"ON THE GRID"

Whether you prefer to travel on two feet, two wheels or four — we’ve got the local knowledge to get you to where you want to go. Our hostel is located in the heart of Nelson BC, so you can get where you are going right from our doorstep. Check out our top Kootenay picks, or ask our friendly staff when you check in. Our map is mobile friendly, printable and downloadable, so you can take it with you.

In the centre of the city, where everything happens.

"OFF THE GRID"

Pulpit Rock: An easy hike with city views.

Kokanee Creek Park & Glacier: Autumn Salmon spawning, glacial hiking, front country/backcountry camping and sandy beaches.

Lakeside Park Water Sports: Summertime kayak, SUP, and canoe rentals.

The Rail Trail: Converted railway into low grade trail & trestle bridges. Bike, run or walk.

Ainsworth Hot Springs: Natural hot springs & cave — only a short 40 minute drive from town.

Whitewater Ski Hill: Some of the best powder in Canada. Whitewater has tons of front country and back country terrain (along with an awesome aprés shred restaurant/bar).

2. Red Light Ramen Bar

Where:  308 Herridge Lane
Web: redlightramenbar.ca

3. Cantina Del Centro

Where:  561 Baker Street
Web: cantinadelcentro.ca

4. El Taco

Where:  306 Victoria Street
Web: @eltacorevolution

5. Thors

Where: 303 Victoria Street
Web: thorspizza.ca

6. Baba's Indian Cuisine

Where: 445 Baker Street
Web: babasnelson.weebly.com

7. Max & Irma's Kitchen

Where: 515 Kootenay Street
Web: maxandirmasrestaurant.com

8. Yesaki's - West Coast Grill

Where: 701 Lakeside Drive
Web: westcoastgrill.ca

9. Backroads Brewing

Where: 460 Baker Street
Web: backroadsbrewing.com

19. John Ward Fine Coffee

Where:  503 Baker Street
Web: johnwardfinecoffee.com

12. Otter Books

Where: 398 Baker Street
Web: otterbooksinc.ca

13. Loot

Where: 495 Baker Street
Web: Loot on Facebook

14. Vince DeVito Shoes

Where: 411 Hall Street
Web: vincedevito.ca

15. Packrat Annie's

Where: 411 Kootenay Street
Web: Packrat Annie’s on Facebook

18. The Windsor barber and salon

Where: 711 Vernon Street
Web: windsorbarber.com

10. Valhalla Pure Outfitters

Where: 626 Baker Street
Web: vpo.ca

11. Tribute Boardshop

Where: 556 Baker Street
Web: tributeboardshop.ca

16. Roam Shop

Where: 639 Baker Street
Web: roamshop.ca

17. The Sacred Ride

Where: 213 Baker Street
Web: sacredride.ca

"OFF THE GRID"

Pulpit Rock: An easy hike with city views.

Kokanee Creek Park & Glacier: Autumn Salmon spawning, glacial hiking, front country/backcountry camping and sandy beaches.

Lakeside Park Water Sports: Summertime kayak, SUP, and canoe rentals.

The Rail Trail: Converted railway into low grade trail & trestle bridges. Bike, run or walk.

Ainsworth Hot Springs: Natural hot springs & cave — only a short 40 minute drive from town.

Whitewater Ski Hill: Some of the best powder in Canada. Whitewater has tons of front country and back country terrain (along with an awesome aprés shred restaurant/bar).

Bear Tales

For hundreds of years, travellers have been humbled by the mountains and lakes that define the landscape of the Kootenays. Adventures are born here; within cabin walls, through snowy trees and down rocky trails.

Bear Tales are the anonymous stories of travellers who have experienced the Kootenays and want to share a little piece of their adventure. So take a read, write a post, or just get some great ideas on where to explore next.

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