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Gyro Park Lookout in Nelson, B.C.

Gyro Park Lookout in Nelson, B.C. — Kerry Shellborn photo

The picturesque city of Nelson, B.C., is built on a hill.

Nelson: Who’s who in business

Nelson is known for its beautiful mountain setting on the shore of Kootenay Lake, its thriving arts community and its engaging coffeeshop culture.

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Nelson Chamber of Commerce

This glorious mountain city has an impressive chamber of commerce.

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Kathryn and Josh at the SilverKing Soya Foods Factory in Nelson
West Kootenay, Nelson

Breathing new life into a popular West Kootenay company

The owners of Silverking Soya Foods in Nelson are a perfect fit for the health-conscious community.

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Letty Bartel, owner of Otter Books, stands in front of bookshelves holding a large stack of books.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail

Read ’em and reap: A list of West Kootenay bookstores

If you’re a devoted bookworm, you’ll love the varied selection of new and used bookstores across the Kootenay region

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Interior of 2nd Edition Coworking in Fernie, showing comfy set of chairs, small table and windows with mountain view outside.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Golden, West Kootenay, Kaslo, Nelson, New Denver, Revelstoke, Small Business, Technology

These 11 Kootenay coworking spaces offer community and creative collaboration

Shared workspaces in communities like Cranbrook, Golden, Fernie, Nelson and Trail provide flexibility and support in a communal environment.

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Andrea Legg holding a cup of tea and smiling
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business

From acrobatics to aromatic tea: How Virtue Tea in Nelson was born

Imagine two members of Cirque du Soleil finding love and running off to start a business in the Kootenays.

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Exterior shot of the Backroads Brewing Company, pink blossom trees in foreground.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Environment, Retail

All in the loop at Backroads Brewing Company

The circular economy may be a buzzy-sounding term but at this Nelson brewpub, participating in it is an obvious benefit to the company and the community.

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Fern Sabo wearing a grey shirt, professional portrait shot
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business, Technology

Helping business owners navigate a digital world

Spring Creative Inc. in Nelson brings entrepreneurs together to facilitate positive change, effective branding and healthy collaboration.

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Overview of Trail, showing two bikers in foreground of photo.
East Kootenay, Golden, Creston, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Kaslo, Nelson, New Denver, Rossland, Salmo, Slocan, Trail, Environment

These Kootenay communities have made a clean energy commitment

Thirteen communities across the Kootenays have now made a commitment to 100 per cent clean energy by 2050.

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Family members at Linden Lane Farm standing in field.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Slocan, Agriculture

Market gardens in the West Kootenay: Bringing fresh produce, meat and more to local tables

Throughout the West Kootenay area, local farms and food producers sell directly to the public through roadside stands and farmgate sales

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