Whitewater Ski Resort, located just outside of town, offers world-class skiing and snowboarding with an average of 12 meters of annual snowfall, making it a must-visit destination for any winter sports lover.
The downtown area also offers a diverse range of dining options, from cozy cafes and bistros to upscale restaurants and pubs, making it a great destination for foodies.
With its serene and tranquil setting, Lakeside Park beach is the perfect spot to soak up the sun and relax by the water if you're looking for a spot to cool off in the summer months.
Where to live in Nelson BC
Downtown is best characterized by bustling Baker Street with its heritage buildings and mix of tourists and locals, and crammed with boutique shops and famous coffee houses.
Uphill is the area south of Baker Street, up the mountainside. Quick access to downtown and characterful heritage homes make this a popular choice for those who don’t mind the somewhat steeper roads in places.
Mountain Station is further up again than Uphill, nestled up against (and amongst) the trees of the mountain, and providing quick access to the walk- and bike-friendly rail trail.
Rosemont is to the southwest of downtown, over the highway. For anyone connected with Selkirk College, or desiring other perks such as the golf course and the best-in-class outdoor skate park, this area has much to offer.
Fairview is to the east of Nelson, on a more gradual mountain slope, and near to the famous Big Orange Bridge (BOB, which is surprisingly pink in places). Old grand homes are in this desirable area, as well as easy access to the high school and the popular Lakeside park and beach.