Incredible town -- the hidden jewel of Canada. It's where we all want to live. Great restaurants, coffee shops, galleries, and cool people. I'll be back in January to check out the skiing.
Nelson is a fun, hippie and hemp-lovin downtown, especially on the summer. There are over 300 heritage buildings, a streetcar and of course the lake. Markets in the summer, lots of attractions nearby like caves and hot springs, and a great ski hill in the winter. This town is big enough now to have a larger identity, but the core is free-spirited, young-thinking, green, artisan and not permanent. Funny how so many stay.
I am from Germany and I visited Nelson this year with my whole class for 2 months. It was the graetest time I ever had. Thank you. I really enjoyed the trip and love this small town. I live in Hamburg, that's a really big town, with 2 million people. So I hope I can visit Nelson again!!!
Nelson is a town in the beautiful Kootenays region of southeastern British Columbia. The town has a nice historic look, with what you could describe as a hippie vibe, so it makes sense you would be able to find a hostel here. This is a great town in which to base yourself if you want to explore the great range of activities available in every season in this gorgeous area surrounded by mountains and lakes.
During winter you have two large ski resorts within an hour's drive -- Whitewater (which is only about fifteen minutes out of town and has a shuttle bus from Nelson) and Red Mountain near the town of Rossland -- as well as many cross-country ski trails and areas to go snowmobiling and snowshoeing. During summer you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy cycling, hiking, kayaking, fishing, and golfing as well as many more activities and sightseeing tours. The longest free ferry in the world also goes just nearby across the Kootenay Lake.
There are a few options for hostels in Nelson, all of which are right in the town centre on Baker Street or Vernon Street. This means you are in a great location to soak up the laid-back nightlife, enjoy the many restaurants, and take an interest in the hippie lifestyle that runs through this town in the many organic stores and restaurants as well as enjoy the locally brewed Nelson Brewing Company Organic Beers. The Greyhound Bus stops in Nelson, but a little bit out of the main town, so keep this in mind when planning how to get to your Nelson hostel.
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