Catherine JEAN is a multi-certified professional linguist from France established in Castlegar.
Committed to providing polished TRANSLATION of web pages, flyers, longer print or web content into FRENCH.
The Kootenays can shine brighter on the bucket list of French speakers from Canada and beyond, both at the planning and local stages of their project. Some French enhances visibility with French speaking in-person or online visitors. Tourism & recreation, hospitality related businesses and services can reap short and long term benefits from adding some French to their communication.
Also available for individual goals are help with resumes and applications of diverse nature in French, PROOFREADING and FRENCH LANGUAGE COACHING (18+). LITERARY TRANSLATION is more than welcome – self-published or intended for a publisher.
Associate member of the Society of Translators and Interpreters of BC, En-Fr stibc.org
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Spectrum Home & Family Care is a private home & personal support company originating in Nakusp, BC 17 years ago. Spectrum has been operating now in the Slocan Valley south to Crescent Valley and east & west to Nelson and Castlegar since 2017 and continues to grow throughout the West Kootenays. Spectrum offers services such as homemaking, cleaning, shopping, transportation to appointments, companionship, home and yard maintenance and many other services.
Our motto: “Any Age — Any Service”
Call or email today to find out how Spectrum can make your life just a little bit easier!
Located in the heart of British Columbia’s spectacular Kootenay Mountains Our full service, 56 room establishment is centrally located and close to lakes, hiking, ski hills, golf courses, historic Nelson and other historic sites. For your comfort and convenience, we have recently renovated all our corporate rooms to include all new furnishings, carpet and workstations. All corporate rooms are now hardwired with wireless high speed internet, and also feature fully renovated bathrooms.
Sandman Hotel Castlegar- Featuring 134 comfortable rooms,an indoor pool, whirlpool and on-site dining at the newly renovated Maxwells Grill, you will enjoy your stay at the Sandman Hotel -Castlegar. Accommodating good sense.
Take a Break! Stay at the prettiest RV Park and campground. 36 full service grassy sites in mountain setting. Large or small, we accommodate all. Pet friendly, clean washrooms; hot showers, free WiFi and friendly hosts. Now with 3 fully furnished and fully equipped rental Cabins Call: 866-687-7275
RV Park, campground, ice, pop, firewood, WiFi Internet access, cellular signal, satellite signal.
Whether your home needs a new roof or just a bit of maintenance, rest assured that our highly skilled team of seasoned roofing professionals will help to protect your home from the worst that the Kootenay climate can throw at it. Each new installation will last 20+ years, but for extra peace of mind, each new installation comes with a minimum 10-year workmanship warranty. We are the West Kootenays’ premier roofing company.
Rokform Solutions, conveniently located between Nelson and Castlegar, is your local Nudura ICF Insulated Concrete Form supplier, Concrete Form Rentals and we also provide Concrete Contracting and Landscaping Services.
TRC Timberworks specializes in timber framing, general and finishing carpentry, and hardwood flooring for both new construction and renovations. Whether you need a small renovation or a large timber frame structure, we will work with you to design and craft a project that is both beautiful and sustainable.
At TRC Timberworks, we believe that in order to be an excellent builder, we need to listen to our clients’ values and expectations so that we can provide them with a product that will incorporate and enhance their lifestyle and aesthetic. We are happy to work with our clients to incorporate numerous ways to make their building “green” and more energy efficient. We can also incorporate natural materials that are ecologically viable and renewable into your project, benefiting your health and the environment. TRC Timberworks can be involved in one component of your project, or we can provide project management services. Our dedication to clear communication and our attention to detail provide our clients with a high quality product and an enjoyable experience.
Evergreen Natural Foods-Fresh, Organic, Wholesome since 1990. Home of: The Everbean Cafe-offering a refreshing fusion of foods and beverages from around the world. Open store hours 7 days a week.
The store offers Certified Organic, gourmet and wholesome foods from local sources and from around the world, seasonal garden centre and fruit stand.
In our cafe we have organic local roasted coffees, espresso, tea, and many other beverage choices made to order as well as a variety of homemade style foods fresh from our kitchen.
Industrial component manufacturer based in the Kootenays. Drop Sprockets, a division of Drop Manufacturing, is a high-quality quick turn sprocket manufacturer offering the most comprehensive sprocket line in the industry. Drop Sprockets is built around having the best support, engineering and manufacturing team, with decades of industrial experience and support dating back to the 1950s. Give us a call or check out our website to find more information on Drop Sprockets and the DROP GROUP of Companies.
The Frog peak cafe opened its doors in the summer of 2005 and has been happily serving the community breakfast and lunch ever since. We strive to support as many local farmers and use fresh ingredients in all of our food. The frog peak cafe is a busy community hub that also supports a thriving art community with monthly art shows featuring local artists. The 120 year old building is sitting on 1 acer of beautiful gardens with stone patios and a large play area for children. If you are looking for adventure then take our free bikes out for a ride on the rails to trails a beautiful trail meandering along the slocan river that starts right in front of the cafe. We look forward to feeding and serving our community every day.
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.
Helicopter Adventures, heli-skiing, heli-hiking, snowcat skiing, heli-biking. Stay with us at the Snowwater Creek Lodge in the Bonnington Mountains or spend the evenings in Nelson.
Join us for this all you can ski, powder buffet in the legendary Selkirk Mountain Range of British Columbia. With our snowcat backup – we guarantee you ski or ride everyday no matter what the weather is doing!
Snowcat backup means you ski every day, all day – guaranteed. Unlike other operations now offering snowcat backup – we were a snowcat skiing operation first – so the quality of our backup terrain is superb.
Nestled high in the Selkirks at 5400ft, Snowwater lodge is a remarkable 21-acre mountain oasis offering towering views of the Valhalla Range. Accessed only by helicopter, snowcat or snowmobile, it’s an exclusive retreat for just twelve guests at a time.
Our guest lodges offer six guest suites, all with queen beds, ensuite bathrooms, and infloor heating.
Exclusive accommodation at our deluxe timber frame mountain lodge
Innovative, delicious cuisine
House wine or draft beer (does not include spirits, cocktails or wine from the cellar)
Professionally certified guides
At FortisBC, we are building energy infrastructure in the province to ensure we meet our customers’ energy demands, today and in the future – safely, reliably and at the lowest reasonable cost. We deliver approximately 21 per cent of the total energy consumed in British Columbia, which is the most energy delivered by any utility in the province. Whether delivering electricity, natural gas or propane, our more than 2,200 employees serve approximately 1.1 million customers in 135 communities.
Ainsworth Motel offer clean, quiet and comfortable rooms. We have single, double kitchenette units and a family unit with complete kitchen facilities all with a breathtaking view of beautiful Kootenay Lake and its surrounding mountains. We offer complimentary coffee, microwaves, satellite TV, BBQ, lawn area and free WiFi.
We are a community of inspired clear minded individuals creating a relational centered, sustainable lifestyle that we have found naturally catalyzes the evolution of human consciousness. From our earthy off-grid farm setting in the Selkirk Mountains we supply the West Kootenays & Okanagan with organic Microgreens. We grow year round in our annualized geo solar greenhouse that is predominantly heated and powered by the sun.
Financial Services Including:
- Investments (RRSP, TFSA, RRIF, Pensions etc.)
- Health and Dental Benefits
- Life Insurance
- Tax and Estate Planning
Our retreat offers novel glamping accommodations and self-contained guest suite. Enjoy stunning views of Kootenay River, explore edible gardens and walk mossy, forest trails on this 300 acre property in the mountains.
Conveniently located just close enough to Nelson, that you may order take-out dinner, yet far enough away to gaze at stars.
The retreat also features a beautiful event venue, gift shop and seasonal tours and workshops.
Located in the West Kootenays, Bear Spring Eco Retreat offers novel canvas glamping accommodations. Nestled in the mountains with stunning river views, our property includes an event centre perfect for intimate concerts or weddings (opening summer 2022), a refreshing outdoor solar shower and edible food gardens. Our 300 acre property is perfect for urbanites seeking an outdoor experience immersed in nature without foregoing any of the comforts of home. Located just 12 minutes from the artist city of Nelson, we’re close enough to town to order take-out yet, just far enough to gaze at the Milky Way. Our mostly off-grid, eco-friendly retreat offers modern luxuries including queen size beds and linens, solar lighting and a communal outdoor cooking area complete with dishes and utensils. All you need to bring is food. Enjoy nature walks, foraging, hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, snowshoeing and wild life viewing at or near our sustainable retreat.