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A must visit when in Nelson. Fantastic shops and a great variety of them as well. Only drawback is... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Jenelle T
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Very vibrant historical area with lots of places to shop and eat. Didnt enjoy all the vagrants... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
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Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G8, Canada
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 June 2013

My own home town is a tourist town and I can't help but make comparisons. Baker Street has nearly no vacant buildings along the strip, and all the shops are classy, as are the restaurants. Not to say it's snobby, because it's a super-friendly town....More

3  Thank wyshful
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Thanks to the internet and online shopping I no longer have to deal with Baker Street. It's a complete cluster of clueless pedestrians, drivers and vagrants.

6  Thank Walter_Kowalski
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All reviews unique shops people watching shops and restaurants great shopping farmers market interesting people on wednesdays window shopping big city unique items clothing stores small town downtown nelson both sides great variety downtown core few hours
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

A must visit when in Nelson. Fantastic shops and a great variety of them as well. Only drawback is the amount of peddling on the street however they are certainly not bothersome.

Thank Jenelle T
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Very vibrant historical area with lots of places to shop and eat. Didnt enjoy all the vagrants laying on the streets asking for money though

1  Thank 794gerryw
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely heritage town that has maintained its vibrant downtown. Great food local brew and great selection of shops for the size of this little city. The street people are often interesting. There is quite a bit of begging and some sketchy folk in the evenings

Thank Eleanor E
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Good variety of stores. A bit over priced? Possibly? Enjoyed looking at the old buildings, people watching, was worth the visit.

Thank Cheryl R
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Lots of eco clothing shops, local breweries, deco, local crafters and artists boutique, sports, nice sanitation installation, i tried my first potty on street in a nice inox cabin, very recent water dispenser. Also had excellent raw vegan breakfast in a café. Access to the...More

1  Thank AnnieB2764
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Baker Street is the main street and historic centre of the town. There are lots of interesting shops and places to eat, all within a short walking distance.

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Fun walk up and down, the people along the streets can be a bit scary looking but everyone is extremely friendly! The shops are definitely unique and each one is pretty different.

Thank Krissi711
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Lots of shopping, hotels and eating within blocks of this street great place for an evening walk You can get to all of these places on foot

1  Thank NSP9454
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

You could spend a couple of days poking through all the shops on Baker Street and enjoying the coffee shops and pubs. Lots of unique stores: book stores, fashion, sports, beautiful crafts and souvenirs... take your pick!

2  Thank wloo_andrew
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Nelson’s Baker Street is full of fun, cute little stores with different kind of stuff as well as yummy restaurants and coffee shops!

1  Thank brenna12345
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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.