The community of Nelson is surrounded by adventure - both lake and alpine - including glaciers, natural hot springs, lush forests and the Selkirk, Monashee and Purcell Mountains.
While shopping in Nelson take the time to appreciate history through the the heritage buildings in town - Bank of Commerce (1907), Capitol Theatre (1924), Bank of Montreal (1899), Post office (1902) and the Nelson Daily News (1899).
Sightseeing, biking, walking, jogging, picnicking and birding can all be enjoyed from the waterfront in Nelson in Lakeside Park. The park rests on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake and includes a waterfront walkway, beautiful sandy beach, large grass lawns, statues, playing fields, wharf and flower gardens. The waterfront walkway is an excellent way to explore the community.