Life in Nelson, BC

...Outdoor recreation also thrives in this eclectic town, which has nearly 10,000 residents. Baldface Lodge is directly across Kootenay Lake from Nelson, between the Kokanee and Valhalla Provincial Parks. Visit the Nelson Kootenay Lake Official Travel Site for more information about the area.



Cantina del Centro – Great tacos and tequila in a casual and fun setting right on Baker Street.
561 Baker Street   |   (250) 352-3737   |  

Yum Son – "Viet-Modern" cocktails and culinary dishes infused with the flavours of Southeast Asia.
522 Victoria Street   |   (778) 463.2234   |   Website

Pitchfork Eatery – Farm to friends bistro featuring a French-inspired locally sourced menu.
518 Hall Street   |   (250) 352-2744   |   Website

Marzano  - A modern Italian restaurant focusing on Napoles pizza open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
153 Baker Street   |   (250) 352-9205   |   Website

The Hume Hotel: Mike’s Pub // The Library - Great burgers, steaks, pastas, and appetizers.
422 Vernon Street   |   (250) 352-5331   |   Website

The Outer Clove – A unique garlic café.
536 Stanley Street   |   (250) 354-1667

All Seasons Café – Left coast inland cuisine in a charming back alley bistro.
620 Herridge Lane   |   (250) 352-0101   |   Website



The Baker Street Lodge
High end Airbnbs located in the heart of downtown or the lake.
(250) 354-9877 or (250) 354-9800 | Website

The Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort – $$$
Fine accommodation on Kootenay Lake. Hot tub, pool, suites, 5-minute walk to town.
(250) 352-7222   |   Website

The Tremont Loft – $$$
Historic luxury accommodation for up to 4 people on the top floor of an 1899 character building right on Baker Street. A sophisticated suite for the discerning traveler complete with chef’s kitchen, fireplace, and a private courtyard.

The Savoy Hotel – $$
Nelson’s newest hotel brought to you by our friends from Shambhala Music Festival and Farm. This refurbished historic property at the end of Baker Street features The Falls, music venue and restaurant, Bloom, a world-class dance club open from 10p-2a and Farm Fresh, organic cafe.
(778) 463-0700   |   Website

Best Western Baker Street – $$
The only full-service hotel on Baker Street – newly renovated, comfortable and convenient.
(250) 352-3525   |   Website

The Adventure Hotel – $$
40 Euro-style rooms, guest lounge, sauna, fine dining, lively pub and coffeehouse – all downtown Nelson.
(888) 722-2258   |   Website

The Hume Hotel – $$
Newly renovated, family-run, turn-of-the-century hotel right downtown. Friendly neighbourhood pub and three restaurants on lower level.
(250) 352-5331   |   Website

The Dancing Bear Inn – $
Comfortable, clean, and cozy hostel-style accommodation at the end of Baker Street. Discount for Baldface guests. CAN $104 for 2 nights and a lift ticket to Whitewater Ski Resort.
(250) 352-7573   |  

Mountain Hound Inn – $
Nelson BC’s premiere boutique hotel and ski hostel. The Mountain Hound Inn offers contemporary accommodation in an historical setting on Baker Street in Nelson BC.
(866) 452-6490   |   Website



Oso Negro Coffee – Iconic local coffee roastery in Nelson, BC. They created a custom blend exclusively for Baldface!
604 Ward Street   |   (250) 352-7661   |   Website

Farm Fresh Cafe – For super healthy, fresh food, served fast, this is your best bet. Homemade soups, next-level smoothies, and breakfast buns are our faves.
198 Baker Street   |   (778) 463-0927   |   Website

Full Circle Cafe – Breakfast & lunch
402 Baker Street   |   (250) 354-4458




Whitewater Ski Resort - An easy 20-minute drive from Nelson, Whitewater is a big, challenging mountain with two-seater chairlifts and a small, family-style lodge. If you decide to visit Whitewater during your stay in the area, please contact Kristen and she will be able to assist you in organizing your day at the mountain.
(250) 354-4944   |   Website

Red Mountain - The local mountain of the small and charming town Rossland—about an hour drive from Nelson. Red Mountain, home to the Molson Canadian Freeskiing Challenge, is worth spending a few good days exploring.
(250) 362-7384   |   Website



Reel Adventures – Reel Adventures offers premiere fishing packages for some of the best fishing in the World. Our backyard is World famous Kootenay Lake. It is known for the Giant Gerrard Rainbow Trout, which is the worlds largest wild Rainbow Trout. And they are native to our lake.
(250) 505-4963   |   Website

Big Country Guiding – Baldface Lead Guide Joel McBurney is the man behind Big Country Guiding. Joel expertly guides backcountry ski and snowboard trips throughout Western Canada’s vast mountain wilderness. 

Ice Creek Lodge – Ice Creek Lodge is the only backcountry ski and snowboard paradise operating in Valhalla Provincial Park, BC. Located 60 kilometers northwest of Nelson BC.
(250) 355-2647   |   Website

Nelson Kootenay Lake – Official Travel Site for Nelson, BC and the Kootenay Lake Area.
(250) 355-2647   |   Website