organization that provides employment and skills training to Canadians who face challenges in finding or maintaining employment in today’s labour market. We are accredited (since 2015) through the Imagine Canada Standards Program, one of just over 200 charitable organizations in Canada to have achieved this important standing. Make A Change Canada is exempted from certification under the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB), Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, and is a certified educational institution under Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). This means we are authorized to provide students with T2202A certificates to claim a tuition tax credit. Make A Change Canada has assisted hundreds of individuals in the local community to attain the skills they need to move on to meaningful careers and increased earnings. The net benefit extends to our clients’ families, to local businesses requiring employees with essential technology skills, and to the local economy. Help us celebrate our upcoming 15-year anniversary when we host the Montreal Canadiens Alumni in a charity fundraising game this January 23, 2020. We’ll be celebrating “The Canadian Way of Life!”
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Escape to Africa Safaris leads small and intimate eco-tours hosted by a native Zimbabwean guide with a background in conservation, who focuses on wildlife, and cultural heritage. Guests experience wild Africa and learn about the plight of many endangered species that live within the savannah and woodlands. Luxury tented camps and lodges accommodate the tour in addition to traveling via bush plane, land cruiser and riverboat. The delicate balance of human interaction with nature is placing the most importance on respecting wildlife and viewing species when they allow us to share their space and daily routines.
“Escape to Africa Safaris strives to provide its guests with exceptional experiences and courteous service
embracing the use of professional conduct and morals while respecting nature”
At Escape to Africa Safaris we envision the immersion of individuals into Africa’s natural surroundings that make up vast and integral eco-systems that support some of the most unique species on the planet. Through beautiful and raw interactions and education, we hope that these experiences will help to raise awareness about the plight of endangered species.
It is our intention to open your eyes to an intriguing and stunning continent through authentic experiences in small groups that leave less of a footprint on our natural surroundings. Our commitment to safety and the use of professional partners allows you to rest assure that you can be awe inspired and full of spirit as you engage in adventure and passion for nature. Through thoughtful planning lead by integrity and ethics we truly devote ourselves to making sure your African safari is one of which will grace you a lifelong stream of memories and impact.
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.
Communications needs to have a human voice. It should have a plan and room for spontaneity. Everyone has a story to tell. Firelight Communications focuses on helping you tell your story with writing, communications and media relations planning and training for businesses, local governments, nonprofits, and anyone who wants their communications to have a human voice.
Hive Home Inspections provides thorough visual home inspections servicing the entire West Kootenay. Certified home inspector with Consumer Protection BC (License #77889) and an associate member with HIABC, Jacques Laplante complies and strives to exceed HIABC’s Scope of Inspection & Code of Ethics.
Established in 1992. Full spectrum cloud-accounting boutique company serving small businesses in West Kootenay region.
Telus features amazing service and world-class networks. Our service include Telus PureFibre; 100% fibre optic internet network – bringing you the fastest and most reliable internet technology, mobility, Pik TV and Optic TV, SmartHome Security, the LivingWell Companion, and the Babylon Health app. Our company embraces a social purpose philosophy, and works hard to ensure equal access to technology, promote responsible use, and put our technology to work for good. Seven percent of our pre-tax profits were given back to community organizations in 2018!
We help individuals plan for their retirement, by setting goals, creating a vision, and planning for the future.
Your Retirement Path provides retirement transition workshops, seminars and personal coaching to individuals who are thinking of retiring in the next few years or for those who have already retired. We help individuals assess their readiness, set goals and plan for the future, prepare emotionally with family and relationships and navigate a smooth transition from the workforce to an ideal retirement.
First Aid Training in the Kootenays
At All Season Waterfront Rentals we offer three elegant lakeside residences on the north shore of Kootenay Lake catering to the upscale tourist. Two of our properties, Six Mile House and Cottage, are situated on 2/3 of an acre, a pleasant 10 minute scenic drive from Nelson. Local amenities include a delightful restaurant, community store (everything from groceries to videos to fishing lures and licenses), and a friendly neighbourhood pub. A marina just a short drive away offers various types of floating craft for rent. This area of the Kootenays is well situated for good hiking, climbing, fishing, biking, berry-picking, and exploring over land or water.
All properties are fully furnished, equipped with a barbeque, Wi-Fi, plenty of parking space, laundry and basic kitchen-ware and cooking supplies.
The best electric bicycles in Canada are the ones that fit you perfectly and are fun to ride.
When you ride a Pedego Electric Bike, it’s not about how great the electric bike is, it’s about how great you are on it.
Pedego brings out the best in you.
That’s why Pedego owners in Canada don’t like their bikes – they love them. And you will too.
At VIRTUE, we know a good cup of tea. It contains the freshest flavours from around the world, made with only the finest organic ingredients.
We work very closely with tea importers and small-batch growers to build long-lasting relationships and ensure ethical practices from the tea plant to your cup.
And we believe in giving back. Instead of investing in expensive marketing tactics on social media, we choose to reinvest in making VIRTUE Tea a plastic free company and use biodegradable packaging. PLASTIC FREE tea bags of course! Yes, it’s not cheap to be environmentally friendly but we sleep good at night knowing we are doing our part for the planet. Part of our mission with VIRTUE Tea is to leave no trace.
Lastly, we committed donating 1% for the Planet to non-profits working on the front line to protect the environment. We’re all in this together!
VIRTUE Artisan Tea, it’s exquisite taste, steeped in virtue.
Steer Environmental Associates Ltd. is a scientific consulting firm located in Nelson, British Columbia. We provide our clients with senior-level expertise in:
- hazardous building materials assessment and management
- asbestos analysis
- indoor air quality
- human health and ecological risk assessment of contaminated sites
- environmental monitoring
- technical and regulatory advice
- third-party reviews.
Steer Environmental has been in operation since 2009.