Located in the Selkirk Mountains, on Kootenay Lake, in the traditional territories of the Sinixt and Ktunaxa people, Nelson is called the ‘hidden gem’ of the Kootenays. Once known as the “Queen City”, Nelson is known for its vibrant, carefully restored downtown and arts community.


Only 45 minutes from West Kootenay Regional Airport, and an hour’s flight from Vancouver or Calgary, Nelson offers a beautiful 4-season climate and close access to the great outdoors for all the outdoor ski, bike, hike and swim amenities that you can imagine.