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Nelson: The Community

The Community of Nelson

The community of Nelson and area invites you to come and explore its culture and history. From scheduled events to driving tours, the area is rich with experiential delights. The scenery, the people, and the opportunities combine to create a world set apart. Your are invited to come and discover what it is that will make the Kootenays stand out in your memory.


Artist Resources

Nelson and District Arts Council
West Kootenay Regional Arts Council
Columbia – Kootenay Cultural Alliance

Local Resources

City of Nelson
Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce
Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism Association
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Selkirk College’s Kootenay School of the Arts
Capitol Theatre
Oxygen Art Centre


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Baker Street, Nelson, July 1899 Celebrations. Touchstones Nelson Collection

By 1910, three of the buildings which now cluster around the corner of Ward and Vernon were well established: Hume Hotel (1898), Post Office (1902), Court House (1909). Touchstones Nelson now occupies that Post Office. Touchstones Nelson Collection