Saying “hello” to strangers and living a life unhurried…think these are concepts dead and buried under the rubble of modern-day hustle and bustle? Not in Nelson, a beautiful community in British Columbia that boasts 350 heritage buildings, a fully restored and operating streetcar, stunning geography and a thriving arts and small business community. In short, Nelson is a combination of storybook charm and cosmopolitan sophistication. Speaking of geography, Nelson sits on the west arm of Kootenay Lake, nestled in the rugged Selkirk Mountains of southeast British Columbia, halfway between Vancouver and Calgary.
With so much here to see and do, Nelson is an attraction in itself – a gorgeous, friendly community that redefines tranquility and adds a dash of action and adventure, to boot. When it’s time to see the rolling Selkirk Mountains set against the west arm of Kootenay Lake – scenery that defies comparison – or go skiing without freezing in the winter and fishing without scorching in the summer, Butiq Escapes can make an outdoor sports enthusiast’s fantasy come to life with helicopter charter services that are second to none.
A perfect example is the Kokanee Glacier Tour which flies out of Nelson and incorporates a 30-minute flight that takes you up Kokanee Creek, over Kokanee Lake through the divide, to the Slocan Chief Cabin and up for a close view of the famous Kokanee Glacier. Contact our concierge to book one of these wondrous helicopter tours.