Nelson is located on the west arm shore of Kootenay Lake. Named the number one small arts town in Canada and number four in North America, its storybook charm comes to life in its vibrant downtown. Historic Baker Street is lined with shops and sidewalk cafes, and offers guided walking tours to more than 350 heritage buildings. Nelson is the hub of all things outdoors because of its lakeside location, surrounded by the snowcapped peaks of the Selkirk Mountains. Other highlights include Lakeside Park, the Nelson Museum, David Thompson Cultural Centre, Aquatic Centre, and nearby electric tramway.
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