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A lovely downtown

Downtown Nelson is how downtown should be! A variety of interesting shops, and lots of restaurants... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peggy-Ron
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Medicine Hat, Canada
One of the nicest small downtowns i Western Canada

Nelson has done what soooo many towns have failed to do - keep their downtown beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
d0ndequiera
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Los Angeles
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
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“unique shops” (13 reviews)
“people watching” (11 reviews)
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Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G8, Canada
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"lots of shops"
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"big city"
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"unique items"
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"great variety"
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"downtown nelson"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Downtown Nelson is how downtown should be! A variety of interesting shops, and lots of restaurants to choose from, in a lovely setting. Not just souvenir shops (like Banff), but actual good shopping. The only downside is lack of parking.

Thank Peggy-Ron
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nelson has done what soooo many towns have failed to do - keep their downtown beautiful and thriving. There are plenty of tourists around, but locals keep it going with restaurants, shops and plenty to do. Love this town.

Thank d0ndequiera
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good selection of shops, restaurants, businesses along Baker st. Wide sidewalks both sides of the street. Nice hanging baskets & planters help beautify this main street in Nelson. Like how some restaurants have patios that jut out onto the street. Very bike & motorcycle friendly...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the Main Street providing food, retail and commercial businesses. It is a bit of an eclectic mix on the retail end of things. There are one or two nice women’s clothing shops. Banks, grocery and pharmacy are present. There are some good dining...More

Thank MisterCheeky
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every city has a street which is more well-known than other streets, mainly because it is distinctive in some way---whether it be in its variety of shops and restaurants, its distinctive and fascinating architecture, its intriguing history with "tales to tell," or the vibrant mix...More

Thank Kirk M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many good cafes, shops, check out the little side streets as well. Very friendly people. Two good bookshops. The library is worth a visit, a couple of blocks away. Lots of books about the township Nelson and explorers. Museum is worth a look too. Kootensy...More

Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Baker street has shopping and restaurant options for just about everybody. From boutiques to sporting goods and Asian food to steaks, you won't go wrong visiting here. Lots of coffee shops, too!

Thank K00tenaykid
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So many diverse shops for all. We spent a great day browsing, eating and enjoying a beer. Looking forward to going back.

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parking is horrible. Had to park several blocks away and walk uphill to get to Baker street. I didn't find the shops were anything great. Restaurants we checked out were expensive and not very good service.

Thank Amandalynm
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touted as an interesting shopping experience. Just not there. No really interesting local arts or crafts. Just another small town area.

Thank SES45
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italian048
March 5, 2017|
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Response from Shawn M | Reviewed this property |
Several businesses were closed on Sunday. It's definitely not the best day for a full shopping experience.
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