October 26, 2008 | Field Reports >
Nelson, Sightseeing Tours
Have you ever visited a place for the first time yet had feelings of being right at home? For me, Nelson was that place. From the moment I arrived I felt comfortable. The streets were adorned with heritage architecture that spoke to the rich history of this charming BC destination. As I explored the town, I couldn't help but notice the friendliness, warmth and diversity of the residents. It seemed that everyone that I spoke with had a smile on their face and a pocketful of reasons why they loved living in Nelson. Mind you, I needed no convincing as to why someone would love this place.
I think that Leah from the art gallery and museum in Nelson put it well when she said “Nelson is cosmopolitan but also small town and it has the best of both worlds...”.
John from Oso Negro Cafe also summed Nelson up nicely by speaking about the quality of life and “...well rounded community”.
If I were to suggest a place in the Kootenay Rockies that offers culture, adventure, art, outdoor recreation activities and community, Nelson would be at the top of my list. Nelson is a place that I will visit again, maybe for an extended period.