Destination guide

Why people love visiting scenic Nelson

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Nelson. This scenic city is known for its skiing, lake and forests. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Nelson

Are you searching for attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Nelson a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Whitewater Ski Resort (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Kokanee Creek Provincial Park (11.5 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Balfour Golf Course (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)

Seasonal weather in Nelson

Travellers enjoy Nelson for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in February, January, December or March, when snowfall averages 106.73 inches and temperatures average -6°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Nelson

Travellers enjoy Nelson for its lakeside setting and mountain views. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Nelson is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cottonwood Falls Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Lakeside Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Kokanee Creek Provincial Park (11.5 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Salmo Park (20.6 mi / 33.1 km)
  • Erie Creek Provincial Park (20.8 mi / 33.5 km)
  • Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park (21.1 mi / 34 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Nelson

Fly into Castlegar, BC (YCG), the closest airport, located 20.3 mi (32.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Trail, BC (YZZ-Trail Regional), which is 33.3 mi (53.6 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Nelson?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 92 holiday lettings around Nelson. From 41 houses to 17 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Nelson? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Nelson. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Kokanee Creek Provincial Park: 102 holiday lettings
  • Whitewater Ski Resort: 105 holiday lettings
  • Baldface Lodge: 97 holiday lettings
  • Granite Pointe Golf Club: 99 holiday lettings
  • Tea Garden Salon & Spa: 97 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Nelson listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Nelson?

Yes, of course. offers 41 Houses in Nelson. Our other popular types of Nelson holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 17 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 17 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 22 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Nelson?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 8 holiday homes with pool available in Nelson. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.