Baker Street, Nelson, July 1899 Celebrations. Touchstones Nelson Collection
By 1910, three of the buildings which now cluster around the corner of Ward and Vernon were well established: Hume Hotel (1898), Post Office (1902), Court House (1909). Touchstones Nelson now occupies that Post Office. Touchstones Nelson Collection

The Community of Nelson

The community of Nelson and area invites you to come and explore its culture and history. From scheduled events to driving tours, the area is rich with experiential delights. The scenery, the people, and the opportunities combine to create a world set apart. Your are invited to come and discover what it is that will make the Kootenays stand out in your memory.

A condensed history of Nelson

Artist Resources

Nelson and District Arts Council

West Kootenay Regional Arts Council

Columbia – Kootenay Cultural Alliance

Local Resources

City of Nelson

Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce

Regional District of Central Kootenay

Selkirk College's Kootenay School of the Arts

Capitol Theatre

Oxygen Art Centre


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