Top 10 Things to do in Nelson, British Columbia

Discover the best top things to do in Nelson, Canada including Whitewater Ski Resort, Lakeside Park, Baker Street, Nelson Visitor Centre, Gyro Park, Pulpit Rock, Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History, Baldface Lodge, Torchlight Brewing Co., Nelson Fire & Rescue Hall.

1. Whitewater Ski Resort

602 Lake St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4C8, Canada Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Ski & Snowboard Areas
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 230 reviews

Whitewater Ski Resort

Whitewater Ski Resort, quietly legendary, is hard to describe to those who have not had the privilege to experience its true authenticity and abundance of snow. Over 12 meters (40 feet) of snow falls each season on 2044 vertical feet of uncrowded slopes of family-friendly groomers and bumps, remarkable steeps, top of the line tree-skiing, and endless backcountry. Some come for the legendary skiing, and some come for the legendary food. Whitewater serves up proper Kootenay hospitality with its internationally acclaimed menu that has inspired four National Best Selling cookbooks. Whitewater. Pure, simple and real…DEEP

Reviewed By Callie B - Brisbane, AustraliaBrisbane, Australia

Love it or hate it

My partner loves Whitewater. It scares the crap out of me. If u are a good skier who likes steep terrain &/or bumps, you’ll probably love it. There’s also a lot of accessible backcountry nearby (if u have the right training & equipment... if u don’t, don’

2. Lakeside Park

Nelson, British Columbia, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
69%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

Lakeside Park

Reviewed By Eleanor E

Beautiful Awesome Gorgeous

This lakeside park is gorgeous. Always something going on. Beautiful beach. Lots of grassy area and trees. Nice and popular playground. Great little restaurant with some good healthy options. Very reasonable rates to rent paddle boards. Kayaks. Awesome pl

3. Baker Street

Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G8, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 386 reviews

Baker Street

Reviewed By SGFranklin - Canmore, CanadaCanmore, Canada

Lots going on

Really cool vibe along Baker Street with all sorts of shops, food, art, etc. Grab a cuppa from one of the several great options and go for a stroll to take in the Nelson scene.

4. Nelson Visitor Centre

91 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G8, Canada Traveler Resources, Visitor Centers
Excellent
57%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Nelson Visitor Centre

The Nelson and Kootenay Lake region in the South-east corner of BC is a cultural & adventure travel destination unlike any other in the world. Discover this unique corner of British Columbia and enjoy eclectic fodder for foodies, art-goers, music lovers, history buffs, and adventure seekers. #ExploreKootenayLake Find the Nelson Visitor Centre in the historic CP Station. We are the place to go to find out about everything in the West Kootenay region and beyond.

Reviewed By Michael C - Derby, United KingdomDerby, United Kingdom

Old station beautifully restored

The Visitor Center is in the beautifully restored former railway station. Two old diesel locomotives stand on plinths outside the building. Inside, there are friendly staff and an excellent selection of leaflets about the surrounding area.Thank you.We are

5. Gyro Park

Nelson, British Columbia, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
55%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Gyro Park

Reviewed By juliasauter - Nelson, CanadaNelson, Canada

Great park

Gyro park is great for picnics and children climbing in the small outdoor play area but the most fun is running around the trails and overbridges over the running water and gorges. There is a city run pool... free yet....and the kids spend hours there whe

6. Pulpit Rock

Johnston Road, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Hiking Trails
Excellent
71%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Reviewed By Jen C - Nelson, CanadaNelson, Canada

Great views of Nelson, good hike close to town

The views make getting to the top worth it, and they're even better if you have the energy to carry on to the flag pole at the very top. Depending on your speed and level of fitness the whole hike can take a couple hours or so, and even if you don't go to

7. Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History

502 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4E7, Canada Shopping, Museums, Art Galleries, Specialty Museums More
Excellent
48%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is a multi-faceted organization with a history museum exhibition, regional archives, two contemporary gallery spaces and a fabulous gift shop. The history museum features an introduction to the Sinixt and Ktunaxa nations, culture and perspectives, the history of European exploration and the challenges of trade and travel routes, and how various industries such mining, transportation, hydroelectricity affected the area and the creation of the Queen City. Our galleries rotate exhibitions eight times per year and feature everything from contemporary art and pop culture, to fine craft and design, to local architectural and social history – Touchstones’ exhibitions connect to this area’s creative energy and rich heritage. The gift shop features wares from over 100 local artists and authors. If you are looking for a gift that reflects Nelson and area’s abundant talent and craft, you will certainly find it in our superbly curated Shop.

Reviewed By Morningcoffeevic4 - Castlegar, CanadaCastlegar, Canada

Super neat

It is for sure worth stopping in to visit. The staff are friendly. The service is great. Plus the exhibits are neat. It is a good way to spend a couple of hours. Thank you so much for the review! Glad you enjoyed visiting our galleries, museum and Shop. H

8. Baldface Lodge

Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6A5, Canada Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Ski & Snowboard Areas
Excellent
79%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Baldface Lodge

Epic snowcat boarding & skiing in the deep powdery mountains near Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Massage, sauna, yoga, gourmet food and wine, and comfy luxury lodging.

Reviewed By Jeff L - Ken CarylKen Caryl

Ultimate Powder Skiing / Boarding

This is the place to go for serious powder. Just got back from a 4 day trip. Huge variety of terrain - open bowls, trees, steeps, logging clear cuts. Fresh tracks every run all 4 days & no shortage of terrain for the next groups to set their own 1st track

9. Torchlight Brewing Co.

125 Hall St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 7B4, Canada Food & Drink, Breweries
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Torchlight Brewing Co.

Torchlight Brewing Co. is a microbrewery in Nelson B.C.. We are committed to making high quality and innovative all natural craft beer and sodas using environmentally conscious practices. Our brew pub is fully licenced and we and also serve a light food menu with local ingredients.

Reviewed By Q15HRjenniferr - Golden, CanadaGolden, Canada

St patricks stop

We enjoyed our stop at the torchlight brewing company. Syopped on st patricks day for a flight and snack we also enjoyed their green cask qhich was naturally colored with spinach and quite delicious. The counter girl was great and had good suggestion on h

10. Nelson Fire & Rescue Hall

919 Ward St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1T5, Canada Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
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Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Nelson Fire & Rescue Hall

Reviewed By bluestang - British Columbia, CanadaBritish Columbia, Canada

Incredible bit of working history.

This building originally starred with Steve Martin in the movie Roxanne. What's incredible is it was then and is now a working fire hall complete with a museum and a very friendly and outgoing crew of fire fighters.Knock on the door and ask for a tour if

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