Things to Do
Shopping in Nelson's historic downtown (David Gluns photo)
Nelson's shopping, art galleries and heritage attractions are plentiful enough to keep visitors busy for a few days, but hiking, mountain biking, paddling and beach activities could keep them here for weeks.
There are myriad sights, events and activities to take in during the summer, and in the winter outdoor enthusiasts can go skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or even dogsledding.
History and Heritage
Take one of Nelson's self-guided heritage tours. The Heritage Walking Tour, which explores the historic downtown core, describes the architecture and history of Victorian buildings that are now home to many fascinating shops and galleries. Be sure to allow extra time for shopping.