Days are long and sunny; options for a good time endless. We’re home to mountain bike legends, some of the best backcountry hiking in the world, one of the largest lakes in British Columbia is at our doorstep, and did we mention motorcycle touring?

Adventure during a Nelson summer can be as strenuous as you want to make it — or as leisurely. Shopping along historic Baker Street, stopping for a coffee or tea as you spend hours ducking into locally owned shops selling locally made crafts and works of art is a welcome option.

Spending the day by the lake, too, is a worthwhile pursuit. The Lakeside cafe serves mostly local and often organic options, so a picnic becomes a gourmet treat. 

Of course, our mountain bike trails are legendary, and we’re kitty corner to one of the best rental shops around, so there’s no need to stay sedentary. Let our concierge staff lead you to your ideal summer adventure with us.

Other popular options include golf, sailing, paddle boarding and birding. Check out Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism for many more ideas on how to fill your summer days and nights during your stay with us. Whether Adventure for you means exploring our heritage, hospitality or a heart-stopping tour ziplining or mountain biking, you’ll find it here with us.

Granite Point

Granite Pointe Golf Club

A gem in BC’s scenic Kootenay Rockies Region, you’ll want to bring your camera to capture the spectacular views of Nelson, Kootenay Lake and the famed Kokanee Glacier.


Balfour Golf Club

This magnificent 6510-yard golfing challenge, designed by Les Furber, features private lakefront meadows and majestic forests. Winding up and down through the Purcell Mountains, stellar fairway and green conditions cap an awe-inspiring golfing experience.

Kokenee Springs

Kokanee Springs Golf Resort

One of Canada’s finest championship 18 hole courses. This graceful track, considered by many to be the flagship of Kootenay golf courses, resides in a magnificent mountain setting on Kootenay Lake. Every hole is framed by spectacular panoramic views of the Kokanee Glacier and surrounding area.