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Hiking, River Rafting, Surfing, Sightseeing, Skiing & Snowboarding
Step off the beaten path on a Canadian wilderness tour with Fresh Adventures. Try our guided comfort camping tours in the Rockies and Vancouver Island, or our guided ski safaris along BC’s famous Powder Highway. Try surfing on our weekend Tofino tours, or rafting on one of Canada’s best rivers on our rafting and camping packages. Whatever your adventure- our genuine Canadian guides have you covered.
Biking, Hiking, Sightseeing, Taxis & Shuttles
Footsteps Eco Adventures offers superb alpine hiking adventures and beautiful mountain yoga hiking retreats. We are avaiable for custom tours and cater to family and youth educational camps
Golf, Paddling, Sightseeing, Wineries & Wine Tours, Backcountry Skiing
Noble Adventures is your company to explore British Columbia’s magnificent mountain ranges, stunning lakes, lush farms, local wineries and snow filled ski resorts in the southern interior of British Columbia and the Shuswap. Our company takes a unique approach to guided adventure travel by highlighting local farmers and business owners, Shuswap culture, history and the excitement of being outside
Reel Adventures offers premiere fishing packages for some of the best fishing in the World! Offering Salmon & Halibut charters on the west coast of Vancouver Island, as well as Trophy Rainbow Trout & Bull Trout fishing in the interior lakes, and fantastic fly fishing and Walleye fishing on the Mighty Columbia River. So, no matter what you’re looking for, we have an option for you. Year Round! Our waters include: Ucluelet BC offshore salmon fishing on the pacific ocean, Interior British Columbia on world famous Kootenay Lake, or the Mighty Columbia River, and a bunch of smaller lakes and streams in the interior. These trips are fully guided. We supply the boats, gear, and licensed guide for your trip. Our boats and guides are all Transport Canada certified and have years of experience. Come join us for an exciting adventure in British Columbia.
Hiking, Hot Springs
Spas & Wellness
Santosha is a Sanskrit word that most closely translates to our concepts of joy, peace and contentment. Located on the shores of Kootenay Lake , Santosha Spa offers premium spa treatments with a range of specialized massage modalities and aesthetic services. We pride ourselves in offering deeply satisfying, professional experiences using quality products. Santosha Spa exclusively carries Nelly De Vuyst which was recently chosen to prep the Stars at the Oscars as well as Neal’s Yard Remedies a British skin care line with a long standing reputation of organic excellence. We hope you will stop by and enjoy Santosha! Santosha Spa is an escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life. It is a place where holistic care and high end spa services come together on the shores of Kootenay Lake. We look forward to serving our community and travelers alike in hopes of inspiring Santosha.
Spas & Wellness, Hotels, Accessibility
The Hume Hotel is a full-service Nelson landmark originally built in 1898 and is a must-see part of your trip to the area. We just completed a 12-year renovation. All floors have been renovated beautifully, maintaining that heritage charm that it is known for while incorporating some new technology like air conditioning and flat screen tvs. Centrally located, it includes the Aura Spa & Salon, General Store Family Restaurant, Mike’s Place Pub, the Library Lounge, the Spiritbar entertainment venue, the Liquor Boutique and Banquet Facilities. Overnight stays in any of the guest rooms include a full hot complimentary breakfast in the morning made to your liking. This hotel is full of history, character and amazing staff.
Art Galleries, Museums & Heritage Sites
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.
Hiking, Cabins & Cottages
Logden Lodge is a small boutique mountain lodge at the foot of the Selkirk Mountains 20 km South of Nelson, BC, Canada. Tucked away on 42 acres of private unspoiled forest, our four rustic luxury cabins offer the ideal year-round get-away in a stunning natural environment. Each cabin sleeps up to four and comes with a deep soaking bathtub, kitchenette, high quality bedding & linens, large covered veranda and a woodstove. Pets welcome.
Tea Garden Spa & Salon is a unique day spa & hair salon that is found tucked away in a quiet location on bustling Baker Street in downtown Nelson. Owned and operated by licensed professionals offering a diverse blend of therapeutic, relaxation and beauty services designed to soothe your mind and body. Tea Garden Spa & Salon is commited to providing exeptional holistic wellness therapies and unparalleled customer service. Our experienced, well trained specialists work as an integrated team to ensure that guests experience optimal therapeutic benefits in a relaxing and tranquil environment. We pride ourselves in knowing that the services and products used such as Aveda and Dermalogica are of the finest quality.
Kootenay Cycling Adventures offers fully supported and self supported cycling tours in BC’s spectacular West Kootenays. With quiet roads, stunning mountain and lake views, charming small towns, and delicious fresh food, the area is a cyclist’s paradise. We offer shuttle service, bike rentals, guiding support and take care of the logistics so that you can focus on the riding.
Paddling, River Rafting
Nelson Whitewater Rafting is the West Kootenays’ premier rafting company. We provide transportation to and from Nelson and have two trips to choose from as well as paddleboard and kayak rentals on Kootenay Lake. 1: Facchina Rapids – fun for all ages 2: Scenic Float – beautiful and relaxing. Lake Rentals 1: Paddleboards 2: Kayaks 3: Canoes. Our guides are fun and experienced. Your safety is our #1 priority, and your fun a close 2nd.
The coolest new activity in the Kootenays! Kokanee Mountain Zipline will provide customers with the incredible freedom of flight high above Kokanee Creek and a view of the variety of natural flora and fauna, while at the same time encouraging preservation of the area’s significant natural resources and history. This 1.5-2 hour tour with two professional guides on six ziplines will take you up to 300ft off the ground, along 2400ft of the tree canopies. Enjoy a beautiful forest setting with the whole family… 50lbs minimum weight limit so the little folks can fly too! Our season runs from the beginning of May to the end of October. Open all holidays during the open season!