Visit Nelson

Nelson is not your ordinary small city. Dubbed “the prettiest small town in Canada” by the New York Times, Nelson has a rich history that pre-dates the arrival of European settlers. The area was inhabited by Indigenous groups for thousands of years, who thrived in the temperate rain forest climate. Half an hour from Nelson (at nkweio’xten or Vallican) a Sinixt (First Nations) pit house has been re-constructed to honor the traditions of the original inhabitants. Nelson’s history has also been greatly influenced by American war resisters from the 1970’s (nicknamed “Resisterville”) and by the Doukhobors, a pacifist Russian Christian sect whose motto “Toil and peaceful life” has characterized their presence in the region for over a century. Please click on the following links to learn more about what there is to do in Nelson. If you have the time, please come early and stay long after the conference is over!
http://www.nelsonkootenaylake.com/cities-and-towns/nelson(link is external) 
http://www.nelson.ca/EN/main/visiting/about-nelson.html