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nelson at its best

Baker street is a lovely street for a daily walk past the shops,coffee shops and bars. a great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
linda M
Love the History

A nice stroll through Nelson. Eclectic options - some interesting shops - a nice selection of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Altius10
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Calgary, Canada
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Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G8, Canada
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"unique shops"
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"people watching"
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"shops and restaurants"
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"great shopping"
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"interesting people"
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"big city"
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"unique items"
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"clothing stores"
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"downtown nelson"
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"both sides"
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"great variety"
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"small town"
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"few hours"
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"british columbia"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Baker street is a lovely street for a daily walk past the shops,coffee shops and bars. a great walk past the lovely shops enjoyed by all. passing local residents and visitors and making yourself feel at home in this great town.

Thank linda M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice stroll through Nelson. Eclectic options - some interesting shops - a nice selection of restaurants and some beautiful heritage buildings. Plus - you can’t miss the great view of the river! Add to this the amazingly friendly people - can’t wait to spend...More

Thank Altius10
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little warm today at 32 degrees but when you walk on the shady side of the street it's wonderful. Mind you if you do walk on the shady side you will miss a whole stack of lovely and interesting shops. It was market day...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although Nelson is a relatively small city, it has really great shopping. It seems like there are a lot of independent stores and unique items. And the people-watching can't be beat!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Baker St. is the main street in Nelson BC. On the positive side we find there are a lot of interesting stores with lots of very good restaurants. I have yet to find a poor one. The only problem is the very healthy, aggressive beggars...More

Thank George R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is Nelson's main street. I found the shops just a little uninteresting. Plenty of eating establishments

Thank Beryl S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived later afternoon so all the shops we're closed by 5 pm!! Did a little browsing in the a.m., couldn't find any shop with a Nelson t shirt, but found other trinkets. Love the old buildings!!

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

Thank YNWATravelBug
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italian048
5 March 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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