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Nestled amidst the Selkirk Mountains, Nelson is a community focused, unique and soulful destination.
Whether visitors are seeking tranquility or adventure, Nelson promises to entertain. The rolling Selkirk Mountains, framed by the West Arms of Kootenay Lake, and an abundance of snow offer stunning scenery and a world-class skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. During the summer, visitors can enjoy Nelson's breathtaking landscape with fishing, golfing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking and white-water rafting.
Nelson embraces its rich history with over 350 designated residential and commercial heritage buildings all reminiscent of the Victorian period.
Art and culture are also central to the Nelson community. Almost every restaurant and public center doubling as a unique gallery. Throughout the year, Nelson fuses big-city activity and small town community through offering locally organized and inspired music, first-rate performances, fine restaurants, and festivals.
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