Why Nelson?

Living in Nelson

A Sketch of Nelson


10,000 residents in the city of Nelson
40,000 residents in the Kootenay Region


Small city where life is not hurried and people say hello to strangers.


Breath-takingly beautiful
No pollution as there is no large industry base in Nelson

Climate in the Kootenays

The Kootenay Lake area can be described as a moderate year round climate with 4 seasons.

  • Summer temperatures range from 17 C – 20 C
  • Fall temperatures range from 2 C to 14 C
  • Winter temperatures range from -4 C to 6 C
  • Spring temperatures range from 8 C to 13 C
  • Average yearly snowfall is 224.7 cm
  • Average yearly rainfall is 729.3 mm