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With a population of approximately 9,800, Nelson is situated on the West Arm of the Kootenay lake in the heart
of the Selkirk Mountains.
Nelson is known for the alpine skiing, nordic skiing, cat-skiing, mountain biking, hiking, boating, rafting and golf, and for the most active arts and culture scene in the Kootenay Rockies.
This vibrant Victorian town also boasts hundreds of well-preserved heritage buildings, a crazy number of good restaurants, bustling coffee shops, retail stores, and no shortage of sidewalk cafes.
Downtown is inviting, compact, walkable, and packed with unique, boutique style stores that reflect the diversity of the community.