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.
Carved out of the forested upland above Kootenay Lake, our unique 18-hole layout offers well-maintained fairways and undulating greens to challenge any skill level. Created by Canada’s foremost golf course architect, Les Furber, the Balfour Golf Course boasts a 6,800 yard, 18-hole layout with features you would expect only from a premium-rated golf experience while maintaining its small town feel that is so coveted in the Kootenay region. In addition to our great golf course, we also have a full length driving range (which includes complementary use of clubs for those that are not packing) and a fully licensed restaurant offering up delicious meals at all times of the day!
The Balfour Recreation Commission operates and maintains community use facilities in the Balfour area. The BRC aims to promote healthy living and community spirit while building a network of community resources as a base for future events and community development.
The Balfour Recreation Commission presently provides the following facilities:
Golf Course – http://www.golfbalfour.com
Tennis Courts – by membership or day use
Sportsfield – hourly & daily rental availability
Gazebo & BBQ – hourly & daily rental availability
Fitness Centre – 3, 6 & 12 month meberships
Boat Ramp – free for use. No moorage available
Community Hall – hourly & daily rental availability
If you wish to join a club or use one of these facilities please contact Balfour Golf & recreation at 250-229-5655 for further information.
The only grocery store in Balfour
We have a full Grocery Store, a licensed Liquor Agency, a Lotto Agent, Hardware, water bottle filling station, Rug Doctor Cleaners, a fax, a copier and much more!
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.
We are a full service creative production studio. We create websites, e-commerce solutions, digital content, short form video, photography and marketing collateral that engages, enlightens and inspires.
Our team provides you a creative digital content production service from concept to completion!
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.
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.
Bearfoot Beach House located on the north shore at the east end of the west arm of Kootenay Lake, in the heart of Balfour, near the Kootenay Lake ferry terminal. With one hundred feet of soft sandy beach, this 600+ sq. ft. quiet suite is ideal for a golf vacation or a relaxing couples retreat. Featuring two bedrooms, large covered porch, private campfire pit, full size bathroom, bbq, outdoor shower and a great view from the fully equiped kitchen.
A short 30 min scenic drive to either Nelson or Kaslo.
Beauties is a passion project of three friends who like thin NY style pizza, quality draft beer, fun and mischievous cocktails and good times. Located in the dead centre of downtown Nelson, we serve pizza and mischief until midnight every night. Friday nights get wild with a local DJ spinning vinyl from 7pm-late.
In Nelson real estate, the Bennett family is synonymous with one word – RESULTS. Our diversity as a team sets us apart. Working with the Bennetts allows you access to the skills of all three family members. Not only will someone always be available, but all of three of us have different interests and skills which benefit all of our clients. Personally, we have been involved in all facets of real estate. We have owned our own commercial properties, businesses, homes and rural property. We just recently went through the process of selling our home and purchasing a new property and it was a great reminder of how that process feels for our clients. In other words – we understand.
Berkana Wool Shop is a Kootenay destination for quality natural yarns and supplies from around the globe. Featuring Riverstone Yarns from Kaslo, as well as Malabrigo, Sweet Paprika, Lichen and Lace, Sugar Bush, Drops, Estelle, Cascade and many more beautiful products. Classes, knitting lounge, and knit night! A community hub for connection and handwork inspiration!
Interior Design and Custom Wooden Furniture
Hi! We are Mike and Charmain Bibby a creative husband and wife team, We look forward to working with you to create the home you have always dreamt of!
Mike is a Furniture Maker and creates custom, bespoke fine wooden furniture using local sustainable hardwoods. Charmain is an Interior Designer specializing in residential design and offers in-person and virtual design services.
Our design services include full service design for new builds and renovations, kitchen and bathroom design, paint consultations, furniture and decorating, window treatments, custom upholstery and staging.
Contact us today to help you with your new project!
Dr Bibby is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, and provides quality care that you can trust. Offering Invisalign, self-ligating braces for all ages, and jaw growth and expansion appliances for children and adolescents. No referral is needed. Orthodontic screening is recommended for all children 7yrs and up.
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.
BioBio Guest Suite and Guest House are located on an organic farm within a 10 min drive to the vibrant community of Nelson. The best of both worlds: the peace and beauty of the rural setting only a short drive ( or bus ride) to historic Baker St. with its restaurants, art galleries, bookshops and boutiques.
There are 2 options for accomodation. A 1 bedroom suite sleeps up to 4 people. BioBIo GUest House has 2 bedrooms, a TV/den, a living room and sleeps 6 people in beds.
Both are lovingly built by a Swiss carpenter using the highest quality eco materials on our organic farm ( Arrowhead Farm). Enjoy the fresh air and space of the country setting only a 10 min drive from downtown Nelson. 30 minutes to Whitewater Ski Resort.
Arrowhead Farm is situated on a quiet road, away from the highway, but easy access from town.
BioBio Suite is on the first floor. There are no steps from the parking to the suite and none within. The main suite is occupied by the owner. There is no overlap of living areas ensuring peace and privacy for both. BioBio suite has its own entrance and a fenced in yard separate from the yard of the main house. It has a lovely private patio.
BioBio Guest House has its own driveway and parking area and is very private. There are steps both outside and within the house. There is a beautiful flagstone patio with garden furniture and access to the natural swimming pools.
Both are built with low VOC paints and natural finishes, wood, stone and are equipped with Heat Return Ventillators for the best air quality and energy efficiency.
Quality furnishings, new memory mattresses, WiFi ( can be turned off on request), washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, TV, Netflix.
While staying at the BioBio Suite or Guest House you will have an option to buy our farm fresh organic produce, Kootenay Local Agricultural Society certified.
Please enquire about our farm/pond permaculture tours and workshops on farm crafts: milking, cheese, butter, sour cream and yoghurt making, sourdough bread baking, fermenting, preserving.
In the area:
We are located 10 min by car from Nelson. In the summer time many Nelsonites use Blewett Rd as their biking trail. It is 30 min by bike to Nelson and 50 ( or more) min back, as we are uphill from town. There is also a city bus that stops in front of the farm on request. Going to town by bike and taking a bus back saves you an uphill ride.
Whtewater Ski resort, 30 min by car, famous for its champagne powder. Nelson was voted The Best Ski Town in North America by Powder Magazine.
Granite Point Golf course, 10 min by car
closest beach: Taghum Beach, 5 min by car
mountain biking: world class, abundant, closest area Morning Mountain is accessible from the house, a 10 min bike ride on Blewett Rd.
Offers counselling including mental health, trauma, relationships, emotional difficulties, stress management.
All services are provided by master’s level clinical social worker registered with a professional licencing/registration body.
Sessions are personalized to support the uniqueness of the self or the relationship dynamics. Clients’ concerns may involve anxiety, chronic pain, substance use, trauma/abuse, stress from school or work, and a sense of the lack of purpose and meaning in their lives.
All clients welcome (e.g. cultures, LGBT+, polyamory).
Blissful Bookkeeping is a Nelson based bookkeeping service firm for small businesses, corporations and self-employed individuals. My goal is to offer a personalized services tailored to meet the bookkeeping needs and schedules of each client. I take pride in the accuracy and detail of my work and am committed to keeping your information confidential. Contact me for a free assessment.