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.
Whitewater Ski Area
Legendary, pure, simple and deep…Whitewater Ski Resort is only 20 minutes from Nelson. Ride over 1,184 acres and 2,044' vert of steeps, chutes, bowls, glades, groomers and more. Enjoy a laid-back atmosphere in the cozy slopeside lodge, and be sure to top off your powder day with lunch at the Fresh Tracks Cafe - consistently honored as the finest ski resort food in Canada.
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.
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.