Nelson, BC is one of the hippest towns in BC and has been rated Canada's #1 small town arts community. Outdoor recreation thrives within this eclectic town, which has nearly 10,000 residents. Nelson offers a wide variety of trendy shops and great restaurants. While you are in Nelson, we have a few suggestions to make your vacation more enjoyable.
The Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort $$$
Fine accommodation on Kootenay Lake. Hot tub, suites, 5-minute walk to town.
Mountain Hound Inn $$
Boutique hotel right in the heart of downtown. Quiet, comfortable, contemporary rooms including free high-speed, flat screen TVs, ski tuning room, discount ski passes and continental breakfast.
The New Grand Hotel $$
34 retro-style rooms including a 15-room hostel right in the middle of town. Pub, restaurant & organic coffeehouse downstairs.
The Hume Hotel $$
Turn-of-the-century hotel right downtown. Friendly neighborhood pub and three restaurants on lower level.
Cloudside Inn $$
Stylish downtown bed and breakfast with contemporary, classy rooms right in the heart of town.
(250) 352 3226
The Dancing Bear Inn $
Comfortable, clean, and cozy at the end of Baker Street. Internet access. Discount for Baldface guests. Ski packages available. CAN $104 for 2 nights accommodation and a lift ticket to Whitewater.
White House Backpacker Lodge $
A grand Victorian residence renovated with flair, offering warm and friendly boutique-style hostel accommodation right downtown. Private rooms or dorm beds available.
All Seasons Café
Left coast inland cuisine in a fine back alley bistro. 620 Herridge Lane,
BiBO serves modern bistro fare, rustic Italian, fresh, creative, European inspired comfort food along with a wide variety of exciting wines in an intimate dining room in historic Malone Manor on Hall and Herridge Lane, Nelson’s favorite destination. website
The Hume Hotel: Mike's Pub or The Library
Great burgers, steaks, pastas, and appetizers 422 Vernon Street
The Outer Clove
A unique garlic café 536 Stanley Street
Main Street Diner
Gourmet burgers & Greek specialties 616 Baker Street
Max & Irma's Kitchen
Wood-fired pizza and calzones, Italian dishes, and great desserts 515 Kootenay Street
Oso Negro Coffee
Our local coffee roaster in Nelson, BC created a custom blend exclusively for Baldface.
Full Circle Cafe
Open daily for breakfast & lunch - located in the Nelson Trading Company building on Baker Street (250) 354-4458
Mountain Waters Spa
Spa and retreat services that inspire rejuvenation, peace, and well-being right off of Baker Street.
The local mountain of the small and charming town Rossland - about an hour drive from Nelson. Red Mountain, home to the Molson Canadian Freeskiing Challenge, is worth spending a few good days exploring.
Whitewater Ski Area
A big, challenging mountain with a small, family-style lodge and two two-seater chairlifts. For lift-accessed backcountry, this resort is one of the best. Whitewater is an easy 20-minute drive from Nelson and there is a local shuttle van that can make your visit even easier.
Kootenay Mountain Adventures