The Adventure Hotel is centrally located in downtown Nelson, British Columbia, a historic town in the adventure tourism capital of the Kootenays. Nestled between the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges, Nelson is known in winter for its fabulously deep and dry powder, in summer for its intense mountain biking and scenic motorcycle touring.

  • We’re the Cat Ski Capital of the World & birthplace of the sport
  • We’re home to local mountain bike legend & 2-time Red Bull Rampage winner Kurt Sorge
  • We were the spot for the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy in 2014. Look it up; it’s rad.

Heritage, Culture, and Sports

Pick your pleasure: Nelson is home to more heritage buildings than anywhere else in British Columbia but is also home to a thriving arts and culture scene as well as being a mecca for backcountry enthusiasts of all kinds.

Then again, if quieter sports are your thing we’re home to some of the best golf in Canada and though whitewater rafting is a popular sport, so is a slow day rafting down the nearby Slocan river.

Care for a quick coffee? Easy. Want to linger for awhile in a cafe writing your next great novel? You won’t be alone.

Gourmet food your thing? We’ve got that on premises and can recommend more great restaurants for other nights out. Would you like to enjoy a good book? Yep, Nelson’s got a thriving independent bookstore, too. Shopping, local arts and crafts, live performances plus the latest Hollywood movies are all here in our downtown.

Take some time to explore Nelson and the Kootenay Lake area, ask our friendly front desk staff for their recommendations, and enjoy!