City of Nelson
If you are looking for a pristine setting, a thriving arts and small business community with an amazing outdoor playground, Nelson may be just the place for you. The City of Nelson is a unique Municipality, with its own Hydro Utility, Municipal Police Department, Fire Department, Library, Youth Centre as well as Public Works, Utilities and Finance Departments. City of Nelson staff administer the day-to-day operations of such services as Nelson Hydro, water and sewer, waste and recycling, transit, fire and rescue, planning and building services, and the Nelson Police Department.
Nelson is located in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, midway between Calgary and Vancouver, and close to the US border. Nelson has a core population of about 10,500, and the city is the main service and business centre for residents in the surrounding villages and rural unincorporated areas.