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March 26, 2018


by swebackpacker


In Southern British Columbia is a nice old traditional town called Nelson. I spent three nights here in the fantastic Hostel Dancing Bear Inn. Nelson is famous from several Hollywood films since the old houses are back drop in them. The Steve Martin comedy Roxanne and Magic in the water are filmed here!


Nelson lives up during the night and the houses look more exciting than in daylight! Most of the night pictures are taken along Baker Street. The Hostel Dancing Bear Inn is also located at Baker Street.Nelson


The big Kootenay Lake has a branch going all the way down to Nelson. The American border is not far south from Nelson.


Nelson has many nice restaurants and is a nice summer town on many tourists’ agenda. North of Nelson is famous Ainsworth hot springs. Ainsworth Hot Spring


The fantastic Hostel Dancing Bear Inn is a very nice place for affordable lodging in Nelson. Book your room well in advance during the summer time. The hostel has a small parking lot behind the hostel! Dancing Bear Inn


The other main activity in Nelson seems to be watersports. I do recommend a stroll along the shore to see all the colorful boathouses. The marina is closed for visitors but there is a small path to the left from the marina. If one follows this path past the marina one comes into nice green park area along the Kootenay Lake shore.


Waterskiing, sailing and boating are among the activities I did see at Kootenay Lake in Nelson. Waterskiing in the western part of the lake and sailing around the bridge over Kootenay Lake.


Kootenay Lake (river) is more than 100 km long a tour to Kelso to see the world’s oldest intact passenger steam wheeler ship SS Moyie might be of interests? SS Moyie


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