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1120 Hall Mines Road
Nelson, BC - V1L 1G6

1 min from downtown Nelson, BC


Your Idyllic Winter Weekend Getaway in Nelson, BC!

It’s here – a fabulous, relaxing, and memorable winter weekend getaway in Nelson, BC

You might be surprised how much fun – no matter your pleasure! – a weekend getaway to Nelson, BC can be. Only a small city, Nelson, British Columbia boasts only about 10,000 people. We say boasts because of how popular it’s become, Nelson is at its heart a small town, known for its down-to-earth and friendly character. 

Scenically perched as it is on the side of a mountain, Nelson offers an incredible range of things to do whether you’re an outdoor adventurer, cosmopolitan foodie, or in need of some quality retail therapy. Looking for some art and culture? We’ve got that, too! 

A weekend getaway in Nelson, BC could be the best 48 hours this winter!

We know that winter is a time for many of us to simply hunker down, get things done, and wait for the warmer weather to return.  But, it’s also a time when we can get into a rut, feel a little dreary, and depleted of vital Vitamin D. 

That’s why there’s no better time to take off and shake off the mid-winter doldrums with a downright enchanting winter getaway to Nelson, BC!

A great weekend away begins with the perfect accommodations! 

All of our rooms at the Alpine Inn & Suites in Nelson, BC are newly renovated! We’ll help you make the most of your weekend getaway in Nelson, BC with our unique European style hospitality with all the amenities to make your stay unforgettable.

No matter what you’d like to take in over your days with us, it’s all but a hop and skip away. We’re only a minute’s drive from quaint and historic downtown Nelson and the closest stay to Whitewater Ski Resort.

With 30 clean and comfortable rooms and your choice of kitchen (or not!), fireplace, jacuzzi, and space for family, your comfort is our first priority. And, be sure to enjoy the free off-street parking in front of your room. Need to work while you’re away? We’ve got FREE wireless internet so you can git ‘er done! Oh, and for those of you travelling with your fur babies, we’ve got pet-friendly suites, too!

It’s not a great getaway without great food! 

Nelson, BC is home to a range of amazing restaurants to suit all appetites. Despite its small size, the city and surrounding area offer more dining opportunities per capita than foodie beacons such as Vancouver, San Francisco, and even Manhattan! 

As much as possible, local, organic, fresh! Whether you’re looking for morning coffee, a tasty brunch, or a late-night snack, from treats to multi-course indulgences, you’re sure to find a variety of new favourites. Distinctive and unique spaces curated by local BC craft beers and wines and award-winning chefs help to define the exceptional dining experience that Nelson, BC offers.

Explore the history 

If you can, include a historic Heritage Walking Tour. For such a small city, the history is huge – over 350 heritage buildings in town! This historic flavour helps make a weekend getaway in Nelson, BC so very memorable. And why so many often return. 

Visit and tour Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History. Don’t forget to pick up their downtown map that provides detailed information about 33 historic buildings in and around downtown. Explore architecture ranging from Edwardian Classical with Richardsonian Romanesque features (McCullough Building) to Beaux Art Classical Revival (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Bank of Montreal), Mission Revival (Wood Valance Building) to Queen Anne Commercial (Houston block) to Boomtown Wooden False Front (Bellamy’s Grocery). 

It’s this incredibly diverse collection of styles that provides the city with such character and interest.

Go skiing!

As mentioned, the epic Whitewater Ski Resort is very nearby. It’s our local ski hill. Mother Nature delivers year after year with over 12 meters (40 feet) of snow annually – no snowmaking machines here! Take in the whopping 623 metres (2044 feet!!) of steeps, deeps, chutes, bowls, and among the best-glade skiing anywhere. And all within just a few minutes’ drive!  

No matter the level of skier, Whitewater offers exceptional terrain for every skier and rider. 

Nordic skiers have plenty to make them happy, too! What’s your pleasure – classic or skate? Your winter weekend getaway to Nelson, BC can include a variety of nordic skiing options, no matter the technique or experience. Choose between groomed or ungroomed trails. Experience incredible wilderness or backcountry loops with breathtaking mountain vistas. 

Begin your nordic skiing adventure with the Nelson Nordic Ski Club (NNSC) – Nelson, BC’s cross-country skiing hub. Only 10 minutes south of Nelson, it provides cross country skiers of all experience more than 25 km of groomed trails for both classic and skate skiers. There’s even a loop that’s lit up for night skiing.

Shop till you drop – in the best possible way! 

Nelson’s revitalized main streets are chock-full of locally owned stores, many selling items that are made right her in the Nelson area. Enjoy the historic flavour as you support a diverse range of boutique and artisan shops – a shopping lover’s dream! 

You can also shop online for your favourite locally made products and more! 

There’s no better time than NOW!

We can’t understate the importance of getting away if you get the chance. Especially at this time of year. And we certainly can’t say any more about how a weekend in Nelson, in winter or any time of the year can do for the mind, body, soul, and spirit. We hope to see you soon!

Book your weekend NOW!