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.
Nelson’s Powder Destination! Baldface Lodge offers an incredible wilderness experience on Nelson’s back doorstep! Come explore the 32,000 acre Tenure with us and have the best time of your life with our incredible staff and terrain!
Featured internationally on TV, in Movies, and in the press, Baldface Lodge is an amazing destination for a world class shred experience.
We offer true adventure skiing with friendly, experienced guides in absolutely some of the most spectacular terrain you’ll ever experience. Welcome to the best daily snowcat skiing in the business! Choose from single day or multi-day trips. Check out the Kootenay Sampler – an exclusive trip where you experience the ultimate combination of Valhalla, Snowwater, Whitewater and then refresh in the local hot springs!
Catskiing, powder snow, skiing, snowboarding! The snow days are spent in the famous steep tree glades of the Selkirks. On sunny days we move topside to vast alpine bowls rivaled by few catskiing operations or resorts anywhere.
Valhalla guests typically clock 7 to 13 runs a day, or 13,000 to 18,000 ft of vertical. Runs vary from 1200 – 3000 ft, taking advantage of the best snow and fun factor available on the mountain each day. The ride between runs allows you just enough time to share stories of the awesome turns you just had, while snacking on Carolyn’s delectible homemade delights!
We run two snowcats in our 21,500 acres of terrain ( twice the size of Whistler Blackhomb combined!) each carrying 12 guests and 2 guides. Regardless of weather, the snowcats allow us to ride limitless fresh lines all day – everyday.
The Capitol Theatre’s calendar is full of community music, dance and theatre as well as Canadian and international touring performances. The restored theatre is an experience in itself, recapturing the atmosphere of its earliest days as a silent movie house.
The Capitol Theatre Society rents the facility to community groups for dance, theatre, music and film events, presents great touring performances, produces Summer Youth Theatre, a wine-tasting festival and an annual Christmas pantomime, and houses a large costume collection.
The Capitol’s Box office does far more than sell event ticket reservations – it is a gold mine for community arts resources, with friendly staff who go more than the distance to assist folks with their entertainment choices. The Capitol Costume shop may be messaged by calling 354-1510 for fantasy dress-up and show needs.
Explore a wild but fragile underground world sculpted by glacier fed waters located in the Selkirk Mountains above Ainsworth Hot Springs and Kootenay Lake in beautiful British Columbia.
Cody Caves Provincial Park was re-established in June of 2013. Since then Cody Cave Tours Owner / Operator Lee Hollis and his professional guiding team have been escorting hundreds of individuals and families through a fascinating journey of this fragile underworld. Cody Cave Tours operates year round offering a variety of tour packages that will appeal to all adventurous types. For children age 5 and up to adults who enjoy a much more strenuous and physical adventure, there is a tour just for you. Reservations are required. Please call or visit our website at codycavetours.com
The finest gift gallery in the Kootenays. The Craft Collection is a member-owned gallery with a huge selection of original pieces from local artisans. A ”must-see” destination on your trip to Nelson. We now have two floors with Gallery 378 downstairs displaying fine art as well as more local crafts.
eARTh Community Clay Studios is a home studio with a breathtaking view. It is not just a pottery studio, it is an inspired playground for adults, kids, and anyone who likes to play with mud.
Hands-on help and personalized instruction are at the core of this experience. The friendly atmosphere supplies warm feedback and creative motivation to help you discover your inner potential.
Owner and teacher Diane Walters has worked with clay for thirty-five years and the learning industry for thirty. Sharing her experience and learning from others is at the core of this small business.
eARTh Community Clay Studios is situated in a beautiful studio with a view in Uphill Nelson, BC, Canada, located at 1116 Latimer St, Nelson, BC. We are open Sept – April and closed for late spring and summer.
If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own light-filled art studio, eARTh Community Clay Studios is for you. Though we specialize in beginner wheel and hand-building classes, if you are a practiced potter, you’ll appreciate our wheel and hand-building work areas, Shimpo wheels and slab roller, our selection of stains and glazes, and our regular firing schedule during our open studio sessions. Everything you need is right here. Experienced Potters and Sculptors make up our team of ceramic professionals who are ready to share their talents.
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.
EZ Rock is home of long sets of “Today’s Best Variety” with the biggest songs from the 80’s right through to today’s BIGGEST hits by favourite artists like Adele, Madonna, Elton John, Michael Jackson to Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars. Our listeners come to us to be energized throughout the workday and to keep informed and entertained during their busy lives. While EZ Rock prides itself for playing the most music, we also have a long standing tradition of supporting our communities. FM 106.9 Nelson FM 93.5 New Denver/Silverton FM 103.1 Nakusp FM 101.9 Kootenay Lake FM 95.3 Kaslo Proud to be part of our Community since 1939 for your local news, sports, weather, events, contests and community involvement. Keep it locked on EZ Rock as we take our commitment to Nelson to the next level!
Sound, Lighting and Audio Visual rentals for ANY event. We also feature an experienced, professional DJ service. Serving Nelson and area for 16 years.
We provide the entire safari experience.
Jackson’s African Safaris works directly with all the best operators, camps, stakeholders & guides to create safari experiences of a lifetime.
Benefit from our life long passion for Africa!
Your One Stop Adventure Shop for:
Kayak tours, rentals and lessons
SUP lessons, rentals and sales
Outdoor apparel, paddle / hiking gear, accessories and so much more…
The Freedom of Flight! No wings required. From high up in the forest canopy, experience a bird’s eye view of the stunning natural environment as you soar above Kokanee Creek canyon on six awe-inspiring ziplines. It’s the only outdoor adventure that’ll leave you breathless without breaking a sweat.
Located 20 minutes outside of Nelson, BC. Experience our fully guided 2-2.5 hour tour with six ziplines! No age restriction but a weight restriction of minimum 50lbs- maximum 265lbs. Fun for the whole family! Pre-booking is highly recommended to ensure your spot! Open May-October.
20 years ago, Kootenay Co-op Radio was a sparkle in the eyes of locals who felt the Kootenays needed a community radio station that expresses the unique spirit of the area. Since that time, we’ve built a radio station that broadcasts to communities throughout the West Kootenay and reaches even more listeners through internet streaming.
Member-owned and operated Kootenay Coop radio (CJLY) has served up eclectic music programming and spoken word shows exploring local issues, opinions, and events happening in our community. With almost 100 hours of original programming created by our passionate team of volunteer hosts each week, KCR is the destination for listeners who want an authentic Kootenay experience in French and English.
Reset, renew, rejuvenate. Kootenay EcoRetreats & Adventures offers summer and winter retreats. Our all inclusive retreats include gourmet meals, local transportation and activities and are based out of the off grid, solar powered eco centre ‘White Pines Dojo’ in Slocan, B.C. Canada. Let us take care of you, while you relax and enjoy the pristine beauty of the area. In winter join us on our Powder Highway Adventure featuring trips to three of eight legendary ski resorts on the West Kootenay Side of the Powder Highway. All you have to do is show up and we will get you to where some of the best powder in the world is waiting. Plan your summer retreats in Yoga and Health & Nature with combined outdoor activities; paddleboarding, kayaking, waterfall tours and other adventures.
Event rentals: tents, lights, tables, chairs, Dancefloors, speakers, wireless mics, & heaters.
production: audio engineering with high quality sound systems & lighting.
Located on the shores of Kootenay Lake at the Nelson Airport, Kootenay Lake Aviation is open all year for your aviation needs. We offer sightseeing tours, flight training, and air charters. Join us on a tour and enjoy the breathtaking landscape. Our high wing aircraft are perfect to enjoy the spectacular views from above. Interested in learning to fly? Start with an introductory flight and go “hands on” to see what flying is all about. We offer private and commercial pilot training. Need to get somewhere? Fly on your own schedule to destinations throughout BC and Alberta. We offer private charter flights with our 3 passenger aircraft.
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Lardeau River Adventures provides expedition-style day trips in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies. Nestled between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains, 90 minutes north of Nelson, the Lardeau River features numerous class 2 rapids, serene pools, mountain vistas and abundant wildlife. With over 20 years of commercial rafting behind us, your enjoyment and safety are our number one priority. Join us and discover why we are the Kootenay Rockies Premier Adventure!
Creating a safe, accepting and empowering community where all youth can interact and access a variety of programs, services and activities they need and enjoy. A fun, safe and accepting youth centre with a variety of recreational activities including ramp sports, lessons and special events.
The Youth Employment Resource Centre offers free employment services to youth ages 15-30.
Movies for all ages and tastes in a big old theatre with new digital film and sound equipment. Drop by in the weekend for new releases and blockbusters, pay $7,- on Cheap Tuesdays, or join lovers of independent movies on Thursday night. Check http://www.civictheatre.ca for our weekly screenings or call Nelson\’s Civic Theatre for details and rentals. Support your local movie theatre!
Nelson Civic Theatre is saved by the Nelson Civic Theatre Society and is a non-for-profit community theatre. Mostly run by volunteers it screen films on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoon. In the day-time and Monday and Wednesday night the theatre can be rented for film festivals, presentations and other entertainment. Please call the theatre for info: 250-352-5833.
The Library provides free library memberships to the City of Nelson. Access to books, periodicals for adults, children and youth, CDs, DVDs, large-print and audio books. Wifi access. Programs: weekly story times for toddlers and preschoolers; reading buddies with Nelson Maple Leafs hockey team; and movie nights for young adults. Regular library programs include: weekly story times for toddlers and preschoolers; a reading buddies program with players from the Nelson Maple Leafs hockey team; and movie nights for young adults. Local and visiting authors are featured at book readings, and the popular Oysters, Authors and Ale fundraiser has become an annual event. The library partners with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) to facilitate Parent Child Mother Goose groups and maintain The Learning Place, a new feature in the library’s lower level.
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.
Have fun & get a Workout
Welcome to Nelson Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals
Paddleboarding is a low impact way to get a great workout. Try it for yourself and engage that core.
Kayaking works your arms, shoulders, back and core. The fresh air is great for you too!
Paddlboarding and kayaking can also be leisurely. Get on the water and leave your busy life behind.