Destination guide

Why people love visiting beautiful Nelson

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Nelson. This scenic city is known for its skiing, lake and forests. With a vacation 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 cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Nelson a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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

Travelers 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 42.02 inches and temperatures average 22°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Nelson

Travelers 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation options to and around Nelson

Fly into Castlegar, BC (YCG), the closest airport, located 20.3 mi (32.7 km) from the city center. 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 vacation rentals are available around Nelson?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 90 house rentals around Nelson. From 60 house rentals to 17 cabin rentals, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Nelson is on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Nelson?

Vrbo Canada offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Nelson. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Whitewater Ski Resort: 102 home rentals
  • Kokanee Creek Provincial Park: 100 home rentals
  • Baldface Lodge: 95 home rentals
  • Lakeside Park: 95 home rentals
  • Nelson & District Community Complex: 95 home rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Nelson?

Yes, of course. Vrbo Canada has 60 Houses in Nelson. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Nelson include:

  • Cabins: 17 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 17 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 22 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Nelson?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation homes with pool available in Nelson.