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Nelson, BC

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Nelson and Area, with a population of 16,700 is the most enchanting and extraordinary city in British Columbia. This mountain paradise tucked into the lush Selkirk Mountains and situated on Kootenay Lake is the number one small arts community in Canada and one of the top recreation destinations in the province.

  • one of the highest business licenses per capita in BC
  • vibrant and diverse business community
  • numerous business networking and support services
  • growth sectors include construction, technology, manufacturing, tourism, arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and recreation
  • a highly educated and skilled workforce
  • proximity to markets on the west coast, Alberta and the USA.
  • all season recreation destination including mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, sailing, back country skiing
  • 18 hole golf course, full service community recreation centre, skating and curling rinks, community theatre and Whitewater Winter Resort
  • charm and stunning scenery amidst over 350 designated Heritage buildings and 50 specialty shops and boutiques
  • live entertainment venues combined with more than 30 fine restaurants creating big city nightlife and dining in a small mountain-town setting

Contact Information

Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce
Tom Thomson
Executive Director
Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 250 352-3433

City of Nelson
Suite 101, 310 Ward Street
Nelson, BC V1L 5S4

Success Stories in Nelson, BC
  • Spearhead Timberworks
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  • Community First Health Co-op
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  • Wildlife Genetics International (WGI) Inc.
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  • Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences
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  • Baldface Mountain Lodge
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  • Cartolina Cards
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  • D-Pace Inc.
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  • Hellman Canoes
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