Nelson is an eclectic, mountain town known for its colourful characters, outstanding food and unique small town vibe. We recommend coming here at least the day before your tour starts to check out the local scene or warm up your legs.

Photo: Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism / Kari Medig

Warm up your legs at the local ski resorts

  • Whitewater Ski Resort
    Rip fresh pow or lay down big turns in a warmup day. Our guests are eligible for group discounts and receive a free upgrade to high performance rentals skis and boards. Whitewater also offers guests of Selkirk a midday Sunday shuttle so you can ski the morning and be back in Nelson in time to catch your ride to Selkirk!
  • Red Mountain Resort, Rossland. Another great localish mountain
Photo: Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism / Kari Medig

Not your cookie cutter hotel experience...

  • Hume Hotel, Nelson – delicious breakfast included! Selkirk guests receive a 10% discount. Book for more than one night, you’ll receive a $10 gift certificate for Mike’s Place Pub.

Photo: Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism / Electrify Photography

Nelson has more restaurants per capita than Manhattan (really!)

Here’s a few of our faves but we encourage you to try more…

Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism / Janneke-Guenther

Some of our favourite things to do in and around Nelson

Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism / Electrify Photography

Local stores to Rent Skis, Airbags, and Accessories

"Too many highlights to mention. The feeling of achievement, new friends and real care and dedication from the Selkirk Team".

Joff Brooker, UK